It’s most often the driver and passenger of the other vehicle that are injured.

A fully loaded semi, big rig, or 18-wheeler weighs up to 80,000 lbs. A passenger vehicle has an average weight of 4,156 lbs., and when a truck impacts it from behind, the vehicle may be crushed beyond recognition and the driver and passengers may be seriously or fatally injured.

The Swanson Law Group helps recover every form of compensation possible

At The Swanson Law Group, we relentlessly pursue fair compensation, and we do not compromise. If a driver or passenger is lucky enough to survive the impact, they often sustain serious or life-threatening injuries. It is imperative that a person injured in a rear-end truck accident can recover every form of compensation possible in a settlement. Look over a few of our case results to get an idea of what we have accomplished for our clients:

  • $8,870,000 verdict: Semi-truck accident
  • $6,250,000: Confidential personal injury settlement
  • $5,000,000: Vehicle accident 

Experience, knowledge, and skills at The Swanson Law Group

Our legal team at The Swanson Law Group has achieved many remarkable victories against all odds. Our trial attorney team of Ben Swanson, Esq., Zaneta Conroy, Esq., Greg Schaffer, Esq., and Ethan Niedermeyer, Esq. has the experience, knowledge, and skills to take on an insurance company and fight for fair compensation. The knowledge that they have achieved working to defend insurance companies in the past has given them a deep insight into the strategies that insurance companies use to reduce the value of a claim — and this insight allows us to know how to fight back with a vengeance.

What causes a rear-end truck accident?

A rear-end truck accident can occur due to several reasons:

  • Distracted truck driver: A truck operator who is not paying attention to the road ahead — whether texting, talking on the phone, eating, or distracted by another activity — can fail to see traffic stopped ahead. This can lead to disaster.
  • Drug or alcohol intoxication: It’s an unfortunate fact that some truck drivers consume alcohol or drugs on the job. When they do, their judgment is poor and their reaction time is slower. 
  • Tired driver: Truck drivers are often fatigued, with San Jose, California at the end of a long trip from another state. Although drivers are required to get enough rest under federal trucking regulations, they still may not do so, and could be driving tired. This puts them at risk of making serious driving errors.
  • Speeding: A truck driver who drives faster than the speed limit or too fast for weather conditions may be unable to stop the truck in time, resulting in a collision with the vehicle ahead.
  • Slick roads: When the weather is wet, as it often is in San Jose, all drivers need to slow down. When a driver does not operate their truck at a safe speed for slick road conditions, it can lead to a rear-end truck accident.
  • Faulty brakes: When the truck brakes fail, the driver may try to bring the vehicle to a stop. Commercial trucks are equipped with several parking systems, but when the service brakes fail it can lead to a deadly collision.
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If you’re injured, meet with us at The Swanson Law Group

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end truck accident, call us. Our mission is to help those like you who have been hurt in an accident get their health back and recover top compensation for their injuries. Our approach is uncompromising, and every member of our legal team is committed to seeking justice and full compensation for the people we serve. Call us today.

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