Whether it applies to a human, vehicle, or property, being the victim of a trucking accident is not a minor event. The sheer weight and size of a truck compared to a standard passenger car is daunting. It is enough to make even a low-speed collision one that causes catastrophic injuries or death.Have You Suffered From a Truck Accident Injury?
At the law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., our relentless legal team takes pride in taking on trucking companies and their drivers who unnecessarily make the roadways more dangerous for everyone. Our lawyers have many years of experience representing truck accident victims as well as their families. Truckers and truck driving companies are held to a higher legal standard, and our legal staff is uncompromising in protecting your rights when they deviate from that standard.What Are the Rules for Truck Drivers?
Due to the damage that a truck accident can cause, there have been both state and federal laws drafted and implemented in order to regulate their use of the roads in an effort to keep us all safe.
The federal agency that makes rules for the U.S. interstate commercial trucking industry is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These rules govern things like:
- how often truck drivers must take breaks;
- how often their trucks must be inspected for safety; and
- procedures for securing loads.
California also has state-specific laws that govern how truckers and their companies who do not cross state lines can operate within our state limits. These laws mandate much of the same things that the federal laws do, but in many respects, are even more strict. The agency that drafts and enforces these laws is the California Public Utilities Commission.Truck Driving Companies and Insurance Companies
California laws make trucks carry at least $750,000 worth of liability insurance. The reason is because of the potential danger that trucks pose on the roadways. Because of the high stakes involved in a personal injury lawsuit involving a catastrophic injury and a truck, the lawyers for the trucking companies are aggressive and rigid in their defense of a personal injury claim.
When truck drivers or their companies do not follow the law or they violate the regulations that bind them and subsequently cause an accident, you will need knowledgeable, experienced, and fearless representation on your side. Many of these cases are evidence intensive on the compensation side of the lawsuit. Why? Because evidence of their failure to comply with the law may be a major determination with the compensation available.Notable Case Result
$750,000 policy limits settlement to four injured victims and wrongful death of an ejected fifth passenger as the result of a collision with a semi-truck.Speak With Your Northern California Truck Accident Attorney Today
Our Northern California and Santa Clara County truck accident lawyers are equipped to defend your rights and pursue the compensation that our clients rightfully deserve for their truck accident injuries. The attorneys at Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP are experienced litigators on this topic. They ensure that you pay nothing unless we win your case. Contact us at (408) 289-1417 or call us toll free at 866-433-6797 and schedule your free consultation today.