TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER, San Diego, CALIFORNIA
Sachs Burns, APC | Truck Accident Lawyer | San Diego, California
WHAT IS A TRUCK ACCIDENT ?
Some of the most catastrophic accidents we see are those involving semi-trucks. Due to the enormous size of these vehicles and the high speeds normally involved, these collisions are generally horrendous. There are numerous causes of these accidents. Typically, if the accident were the fault of the truck driver, we see behavior of:
• Fatigued driving
o We know from medical science and common sense the human body needs sleep to function. However, oftentimes truck drivers will still operate their rigs even though they have not gotten enough sleep. There are cases where truck driving companies are at fault for this because of their demands on their employees. If you are a truck driver who is being abused by your company, we advise you to seek legal counsel from a qualified attorney. Reach out to our office today to speak with one of our team members.
• Improper maintenance of the truck
o E.g. break failure, lights or signals not working, etc
• Distracted driving
o Drivers could get bored, and, thus, start dividing their attention. An example of this is texting while driving. Something so small, an activity so insignificant has the power to cause a disaster. Just don’t text and drive. It’s just not worth it. When you drive, stay completely focused on driving. Your life is on the line in addition to the lives of others.
Truck drivers are not the only ones who cause truck accidents. Passenger vehicle drivers frequently cause truck accidents through thoughtless and reckless action. Examples of this include:
• Following in blind spots
o Trucks are large pieces of equipment, so they are naturally difficult to have a full path of vision with. Therefore, it is imperative passenger vehicle drivers are cognizant of the fact that these blind spots exist. That is why you will see warning labels on the back of semi-trucks that state along the lines of, “This vehicle has blind spots; if you can’t see the truck’s mirrors, the driver can’t see you.” The San Diego, California office of The Law Firm of Sachs and Burns strongly encourages all drivers to heed this advice.
• Changing lanes abruptly with little to no warning
o Since semi-trucks are massive with thousands of pounds of cargo, they are quite difficult to stop, and do not slow down as quickly as an average passenger vehicle can. Therefore, passenger vehicle drivers must always leave an ample amount of room between their vehicle and the semi-truck as well as always signaling.
Why you should hire Sachs Burns
Sachs Burns is committed and dedicated to our clients’ best legal interests in San Diego, California and surrounding communities. We don’t want the fear of legal costs to be a deterrent to seeking justice, so our firm works on a contingency basis. We won’t get paid until you do. We will work tirelessly and meticulously to make sure you get the compensation you deserve and are legally entitled to. At Sachs and Burns, “IT’S NOT BUSINESS, IT’S PERSONAL.”
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