Commercial vehicle accidents happen unexpectedly, often at the worst possible times, and the injuries they cause are severe. Each year in California, commercial vehicle accidents cause serious injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death. California is full of freeways and large commercial trucking is big business since we have huge ports located up and down the coast. Since 1999, we have been representing these personal injury victims in lawsuits throughout the state of California. Our San Diego law firm has earned a reputation as one of the leading personal injury law firms in California, establishing a record of successful settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents Caused by Trucks and Trailers Throughout California
Negligently driven 18-wheelers may cause car wrecks that have lasting consequences to all of those involved. Driven by over-tired or over-worked truck drivers, these trucks can be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road because of their large size. Basic physics can show that the bio-mechanical force of a commercial truck versus a small car can cause severe damage. Rental vehicles, too, like rented trailers and moving vans, are often driven by people who do not know how to drive commercial type vehicles. They have no driving experience with these vehicles. They are sometimes poorly maintained or carry loads that are improperly secured. We are well equipped to look out for these details and handle these injury cases.
Bus and School Bus Accidents
When you or your child has been involved in a bus crash, it can seem as if life will never be the same. We understand and our goal is to help you move forward by gaining full and fair compensation for your child's injuries. While no amount of money can ever compensate for your health or the life of a loved one, taking legal action does more than give you the resources to go on — it holds negligent actors accountable for the harm they cause through their action or in action. This is never truer than for parents whose minor children have been injured in a school bus accident. The fact is, school buses carry the things that are most precious to parents — their children — but they don't even have seat belts! When a child is injured in a school bus accident, we can guide you through the legal process every step of the way.
Accidents Caused by Police and Governmental Vehicles
We also represent people injured by police and governmental vehicles. Sometimes, in the heat of a car chase, these drivers become engaged in negligent driving that violates department policies and procedures. Legal action can hold them accountable for the personal injuries they cause. Yet, it is important that you act quickly if you have been injured by a governmental vehicle — time limits set by California law run out quickly. Time limits our known as Statute of Limitations, and they vary depending on the type of accident that produced the injury. You need to be mindful of this under California law!