While the number of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents in California has been dropping over the past decade, approximately 300 Californians die annually in collisions with large trucks. Santa Clara and Sacramento counties are among the top 10 for fatal California crashes. Highways 1 and 101 and Interstates 80 and 280 are the locations of many serious truck accidents in this area.
Proving Fault in Trucking Accident Cases
One of the most important factors in any personal injury case is proving who, or what, was at fault in causing the accident. This requires more than simply reading the police report. It requires investigation. At the Dolan Law Firm, we work with experienced accident investigators to understand what really happened to cause your injuries.
Interstate trucks are subject to state and federal regulations that don’t apply to regular drivers. These regulations govern the amount of time a driver can be on the road, truck maintenance and safety requirements, load restrictions, and many other factors. They are intended to make our roadways safer, but truck companies and drivers find ways to get around them. And sometimes they find ways to falsify the records of their activities.
Our experienced San Francisco truck accident attorneys understand this and carefully examine:
- Driver factors such as hours on the road, cellphone records, past driving record and past record of alcohol or drug use
- Truck factors such as maintenance logs, condition of the truck and key equipment
- Load factors such as whether the truck was overweight, the load was unbalanced, causing a rollover, or the load was not properly secured, allowing it to fly off the truck and hit vehicles behind it.
If you would like to dive deeper into the topic of truck accident law, we have a comprehensive set of posts available for you to explore:
- California Code Regulations
- Driver Related Accidents
- Driver’s Responsibilities
- Safety Regulations
- Garbage Truck Accidents
- Loading Company
- Log Hauler Accidents
- Truck Manufacturer Accidents
- Overloaded Truck Accidents
- Override Trucking Accidents
- Big Rig Accidents
- SUV Rollovers
- Tire Blowouts
- Tractor Trailer Brakes
- Tractor Trailer Runaways
- Trailer Accidents
- Truck Company Fault
- Driver Protection
- Underride Truck Accidents
Contact Truck Accident Lawyers
At the Dolan Law Firm, our San Francisco truck accident lawyers help people in the San Francisco-Oakland-Sacramento area and throughout California who have been hurt in collisions with trucks and tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and delivery vehicles. We understand the emotional trauma and financial hardship that a truck accident can cause.
Our award-winning personal injury trial lawyers are experienced in handling California truck accident cases. We have helped hundreds of injured people get financial recovery, as well as family members who lost a loved one to wrongful death after a truck wreck.
If you have been injured or a loved one died in a San Francisco truck accident, call 415-421-2800 or 888-545-9519 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at one of our three convenient offices in San Francisco, Sacramento or Oakland.
We have helped hundreds of clients with personal injury claims, and the families of loved ones who died. We will review your claim for free, promptly, and with no obligation on your part. Our work is contingency-based, and we collect no fees unless we recover damages for you.