City of Calexico’s Premier Truck Accident Attorneys
Over 30 years of experience handling complex truck accident cases.
Every person on the road is at risk of being injured in a catastrophic truck accident. According to a recently published report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017, about 97,000 individuals suffered non-fatal injuries as a result of accidents with large commercial vehicles across the nation. Sadly, an additional 3,800 individuals sustained fatal injuries.
A Trucking Accident Demands Aggressive Legal Representation
Regrettably, far too often, the trucking industry handles traffic accidents as a regular part of their business. These companies will take steps to simply budget for the financial loss rather than to employ safety strategies that would minimize the risk of preventable accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important that you consider obtaining the support of a qualified attorney who will advocate on your behalf.
Being in the insurance claims industry for more than 30 years, Attorney Domingo Santiago has successfully handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Cigna, Allstate and more. Leaders in their respective fields, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates have a professional portfolio that includes bringing justice to more than 10,000 clients. Consider obtaining a free case evaluation by contacting the firm today.
Catastrophic Injuries Typically Caused by Large Commercial Vehicles Accidents
As a result of the sheer size of large commercial vehicles, an accident with one of these vehicles can typically result in catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury can affect a person’s most vital parts of his or her body, which includes the brain and spine. When these body parts have been injured or damaged, the consequences can be irreversible, ultimately leading to permanent incapacitation, disfigurement, and/or excruciating pain.
Common examples of catastrophic injuries typically caused by large commercial vehicles include:
- Spinal cord injuries, that may result in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Traumatic brain injuries, that may result in cognitive disabilities or “locked-in” syndrome
- Catastrophic burn injuries
- Loss of limb or amputations
Wrongful Death in Truck Accident Cases
Unfortunately, there are many truck accident victims who do not survive their injuries. When a person passes away as a result of a truck accident, the victim’s family can seek monetary reparations by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Filing a claim can help the victim’s family recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses collected by the victim before his or her passing
- Funeral costs
- Memorial service expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
Negligence in the Large Commercial Vehicle Industry
Determining the cause of the accident is a critical part of the truck accident claim. Although every accident will be unique, the following are common causes of accidents:
- Driving while fatigued
- Running red lights
- Failing to yield
- Aggressive driving
- Driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance
- Improperly loading the truck’s cargo
- Defective truck parts
- Violating truck rules and regulations for maintenance and inspections
- Violating traffic laws
After an Accident, Thorough Investigation is Key to a Successful Case
Investigating the cause of a truck accident is no easy feat. The following are key pieces of evidence that can make a significant difference in a case:
- Witness statements
- Truck cameras
- Electronic control modules
- Electronic logging devices
- Company records
- Accident site surveillance
- Truck driver receipts
Following a Truck Accident, Protect Your Right to a Full Compensation
Filing a claim against a truck driver can be a challenge. The truck industry is notorious for employing vast resources to fend off possible claims. Nonetheless, when an accident happens, the ability to obtain compensation is an absolute necessity. In most cases, the truck accident will result in injuries that will lead to a lifetime of hardship. Typical consequences result in pain and sadness, and financial distress. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, obtaining the support of an experienced attorney can make a difference in recovering a full compensation. Seek proficient legal support as soon as possible.
The experienced litigators at Castillo & Associates understand that truck accidents typically result in catastrophic injuries that demand expensive medical care and treatment. Consequently, the law firm works tirelessly in helping victims pursue the maximum amount of compensation available. If you were injured in a large commercial truck accident, do not wait too long to open a case against the negligent truck driver. Doing so can have adverse consequences that can be irreversible. Fight for your right to a fair compensation and consider employing the legal services of the attorneys at Castillo & Associates. Schedule your free consultation today.