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Hollister Truck Accident Lawyers

A truck accident can change your life in a split second. At Silva Injury Law, Inc., we proudly represent truck accident victims, helping connect them with meaningful compensation for what they’ve been through.

Types of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur in a few different ways. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions;
  • Broadside collisions, or T-Bone accidents;
  • Merging accidents;
  • Head-on collisions; and
  • Underride accidents.

Of course, these are just a few types of truck accidents; there are many others. Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injuries, the dedicated Hollister truck accident attorneys at Silva Injury Law, Inc. can help.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

A truck on a prone to accident road in Hollister.In some ways, the causes of truck accidents are no different than other motor vehicle collisions. However, certain aspects of the trucking industry increase the likelihood of truck drivers causing an accident. Below are some of the most common causes of truck accidents.

Distracted Driving

Truck drivers spend long hours on the road, and many truckers experience boredom. This can lead them to engage in dangerous behavior that removes their attention from the road. Typical forms of distracted driving include,

  • Talking on the phone;
  • Texting while driving;
  • Watching television;
  • Playing games or scrolling through social media;
  • Fiddling with the radio; and
  • Daydreaming.

When a driver’s attention is not focused on the road, they are much more likely to cause an accident.

Impaired Driving

Either recreationally or to fend off the signs of fatigue, some truck drivers consume illegal or over-the-counter drugs. While these substances may have the temporary effect of increasing a trucker’s alertness, they also compromise a trucker’s ability to safely operate their rig. Moreover, once the impact of these substances wears off, truckers often find they are even more fatigued.

Drowsy Driving

Given that most truckers spend the majority of their time on the road, fatigue is common. Fatigued driving is incredibly dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatigue can have the same negative effect on a driver as alcohol intoxication. However, trucking companies incentivize truck drivers to cover as many miles as possible per day despite these dangers. The result is that fatigued driving is a leading cause of Hollister trucking accidents.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have the potential to cause debilitating—and even fatal—injuries. In most cases, Hollister truck accidents are entirely preventable. For those who were involved in a truck accident, common injuries include the following:

  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries;
  • Broken bones and fractures;
  • Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord damage;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Soft tissue damage;
  • Amputations;
  • Permanent scarring;
  • Lacerations; and
  • Internal organ damage.

Of course, the sad reality is that some accident victims pay the ultimate price for a truck driver’s negligence. Regardless of whether you personally were injured in a truck accident or you lost a loved one in a fatal truck wreck, a dedicated Hollister truck accident lawyer at Silva Injury Law can help you understand your rights.

Compensation Available to Truck Accident Victims

Those injured in a Hollister trucking accident can pursue a legal claim for damages against a truck driver. In some cases, an accident victim can also bring a case against the truck driver’s employer. If successful, an accident victim can recover money damages for the economic and non-economic losses they suffered as a result of the accident.

Economic damages compensate accident victims for the out-of-pocket expenses they incurred because of the accident. These damages include compensation for lost time at work.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate accident victims for the mental and psychological toll the accident had on their lives. Non-economic damages are harder to conceptualize because they involve an element of subjectivity. However, non-economic damages often make up a sizable portion of a truck accident damages award. Thus, it is essential for accident victims to work with an experienced Hollister truck accident attorney who can identify the full extent of their economic and non-economic damages.

Speak to a Hollister Truck Accident Lawyer for Free About Your Case

If you or a loved one was recently injured in a Hollister truck accident, reach out to Silva Injury Law, Inc. for immediate assistance. At Silva Injury Law, Inc., we promote healing through compassionate advocacy. Our lawyers stand by your side from the moment you bring us onto your case up until its final resolution, aggressively advocating on your behalf at every step in between.

 

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