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Truck Accidents

Protecting the Rights of the Injured in Northern California

Collapsed Truck If you are involved in a truck accident, experienced legal representation is essential. Dealing with commercial fleet and vehicle insurance companies can be quite a challenge without legal counsel. Making the wrong move could severely limit your options, even when you are not at fault.

At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we have a successful track record of dealing with commercial insurers and obtaining favorable results for our clients in truck accident cases. Additionally, accidents with buses and vans owned by government or private entities may require special handling under state law. This is not a battle you want to fight alone. Our attorneys contend with insurance companies on your behalf to secure the greatest recovery award. Insurance companies hire seasoned professionals to avoid paying accident claims.

Understanding Your Rights in a Truck Accident

According to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), the number of truck accidents with injuries and fatalities remained constant during the 2008 - 20012 reporting period. On average, approximately 240 of those crashes ended fatally, while 5,200 resulted in injuries. Due to the size, load and momentum of trucks, results are often catastrophic for those driving smaller vehicles. It is imperative that you understand your rights in personal injury cases involving tractor trailers, big rigs, semi-trucks, agricultural vehicles, dump trucks, and other large commercial vehicles. When you hire one of our personal injury attorneys, you receive:

  • A tireless advocate dedicated to recovering the maximum amount of compensation for your matter;
  • legal assistance that is contingency-based, meaning there is no cost to you until we win your case;
  • a hands-on, straightforward approach to dealing with each aspect of your claim; and
  • consistent communication throughout the legal process.

We can help you explore your options, whether you are partially at fault or not at fault. Remember, you always have options. Limit your communication with those who represent commercial insurers, as they do not have your best interests in mind. While there are extensive regulations in place to protect you, some public and private sector truck and fleet owners willfully violate such regulations. Drivers may be tired, carry too much weight, pull improperly balanced loads, operate faulty vehicles, or speed to meet grueling deadlines. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys are highly skilled in uncovering trucking violations and can dismantle unscrupulous practices to play down the impact of your injuries or economic loss.

Hiring the Right Personal injury Attorney in Monterey, CA

Commercial insurance companies spare no expense to keep from paying insurance claims. Unlike individual insurance policies, corporate policies have the potential to pay out much larger settlements. Because of this, their lawyers fight hard to reduce or eliminate your recovery compensation. We know this, so we fight even harder and bring together a team of highly trained personal injury professionals to stand by your side. We partner with accident reconstruction professionals, medical experts, and other investigative specialists to build compelling arguments on your behalf. We have the experience and the resources to win, but we also genuinely care about your present challenges and the stability of your future. When we win, you win.

If you or someone you care about sustained injuries in a truck accident, please contact our firm at (408) 298-7200. You may schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys to discuss your case. We can communicate with you in English or Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and the Monterey Bay community.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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