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San Francisco Truck Accident Attorney

San Francisco Truck Accident Attorney

The massive trucks that fuel our economy and roam our highways are so much larger and heavier than the cars we drive. Unfortunately, this means that truck accidents are among the deadliest accidents on our roadways. If a truck accident leaves you or someone you care about injured and in need of medical treatment, your life can be forever changed. After a truck accident, you need the experienced legal counsel of a knowledgeable San Francisco truck accident attorney on your side. 

Truck Accident Statistics 

Truck accidents can be exceedingly dangerous, and the  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports two important statistics to back this up:

  • With almost 5,000 fatalities, a recent year saw a nine percent increase in fatal truck accidents nationwide compared to the previous year.
  • In a single year, injury accidents involving large commercial trucks increased from 102,000 to 107,000 – a five percent increase.  

Truck accidents happen on a regular basis in and around San Francisco, and they are often extremely dangerous. 

Semi-trucks and No Zones

Trucks are made more dangerous by the fact that truck drivers experience huge blind spots on each side of their trucks, as well as in front of and behind the truck. If you’re traveling in one of these blind spots – often called “no zones” – the truck driver may not take sufficient care to check the blind spot, and you are far more vulnerable to being injured in a serious truck accident. A semi-truck’s largest no zone is on its right side.  

Truck Accidents and Associated Injuries

Truck accidents are so dangerous that the associated injuries are often catastrophic, including:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries – A serious spinal cord injury can lead to complete and permanent paralysis below the site of the injury. Such injuries are not only physically devastating but are closely related to extreme emotional and financial hardship. 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – Because they affect the brain, the damages associated with TBIs can be difficult to fully comprehend. These injuries can cause long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional problems.
  • Fractured Bones- Our skeletal system is always at risk in a truck collision. The forces involved with thousands of pounds of metal can and do fracture and shatter bones.
  • Cuts – serious cuts can damages muscles, tendons and impact function. They can also be disfiguring and cause scarring.
  • Burns – Fire is always a danger with trucks and higher speed collision. Burns from fire require special debriding and potentially long term treatment, surgery and therapy and of course can also be disfiguring. 

These are only a few of the many severe injuries that can result from a truck crash and lead to extensive losses. 

Your Damages

If a truck collision leaves you injured, your damages are likely to be extensive, including: 

  • Your medical expenses (current and ongoing)
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering 
  • Lost wages, diminished capacity to earn, and even an altered career trajectory

The damages associated with a semi accident are difficult to overestimate, and it is important to examine your right to compensation as an injury victim.

If a Negligent Truck Driver Leaves You Injured, Consult with a San Francisco Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Truck accidents are serious accidents that can alter your future in the blink of an eye. If you’ve been injured, the experienced truck accident attorneys at The Law Office of Scott Righthand in San Francisco are committed to skillfully advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled. For more information, please don’t hesitate to  contact us today. 

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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