San Diego Rear-End Truck Accident Attorney

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While many rear-end accidents amount to little more than minor fender benders, when the rear vehicle is an 80,000 pound commercial truck, the resulting damage can be devastating. If you have been injured in a truck-on-car or truck-on-truck rear-end accident, the San Diego truck accident lawyers at Simpson Law Group can provide the powerful representation you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.

Reasons to choose our team of world-class advocates include:

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Causes of Rear-End Collisions

Exactly as they sound, rear-end collisions involve one vehicle slamming into the back of another. While rear-end crashes can be the result of a combination of factors, in most cases, rear-end accidents involving commercial trucks are almost always caused by the negligence of the truck driver or trucking company.

Rear-end crashes can be caused by any of the following factors:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Faulty hydraulic and air brakes
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving too long without rest
  • Driving at unsafe speeds
  • Overloaded or unsecured cargo

Given the massive size of a commercial truck, these collisions can involve a massive transfer of force, resulting in serious injuries such as whiplash, head trauma, spinal cord damage, concussions, bone fractures, dental damage, and sometimes, death. If it can be proven that your collision was indeed caused by another party’s negligence, you may have grounds to recover compensation for a wide range of damages, including medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost present and future income, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and wrongful death.

Who Is Liable When a Truck Rear Ends a Vehicle?

In most rear end collision cases, it is usually the driver who is at fault, either due to fatigued driving from overworking or unsafe driving such as speeding. Additionally, we may even be able to hold trucking companies for failing to properly train drivers or failing to perform routine maintenance, or even the auto parts manufacturer if there were obvious truck defects that contributed to the accident. In some cases, multiple parties can be held liable.

There are strict federal regulations in the trucking industry, and our truck accident attorneys can help you review all the available evidence and work with accident reconstruction specialists to help us understand why your accident happened and who is responsible.

We Can Ensure Your Rights Are Protected

The last thing you need after suffering an injury in a truck accident is to be stonewalled by a trucking company’s insurance company while attempting to pursue compensation. At Simpson Law Group, our team of San Diego truck accident lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of your collision and craft a custom-tailored strategy geared towards securing the results you need. Whether through out-of-court negotiations or possible litigation if necessary, we are prepared to do everything within our power to protect your rights and maximize your potential compensation.

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Truck Accident Statistics

The U.S. Department of Transportation Reports That:

  • About 500,000 trucking collisions occur yearly.

  • 5,000 of these accidents are fatal.

  • 87,000+ of these truck accidents result in injury.

  • Nearly 90% of all truck crashes are caused by human error.

  • 3 in every 4 crashes are caused by another passenger car—not the truck driver.

  • Only 1% of truck accidents are caused by truck driver intoxication.

  • Fatigue accounts for 30% of truck driver caused accidents.