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Bay Area Truck Accident Attorney

Bay Area Truck Accident Attorney

The Bay Area sees its share of life-threatening traffic accidents, but truck accidents are among the deadliest on our roads. Trucks help keep all of us supplied with the consumer goods we seek, and as a result, we share our roads with more and more of these mechanical goliaths. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with a skilled Bay Area truck accident attorney. 

Truck Accidents and Negligence

When it comes to reducing the number of truck accidents on our roads, truckers who take driving safely very seriously are obviously critically important. Negligent truck drivers, however, aren’t the only weak link when it comes to improving truck safety. In fact, accident-causing negligence can come in any number of forms, including:

  • Trucking Companies – Trucking companies shoulder serious responsibilities when it comes to keeping their fleet as safe as possible, including hiring experienced truckers, maintaining their rigs in safe condition, not pushing their drivers to over-perform, and much more. Failure to live up to any of these responsibilities makes dangerous truck accidents more likely. 
  • Truck Mechanics – The truck mechanics who keep massive semis on our roads bear the responsibility of using safe, quality parts and adhering to repair standards that are accepted as safe within the industry. 
  • Truck Manufacturers – The manufacturing companies that build the big rigs that roam our roadways are responsible for implementing truck designs that are safe to begin with and for safely manufacturing roadworthy rigs. Truck manufacturers who fail to meet these responsibilities have been found liable for ensuing accidents.

Truck Driver Negligence

When a truck driver gets behind the wheel, that driver accepts a huge responsibility to proceed with extreme caution – with safety as his or her guide. Truck drivers are professional drivers, which means they are held to more exacting safety standards than are the rest of us. When truckers fail to meet these standards, the results are often catastrophic. Truck driver negligence can come in many varieties, including:

  • Impairment – While no driver should ever be impaired by alcohol or drugs when behind the wheel, it is even riskier for impaired truck drivers. No amount of alcohol should be an acceptable amount for a truck driver who is on the job.
  • Distraction – Maneuvering a big rig safely through traffic is an immense responsibility that can also be quite difficult, and there is absolutely no room for distraction in this equation.
  • Excess Speed – Trucks are so large and heavy that they require longer stopping distances and more room, generally, to maneuver safely through traffic. Truckers who speed excessively help ensure that they don’t have the requisite time or space to avoid accidents in emergencies. Speed is a common variable in deadly traffic accidents.

Reach Out to an Experienced Bay Area Truck Accident Attorney Today

At the Law Office of Scott Righthand, proudly serving the Bay Area, our truck accident attorneys have the experience, commitment, and resources necessary to help you obtain your claim’s most beneficial outcome. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation by contacting us today.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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