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GMC is a division of General Motors and manufactures and markets trucks, pick-up trucks, medium duty trucks, transit buses, motorhomes, vans, SUVs, and used to build military vehicles. They even build larger heavy duty trucks like big rigs and semi-trucks using the GMC name. GMC was born in 1909 when GM bought one of the first commercial truck makers called Rapid Motor Vehicle Company and turned it into General Motor Truck Company. Our lawyers have over three decades of protecting victims of GMC truck accidents so we have seen the entire variety of injuries and accidents that happen to GMC truck drivers and the cars and motorcycles that are also involved in the collision. Our hope is to help you reach Maximum Medical Improvement as soon as possible and that you get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries that you can under the law.
The current list of GMC trucks that are on the road today include the light duty trucks of S-15, Sierra, Sonoma, and Canyon. The medium duty trucks include the P-Chassis, TopKick, C-Series, Forward, W-Series, and the T-Series. The heavy duty trucks have been discontinued in recent years but are still on the road are the Astro 95, General Truck and Brigadier. Similarly, GMC does not make any bus models any more but their most recent bus model was the B-Series. GMC makes a variety of vans and SUVS. The current models are the Savana, Yukon, Yukon XL, Acadia, and Terrain. GMC trucks and vans are known for being large and powerful. GMC is often sold in dealerships that also sell Buick and other GM brands.
Due to the size and speed of GMC trucks, many of the possible results of truck accidents can be rather traumatic. Concussions, whiplash, contusions, cuts, being crushed, burns, muscle strains, blindness, lacerations, coma, broken bones, back injury, becoming deformed, brain injury, amputation, neck injury, ligament sprains, heavy bleeding, and wrongful death are all possible outcomes of trucking accidents. The GMC truck accident injury attorneys of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have over thirty years of experience helping those hit by trucks and truckers with their legal cases for all the above injuries, results and more.
Truckers can be on the road for many hours on end and so they invariably encounter many types of challenges and dangers. A main reason truck accidents cause so many injuries each and every year is that GMC trucks can be forty or more times heavier than the car or van it crashes with. Over two-thirds of medium and heavy duty truck accident injury victims were not the ones in the truck. Truck accidents can happen in many ways including a car got in the way of the wide turn, rollover, driver fell asleep at the wheel, improper loading, out of control downhill, poor repair or maintenance of the truck or car who started the accident, rear-ender, head-on collision, a drunk driver, poor road design, poor road condition, speeding, jack brake failure, drugged driver, brake failure, run-off-road collision, driver on cell phone, negligent hiring, illegal loads, under the influence driver, driver on drugs, improperly secured load, too much downhill speed, swerved off road, and animal collision. It is important that the trucking company you work for always keeps up on the maintenance on your truck.
Some more types of causes of trucking accidents that include colliding with a pole or stop light, sleep deprivation, poor eyesight, spill, unsafe lane change, blind spot accident, swerved into a car, hit a pedestrian, hit a deer, side collision, load shift, an intoxicated driver (DUI), hit road debris, poor road construction, poor reflexes, air-brake failure, another driver hit the truck, jack-knife, equipment failure, overworked driver, load too heavy, side swiped a car, driver eating or calling, illegal lane change, collision with a median or barrier, inexperienced UHaul driver, low building clearance, low warehouse clearance, low bridge clearance, trucker texting, or a distracted trucker on a cell phone while driving. Be sure to drive carefully.
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We are ready to help you all hours of the day and night so please call us right away. Even if you are unsure whether your GMC truck accident case has merit, please contact us anyway as we will be able to discuss that with you over the phone and give you prudent advice as to your legal options. Our firm is known in Orange County, California as top GMC accident lawyers who know how to help you.
We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all injured truckers or those hit by GMC or any other type of truck. Even after that free initial meeting, we work on a contingency basis where you won’t owe us anything unless we win your injury case. The GMC trucking injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are willing to have the meeting at your home or hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are available to meet Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm and we can also setup appointments on Saturdays, Sundays and in the evening.