San Diego Truck Accident Attorneys

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If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, turn to an experienced legal team to help you navigate the complex claims process. At the Simpson Law Group, our award-winning attorneys have a national reputation for achieving extraordinary results and providing exceptional service. We keep you up to date on the progress of your case and make ourselves available around the clock to answer your questions.

Why choose our San Diego truck accident lawyers?

  • 40+ Years’ Experience & Proven Track Record
  • Selected for Super Lawyers® (Top 5% of SoCal Attorneys)
  • Featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal & More
  • 24/7 Availability and FREE Consultations

Our San Diego-based truck accident law firm has long been recognized across the nation as a leader in trucking litigation. When you need to secure justice and full financial recovery for your injuries, Simpson Law Group is here to provide the dedicated representation you deserve.

Devastating Consequences & High Compensation

The sheer weight and size of a commercial truck causes it to become incredibly dangerous when operated negligently. Smaller vehicles may be pulverized by a semi-truck that is out of control. To this end, injuries reported in trucking accidents are often far more severe than a car accident of similar magnitude. In order to recover comfortably and completely, people who have been struck by a commercial truck understandably require higher amounts of compensation, which may only be obtainable through litigation or a settlement overseen by a truck accident lawyer.

Compensation that should be rewarded to you includes:

  • Emergency medical treatments
  • Emotional pain (nominal damages)
  • Costs for rehabilitative therapy
  • Lost wages while you cannot work
  • Hospitalization fees
  • Reduced earning potential

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

While there may be any number of mistakes and acts of negligence that can cause a trucking accident, there are a few reasons that occur more frequently than the rest. Understanding the sources of these causes can help you strengthen your claim. In particular, our team of San Diego truck accident lawyers are invested in fully analyzing your case’s details to pinpoint the cause of the collision and, therefore, the liable party.

Your trucking accident may have been caused by:

Speeding: Commercial trucks are often limited to only 55 miles per hour on freeways and 45 miles per hour on other roads. If a truck driver does not respect these speed limits, they put everyone else at risk of serious injury and increase the risk of rear-end crashes and T-bone accidents.

Exhaustion: It is estimated that 30% of trucking accidents are caused by an exhausted driver who has been on the road for far too long. Checking their work schedule can show us that they were fatigued when they hit you.

Blind spots: Large tractor trailers have numerous blind spots. While drivers must be careful to avoid lingering in blind spots, truckers must still be careful to check them when they can and give other cars ample time to move out of the way before they merge into another lane.

Defective truck parts: Common truck defects include brake failures and tire blowouts, all of which can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. This is why it is important for trucking companies to perform regular truck maintenance to detect these issues early on.

Oil Spills: Oil spills can occur as a result of a leak or an overturned truck, causing gallons of oil on roadways. This can be especially dangerous for surrounding motorists, and increase the risk of explosions and serious injuries.

Review Your Case for Free with Our Team

Whether you have been injured in a car on truck accident, truck on truck accident, or another type of truck accident, you deserve to at least hear what your case might be worth without having to give up some of your finances. At Simpson Law Group, our San Diego truck accident attorneys are proud to offer no-cost, no-obligation case reviews to all interested clients. Contact us online to schedule yours.

Truck Accident Statistics

The U.S. Department of Transportation Reports That:

  • About 500,000 trucking collisions occur yearly.

  • 5,000 of these accidents are fatal.

  • 87,000+ of these truck accidents result in injury.

  • Nearly 90% of all truck crashes are caused by human error.

  • 3 in every 4 crashes are caused by another passenger car—not the truck driver.

  • Only 1% of truck accidents are caused by truck driver intoxication.

  • Fatigue accounts for 30% of truck driver caused accidents.