Aggressive Representation for Complex Cases and Serious Injuries in Berkeley, Emeryville & Contra Costa County
Commercial truck accidents differ from passenger car accidents in several ways. The destructive force of a big rig is much greater than that of a car, so injuries and property damage are likely to be more severe. The many hands at work in the trucking industry make it harder to determine who was at fault for the crash.
In such high-stakes cases, where the losses are great and the proof is difficult to assemble, you need an experienced attorney who will fight tenaciously for your rights. Since 1955, Haley Law Offices has managed complex litigation arising from commercial truck accidents. We’ve shown that we have what it takes to prevail at trial, and that gives us added leverage in settlement talks.
Identifying Responsible Parties in California Truck Accidents
To succeed in your claim for compensation, you must identify the party responsible and prove fault for the accident. Because the commercial trucking industry involves so many actors at different levels, it can be difficult to pinpoint who caused the accident.
Possible parties include:
- The driver — Driver error accounts for most commercial truck accidents. Factors such as distraction, fatigue, and alcohol or drug use compromise a driver’s ability to perform.
- The truck owner — In most cases, where the driver is at fault, the company that employs the driver is responsible under a theory known as respondeat superior, which means, “let the person in charge answer.” Many commercial vehicles are owner-operated, so the driver and owner are the same.
- The truck loader — Poorly loaded cargo can create an imbalance in the truck’s storage compartment, causing it to tip. Companies that load goods can be held responsible.
- The maintenance company or truck manufacturer — When mechanical failure causes a truck accident, blame usually lies with the company that maintains the vehicle or the one that manufactured the defective part.
Seeking Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries
Being involved in a truck accident can result in devastating injuries and significant financial burdens. At Haley Law Offices, we understand the challenges you may face after a truck accident, and we are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced team of truck accident attorneys in Oakland will work diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and identify all responsible parties. Our goal is to hold the negligent parties accountable and secure the maximum compensation possible for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Why choose us for your truck accident case:
- Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling complex truck accident cases and have a deep understanding of California's laws and regulations.
- Aggressive representation: We will fight tirelessly on your behalf, negotiating with insurance companies and, if necessary, taking your case to court to ensure you receive fair compensation.
- Compassionate support: We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a truck accident can have on your life. Our team will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.
The process of identifying the responsible party can be complex, involving extensive investigation of company records and highly technical accident reconstruction. Your attorney must know how to orchestrate a high-level investigation and how to deal with large insurance companies that aggressively defend claims against their clients. Insurers use California’s comparative negligence law in truck accidents even more aggressively than they do in auto accidents and motorcycle accidents, to try to prove that you contributed to the accident. Haley Law Offices provides the determined representation you need to overcome these obstacles and obtain a fair financial recovery through settlement or trial.
Victims of commercial truck accidents face complex litigation. To ensure your best chance for a full financial recovery, contact Haley Law Offices today. If you’re unable to visit us, we’ll come to your home or hospital room.
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