Concord Truck Accident Attorneys
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The aftermath of a serious truck accident can leave you in a difficult position with very few answers. Since 1979, we have been helping people who have suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries or death from serious accidents, including those involving trucks. Our clients come first every step of the way.
Uncovering the Cause of Your Truck Accident
Creating a strong truck accident claim begins with understanding the cause of the accident. Without this basic information, it can be a challenge to secure any compensation because liability is often disputed by the insurance carriers for the trucking companies.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue: A commercial truck driver can be scheduled to work 14 hours a day without violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. It is common for drivers to violate these limits so as to stay on their demanding schedules.
- Speeding: If a truck driver wants to finish a shift before exhaustion sets in, they might decide to break speed limits to get to their destinations quicker. Speeding in a large commercial vehicle is extremely dangerous in any situation. The heavier and faster a vehicle, the more distance it will need to come to a complete stop.
- Truck driver intoxication: It is unlawful for a commercial truck driver to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.04 or greater. However, any BAC level above 0 is unsafe and can contribute to causing an accident.
- Unsafe lane changes and merges: Large trucks have big blind spots on each side, including the front and back. Truck drivers must always give ample warning and signals to other motorists when they intend to change lanes or merge, so the other drivers can leave those blind spots. Failing to check mirrors or changing lanes too quickly can result in a devastating truck accident.
- Defective truck parts or maintenance: Not all truck accidents are caused by a truck driver’s negligence. Some are caused by a defective truck part or improper maintenance that cause the truck to lose control.
No matter the cause of your truck accident, you can be sure that our team will use their decades of experience and vast resources to discover what happened in your accident and why. Our extensive experience and knowledge enable us to comprehensively investigate any crash and find its cause.
Liable Parties in Truck Accident Cases
In the context of a personal injury claim, liability is fault or blame. The more liability a party has for a truck accident, the more compensation it could owe the other injured parties. One of our objectives will be to uncover all liable parties and build the strongest case possible as to why they are legally responsible for your damages.
Three frequent liable parties in truck accident cases include:
- Truck driver: The truck driver who hit you could be found liable for your damages if they were negligent in operating their vehicle.
- Trucking company: The trucking company may also be legally liable for the truck driver’s negligence. Additionally, the trucking company may have independently contributed to the accident, such as by providing unsafe equipment, failing to enforce FMCSA regulations by their driver, or hiring a driver with a history of unsafe driving.
- Truck part manufacturer or maintenance: Truck accidents caused by defective truck parts or defective maintenance may shift legal responsibility to the manufacturer or repair shop.
We Offer Free Case Evaluations to Get You Started
You can request a no-cost case evaluation with our truck accident attorneys in Concord to get pointed in the right direction for your case. We represent clients across the greater Bay Area, including in Concord. During this consultation, we can provide a clear picture of what to expect in the legal process, potential outcomes in your case, and how our legal team can maximize your chances of a successful case resolution.