California Truck Accident Lawyer
Helping Victims of Truck Accidents
Large trucks share the open roads with other motor vehicles and they are
often involved in accidents caused by such things as poor visibility,
bad driving conditions, driver distraction, bad brakes, or an incorrectly
distributed load. Most trucks are long and have a high center of gravity.
This combined with the massive size and weight of most commercial trucks
can often have devastating effects when involved in a serious collision.
The three main types of accidents involving a tractor trailer accident
are a head-on collision,
rear-end collision, or a jackknife, and can be caused by any of the following:
- Driver fatigue, inadequate breaks, or lack of sleep
Distracted driving and texting behind the wheel
- Aggressive driving, unsafe lane changes, or following too closely
- Inadequate or skipped safety inspections
- Unsecured loads or cargo
- Poor truck maintenance, improper mirrors, or lack of safety cameras
- Speeding, impossible schedules, and consecutive shifts
- Defective products, including break failure, tire blow-out, or vehicle
- Use of drugs or alcohol
Though driver negligence is often the main cause of serious trucking accidents,
there are other factors that may contribute to an accident as well. If
we determine that third-party product manufacturers have played a role
in your accident, we can push for your maximum compensation by taking
legal action against all liable entities.
We've recovered more than $300 million for victims in California!
Though you may be looking for a quick settlement just so that the issue
can go away as fast as possible, we encourage you to consider speaking
with a lawyer prior to accepting any offers from an insurance company.
Typically, trucking companies carry higher accident insurance than is
required for other vehicles. Despite this, an insurance company may try
to settle quickly and will downplay your injuries.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, there may be grounds to pursue
- Property damage and property loss
- Medical expenses and other costs included in follow-up treatment or rehabilitation
- Costs associated with emergency medical treatment (including ambulance
transportation, or emergency room expenses)
- Loss of wages and future loss of earning capacity
- Loss of companionship and / or consortium
Other costs associated with a
wrongful death lawsuit
Our firm has helped secure
more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Because we understand the common strategies that insurance
companies often try to employ, we are able to demand maximum compensation
for our clients.
Contact an Experienced Team of Northern California Personal Injury Attorneys
At The Dunnion Law Firm, we have been helping victims throughout California
since 1975. As a collective legal team, we have
more than 175 years of legal experience to our firm's name. We use our knowledge, experience, and manpower
all to the benefit of our clients.
We are not afraid to go up against major insurance companies, product manufacturers,
or trucking corporations. Whatever caused the extent of your injuries
and your accident, you can rest assured that our legal team is working
zealously to pursue your full damages.
Put a proven record of substantial results in your corner today!
Contact The Dunnion Law Firm to schedule your
complimentary case evaluation.