Accidents from Truck Driver Negligence

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A truck accident has caused devastation in your life. You deserve payment for your losses from the liable trucking company, yet they refuse to give you the coverage you are entitled to. Our experienced San Jose legal team at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can fight for your right to a full and fair compensation.

Whether you have lost a loved one or suffered an injury yourself, it can be difficult to deal with the fallout without financial assistance. We can use the full extent of our legal skills to help either negotiate a more than adequate settlement out of court or fight aggressively in trial for a ruling in your favor.

For a free case evaluation with our San Jose truck accident attorneys, call (800) 900-0863.

When Trucks Become Deadly Weapons

Hauling around a massive vehicle that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds is not a task to be taken lightly, especially when traveling on roadways shared by other motorists. Of course, every driver has the responsibility to exercise caution on the road; however, the onus is heavier for truck drivers because they are the ones operating mechanical behemoths much deadlier than the average motor vehicle.

Approximately 88% of accidents caused by large trucks can be attributed to the actions or behavior of the driver, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents often result in serious injuries and even fatalities.

Common Forms of Truck Driver Negligence

Truck driver negligence can take on many forms, but some of the most common include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol (DUI)
  • Tailgating
  • Violating Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and falsifying driver logs
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to adjust to adverse road or weather conditions

Because trucking companies profit from faster delivery times, employers all too often tacitly accept or even encourage rule-breaking behavior from truck drivers; whatever gets the job done fast. This pure profit mentality tragically leads to a lot of suffering. Such negligent trucking companies must be brought to justice so the practice can be deterred within the whole industry.

Aggressive Attorneys with a Track Record of Success

Truck companies have the resources to employ whole squads of insurance investigators and attorneys that specialize in denying claims. You will stand little chance of obtaining a fair settlement without professional legal help. Reach out to Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP as soon as you can so we can get a jump start on your claim case.

For more than 100 years collectively, we have helped victims bring successful litigation against powerful trucking and insurance companies. If you want a San Jose personal injury attorney who is not afraid to take on difficult cases, contact our offices today.

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