Because commercial trucks – including 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers – are so large, slow, and difficult to control, truck accidents often produce some of the most horrific traffic crashes. By looking at truck accident statistics throughout San Jose and the country, it is clear that trucking accidents frequently result in injuries. In the most devastating cases, these crashes can result in life-altering catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Given the fact that victims and families affected by truck accidents often face crippling physical, emotional, and financial burdens, obtaining full compensation is of the utmost importance. In order to accomplish this, a San Jose truck accident attorney from our firm works diligently to prove that truck drivers and / or trucking companies are held accountable for their negligence. Depending on the type of accident that occurred, negligence may come in different forms, including:
- Trucking companies' failures to abide by federal trucking laws and safety standards, such as:
- Cargo and weight restrictions
- Strict hours-of-service rules for drivers
- Routine vehicle maintenance
- Proper training for drivers
- Background checks on drivers
- Truck drivers are required to drive safely so as to not cause preventable accidents. They may fail to do so by driving under the influence, driving distracted, or texting while driving.
Whatever the cause of an accident may be, it is essential that fault and negligence be proven clearly. Attorney Nasseri makes sure to illustrate the following when helping victims file personal injury claims:
- A legal duty existed – truck drivers and trucking companies have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of others on public roads and highways. This legal duty is to reduce the risk of preventable crashes.
- A legal duty was breached – whenever truck drivers or trucking companies fail to uphold their duty to prevent avoidable accidents – whether by failing to abide by laws or safety standards or by acting negligently – they breach their legal duty.
- The breach of duty resulted in a preventable accident – the negligence of truck drivers and / or trucking companies resulted in a preventable accident that caused harm to others.
When these points are clearly demonstrated and it is made clear that the negligence of trucking companies or drivers more likely than not caused harm to victims, them victims and families will have the best leverage for obtaining fair settlements. If trucking companies are unwilling to fairly settle a claim, Attorney Nasseri is prepared to fight aggressively during trial.
If you would like more information about holding trucking companies liable for the damages they caused – or if you wish to discuss your own truck accident case – please contact a San Jose personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We are here to provide immediate, comprehensive support as you begin your legal journey. Call us (408) 912-2217 today.