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San Diego Truck Accident Attorneys

Sharing the road with commercial trucks can be scary, especially when you notice that these trucks are swerving, driving too fast or driving to slow. Arendsen Braddock Law has years of truck accident experience to help you fight to win your truck accident case. With over 500,000 trucking accidents every year in the U.S., you want someone on your side with the expertise to help you fight the trucking company’s claim.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Because trucks are so much larger than your standard car or SUV, trucking accidents can cause severe consequences. In fact, 1 in 8 car accidents are caused by large trucks like tractor-trailer trucks or semi-trucks. In many cases, those 1 in 8 drivers are killed by the trucking accident while the truck driver gets to walk away with minor injuries or, commonly, unharmed. Since tractor-trailer and semi-trucks are so large, there are federal and state regulations that put standards on size, upkeep, and weight of the trucks to protect everyday drivers. When these trucks are on the road, you often see checkpoints where they are required to stop, and at these checkpoints, it’s often discovered that many trucking companies still evade regulations. If you’ve been injured by a truck or trucking collision and the company is in violation of regulations, that’s where we come in!

In the world of trucking, there are violations in reference to negligence. This means that if a truck doesn’t keep up with standard maintenance – required routine service intervals – and you are injured because of their negligence, you could be eligible for compensation. Negligence can come in the form of:  

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failing to take rest breaks
  • Speeding or failing to use turn signals
  • Driving while using a cell phone
  • Failure to secure cargo
  • Failure to keep up with tire care (causing flying debris)
  • And more!

While drivers are more commonly injured by negligence than by a collision itself, you are still eligible to sue for truck accident negligence – just contact us to review your case!

While you can sue trucking companies for negligence, you can also sue for other truck accident-related effects like personal injury, TBIs, maintenance costs to repair your car, therapy, surgery and more! California is known for being an aggressive state when it comes to driving, and it’s no different for truckers! There are many places in the San Diego area where truck accidents are common because truck drivers fail to use turn signals, cut off drivers or are carrying too large of a load to share the road. Common areas in San Diego that we’ve seen truck accidents are University Ave, El Cajon Boulevard, Coronado Ave and 6th Ave and Broadway. These intersections have little visibility, and when combined with aggressive driving and failure to use blinkers, you are looking at a truck accident in the making!

Contact Arendsen Braddock Law in Solana Beach, California

With local offices in Solana Beach and San Diego, Arendsen Braddock Law makes it easy for you to reach us from places like Carlsbad, Encinitas and Coronado Island. If you’ve been in a trucking accident or have been injured due to trucking negligence, contact our truck accident attorneys today! We don’t get paid until you do and promise to fight for every penny. Still want to know more? Learn more about us online and read about recent case results and other trucking accident settlements we’ve won.