San Jose Truck Accident Lawyer
Accidents involving large trucks can be catastrophic and wreak havoc on the lives of the victims involved. In 2014 there were 3,903 people killed, and over 110,000 more injured, in crashes with large trucks. Nearly half-a-million large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes in 2014.
When the carelessness or negligence of another driver causes death or injury, families are left devastated. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the award-winning attorneys of the Alexander Law Group, LLP are here to help you. We have the experience needed to succeed. We are here to fight for you.
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Truck Driver Negligence
Truck driver negligence is often the largest contributor to truck accidents that occur in the San Francisco Bay Area. Negligence is the failure of someone to exert reasonable, responsible care. When it comes to accidents involving semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, or other large trucks, it is the care that a truck driver must take to ensure the safety of the drivers and pedestrians they come across while operating the truck. This requirement to exert reasonable care is called a "duty of care."
When a trucker doesn't show reasonable care, then they are considered negligent. Various acts and even failing to act are considered negligent. Some examples include:
- A speeding truck driver
- Truck operator making unsafe lane changes
- A truck driver who runs through a stop sign
- A driver operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Truck driver who fails to yield the right of way
Aside from acting in a negligent manner, there are many other reasons why trucks and truck drivers can cause a serious accident involving another standard size vehicle. These include additional (and larger) blind spots, trucks that have not had proper maintenance and inspections, bobtailing, working long hours, and tight delivery deadlines.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages/lost Income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
Injuries From Truck Accidents
The fact that trucks are so much larger than standard sized automobiles accounts for the serious injuries and damage that can occur in an accident. On average, a large truck weighs anywhere from 16,000 - 80,000 pounds. Compare this to a regular automobile, which weighs between 2,000 - 5,000 pounds. This stark difference in size explains why the car usually bears the brunt of the damage in a collision with a large truck, and the car's occupants are the ones who suffer serious injuries.
Victims of truck accidents are often left with serious physical and emotional damage after an accident. Truck accidents also cause serious injury leading to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Alexander Law Group Is The Law Firm For You
Our goal with each and every case we handle is to maximize the recovery amount for our clients so they are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. We realize that dealing with and recovering from a serious injury, or losing a loved one, can be extremely difficult and no dollar amount can make up for your loss, but it can help with medical bills, costs of recovery, or other expenses that arise after an accident.
Our firm has helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages for the pain and suffering they have incurred as a result of their truck accidents.
Consultations are always free and can be done whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. We have seen clients in their homes, their offices, hospitals and in our office.
We only win when you win. No matter the case, our clients pay nothing until a recovery is made. The Alexander Law Group, LLP never charges a fee or costs unless you make a recovery.
- Voted Best Lawyers, by San Jose Magazine
- Named to the Top 100 California Lawyers, by American Trial Lawyers Association
- Selected as Esteemed Lawyers of America, a peer-selected honor
- Nominated Street Fighter of the Year twice, by Consumer Attorneys of California.
- Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year for $10.1 million dollar Judgment for bad faith refusal to pay a policy of $50,000.
- Rated 5/5 "Preeminent" peer evaluation by Martindale-Hubbell
- Rated 10/10 "Superb" by Avvo.com an independent review site, including 5-star reviews from clients
Work With Dedicated, Passionate, Award-Winning Attorneys
The Alexander Law Group, LLP is a nationally-recognized and award-winning personal injury law firm with offices in San Jose and San Francisco. We are passionate about our clients and our community, and we have much experience in accidents involving large trucks.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a large truck contact the personal injury attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP at (888) 777.1776 for a free case consultation. Truck drivers who irresponsibly endanger others should be held accountable for their actions.