California has 2 of the nation’s largest ports making it a pivotal state for transportation of goods by commercial trucks known as 18 wheelers, tractor trailers and freight trucks.
Drivers are hired to transport these goods long distances which can lead to driving longer hours, aggressiveness on the road, or faulty mechanics within the truck.
Fully loaded semi-trucks typically weigh around 80,000 pounds, making the outcome in an accident devastating to those involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 398 people were killed in large truck crashes in California in 2020. This is a 41% increase over the last decade.
If you are involved in an accident in San Diego it is imperative to consult an expert attorney that will advocate for your rights. Often companies owning semi-trucks typically deploy specialized teams to minimize financial risks following such accidents. These teams may gather evidence and witnesses that may be detrimental to your case, knowing that victims and their families may be entitled to substantial settlements. As such, it is critical to have an assertive attorney on your side, who will leave no stone unturned in advocating for your interests. If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident in San Diego, we urge you to contact us for a consultation.
Call Stipp Law Firm today to speak to one of our experienced trucks accidents attorneys at (844) 994-0480
WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT
Your top priority after an accident should be to seek medical treatment. Once your health has been checked, you should prioritize getting in touch with a San Diego truck driver lawyer. The experienced team at Stipp Law Firm will ensure evidence and securing of the scene of the accident are preserved. We will assertively work to prove liability to recover your loss and damages.
This can include securing:
- An Accident scene investigation
- A copy of the police report
- Contacting witnesses
- Gathering evidence and documentation
- Speaking to the truck driver’s insurance company
WHY USE AN EXPERIENCED SAN DIEGO TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER AT STIPP LAW FIRM, APC?
We respect our clients and understand the pain and suffering you may have experienced. We know the trucking industry has professionals working on their side to avoid paying little to nothing if possible. We have handled hundreds of accident cases, but unlike many other firms, we do not handle hundreds of cases at the same time. We want to ensure our clients get personalized attention you deserve and to maximize what is owed to you.