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Holding Trucking Companies Accountable For Injuries

It is important to discuss your injuries and losses in the aftermath of a truck wreck involving an 18-wheeler or other type of commercial vehicle with an experienced and compassionate lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, in Hayward and Danville, California, to schedule a free consultation today.

How Badly Were You Injured?

The average passenger car weighs between 3,500 and 5,000 pounds. The legal limit for a commercial truck is 80,000 pounds. When a car and a big rig collide at high speeds, the impact can be devastating to drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles.

Our attorneys represent people who have sustained injuries or, worse, lost loved ones in vehicle crashes with 18-wheelers. We have successfully secured compensation for people suffering from trucking-related injuries, including:

Truck drivers and the carriers that employ them are governed by a host of complex state and federal regulations aimed at maintaining safety standards. If you have been injured in a truck vs. car accident, it is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable Hayward truck accident attorney who is familiar with these regulations and how they can affect your case.

Act Now To Protect Your Right To Recover

Victims and their families often need a knowledgeable attorney on their side as soon as possible after a truck wreck or commercial vehicle accident. This is largely because trucking companies nearly always deny that their truck drivers were responsible for accidents involving serious injury or loss of life.

Our firm is fully prepared to play hardball with trucking companies, insurance companies and opposing legal counsel when representing clients with personal injury claims related to trucking accidents.

We are proud of our many successful claims on behalf of truck accident victims and credit our skills to the following:

  • Our ability to rebut trucking companies’ and insurance companies’ denial of responsibility
  • Our experience working with eyewitnesses and employing compelling evidence to reconstruct and communicate the severity of a trucking accident
  • Our understanding of a truck driver’s point of view after a trucking accident (he or she doesn’t want to lose his or her license or job)
  • Our conviction that accident victims deserve the full compensation promised by the relevant insurance policies

We know that you may have plenty of questions about your truck accident, and we want to help you get the answers you need by addressing some of these common questions.

We know that you may have plenty of questions about your truck accident, and we want to help you get the answers you need by addressing some of these common questions:


What Distinguishes Truck Accidents From Car Accidents?

While truck accidents can cause more severe injuries and damage due to their size, passenger cars contribute to more California highway accidents. This increases the chances of severe injuries and property damage.

While car accidents occur more frequently, truck accidents often result in significantly more severe injuries and fatalities. Overall, in 2021, there was a 7.6% rise in traffic fatalities, increasing from 3,980 in 2020 to 4,285. The Mileage Death Rate (MDR) for 2021, measuring fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, stands at 1.38.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, do not give up on pursuing the compensation you deserve. For over three decades, we’ve been a dedicated legal team representing individuals against powerful corporations and insurance companies, advocating for those often overlooked or exploited.

How Do California’s Unique Laws Determine At-Fault Parties?

California boasts a robust set of laws specific to commercial vehicles, adding another layer to the legal landscape. These include:

  • Stricter weight limits: Lower weight limits than most states aim to reduce infrastructure strain and improve road safety.
  • Enhanced safety regulations: California mandates additional safety equipment like underride guards on trailers to minimize vehicle underride dangers in truck collisions.
  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements: California has stricter CDL requirements than some states, including additional endorsements for specific cargo types and hazardous materials transportation.

Additionally, truck accidents often involve a web of potential at-fault parties. While driver error plays a role, trucking companies also bear significant responsibility due to:

  • Negligent hiring and training practices
  • Faulty vehicle maintenance
  • Violations of federal regulations

Our experienced truck accident attorney can investigate the real cause of your accident and identify all liable parties, maximizing your chances of receiving fair compensation. With an outspoken reputation and thousands of satisfied clients, your case is in safe hands.

What Are The Main Causes Of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are caused by a number of factors, including exhaustion, reckless driving, drugs, alcohol, caffeine pills, distractions like eating, defective car products and cellphones. Truck drivers are prone to the same causes of accidents as other drivers, except their accidents can be far deadlier.

What Percentage Of Truck Accidents Result In Fatalities?

More than 11% of truck accidents result in at least one fatality. Despite the safety precautions that come in both the trucks and other vehicles, the overwhelming size of the truck and its weight can quickly result in fatal injuries.

After A Truck Accident, Who Pays Compensation To The Victim?

There are multiple parties that may be liable for the cost of the victim’s injuries. The truck driver may be liable, but their employer may be liable for hiring a reckless or dangerous driver, or the manufacturer/distributor of the faulty part that caused the accident may be liable.

After A Truck Accident, What Types Of Damages Are Possible?

The compensation for a truck accident should reflect both the current and future consequences of your injuries. Your lawyer can fight for your settlement to include costs like medical procedures and equipment, lost income, loss of earning potential, cost of renovation or relocation to accommodate your injuries, loss of life enjoyment, and pain and suffering.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Truck Accident Lawyer?

The cost of a lawyer does not come out of your pocket. You only pay your personal injury attorney with the compensation they earn from you, and only if they earn a settlement at all. Additionally, because we only collect our payment from the money we earn for you, there is no financial risk in hiring an attorney to represent your needs.

Taking Action

After a trucking accident or car-truck crash in the Bay Area or the rest of California, please take the time to speak with an attorney. Know your rights and don’t accept anything less than compassionate, knowledgeable counsel. Call us at 510-470-4584 or 800-246-4981 to schedule a free initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form.