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Your California Truck Accident Attorney

San Diego Truck Accident Attorney: Your Advocate on the Road

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Truck accidents can be devastating, often leading to severe injuries or fatalities. If you’ve been involved in such an accident, Goldfaden Benson is here to help. Call us for a no-cost consultation by calling 619-333-5100 to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Understanding Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen anywhere – from bustling urban streets to remote backroads. Factors contributing to these accidents include mechanical failures, speeding, unpredictable weather, and temperature changes. For example, tire blowouts alone cause over 78,000 crashes annually, as reported by the [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration](

Causes of Truck Accidents

– Mechanical Failures: High elevations can stress trucks, leading to sudden breakdowns. Faulty brakes or exhaust systems are common culprits.

– Speeding: Trucks descending steep slopes can gain momentum quickly, leading to loss of control.

– Weather: Sudden weather changes pose significant risks. High winds are especially dangerous for top-heavy semis.

– Temperature Shifts: Fluctuating temperatures can affect tire pressure, increasing the risk of blowouts.

– Driving Habits: Truckers hugging the centerline on narrow roads can be hazardous to other motorists.

Trucking Regulations and Safety

Trucking laws set specific guidelines for fault determination in accidents. These regulations apply to truck drivers and their employers, emphasizing the importance of vehicle maintenance, adherence to driving hours, and regular inspections. For instance, trucks must have chains on drive tires in winter and carry emergency equipment like fire extinguishers. 

If You're Involved in a Truck Accident

When you’re involved in a truck accident, it’s crucial to stay calm and prioritize safety first. Check for any injuries and call emergency services if needed. It’s also important to document the scene by taking photos and gathering witness information, as truck accidents often involve complex liability issues. Contacting a lawyer who handles truck accident cases can provide you with essential guidance on navigating insurance claims and potential legal battles. Remember, the size and weight of trucks mean these accidents can have severe consequences, so taking the right steps immediately can be crucial for your health, safety, and legal rights.


In San Diego, courts can be stringent with truck drivers. However, responsibility may not always lie solely with the driver. Sometimes, the root cause is the pressure from trucking companies or inadequate maintenance. If you’re involved in a truck crash, it’s essential to protect your rights. Goldfaden Benson can guide you through your legal options and help you understand your rights.

Contact Goldfaden Benson for a free consultation if you’re a truck driver or have been involved in a truck accident in San Diego. Let us ensure your rights are upheld and explore potential compensation for vehicle damage and injuries sustained.

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If you have been injured in a truck accident and are unsure of whether or not you are entitled to recovery, contact our office immediately for a free case evaluation. 

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