Carlsbad Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Carlsbad Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck accidents frequently result in traumatic brain injuries and other lasting physical damages. If you have been involved in a serious trucking accident, give us a call. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, the attorneys in our truck accident practice group help victims pursue compensation for their medical expenses and other losses. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.
What Types of Truck Accident Cases Do We Handle?
Numerous factors can cause a truck accident, from defective auto parts to poor road conditions.
We represent victims in trucking-related accidents including the following:
- Spilled cargo truck accidents
- Accidents caused by overloading a trailer
- Rollover accidents
- Tire blowout accidents
- Accidents caused by impaired or drowsy driving
- Blindspot truck accidents
- Truck accidents resulting in the wrongful death of a motorist
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Carlsbad
Through our thorough investigation of your case, we will determine the underlying cause of the truck accident and pinpoint the specific factors contributing to the other party’s liability.
Our truck accident attorneys have discovered some of the most common causes of collisions involve, among others:
- Truck driver fatigue or distraction
- Impaired driving
- Failure to keep a lookout or to check blind spots
- Unsafe merging or lane changing
- Illegal U-turns
- Defective parts
- Mechanical failures
- Negligent truck maintenance
- Unsecured or improperly secured loads
Who Can I Sue?
The answer to this question depends on the specific cause of your accident. Regardless, for your claim to be successful, your attorney must be able to prove that another party’s negligence caused your injuries and losses.
Depending on the circumstances of the wreck, this party might be:
- The truck driver: If the driver was working as an independent contractor at the time of the collision, or if he/she was engaging in particularly egregious misconduct, you might have grounds for a claim against him or her.
- The driver’s employer: Motor carriers may be liable for the negligence of their employees if the drivers were performing work-related duties at the time of the wreck.
- A mechanic: If a mechanic negligently repaired the truck and a defect in its design or structure led to the wreck, you may be able to hold him/her liable.
- The loading company: When shifting or spilled cargo is to blame for a crash, the company that loaded the truck may be held liable for damages.
- A parts manufacturer: If a defective auto part was to blame, you might have grounds for a claim against the company that designed, manufactured, or distributed that part.
- A government actor: If your crash was the result of poorly maintained roads, you may be able to file a claim against the government agency responsible for keeping the roads safe.
Discuss Your Claim with a Carlsbad Truck Accident Lawyer Today.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a truck accident, let us know. We want to hear your story and are well-positioned to help you recover. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment. Someone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call, and we will come to you if you are unable to travel. We look forward to serving you.