Although commercial trucking is a key part of America’s economy, it puts regular drivers at risk of major injuries. Serious and fatal trucking accidents happen every day in the U.S. If a trucking company or one of its drivers is negligent, careless, or reckless, the results can be disastrous. Contact an attorney about potential financial recovery if you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a San Mateo truck accident.
It is usually in your best interests to speak to an attorney about a potential claim following an accident with a commercial truck. Trucking accident claims are more complex than typical car accident cases. They involve truck companies, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laws, and complex insurance rules. Working with an attorney can take the burden off you and make it easier to go up against large companies in pursuit of fair compensation. A lawyer will make sure no one takes advantage of you during the claims process.
The size and weight of commercial trucks result in unique accidents. It is up to a commercial truck driver to avoid foreseeable accidents and collisions. Failure to do so is negligence. Commercial trucks can crash and cause accidents in many different ways.
When truck drivers breach federal laws, break traffic rules, drive drunk, drive too many hours without sleep, or otherwise operate carelessly, injuries and death are the result. If you believe trucking negligence caused your accident in Northern California, contact an attorney from our firm. The truck driver or the trucking company could be liable for your damages.
Federal laws hold truck companies responsible for accidents involving their trucks or drivers, even if the company leases the truck from another owner and hires independent contractors instead of employees. Holding a truck company liable can be difficult without an attorney, however. Most trucking companies and owner/operators have access to lawyers and legal teams to help them fight liability claims. Level the playing field by hiring a San Mateo truck accident attorney of your own.
Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers has years of experience handling complex trucking accident claims throughout California. Our exceptional trial record proves that we work hard to get top dollar for every client that comes to us for assistance. The ability to take cases to trial is important for clients that need their days in court. However, it is also important for settling cases without going to trial. Our willingness to try cases means defendants are more likely to offer fair out-of-court settlements.
Discuss your case with a San Mateo truck accident lawyer today. Contact us to request a free consultation.