If you have ever seen a large tractor-trailer try to navigate the small and narrow roads of a city or town, it is easy to understand the devastating damage they can cause, both to person and to property, if there was an accident.
If you have been involved in an accident with a truck that made an improper wide turn and suffered an injury in the accident, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. This may include financial compensation for bodily harm and property damage to your vehicle.
San Diego personal injury attorney Ross Jurewitz and his team of talented attorneys have been representing clients who have been injured by negligent truck drivers for over 20 years. We refuse to let trucking companies and their insurance companies take advantage of you.
We understand that being injured in an accident can be a life-altering event. You are probably stressed, wondering if and when you will recover from your injuries. You may also worry that you may lose your job.
Our number one priority at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers is you. We believe in putting our clients first. We invite you to read our client testimonials. We are proud of the work we have done for our clients. Helping others is the reason we fight as hard as we do.
Call (619) 349-1686 and speak to a San Diego truck accident attorney at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers about your case. We work on a contingency basis only. You will not have to pay us out of your own pocket to work on your case. We only get paid if we recover money for you.
You can also contact us by e-mail, or by live online chat. We have offices in both downtown San Diego and in North County. We are available to meet with you at your convenience.
Do I Need A Wide Turn Accident Lawyer?
If you were the victim of a wide turn truck accident, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Initially, you may wonder who will pay for all of your medical bills. You are also probably asking what kind of recovery you can obtain against the trucking company. You might also question if you really need a lawyer to help you bring a claim against the trucking company.
People who have suffered injuries in a wide turn accident caused by a negligent truck driver have remedies under the law in California. You are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. The amount you receive will depend on the nature and extent of the injuries that you sustained. You may also be entitled to economic damages such as, future medical expenses, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred because of the accident.
It is critical to understand that the only thing that is important to the truck company’s insurance company is their bottom line. The insurance company will use every opportunity available to take advantage of you. They are not on your side.
Claims professionals who work for insurance companies that insure commercial vehicles are typically more knowledgeable and more sophisticated than other insurance adjusters. This can make resolving your case against the trucking company difficult. Therefore, it is highly unlikely you will fully recover what you are owed without an attorney representing you throughout the claims process and litigation phase of your case.
Call the wide turn accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers. We will deal with the insurance company for you, and handle every aspect of your case, so you can focus on recovering from your accident.
Why Choose Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you in your claim against the trucking company should not be taken lightly. You need to choose an attorney who will fight for you no matter what it takes. You should also choose an attorney who sees you as a person, and who wants to help you get through a tough time in your life. You should choose Ross Jurewitz and his team of attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers.
Mr. Jurewitz received his undergraduate from the University of California, San Diego. After college, he went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from American University in Washington, D.C. in 2000. Mr. Jurewitz is admitted to practice law in the State of California, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern District of California.
Mr. Jurewitz is a premier trial attorney in the State of California and is the managing partner of his firm. He is passionate about representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others.
He has been named as one of the country’s Top 100 Trial Attorneys by The Trial Lawyer magazine. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer, a rating service of exceptional lawyers from different fields of law. The award is given to a small percentage of attorneys who have attained high achievement in their field.
Lee Jurewitz is also a partner at the firm. She obtained her undergraduate degree from The Colorado College and then obtained a Master’s Degree in International Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Washington College of Law, American University in 1999.
Mrs. Jurewitz was honored as a San Diego County Top Attorney in 2015. That same year, she won the Top Litigator Award by the Trial Lawyer’s Board of Regents.
Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the country’s most prestigious groups of trial attorneys. Only attorneys who have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are members. This amounts to fewer than 1% of all personal injury attorneys in the United States.
Wide Turn Trucking Accident Cases
Trucks deliver goods to the market and keep our economy churning. That is why we, as a society, accept them on our roads.
However, because of their size and weight, state laws dictate that commercial truck drivers receive extra training and a special license in order to operate a tractor-trailer. If the trucks are going to be on the roads in our neighborhoods, operators must be trained to drive them safely.
Tractors are wider than the average family automobile or SUV. As such, there is not much room for them to maneuver on the roads. In order to make a right turn, a large truck will have to swing the cab to the left before turning right in order to have enough room to complete the right turn and to avoid any obstacles in its path.
If a truck driver does not make a right turn properly, it will result in a “wide turn.” Wide turns can be very dangerous. There is a risk that the truck can strike vehicles behind them or adjacent to them. Also, a vehicle to the right of the truck can be crushed between the trailer and the curb. This is sometimes referred to as a “squeeze play.”
Wide turns sometimes occur because the truck driver is inexperienced or poorly trained to make such a difficult maneuver, and is unable to judge the correct amount of space needed to make the turn. Other causes of wide turn accidents could be that the driver failed to check their blind spots before commencing the turn. Large trucks have many large blind spots. If the truck driver does not check their mirrors, they will not see the location of other vehicles in their near vicinity and is likely to cause an accident.
Also, it could be that driver fatigue played a role in causing the accident. Truck drivers are especially susceptible to drowsy or fatigued driving due to the long number of hours they work each day. They are also usually in a rush to get where they are going.
A wide turn accident puts occupants of smaller vehicles and pedestrians at risk of injury. Types of injuries that are commonly caused by wide turn accidents include:
• Broken bones;
• Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries;
• Crush-type injuries to a person’s limbs;
• Injuries to the neck and back;
• Abrasions and lacerations;
• Internal injuries and blood loss
In some particularly devastating accidents, the victim or victims will not survive their injuries. When this happens, the team at the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers will be ready to provide compassionate legal counsel to the surviving family members. Together, we can file a wrongful death action to recover fair compensation for those who are left behind in the wake of this tragedy.
If You Are a Victim of a Wide Turn Trucking Accident, Call Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers Now
If you were injured by a negligent truck driver who improperly executed a wide turn, you can count on the trial attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers to guide you through the process of pursuing your claim for personal injuries against the trucking company and its insurer, and recovering what is owed to you under California law.
Do not count on the insurance company offering you a fair settlement value for your injuries. They will not pay you what you deserve. However, you can rely on Ross Jurewitz and his attorneys to fight for what you are owed.
Contact the wide turn truck accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group now at (619) 349-1686 to discuss your case.