Every day, San Francisco and Bay Area motorists share roads with trucks and commercial vehicles. Truck drivers have the responsibility to operate these large vehicles with extreme caution, as trucks can weigh up to 20x that of a midsize car or SUV. Unfortunately, when a truck driver fails to exercise such care, San Francisco truck accidents are more likely to occur.
At The Barnes Firm, our experienced team of San Francisco truck accident lawyers have seen the negative effects truck accidents can have on individuals and their families. You can trust that our dedicated truck accident attorneys will work hard for you from the first phone conversation through to the final settlement. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.
At The Barnes Firm, our team of attorneys know how serious and devastating injuries can be when a truck or commercial vehicle is involved. With decades of experience advocating on behalf of truck accident victims in San Francisco and the Bay Area, our team of truck accident lawyers will work hard to help you get the best result possible.
Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles can create complex insurance claims. Unfortunately, insurance companies will always try to avoid liability and undervalue, or deny, your claim. If you or a loved one were injured due to a truck driver’s negligence, you are entitled to receive financial compensation and The Barnes Firm can help you do that. When you partner with our team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, you will receive:
Not sure you have a case? Call (800) 800-0000 today and find out. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have regarding your accident.
Truck accidents can happen for a variety of reasons but are often associated with one or more of the following:
Unfortunately, most truck accidents can be traced back to a distracted driver or a driver neglecting to follow the rules of the road. Regardless of the cause of your accident, our team of truck accident lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help you get the best result possible for your case. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.
If you have been injured in a San Francisco truck accident, our team of attorneys advise that you:
Thousands of truck accidents occur each year throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. The most common types of truck accidents include:
Our team of San Francisco truck accident lawyers are equipped to handle any type of truck accident case involving:
After any truck accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help. Call (800) 800-0000 today to find out what your case is worth.
The compensation you can receive after being injured in a truck accident will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident. After investigating your accident and holding negligent parties liable, our attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:
Our team of San Francisco truck accident lawyers are here to help you get the best result possible after any truck accident.
Establishing liability in a truck accident can be tricky, as more than one party can be responsible. These negligent parties may include:
In California, you must be able to prove liability to receive compensation. You may be found partially liable in the event of an accident. You can still recover compensation if you are found partially liable for the accident.
It is also important to remember that in California, you have two years from the date of your accident, or the date your injuries were discovered, to file a personal injury claim. To get started filing your claim, or to have any questions regarding your accident answered, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 and ask to speak to one of our experienced San Francisco truck accident lawyers.
Being injured in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience and leave you with injuries requiring costly treatments. Our team of truck accident lawyers have successfully helped truck accident victims with the following injuries get the best result possible:
After a truck accident, it is advised you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your injuries may be more severe than you think as symptoms may take days or weeks to appear after an accident. Seeking medical attention can help you diagnose and treat your injuries. After seeking medical attention, call a truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve after a truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, your top priority should be your health and recovering from your injuries. Our team of San Francisco truck accident lawyers are here to help you handle all the legal aspects of your accident so you can focus on yourself, your health, and your family, during this challenging time.
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Most people have never needed a lawyer when they find themselves injured and in need of legal advice. We hear the following questions from many of our clients. We hope the answers help clarify your options and considerations.
California has a deadline for truck accident claims. It is two years since the car accident date. This deadline is important because you lose your right to take legal action if you do not file within two years. The strength of your claim will not matter if you wait too long to file. Sometimes, this deadline is shorter, at six months, depending on the parties involved.
The damages you can recover for a truck accident will vary depending on your injuries and other losses. Common damages you can recover from a truck accident claim include:
Your medical treatment will heavily influence your damages and case worth. However, there are many damages that injury victims are unaware they can pursue. Your legal team can guide you on what they are and how to recover them.
The costs of hiring a lawyer depend on their contingency fee. They will have a percentage they take from your settlement. This percentage will vary by firm and how far your case goes.
Various parties can be held responsible for truck accidents in CA, including:
The primary way to show fault is by examining evidence. The goal is to find any signs of negligence from the driver or their employer. Sometimes, this involves FMCSA violations.
Most truck accident cases do not go to trial. They will often settle out of court with the insurance company. In rare cases, they do. Your CA truck accident lawyer will work to settle before trial and advise you on litigation risks.
There is a comparative fault rule in California. So, even if you were partially at fault for a collision, you can still pursue compensation. The court will issue percentages to both parties. Whoever has the higher percentage will pay for damages. Your fault percentage rate will reduce your reward. So, if you were 5% at fault, you would recover 95% of your damage award.
Yes, there are various regulations that truck drivers and their employers must follow. The biggest one is how long a driver can operate. They can only work for 11 total driving hours within a 14-hour window. This is after they have been off duty for at least 10 hours. They can drive for 60 hours total per week.
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