California Truck Accident Lawyers
A motor vehicle accident of any kind can be traumatizing. And even the most careful and experienced drivers are always at risk of involvement in a motor vehicle accident on California roadways.
According to the Department of California Highway Patrol (CHP), in 2017 alone, there were a total of 197,146 traffic crashes in the state that resulted in injuries or fatalities. And unfortunately, matters can be made even worse when a large truck is involved.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a California truck accident, you may have a legal claim for relief. Contact the California truck accident lawyers at Silva Injury Law, Inc. to see what we can do to help you recover.
Silva Injury Law, Inc.: Your California Truck Accident Attorneys
If you’ve never worked with an attorney before, your first thought might be to conduct a quick internet search for “California truck accident lawyers near me.” And this is a great first step to take.
However, you may soon realize that such a search will likely yield more results than you can count. So how do you narrow your search to find the best accident attorney for your case?
This can be a difficult task. But here are a few reasons why we think Silva Injury Law, Inc. is the best firm for you:
- Our team will always treat you like family;
- We work on a contingent fee basis, so you will never pay us a penny unless and until we are able to collect money for you;
- Our experienced trial attorneys will never take on a case that we aren’t prepared to present to a jury; and
- We offer free consultations to help you determine whether your case has merit before moving forward.
Contact us to speak with one of our California truck accident lawyers and see for yourself whether we’re the right fit for you.
California Truck Accident Statistics
Accidents involving trucks, including 18-wheelers, semis, and other large trucks, remain a prevalent issue in California.
In 2017, there were 6,897 injury crashes and 327 fatal crashes in California specifically involving trucks. In sum, however, 9,710 people were injured and 367 were killed as a result of a collision involving a truck in 2017.
Common Types Of Truck Accident Injuries
Due to a variety of factors, the damage and destruction following a truck-related accident can be devastating. Some of the more common injuries that result after a truck accident include:
- Broken bones,
- Spine and back injuries,
- Rib and torso injuries,
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI),
- Internal bleeding, and
In many cases, truck accident victims also suffer emotional damages such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents In California
Large trucks are inherently more dangerous than passenger cars in a number of ways. Nevertheless, there are many other factors that contribute to truck accidents on California roads.
According to the 2017 CHP Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes, below are some of the most common causes of accidents where the truck driver was at fault:
- Traveling at an unsafe speed;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Following too closely;
- Unsafe lane changes;
- Unsafe starting or braking;
- Driving on the wrong side of the road; and
- Failure to follow traffic signs and signals.
No matter what the cause or what type of injuries you suffered, know that our team of attorneys will be there at every step along the way to help you get the compensation you need and deserve so that you can recover.
Contact Our California Truck Accident Attorneys Today
For something as serious and sensitive as your truck accident case, you deserve the best. And at Silva Injury Law Inc., we believe we are just that—the best.
We will at all times fight zealously for your rights. But when you hire our team, you’ll get much more than that.
We believe in promoting healing through compassionate advocacy. For this reason, we will always do everything in our power to provide you with not only the best legal representation we possibly can, but we will also make sure that you feel understood and cared for throughout the process.
Ready to get started? Contact us today for your free case evaluation and see what Silva Injury Law, Inc. can do for you.
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