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California Trucking Accident Lawyers

After a trucking accident call 1-844-MAYFIRM to schedule a free consultation with some of the best California trucking accident lawyers.

As a California based firm with  seven offices throughout California, our team of experienced California trucking accident lawyers have the legal experience to confidently navigate the settlement and claim process and hold the insurance companies and parties involved accountable for the injuries and pain and suffering which they have caused you. With so many factions involved in the litigation, the best thing you can do is have experienced and award winning legal representation on your side. A consultation with the trucking accident lawyers at The May Firm are always free, and our legal fees are incorporated into your settlement total, meaning our help comes at no out-of-pocket cost to you.

We’ll work to get your reimbursed for property damage, medical expenses, emotional suffering, and potential wage loss. We know automobile accidents of any sort can be complicated and each case is different, so we take great care and pride in getting the facts straight so we can best represent you. At The May Firm, our credo is to “Let our family help your family”. When it comes to getting your life back after a truck-related accident, we’ll handle the legal entities working against you and get you the settlement you deserve, while you put all your focus into your recovery.

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Our Truck Accident Attorneys Know What to Do

It is very important to hire an attorney that dedicates their practice to handling serious trucking accident cases. Here are a few things our attorneys’ take into consideration when litigating a trucking accident
  • Logbooks must be examined and preserved. Logbooks often show the driver/trucking company violated Federal laws regulating commercial driving operations
  • GPS and Blackbox data is critical. Blackbox data will show what driving inputs were applied by the operator prior to the impact.
  • A very thorough site inspection is critical, and should be done immediately. Our attorneys and investigators will personally examine the site. Looking for evidence, debris, tire marks, taking measurements. We will generally employ an accident reconstruction expert and/or a roadway design expert when investigating the cause of trucking accidents.

Trucking
Accident
Information
and Statistics

  • In 2013, there were 30,057 fatal crashes on the Nation’s roadways, 3,806 (12.7%) of which involved at least one large truck or bus, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, there were an estimated 5,657,000 nonfatal crashes, 385,000 (6.8%) of which involved at least one large truck or bus.
  • Accidents Involving large trucks or buses require the utmost legal scrutiny. Commercial truck drivers are paid to be on the road, making any accident they’re involved in a complicated legal matter at best. In the wake of a crash, any number of corporate entities will become involved, and it is in their best interest is to establish that the truck driver was not at fault.

What to do After a Crash

The moments after a crash can be just as, if not more dangerous, than the initial impact. A collision with a large vehicle can greatly obstruct the roadway, making bystanders and survivors less visible to other vehicles passing by. Blind spots on the road and variable weather conditions can add to existing hazards.

If you’re able to determine your own safety after the crash, stay calm and attempt to verify that everyone else involved is also OK. Do not move injured persons if they are unable to move themselves, as you may exacerbate their injuries. If possible, wait a safe distance from the scene of the accident for help to arrive. As mentioned earlier, the scene of the collision may be unsafe: There are many reported examples of crash survivors being struck by other passing vehicles while waiting for first responders.

Establishing Fault

A crash with a large truck gets more than just the drivers of each vehicle legally involved. Depending on what caused the crash, other parties quickly become relevant to the potential case:

  • The truck may have another owner or be owned by a company. The driver’s insurance may be through said company, in which case their legal team may handle the details of the collision.
  • A mechanical failure of the truck may shift accountability to the manufacturer of the vehicle. Once of the most common malfunctions are the air brakes in a commercial truck.
  • The company that payed to have the trucker on the road may pursue legal action if a deadline is missed.
  • If loose cargo falling out of the vehicle caused a crash, the company that loaded the truck may assume some liability.

At any rate, each of the parties involved in these scenarios will have backing from their own insurance companies, all of which find it in their best interest to pay out the smallest settlement amount possible. They will also have their own legal representation. With so many variables at play, the benefit of proper legal representation is obvious. The May Firm will act as your liaison with these companies and fight to get you a proper settlement amount. We’ll deal with other parties’ insurance companies directly and hold them accountable to pay out the compensation you’re due.

Call The May Firm to Get Started

As a state with both a robust agricultural output and large metropolitan areas, California relies heavily on its roadways to ship goods throughout its counties and beyond. Large trucks and commercial shipping are an integral part of the economy, and we rely on the services provided by CDL certified drivers. Despite their higher level of certification however, accidents still occur.

The best advice our firm can give you is to always seek legal help if you find yourself involved in any type of automotive accident, and this is especially true if a truck is involved. Truck drivers are typically insured and protected by the companies they represent, and those companies’ best interest is to prove their employee was not at fault. Other parties can quickly become involved on behalf of the driver such as the manufacturer of the truck, or the company who is paying to have goods shipped.

Give us a call at 1-844-MAYFIRM to schedule a free consultation.

We’ll use our extensive knowledge of California vehicle code and draw from our experience with past cases to ensure you receiver proper settlement. We know a crash can mean much more than property damage, so we factor every facet of your recovery into the settlement process. Our lawyers will fight to get you wage reimbursement for missed work, finances to cover medical bills and ongoing recovery, and reimbursement for pain and suffering, to name a few.

We work on a contingency fee, and partner with medical providers in the community that work on a lien basis to get you the medical help you need as soon as possible. This means that our fees and the medical services provided are all factored into your settlement payout, allowing you to give your full focus to your recovery.

The ramifications caused by an accident with a large truck can be severe. Get the peace of mind you need by putting The May Firm on your side, and let our family help your family by handling all the delicate logistics of your case. At The May Firm, our goal is to help you get the resources you need to get your life back to normal.

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