Our experienced lawyers at Clancy & Diaz, LLP of Walnut Creek and Antioch deal with fatal semi truck accident cases. We understand the difficult times our clients go through after an accident of that magnitude. We know how the legal system works and what needs to be done to build a strong case. That's why we have a strong track record of success throughout California's East Bay.
Why semi truck accidents happen
There are many reasons why accidents involving semi trucks occur. The most common causes of semi truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including:
- Talking on a cellphone while driving
- Texting while driving (even though it's against the law nationwide for truckers)
- Operating a GPS
- Changing a radio station while driving
- Eating while driving
- Speeding (especially on highways)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Poor truck maintenance (brakes fail, a tire blows out, etc.)
Whatever the cause of your crash, our attorneys can aggressively investigate the accident and fight for the money you rightfully deserve.
Semi truck accident compensation
When it comes to compensation and settlements, the answer is unfortunately not straightforward and instead depends on a variety of factors. Through reviewing medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering, an attorney can provide you with an estimated average settlement for your specific accident. Due to the size, severity and overall magnitude of semi-truck accidents, compensation is typically higher than that of a typical car accident.
How we can help you
Semi truck accidents can be complicated for many different reasons. The driver who caused your crash will often deny doing anything wrong. Or you could face fierce resistance from the truck driver's trucking company or insurance company.
Investigating trucking companies can be complicated. The combination of insurance companies and truck accidents can also be a volatile mix. That's because the stakes are so high. Often, the financial impact of a semi truck accident can add up to hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
If you are thinking of filing a semi-truck accident lawsuit, don't be caught off guard. Be prepared. Contact our law firm as soon as possible. We know what evidence to look for and how to use those facts to build strong cases. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies. And if they don't cooperate, we take them to court. It's that simple. Find out what we can do for you. Schedule your free case evaluation today.