San Diego Truck Accident Lawyer

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Have You Been Hurt in a San Diego Truck Accident?

At the Levinson Law Group, our San Diego truck accident attorneys fully understand the devastating consequences of a semi-truck accident, and your family’s need to recover financial compensation for the number of losses you have suffered following an accident. Our legal team will work hard on your behalf to maximize your settlement.

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We are The Levinson Law Group

We are a dedicated San Diego motor vehicle accident law firm with extensive experience working with those who have been injured in commercial truck accidents.

We are The Levinson Law Group, a Southern California personal injury law firm specializing in motor vehicle collisions. Our founder, Gordon Levinson, spent years working for some of the largest insurance companies in North America. Now he uses that knowledge and experience fighting for injured and aggrieved people against the big insurance companies.

When commercial 18-wheelers collide with pedestrians, the injuries that result are often devastating and even fatal. If you are suffering these consequences after a truck accident, put our experience, insider knowledge and expertise on your side.

 

Truck Accidents in California

Commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are absolutely critical for the support of the California and national economy – these trucks carry consumer goods and products both in and out of our state, providing individuals and businesses with the commodities they need.

But there is also no doubt that such vehicles can be dangerous. In fact, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers weigh, on average, more than 10 times that of a standard passenger vehicle. This means that when a commercial truck is involved in an accident, the amount of force involved is great, and the damages that result can be very severe.

18-Wheeler Truck Accidents Change Lives

It is a rare occurrence that the driver or passenger of a smaller, passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or large commercial truck and walks away unscathed; instead, the opposite is nearly always true: those within the smaller vehicle suffer devastating injuries.

Injuries that are suffered may truly change the course of the victim’s life, leaving them unable to care for themselves, work and earn an income, maintain normal relationships, and do the things that they love the most. Such injuries can include the following.

Spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis

Internal injuries & internal bleeding

Loss of limb injuries

Devastating burn injuries

Soft tissue trauma

Facial injuries & lascerations

Broken bones & bone fractures

Traumatic brain injuries

The trauma of a truck accident and the injuries that result can lead to psychological injuries, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, too.

You Deserve to Be Compensated

There is no amount of money that can ever truly compensate an individual who is seriously injured in a truck accident for their losses – nothing will restore the person to the quality of life they maintained prior to the crash. But a large settlement award can help. At the Levinson Law Group, our San Diego truck accident attorneys advocate for your right to recover 100 percent of your damages, including compensation for the following:

Medical expenses. The medical expenses that a truck accident victim sustains often total in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. You should not have to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.

Future medical expenses. Serious injuries can lead to long-term harm, which necessitates future surgeries, treatments, therapy, medications, in-home care, and more. A semi-truck accident settlement should reflect these expenses.

Lost wages and loss of earning capacity. If a commercial truck accident leaves a victim unable to work and earn an income, the individual should be compensated for the value of their lost wages and loss of earning capacity and benefits, including things like retirement benefits and bonuses that would have been earned but for the accident.

Property damage. If any property was damaged in the accident compensation should be allocated.

Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish. While the above damage types are all economic in nature and based on monetary losses, a plaintiff in a trucking accident lawsuit also has the right to seek non-economic damages for intangible losses, such as the value of a person’s physical pain, suffering, and emotional anguish.

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Why It’s Important to Work with a San Diego Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents are not only especially serious, but there are multiple potentially liable partied involved in a truck accident. Because of this, an attorney should be hired to help determine the damage values and negotiate for a fair settlement.

Determining liability can prove complicated, and without proof of liability, a plaintiff will have an extremely difficult time recovering compensation for their harm.

Following a truck accident, it is important that a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the cause of the truck accident. This will likely require the opinion of experts, the analysis of electronic control module (“black box”) data, the testimony of eyewitnesses, and more.

Defendants in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

  • The truck driver – truck driver negligence, such as driving while impaired or driving at an unsafe speed, is a common cause of semi-truck accidents;
  • The trucking company – if a trucking company hires a driver negligently, fails to maintain trucks, or otherwise contributes to the accident, they can be held liable for damages (they may also be held liable for a truck driver’s actions under the theory of vicarious liability);
  • A shipper or loader of cargo – improperly loaded cargo may shift in transit, causing a crash;
  • A third-party driver – if a semi-truck accident happened because of the negligence of another driver on the road, such as the driver of a passenger car swerving in front of the truck, this driver may be held liable for damages; and
  • A manufacturer of the truck or truck part – if a part defect, such as a tire blowout, was the cause of the accident, the manufacturer of the defective part may be held liable.
Driver Negligence in San Diego Truck Accidents

Contact the Dedicated San Diego Truck Accident Lawyers at The Levinson Law Group

If you have been hit by a semi-truck, settlement of your case may be a top priority. Before you accept a settlement, though, we strongly recommend consulting with an experienced San Diego semi-truck accident lawyer who can review your settlement and ensure that you’re compensated in full.

Our attorneys have more than 40 years handling some of the most complex and contested car accident cases. Our San Diego trucking accident lawyers explore all potentially liable parties and insurance coverage available. We are skilled investigators that know what to look for and how to prove fault.

When you choose to work with The Levinson Law Group, you can rest assured that you will have someone in your corner throughout the process. We begin by explaining the recovery process in relatable terms and make ourselves available to answer your questions whenever they come up. To learn more about your options, give The Levinson Law Group a call at 760-840-2304. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.