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Although any type of accident can have devastating results for a victim, truck accidents are particularly dangerous because of the massive size and weight of these vehicles. San Francisco Bay Area truck accident lawyer Michael S. Biggs can assist motor vehicle collision victims with preparing a claim and fighting for their rights in court or settlement negotiations. The last thing that you should need to handle after a serious accident is navigating the legal system on your own. As a zealous personal injury lawyer, Michael is committed to standing guard for people who have been mistreated and need to have an advocate for their cause in the legal system.
Contact us now to have your case evaluated and find out what your rights to compensation may be. We offer a fast response and flexible office hours. We look forward to representing you.Seeking Compensation from a Truck Driver or Trucking Company
One of the more complicated aspects of a truck accident is that the driver and the trucking company that employs the driver both may be liable for your injuries. As a result, it is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the role of all of the parties that might have been involved in causing the accident. To recover compensation for injuries suffered in a truck accident, the victim needs to show that the defendant (whether the driver, the company, or both) acted carelessly and that this carelessness was the direct cause of the injuries and costs that they sustained. When it comes to truck drivers, there are many rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry, including everything from how much training a driver must obtain to how long the driver can operate the vehicle before being required to stop and rest. Other rules apply to how the truck can be operated, including maximum speeds and how to perform turns involving blind spots. Also, in California, a commercial driver is prohibited from operating a truck with a blood alcohol content of 0.04% or higher or while being impaired by drugs.
A trucking company may also be liable for your injuries, particularly if it does not ensure that the drivers whom it retains are fit for the job and have complied with licensing and training requirements. If a trucking company fails to conduct an appropriate evaluation of applicant drivers, such as missing information suggesting that a driver has been convicted of DUIs or other infractions that call into question their fitness, the trucking company may be liable under a theory of negligent hiring or negligent supervision. A truck accident attorney in the San Francisco area can help determine whether these theories may apply. Additionally, the trucking company typically owns the vehicle and is responsible for conducting routine inspections and maintenance to ensure that the vehicle is in safe working condition. If the trucking company fails to adhere to this duty, and an equipment malfunction causes an accident to occur, the trucking company can be held liable.
After proving that a truck driver or trucking company was at fault for the crash, you must provide information substantiating the amount of compensation that you have claimed in the case. This includes any medical bills, such as ambulance transportation services, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and ongoing future medical care. A plaintiff can also seek compensation for any missed wages in addition to compensation for a reduced earning capacity as a result of their injuries. Generally, it is a good idea to keep careful and complete records of the expenses that you incur as a result of a crash.Contact a Tenacious Truck Accident Lawyer Serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Other Northern California Cities
At Biggs Law Offices A.P.C., we handle a wide variety of motor vehicle accident cases on behalf of Northern California residents, including truck accidents, car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and more. We understand what your family and you are going through during this traumatic and potentially life-altering time. San Francisco truck accident attorney Michael S. Biggs can advocate for people throughout San Francisco, Sonoma, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties from our Office in Walnut Creek. He provides a consultation so that you can learn more about your legal options. Call us now at 925.933.1300 or contact us online to set up your appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer.