Northern California Truck Accident Law Firm, based in San Francisco, representing victims of motor vehicle accidents in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death suits.
More than two decades of respected litigation expertise.
Have you been the victim of a truck-related accident? Are you uncertain of how to recover compensation for your related medical bills and personal damages?
It can be difficult to know what to do next after the often traumatic and terrifying experience of a truck-related accident. The most important thing you can do is not allow yourself to be vulnerable to further harm at the hands of insurance companies that seek to pay you as little as possible for your damages.
From 2016 to 2017, the number of large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in the U.S. rose by 9 percent and increased by a whopping 42 percent between the years of 2009 and 2017. When you consider that an estimated 15.5 million trucks are operational on any given day in the United States, these statistics are not so shocking. In California alone, over 5 million commercial trucks were registered in 2011. In fact, California has the highest rate of truck-related accidents in the nation.
Truck accidents involve unique issues, and are often caused by truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fail to brake correctly, refuse to allow another vehicle to merge, drive too fast for the conditions, are fatigued, or swing too wide when making turns. Truck drivers also cause accidents when they shed tires or other objects on the road, drive a load which is too big, heavy or not properly secured, fail to properly inspect tires, brakes and lights, or are driving defective or poorly maintained rigs. Quite often, truck drivers work illegally long work shifts and have unrealistic schedules that make them drive negligently.
It is therefore important to hire an aggressive and knowledgeable truck accident attorney familiar with these issues, who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with truck insurance companies, and who will work energetically to obtain for you the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose, with more than 25 years of litigation experience, is a California truck accident law firm that handles cases involving truck accident injury or death claims. We are committed to achieving the best possible result for every client.
The leading causes of semi-truck accidents in the U.S. are as follows:
Truck drivers work long shifts which require them to sit in one place without breaks to get up and move around. This may cause pain which drivers relieve with medication. They may also ask their doctor for medication to help them focus or stay awake, which may have serious side effects as it wears off, thus causing drivers to drive unsafely.
Many truck drivers are away from their families and friends more than they are at home and they are often paid by the mile with tight deadlines for deliveries. This can cause drivers to drive too fast for the prevailing road conditions if they are focused on getting home or meeting a deadline — instead of on the road and the task before them.
Like prescription drug use, drivers may seek out over-the-counter drugs to help relieve back or leg pain due to their long hours in the truck or even over-the-counter medication and supplements to help them stay awake through their night drives.
It is believed that lack of adequate sleep and rest may have the same effects as drinking alcohol, as the same parts of the brain that become impaired from alcohol consumption suffer similar effects from lack of sleep. Often, truck drivers work illegally long work shifts without proper meals, sleep, and rest breaks. Their driving schedules and deadlines may also be unrealistic and cause them to drive negligently.
Since many truck drivers are away from their family and home and are alone for the vast majority of their time, they may seek solace in alcohol to help numb the pain of separation and loneliness.
While illicit drug use represents a relatively small portion of the causes of truck accidents, it certainly creates enormous dangers to the public when a driver is operating a large truck while under the influence of a narcotic.
When a truck-related accident occurs, those involved have the same right to seek financial compensation as they would in any other vehicle-related accident. Just like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to hire a knowledgeable and experienced truck accident attorney. It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as you are well enough to do so. A delay in speaking with a personal injury attorney can result in the loss or compromise of important information and hinder an optimal investigation from being conducted. For the best results in your case, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
First and foremost, you will want your attorney to be knowledgeable, experienced and reputable. All three of these considerations are crucial. While some lawyers may boast impressive degrees and work experience, if they are not reputable or well-respected in personal injury law, you will be at a huge disadvantage. Many of these cases are settled out of court, though some may be litigated. You want to hire an attorney who will not be intimidated by, but rather respected by the attorneys who represent the insurance company.
You want a passionate attorney who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and will aggressively pursue your claim to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
When you are not represented by a qualified truck-related accident attorney, the insurance company is likely to take advantage of you and your family. Unfortunately, personal injury law can be a bit of a game. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible and move on. This may result in your being awarded significantly less in compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering than you may have been if you had been represented by an attorney. The insurance company is likely to try to assess your degree of willingness to litigation, and if they determine you don’t know the true value of your claim or how to prove it, or believe you do not have the fortitude to take the case to trial if necessary, they are likely to try to take advantage of this reticence and settle your claim for a fraction of what it’s really worth, if at all.
Don’t regret it later: hire a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Do not work with the trucking company’s insurance company until you speak with the attorney of your choice. This includes anything from making a statement to the insurance company for them to use in the case, signing papers sent to you from the insurance company, or going to see the insurance company’s physicians. As soon as you have determined the best truck accident attorney for you, like the Law Office of Daniel L. Rose, turn all matters over to them.
The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose is a Northern California truck accident law firm, based in San Francisco, representing victims of motor vehicle accidents in personal injury and wrongful death suits.
With more than 25 years of litigation experience, our firm is fiercely committed to achieving the best possible result for every client. Using top accident reconstruction and medical experts, we thoroughly and aggressively move your case forward to recover the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured, we will pursue all types of damages to which you are entitled in a motor vehicle accident. We know this is a big decision and we welcome you to call us for a free, no-obligation consultation and evaluation by a knowledgeable attorney.
To learn more about how the Law Office of Daniel L. Rose can help you and your family after your truck collision, or to discuss your truck accident or wrongful death claim with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney, call San Francisco truck accident attorney Daniel Rose at 415-946-8900.
Anyone involved in an injury accident with a truck should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as they are able. Delay in speaking with a personal injury attorney can result in the loss or compromise of important information and hinder an optimal investigation from being conducted. Once our office accepts your injury claim, we immediately launch a thorough and intensive investigation in order to present the best possible case.
Using top accident reconstruction and medical experts, we thoroughly and aggressively move your case forward to recover the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured, we will pursue all types of damages to which you are entitled in a motor vehicle accident.
We welcome you to call us for a free, no-obligation consultation and evaluation by a knowledgeable lawyer. Learn more about what you can expect when you call and about our experience, reputation and commitment to our clients.
The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose serves the Counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz.
To learn more about how this Bay Area truck accident lawyer can help after your truck collision, or to discuss your truck accident claim or wrongful death claim with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, call San Francisco truck accident lawyer Daniel Rose at 415-946-8900.
The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose serves the Counties of: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County, San Joaquin County - and the surrounding cities of: Alameda, Albany, American Canyon, Aptos, Belmont, Belvedere, Benicia, Berkeley, Brisbane, Burlingame, Corte Madera, East Palo Alto, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward, Hercules, Larkspur, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pinole, Redwood City, Richmond, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sausalito, Sonoma, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Tiburon, Union City, Vallejo. Also representing the Central Valley areas including: Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Lincoln, Manteca, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield.