City of San Diego’s Top Truck Accident Attorney
Over three successful decades of dedicated experience.
If you have survived an accident with a large commercial vehicle, you are likely well aware of the devastating and traumatizing consequences of this type of accident. When hit by a big rig, the injuries you sustain, along with the damage done your personal vehicle can be impactful. In the aftermath of a large commercial vehicle accident, most victims undergo serious physical pain along with depression and other emotional afflictions.
Regrettably, an accident involving a large commercial vehicle can prove to be one of the most complex traffic accidents to seek financial compensation for. For one, multiple parties can potentially be at-fault for causing the accident. Secondly, commercial truck companies are usually covered by aggressive insurance companies that will use all tactics at their disposal to provide the least amount of compensation available. In the aftermath of a truck accident, it is critical to seek the legal guidance and support of a skilled personal injury attorney who understands how to navigate these types of cases. An experienced attorney will work hard to defend your right to a fair compensation.
Over 30 Years of Experience Handling the Most Complex Truck Accident Cases
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, including clients in Chula Vista, National City, North County, San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido, San Ysidro and even in Tijuana. Consider obtaining a free case evaluation by contacting the firm today.
The Complexity of Truck Accident Cases
One of the main reasons why truck accident cases are very complicated is the amount of parties involved in the operation of a single truck. Additionally, the relationship the truck driver has with the company that employs him or her can also make a case more challenging. For instance, if the truck driver is classified as an independent contractor, the driver may have his or her own insurance policy, which will need to be taken into account. Even if a truck driver is classified as an independent contractor, however, the company he or she transports goods for can still be found partially at-fault for the accident.
The following is a limited list of parties that should be considered in a truck accident claim:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The company that handles the truck’s maintenance
- The company that has been tasked with loading the truck’s cargo
- The owner of the truck’s cargo, particularly if the cargo being transported is considered hazardous
- The company that manufactured the defective truck part
Establishing Liability in a Truck Accident
To establish liability in a truck accident, it is imperative to understand what led to the accident. Achieving a successful truck accident case will be based on the strength of the evidence provided, which will demand a thorough investigation of the case. In many truck accident cases, however, accidents are caused as a result of driver negligence. Depending on the specific case, this can involve:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving with unsecured cargo
- Driving with unsecured tractor-trailer doors
- Driving while fatigued
Obtain a Full Compensation for Your Truck Accident Case
Truck accident cases can often result in catastrophic injuries that demand emergency medical attention. Depending on the severity of the accident, these catastrophic injuries can involve broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, facial disfigurement, and internal organ damage. When a large commercial vehicle accident occurs, the victim is at risk of obtaining a trifling settlement offer by the insurance companies representing the truck driver. This is because insurance companies are well aware of the financial hardship surviving victims will endure following a catastrophic injury. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is in your best interest to seek the legal support of a qualified personal injury law firm. A dedicated attorney will aggressively defend your right to a full compensation while you focus on your recovery.
The experienced litigators at Castillo & Associates have over 30 years of triumphant experience helping accident victims in their pursuit of justice. Having helped well over 10,000 injured victims obtain a maximum amount of compensation, the law firm excels in helping their clients rebuild their lives after a catastrophic accident. Following a truck accident, consider speaking to a well-versed attorney at Castillo & Associates. The firm is available today to help you achieve a successful case.