Dedicated lawyer provides comprehensive representation for crash victims in Northern California
Truck accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic and even deadly injuries to the occupants of much smaller vehicles. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, it’s important to seek compensation that fully accounts for the harm you’ve suffered. At Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose, we fight fervently for our clients’ rights and always seek maximum compensation for their injuries, which are often extensive and may require ongoing treatment. We are experienced at handling trucking accident cases, which are often complex and usually involve powerful defendants. Let us fight for the full compensation you deserve.
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California has the second-highest number of highway miles and the most registered motor vehicles in the country, making for a lot of traffic and potentially dangerous road conditions. That danger increases when cars share the road with large commercial trucks, which is why they must abide by special federal and state regulations. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, we will investigate whether the accident involved violations such as the hours of service, federal maximum driving time, record keeping, and other regulations. Whether the driver, trucking company, or relevant third party is at fault for your accident, we will hold every liable party accountable.
Skilled advocate is committed to your recovery after a trucking accident
Trucking accidents can be caused by a number of events, but these are some of the most common:
- Rollovers — Commercial trucks are susceptible to rollovers due to the height of the vehicle combined with uneven weight distribution.
- Improper turning — A large truck’s size makes it difficult to execute turns as easily as cars do. Improper turning is the most common cause of fatal semi-truck accidents in California.
- Jackknifing — When a driver suddenly brakes, the front of the truck slows down while the back is still moving, making the vehicle’s back end swing to the side and often blocking lanes for several hours.
- Driver fatigue — Federal regulations limit the number of hours truckers can drive in one day and also require them to keep a log of hours behind the wheel. However, drivers often disregard these regulations to meet the tight schedules of their employers. Truck driver fatigue presents significant risks to other drivers sharing the road.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to understand that California law requires victims of personal injury incidents to file claims within two years of the date of their accident. So it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of filing a successful claim.
Contact a California trucking accident attorney for a free consultation
When you are harmed in a truck accident in Northern California, Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose can assist you in recovering full damages for the injuries you’ve sustained. Please call (408) 479-5822 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.