Oakland Truck Accident Lawyers

In recent years, large trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs, and other larger commercial vans and vehicles, were responsible for almost 10% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents. Truck accidents can cause considerable damage and seriously injure accident victims, as trucks can weigh up to 30 times the weight of an average car or SUV.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident in Oakland or the Bay Area, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 today. Our dedicated and successful Oakland truck accident lawyers will guide you through your truck accident claim process to help you get the best result possible.

How The Barnes Firm Can Help You After an Oakland Truck Accident

Our team of experienced truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm know that truck accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. Truck accident cases can be very complicated for several reasons since injuries sustained during a truck accident tend to be more severe and often involve multiple parties.

At The Barnes Firm, our trusted Oakland truck accident lawyers:

  • Provide a FREE case evaluation
  • Complete a full investigation into your accident to determine liability
  • Protect you against counterclaims
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to help you get the best result possible
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary

Do you want to know how much your truck accident case may be worth? Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.

How do Oakland Truck Accidents Happen?

Driver negligence is responsible for 88% of truck related crashes. In California, truck accidents happen for many reasons, most commonly due to:

  • Speeding. Truck drivers may speed to make up time for tight deadlines which can cause an accident.
  • Driver Fatigue. Truckers drive for long hours. Driving tired is reckless and may cause a driver to fall asleep at the wheel, increasing the chances of causing an accident.
  • Distracted Driving. A single moment of inattentive driving, including paying attention to radio communication or checking a phone, can cause a truck accident.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Driving under the influence is illegal in every state regardless of the type of vehicle but is especially dangerous when operating an 80,000-pound vehicle.
  • Extended brake time. Large trucks require more time to brake for vehicles in front of them. If a driver misjudges time and distance, a rear-end truck accident can occur.
  • Improper Turning. Due to the size of large trucks, being unprepared or mismanaging turns can cause a truck accident.
  • Unsecured Loads. If a truck load isn’t properly secured, goods may come undone, causing an accident.
  • Lack of Truck Maintenance. Large trucks require routine maintenance to ensure safety for everyone. If improperly maintained, a vehicle malfunction can occur causing an accident.

The smallest error can lead to a life altering truck accident. If you, or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident in Oakland or the Bay Area, contact a truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation at (800) 800-0000.

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Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle at The Barnes Firm

Our team of experienced Oakland truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have successfully handled truck accidents such as:

  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear end crashes
  • Head on collisions
  • Turning accidents
  • T-Bone collisions
  • Sideswipes
  • Jackknife accidents
  • And more…

The Barnes Firm has fought hard on behalf of truck accident victims for decades injured by:

  • Tractor trailers
  • 18 wheelers
  • Semi-trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Utility trucks
  • Big Rigs
  • Delivery trucks such as FedEx, UPS, Amazon, etc…
  • Construction vehicles
  • All other small or large commercial vehicles
  • And more…

After a truck accident turn to The Barnes Firm for help. Our trusted attorneys have experience with all types of motor vehicle accidents and are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have regarding your accident.

What Should I do if I’ve Been in an Oakland Truck Accident?

If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, your health and safety is most important. Our Oakland truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm advise that you take the following steps for optimal recovery and to ensure that you get the best result possible for your truck accident case:

  • Call 911 to report your accident and request medical attention, if needed
  • Take pictures of your injuries and damages as evidence
  • Obtain the other driver’s personal and insurance information
  • Talk to any witnesses at the scene
  • Request a copy of the accident report
  • Seek medical treatment immediately, try not to refuse
  • Call an experienced truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm.

It is advised you see a doctor immediately following a truck accident, even if you don’t think you are injured. Then, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. From the first phone call through to the final settlement, our trusted truck accident attorneys will be there every step of the way to help truck accident victims get the best result possible.

Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

In 2020, almost 5,000 trucks were involved in fatal crashes. Due to the colossal size and weight of large trucks, accidents involving trucks can leave victims severely injured and can result in fatalities. The successful truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have handled truck accident cases involving injuries such as:

Regardless of the type of injuries sustained after a truck accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help. Seeing a medical professional is the most important thing you can do for yourself and for your claim after an Oakland truck accident. Next, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and see how much your case may be worth.

What Kind of Compensation can I Recover Following a Truck Accident?

A victim may be left with severe or debilitating injuries following an Oakland truck accident. A truck accident attorney from The Barnes Firm can help hold negligent parties accountable, as well as help recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost work wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation, or at home care
  • And more…

Our trusted team of Oakland truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm want to help you receive the best result possible. Reach out to us today at (800) 800-0000 so we can get started on your truck accident claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Who is Liable after a Truck Accident?

When you choose a truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm, you can be assured our dedicated team will perform an investigation to determine who caused your truck accident. Often, more than one party can be held responsible in a truck accident. These parties may include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Maintenance or Repair companies
  • Loading company
  • Municipalities
  • Third-party drivers
  • And more…

In California, you must be able to prove who was liable for your accident for you to receive compensation. Even if you are found to be partially liable, you may still be eligible for compensation. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today to go over all your truck accident claim options.

How Long do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim?

The statute of limitations to file a truck accident claim in California is two years from the date of the accident, or two years from the date your injuries were discovered. If you have questions regarding the statute of limitations in California or California truck accident laws, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

The Oakland Truck Accident Attorneys at The Barnes Firm are Here to Help.

If you or someone you love has been wrongly injured due to someone else’s negligence, our truck accident attorneys believe that you deserve justice and financial compensation. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your accident, evaluate your case, and help you start your truck accident claim.

 Call us today at (800) 800-0000 – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of successful truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Oakland and the surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

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555 12th Street
Suite #1470
Oakland, CA 94607

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