These incidents happen when a smaller vehicle is traveling behind a large truck or in an adjoining lane.

On impact the passenger vehicle slides beneath the body of the truck. This leads to the cabin of a passenger vehicle, truck, van, or SUV being sheared off, fatally injuring the driver and passengers.

Who is at fault in a truck underride?

The facts about what occurred must be fully evaluated to determine liability in a truck underride accident. It may be assumed that the truck driver did no wrong, as the truck was hit from behind. However, this is not always the case. When a person survives an underride accident, they are usually left with severe disabilities. The need for a fair settlement cannot be overstated, as a lifetime of medical care may be needed.

The first step in getting justice: Investigating the facts

In many cases, it’s discovered that the underride occurred due to a truck being unsafely parked on the side of the street or highway, with the trailer in the lane of moving traffic. Many underride accidents also happen because the truck driver makes an unsafe turn at an intersection and collides with a vehicle that is legally stopped. In other cases, it’s discovered that the truck driver made an unsafe lane change directly into another vehicle. The first step in seeking justice and full compensation is a full evaluation of the facts, and our team at The Swanson Law Group can assist in this process.

A law firm that focuses on providing support at every step

After one of these terrible collisions, your focus will be on your health — as it should be. At The Swanson Law Group, we focus on assisting our clients to gain access to the medical care they need, without the need to pay for treatment until the case is settled. 

Our approach to client service covers every aspect of the journey, and we support our clients from start to finish. When choosing a truck accident lawyer in San Jose, look over the firm’s reputation in the legal community, client care philosophy, and history of case results. We are proud to have recovered over $100 million for our clients. These are just a few of our many high-value settlements and verdicts:

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

We are dangerous and fearsome to the insurance industry

At our firm, you will find a legal team of trial lawyers who are genuinely caring, supportive, empathetic, service-oriented, and health-conscious. When you’re with us, you have joined a winning team that is focused on helping you rebuild your life. We are relentless, dangerous, strategic, unstoppable, and fearsome to the insurance industry, and our no-compromise approach defines how we work.

Read this excerpt of one of our insurance letters to get an idea of our unique, and very effective, approach:

“Got your letter. Your company has had more than enough information to reasonably determine that the value of this case far exceeds the available policy limits of your insured. Attached are my last two one-level fusion surgery cases that the carriers allowed to go to a jury. Neither case had a wage-loss component and both verdicts were over 3.8M. This letter will serve as my client’s final policy-limits demand. It expires in 15 days. I appreciate that we live in different spheres. One of the habits that most carriers develop is to undervalue cases until it is too late. Capitalizing on this mistake has allowed me to obtain financial freedom. Attached is a good illustration. Lauren is now dealing with a neck fusion case. My opening demand at mediation next month will be $7.5M. Will you be the latest Lauren? Fail to meet my demand if you wish to find out.”

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Get honest answers from an experienced law firm

You need honest answers. Were you accused of being at fault? We offer a free case consultation in truck underride accident cases, and we invite you to speak with us with no obligation. When we take on a case, you will not pay anything out-of-pocket or owe us any legal fees unless we win. Call today.

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