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:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
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.
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.
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.