Truck Accident & Injury Lawyers
Truck accident litigation is complex, in part because the trucking industry is subject to so many regulations. After an accident, victims may think that the only party responsible for a crash is the truck driver, especially if the driver was speeding, texting, driving under the influence, or fell asleep at the wheel. However, truck accidents are often the culmination of a number of negligent acts. Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the trucking company is responsible for just about every act of their truck drivers. In some cases, the shipping company may also be liable for an accident if they did not properly secure the load. If a collision is caused by a malfunction in the brakes of a truck, the manufacturer of the truck or the company responsible for maintaining it may be liable. It is important to remember that every accident is different, and the parties that may be held responsible will vary, depending on how an accident occurs. To determine who is responsible, it is important to retain the representation of an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Types of Large Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks have the potential to cause catastrophic injury or death in any collision involving a passenger vehicle, such as a car, truck, or SUV, or a collision involving a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcycle. Our California truck accident injury attorneys have represented victims of all types of trucking accidents, including accidents caused by:
Trucking equipment failure
Truck driver negligence
Underride bar rear-end accidents
Hit-and-run truck accidents
Driving under the influence of alcohol / drugs.
Personal Injury lawyers have handled truck accident claims arising from collisions involving virtually every type of commercial truck, including delivery trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, and semi-trailer trucks.
Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Because large commercial trucks – including 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, semi trucks, and big rigs – are substantially larger than passenger vehicles, the injuries resulting from a large truck accident are often devastating. In addition to the physical pain and sometimes permanent disability caused by an accident, medical bills, lost earnings, and other financial burdens of an accident have the potential to be financially devastating. Because we have helped thousands of accident victims across California, we are familiar with all types of serious injuries, and have represented victims of:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Blunt trauma injuries
Other catastrophic injuries
Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Because we limit the amount of cases we accept at any given time, we are able to dedicate maximum attention to every case, and ensure our clients get the maximum compensation they are entitled to. The California truck accident attorneys and Auto Accident Lawyers have a history of precedent setting verdicts and settlements (see our case results).
Understanding and Protecting Your Legal Rights
We offer a FREE case review for all victims of California truck accidents and their family members. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you need experienced, knowledgeable representation, and you need it as soon as possible. After an accident, trucking companies will dispatch representatives, including investigators, lawyers, and insurance agents to confront victims and try to settle claims for as little as possible, as quickly as possible. You need an advocate on your side to professionally and aggressively protect your best interests. To contact the California truck accident injury law firm fill out our consultation request form, and an attorney will be happy to review your case. Our lawyers have more than 70 years of experience in trucking accident litigation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your potential case.
Never a Fee Unless We Win
All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee arrangement, sometimes known as a no win, no fee arrangement. For all of our clients, we offer a free attorney consultation, either over the phone, at our office, or at your home or hospital room. If we represent you, we will not charge any up-front retainers or fees. We advance all costs on your behalf, and we are only paid if and when a settlement or verdict is reached. In the event we represent you and are unable to recover a verdict or settlement, you will owe nothing. We represent victims of large truck accidents throughout the state of California, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego.