San Diego Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys: Justice for the Injured

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Large semi-trucks can be found on most of the freeways in Southern California. From groceries to paper products, they play an important role in getting us the things that we rely on. Most people don’t spend time thinking about semi-trucks, but if you’ve recently been injured by one, it might be all you think about.

Because of the large size and heavy weight of semi-trucks, accidents that they are involved in can cause catastrophic injury and sometimes wrongful death.  When semi-trucks are involved in collisions with small vehicles the results are often tragic.

These types of accidents can have a profound impact on the affected families, and we offer our guidance during the difficult time that follows a semi-truck accident.

The lawyers at Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC are nationally-recognized industry leaders with a track record of success in semi-truck accident cases. We are the legal experts that the San Diego community turns to when they have been injured and need help.

Call us today 24/7 at 1-858-551-2090 and speak to a semi-truck accident lawyer for a personal, confidential and free consultation.

If you have been injured and need help,Call us today: 858-551-2090.

Causes Of San Diego Semi-truck Accidents

Similar to motor vehicle accidents, semi-truck accidents can occur because of some of the same things. However, the sheer size of semi-trucks make some of the results quite different. Common causes of semi-truck accidents include:

  1. Bad Weather Although San Diego is known for terrific, year-round weather, it does occasionally rain. Since it does not rain often, San Diego roads can become very slick and oily when they are wet. In rainy weather, drivers of small cars may lose control of their vehicles and may experience hydroplaning. This risk is magnified with semi-trucks, whose considerable weight can cause them to slide with much more force and speed into other vehicles or structures.
  2. Poor Visibility Fog can cause a semi-truck driver to underestimate distances ahead. If a driver cannot accurately estimate the distance between their truck and other objects in the road, accidents can occur.
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), because of their larger mass, loaded tractor-trailers require 20 to 40 percent more time and distance to brake to a stop than is required by an average motor vehicle. If visibility is impacted by fog or other hazards, the implications of being unable to stop safely can be serious.
  3. Fatigue Semi-truck drivers are required to drive for hours on end. This can lead to fatigue and drowsiness. The day-to-day fatigue that truck drivers must endure is the cause of many fatigue-related accidents. When a driver is drowsy, they may react too slowly and cause an accident by running into another car before stopping.
  4. Heavy Loads The additional weight that trucks bear when being loaded beyond the stated weight capacity can cause a truck driver to lose control of the vehicle. This happens most often when executing a turn or coming to a sudden stop. Loss of control over the semi-truck can result in “jack-knifing” or rear-end accidents.
    When a truck is overloaded, the extra weight can cause the driver to lose control over their vehicle. Most often, the loss of control occurs when stopping suddenly or making a turn. This can often result in “jack-knifing” or rear-end semi-truck accidents. Truck drivers need to be especially careful in order to avoid these sorts of wrecks. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. When an accident injury does occur, you should seek medical care right away and speak to a lawyer who can help.

Common Injuries In Semi-truck Accidents

The sheer size and weight of big rig trucks are a major factor in the catastrophic injuries that result from these types of accidents. Common types of personal injury reported after semi-truck accidents include:

  1. INTERNAL BODILY INJURY Catastrophic injuries such as lacerations, broken bones or organ damage are common following a semi-truck accident. Physical disability, disfigurement, permanent scarring and psychological trauma can also ensue after a big rig accident.
  2. WHIPLASH INJURY When a semi-truck hits the back of a car, the muscles, vertebrae and ligaments in the neck of the automobile driver can easily become damaged.
  3. SPINAL CORD INJURY The spinal cord is very fragile and can be easily damaged in the event of a semi-truck traffic accident. Some spinal cord injuries may result in paralysis.
  4. TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain that can lead to lifelong complications such as loss of function and delayed cognition.

Get The Legal Help You Need Now

If you have been injured in a car accident due to the wrongdoing of a semi-truck driver, you will need to find reliable legal support as soon as possible. A good lawyer can help you through the complex process of filing a claim against the responsible party. This is what you can expect when you hire a personal injury lawyer at Pines Salomon:

  1. No Fees Unless We Win.  Our consultation is absolutely free. And because our goal is to alleviate you from the stresses of a legal case, we won’t charge you anything unless we win your case.
  2. Frequent Communication With Our Semi-truck Accident Lawyers. You will not be treated like a number at our firm. As our client, your San Diego’s best personal injury lawyers will prioritize your best interests. We will keep you updated on your case’s status and remain accessible to you if you should have any questions along the way.
  3. Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries If We Win Your Case. Our lawyers make sure that no stone is left unturned to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries if we win your claim. Our claim against insurance companies will account for medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you’ve endured.


If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, we can help you get the medical treatment you need and deserve. Recovering from your injuries should be your only concern. We will help you recover by handling all of the stresses of your legal case.


If you do not have health insurance, we may be able to provide resources that can help you. Call us at 1-858-551-209 and speak to an attorney for more information. In the meantime, you may also access the Department of Managed Healthcare to find out more on how to get the coverage you need depending on your circumstance.


If you have health insurance, contact them to find out how to find a doctor that can treat your specific injuries. Many health insurance companies have online databases of doctors that can help. If you need a more specialized search of available doctors, try logging onto WebMD to find a doctor in your area.


California residents may be able to find appropriate health care under the Covered California health care act. Many residents may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance using the exchange at Covered California.

Call us today at 1-858-551-2090 and speak to a San Diego personal injury lawyer specializing in semi-truck accidents. When you meet with one of our attorneys, we will help answer all of your questions. You only get one chance at justice, so make it count—call San Diego’s most trusted law group today or email us now.

Petra Heim-Rollan

Michael Pines and his team have kept their promise.

Mr. Pines asked me whether I was in the same shape as before my accident – this I had to deny. My back was still hurting and he stated that, if I would accept his services, he would ensure that I would get the therapy I needed […] and that all bills would be paid and my health restored. Michael Pines and his team have kept this promise.

Herminio Salamante

I cannot say enough good things about my experience

My friend recommended Michael Pines to me and I was super happy. They took very good care of me, treated me very nice, and I got a very nice check. I had a lot of back pain and the doctor they referred me to helped me so much! I didn’t have to pay anything when I was getting treatment. I was so happy, that I’ve referred another friend to Michael pines.

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As soon as I met Mr. Pines my nerves immediately went away. He looked at my case and assured me that everything will be ok. I was sent to the best doctors who truly had my best interest in mind. All of the Attorneys and staff made my recovery stress free by not having to worry about paying for my treatment upfront.They were always there to answer my questions.

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