Were you or a loved one hurt in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in San Diego, CA? You may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A proven San Diego commercial vehicle accident lawyer at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. can fight to maximize your financial award.
We’ve been fighting for accident victims across Southern California for over a decade. In that time, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation to help our clients secure a better future after their injury.
How Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in San Diego
A commercial vehicle accident can leave you struggling with debilitating injuries. You may realize that you have a right to compensation for your losses. However, you might not know exactly how to recover the money you need.
Car accidents are complicated; the person who caused your accident might not be ultimately responsible for paying your compensation. Moreover, insurance companies tend to fight harder to pay less when large commercial insurance policies are involved.
An experienced San Diego car accident attorney can help you level the playing field. Our lawyers at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. have 43 years of experience helping clients like you. Our attorneys have been named “Super Lawyers,” “Rising Stars,” and “The Best of the Bar.”
When you hire our team, you’ll have a lawyer on your side to:
- Investigate to identify all responsible parties
- Hire medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and others to support your case
- Defend you when the insurance company blames you for causing the accident
- Handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance companies
- Take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t play fair.
Your lawyer’s skill can make a world of difference in your case. Our San Diego personal injury attorneys have a 99% success rate. With our proven track record of success, you can rest assured that we’re doing everything possible to maximize your compensation award.
Ready to get started? Call our firm for a free case evaluation today.
How Common Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents in San Diego?
National Safety Council data shows that 5,005 large trucks were involved in fatal car accidents in 2019. Another 118,000 were involved in injury-producing accidents.
Around 4,120 people were killed in these accidents. Over 65% of those fatalities were people in smaller vehicles. Around 15% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
Whether you were injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, tractor-trailer, or another type of commercial vehicle, our lawyers can help.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., we handle all types of commercial vehicle accident claims, including those involving:
- FedEx and UPS delivery trucks
- Amazon delivery vehicles
- Delivery vans
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Tow trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers
- Cement trucks
- And more
As delivery services become more widespread in San Diego and across Southern California, serious commercial vehicle accidents are likely to become more common. If you were hurt, don’t hesitate to reach out to our lawyers for legal advice today.
What is My San Diego Commercial Vehicle Accident Case Worth?
If you’ve been seriously injured, we know you’ve paid the price. We also know that it can be tough to put a price tag on your losses. However, you’ll have to fight to recover the compensation you deserve. That means knowing what your personal injury case is worth.
Once we understand the details of your accident, we’ll be able to give you a sense of what your case is worth.
However, the following factors are relevant in calculating the value of your case:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- Your initial medical expenses, including hospitalization and ER visits
- The projected cost of your future medical care
- Your lost wages and income
- Anticipated future economic losses, including lost earning potential
- The impact of the injury on your day-to-day activities
Insurance companies will try to downplay your injuries. They’ll use tactics to pressure you into accepting a lower settlement than you deserve. Our San Diego commercial vehicle accident attorneys at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. can help you fight back.
Are you interested in learning more about the value of your case? Call our law offices for a free case review today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims?
Victims are entitled to recover economic damages and non-economic damages under California personal injury laws.
Economic damages reimburse you for your financial losses after an accident, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
Non-economic damages in California cover non-monetary losses, like your:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
During your free case review, we can speak with you more about the types of damages you may be entitled to recover. Call The Bradley Law Firm today to learn more about how we’ll fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Commercial Vehicle Accident in California?
Under California pure comparative negligence laws, injured parties can recover damages if they’re partly to blame for the accident.
However, your settlement award will be reduced if the insurance companies can prove you’re partly responsible for your injuries. You can also be on the hook for paying damages to other injured parties.
Our lawyers can help you understand how contributory fault works in California. Call our law offices today to schedule your free case review and learn more about legal representation.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries
When a large truck, bus, or delivery van is involved in a motor vehicle accident, people in smaller passenger vehicles often suffer the most severe injuries.
Common truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Nerve damage and soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic amputations
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
If you or a loved one are struggling with a painful injury, our lawyers are available to help in any way we can.
What Causes Most Commercial Vehicle Accidents in San Diego, California?
Commercial vehicle drivers spend their days on the road. They may be tired, distracted, and prone to aggressive driving.
Some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents in San Diego include:
- Driver fatigue and failure to abide by FMCSA hours of service rules
- Distracted driving
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to properly maintain the vehicle
- Faulty brakes, tires, or safety equipment
- Unsafe passing
- Illegal or unsafe turns or lane changes
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drunk driving or drug use
Driver negligence plays a role in most truck crashes. However, multiple parties may share responsibility even if driver error is the root cause of the accident.
Responsible parties may include:
- The company that owns the vehicle
- The driver’s employer
- A company that inspects or maintains the vehicle
- Another at-fault driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist
- Government agencies
- A manufacturer of defective vehicle parts
Allocating fault among these parties can be difficult. It’s always a smart idea to consult with an experienced attorney to make sure you’re getting everything you deserve.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in California?
Because multiple parties are usually involved in commercial vehicle accident claims, it’s important to conduct a thorough investigation into the crash. The responsible parties will likely try to point fingers and avoid taking responsibility.
It’s up to the victim to prove who was negligent. Someone is negligent when they fail to exercise a reasonable level of caution under the circumstances.
A successful negligence claim requires showing:
- The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care
- The at-fault driver breached their duty
- The breach caused the accident
- You suffered damages
Relevant evidence may include accident reports, video footage, witness statements, and more. Our lawyers in San Diego can help you gather the evidence you need to back up your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in California?
California has a two-year statute of limitations in personal injury cases. You’ll have to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date the accident occurred or risk losing your right to compensation.
Contact a San Diego Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Do you need help recovering compensation after an accident? Call an experienced San Diego commercial vehicle accident lawyer at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. for a free consultation today.