Oakland Truck Accident Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 428 people lost their lives in fatal truck accidents in California in 2005; this number has steadily increased over the years. Many more people are seriously injured every year. Because of the huge disparity in size and weight compared to other vehicles, 18-wheeler/car accidents tend to result in serious injuries to drivers and passengers. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact an Oakland truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of David G. Smith. The initial consultation is free of charge; call 510-431-2598 | 925-308-6484 or e-mail us today.
Truck Accident Lawyers in Oakland
For more than 30 years, we have recovered financial compensation for victims of truck wrecks. Our truck accident attorneys in Oakland will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine what caused the crash and who is responsible for the damages. When necessary, we will retain an accident reconstructionist. If negligence was involved, we will pursue financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Semi Truck Accidents in Oakland
- Driver fatigue
- Improper truck maintenance
- Brake failure or tire blowouts
- Truck driver negligence
- Not paying attention to blind spots
- Improper loading or load shifting
- Speeding, reckless driving
- DUI/drunk driving
Our Oakland big rig accident attorney will check the driver's log to see if he or she was complying with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which restrict the number of hours a driver may operate a big rig or tractor trailer. Often there are multiple parties responsible in these cases. Truck drivers, truck owners, transport companies, and all of their individual insurance carriers are almost always looking to avoid liability, leaving victims and their families to pay the price.
Contact an Oakland Truck Accident Lawyer Today!
Truck accidents are frequently caused when truck drivers turn or change lanes without checking for vehicles in their blind spots. When that occurs, the injured person's vehicle can end up under or in front of the truck, being pushed sideways down the highway. Others roll over repeatedly or spin out of control and strike other vehicles or the median. We have represented many clients who were injured in a variety of situations.
Whether you were rear-ended by a delivery truck in a parking lot, hit by a cement truck traveling at highway speed, or injured on-site in a construction accident, we can help. Our firm has the skills and experience to assist you. Please contact an Oakland trucking accident attorney today for a free consultation; call 510-431-2598 | 925-308-6484 or contact us online.
"I was injured in two separate automobile accidents which were two years apart. In addition to the injuries sustained in those accidents I had other serious medical problems which made both cases much more complicated. Patiently and professionally Mr. Smith navigated both accident claims with four different insurance companies and obtained total settlements for both cases that we were very happy with. "
, Oakland, California