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San Jose Truck Accident Attorneys

We Can Seek Compensation for You in San Jose, Campbell & Santa Clara County

Each year, thousands of people are killed and injured in big rig accidents on America's streets and highways. Shockingly, a person is killed or sustains injuries due to a truck accident every 16 minutes. Although the state of California imposes a slower speed limit for trucks of 55 mph on the freeway, many big rig operators disregard this law.

Some causes of big rig and truck accidents are:
  • Fatigue
  • Unsafe operation of the vehicle
  • Large amounts of cargo

Seriously injured in a truck accident? Call our San Jose truck accident lawyers at (800) 900-0863 for a free evaluation!

What Are the Different Types of Truck Accidents?

People who operate big rigs must deliver their cargo in a timely manner to keep up with deadlines. This is no excuse for the reckless and hazardous driving practices performed by truck drivers that cause serious accidents.

There are many types of truck accidents which occur across the United States for various reasons, which include:
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Runaway trailers
  • Underride collisions
  • Overloaded truck accidents
  • DUI truck accidents
  • Hit-and-run truck accidents
  • Dangerous roadway accidents
  • Fatigued driving crashes

A car, van, or SUV is no match for a large truck weighing over 10,000 pounds. The injuries that may occur as the result of a big rig accident include bone fractures, paralysis, head injuries, internal organ injuries, and spinal cord injuries. These devastating injuries may have long-lasting effects on the truck accident victim, requiring hospitalization, surgeries, medications, and other expensive medical treatments.

Wrongful Death is Truck Accidents: Who Can Recover Compensation?

The people who are eligible to collect compensation following this loss of a loved one include:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings

In a California truck accident wrongful death lawsuit, the family may recover damages for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss on income from the decedent
  • All medical expenses for the decedent
  • Loss of medical benefits
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Loss of household and child rearing support
  • Loss of emotional support
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium (spouse)
  • Loss of quality of life

Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Responsible – Call (800) 900-0863

It is the responsibility of the big rig operator and their company to ensure responsible and safe operation of the vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a big rig accident you should contact a truck accident attorney in San Jose to learn about your rights.

You may be able to recover monetary compensation for your:

  • Injuries
  • Loss of income
  • Other truck-accident related costs
Truck Accident Verdicts and Settlements
  • $700,000 - Big rig vs. big rig collision resulting in severe laceration and nerve loss in hand
  • $500,000 - Trash truck vs. auto rear-end collision resulting in spinal injuries
  • Wrongful Death∗ - Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in death of 20 year old truck driver where we obtained policy limits from three separate insurance policies

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP is an accomplished and respected personal injury law firm located in Northern California. Our firm has protected the legal rights of hundreds of personal injury clients, and has recovered millions of dollars in damages. Our paralegals, administrative staff, and attorneys are well educated and work together to represent you in an efficient and effective manner.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a big rig accident in the Campbell or San Jose area, please contact our truck accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 for a FREE consultation today.

∗Confidential settlements or settlements where Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP secured the maximum amount of insurance coverage available.

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