California Truck Accidents – Government Causes

At The Dolan Law Firm, our attorneys handle truck accident cases throughout California, including the cities of: Oakland, Modesto, Stockton, Fresno, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, Benicia, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Santa Cruz, Livermore, and Tracy; and the counties of: San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marlin, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Fresno, Sacramento, Napa, Santa Rosa, Orange and Monterey. Our experience with California truck accident cases has showed us that in some instances, the federal, state, and local governments can be involved in two ways: Either a government vehicle can be involved in the accident (such as a fire truck accident, or a California Highway Patrol accident), or federal, state, or local roadways could be improperly maintained or designed. However, the governmental agency may have immunity, which means they may not be required to compensate injured victims. Sometimes the government waives their immunity, and in others, the government has no immunity. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us explain to you your legal options and evaluate your case.

Bay Area Defective Roadways

One cause of trucking accidents in the Bay Area, and throughout California, is defective roadways and intersections. As a Bay Area defective roadway law firm, we are equipped to assess and handle cases which involve trucking accidents due to defective roadways and intersections. How can a defective roadway or intersection contribute to a trucking accident? Dangerously defective roads and highways can be caused by poor road maintenance, defective highway design, or malfunctioning traffic signals at intersections. There are California highway safety codes that must be met in the construction of California highways. In addition, the government entity that owns the road and highway is also responsible for its maintenance. If a big hole in the road or highway, or a defective curb on a turn, is responsible for a truck rollover or other accident, then the government entity responsible for its maintenance may be liable for any damages caused by its failure to properly maintain the roadways. If you have been involved in a trucking accident due to a defective roadway, you should contact us. The consultation is free, and we will make sure a proper highway defect and accident investigation is, or was, performed.

San Francisco Truck Accidents – Emergency Vehicles, CHiPs and Fire Truck Accidents

Sometimes government vehicles cause accidents, for example, a city ambulance, a California Highway Patrol Assault vehicle, or a San Francisco fire truck driver. A governmental employee, with the exception of emergency personnel responding with lights and sirens, must follow the same regulations as other drivers. Lawsuits have been requested against all these governmental entities. Click here to read more on the California Law that emergency vehicles must follow. If you have been involved in accident with a government vehicle in Northern California, then contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers.

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The Dolan Law Firm

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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