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Commercial Truck-Bus-Vehicle Accident

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As one of the most populous areas in Southern California, San Diego is an unfortunately common site for commercial vehicle accidents involving trucks, buses, and other commercial automobiles. In fact, there are nearly half a million of these accidents reported every year in the U.S, resulting in over one hundred-thousand injuries and thousands of wrongful deaths.

For victims of a commercial truck, bus, or vehicle accident, you have a right to compensation for the injuries and related damages you sustained. Acquire the expertise of a top reviewed San Diego truck or bus accident attorney like Mission Legal Center Personal Injury who can best represent your interests and advocate for your rights under the law.

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The Statistics

What is a commercial vehicle?

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), commercial vehicles are "used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit." For example:

The Common Causes Of Commercial Truck Accidents in San Diego

Commercial driver mistakes

Commercial Vehicle Driving Tips

The Next Step

If you suffered serious injury as a result of a commercial vehicle accident, contact Mission Legal Center. We are San Diego automobile accident attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who suffer from a serious injury, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Call for a free consultation and case-specific guidance: (619) 564-4455. You may also contact us or follow us on Facebook.

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FAQs about Commercial Truck & Auto Accidents in San Diego

Q: What should I do if I've suffered an injury as a result of a commercial truck accident in San Diego?

A: There are 5 important steps that you should take:
  1. Seek medical attention if you are injured. There are many potentially dangerous injuries that can be hidden or may not present themselves at the time of the accident, like head trauma and spinal cord injury.
  2. Take pictures of the scene, any injuries and any damage to vehicles.
  3. Collect any witness testimony and personal information.
  4. Do not accept any form of settlement from the commercial driver's insurance company.
  5. Contact a San Diego personal injury attorney as soon as possible, who can help guide you through the oftentimes complicated and confusing process. It's important to find the cause of the commercial vehicle accident in order to determine who is at fault, which eventually leads to compensation
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Q: What is a commercial truck driver?

A: Commercial truck drivers have specific driver training and have special regulations that control how and when they can drive. These professionals have the responsibility of maneuvering very large vehicles up to 20x bigger than the average passenger car.

Q: What are the FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) regulations?

A: These are strict regulations that dictate how long the drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles and property-carrying vehicles may drive without a rest or "off-duty" time. The regulations are specific and must be adhered to, ensuring both public and driver safety.

Q: What can happen when commercial drivers fail to abide by the HOS regulations?

A: Drivers start to experience dangerous and potentially fatal impairments such as:
  • A delay in reaction time
  • A lack of attention
  • A risk of falling asleep at the wheel
  • A decrease in alertness to dangerous road conditions or other drivers
  • A loss of vehicle control