San Jose Trucking Accident Lawyer Can Help You in Personal Injury Claims for Large Truck Accidents
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be considering whether you should involve a lawyer. At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial personal injury consultation is free, and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. This means that there is no risk associated with contacting our firm and taking advantage of our legal services in handling your insurance claim or any legal matter related to your San Jose trucking accident. To get started, call us at 800.358.9617. We accept calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Truck accident cases are often serious. A semi-truck, big rig, tractor-trailer, or any large commercial truck may weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds or possibly even more if the carrier has a permit to transport oversized cargo. When a passenger vehicle, such as a car, light truck, or SUV is involved in a motor vehicle accident with a truck, the results are most often catastrophic to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. For a motorcyclist, pedestrian, or bicyclist, the consequences may be even worse.
Weight and Truck Accidents in San Jose
The weight of a large truck is the primary factor associated with the severity of these accidents. In any collision, the smaller object will sustain the most damage, and this holds true in trucking accidents as well. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), only 16% of the people killed in truck accidents in 2008 were the drivers of large trucks. 74% were occupants of the other vehicles involved in the accident, and another 10% were non-occupants (pedestrians or bicyclists).
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries. Contact a San Jose truck accident attorney at our law firm today to schedule your free consultation.