Severe Injuries After Truck Accidents

An accident can change your life. Lasting disabilities, like quadriplegia and paraplegia, will never fully heal. The same is true for many traumatic brain injuries; the brain can heal, but healing takes time and is often incomplete. You may need care for the rest of your life. You may never be able to work again. You may lose a measure of enjoyment in life that you will never get back.

When this happens, it is important to hire an experienced, dedicated truck accident attorney who can stand up for your rights. That's exactly what we do here at the Law Offices of Philip M. Tobin in San Jose, California. We offer compassionate care and focus on building honest relationships. Let us help you. The more serious your injuries, the harder it can be to get fair compensation from the other party or an insurance company. We have more than 50 years of combined experience and we have won millions for our clients. Let's see if we can help on your case.

Semi-Truck Crashes: Statistics And Causes

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents you can ever be involved in. There is a significant disparity in terms of size and weight that puts you in far more danger in a passenger car. Your vehicle probably weighs around 3,000-4,000 pounds, while a fully-loaded semi can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. It also sits so high that, rather than hitting the bumper and the frame like another car, it strikes your passenger compartment. Injuries can be instantaneous, devastating and often fatal.

A few common reasons why trucks get involved in accidents include:

  • Excessive speed: Drivers do often get paid by the mile.
  • Size: It is hard to stop a truck that weighs 80,000 pounds.
  • Wear and tear: Trucks get used every day and put on tens of thousands of miles per month. Proper maintenance is required.
  • Alcohol and drugs: Truck drivers have a solitary lifestyle.
  • Deadlines: Drivers may rush or take risks to get to the drop-off on time.
  • Unsafe drivers: Some drivers simply do not take others' safety seriously.

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To get started, just call 408-444-8772 or contact us online. All initial consultations are completely free. If you speak Spanish, two members of our staff are completely fluent and will be glad to help. Do not worry about your immigration status; you have rights no matter what. If you are seriously injured in a truck accident, you must know those rights.