San Francisco Truck Accident Lawyers
Recovering Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Truck accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and often cause severe
injuries or death. With a high volume of trucks transporting goods throughout
the San Francisco Bay Area on a daily basis, accidents with
cars, motorcycles, bikes, or pedestrians are not uncommon.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be able to pursue
financial compensation for your damages. Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman
San Francisco truck accident attorneys are here to help victims obtain
justice and put their lives back in order after suffering such a tragedy.
We are known throughout the nation for earning favorable results for our
clients and their families:
$15 million recovered for the surviving loved ones of a fatally injured truck accident victim;
$8.5 million recovered for an Ohio couple who lost their son in a crash with a Tyson
Foods truck, one of the largest verdicts in the state for the death of
an unmarried person;
$6.9 million recovered in a truck accident in which a semi-truck drove over a stopped
car, killing two and injuring one; and
More than 75 truck accident settlements of
$1 million or more
While our proven track record of success does not guarantee the same results
for your case, it does speak to our skill and experience. In practice
for more than 40 years, we know what it takes to win big cases against
big companies. No matter how high the stakes may be, we will always fight
for the best possible result for you and your family.
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Who Is Eligible to File an SF Truck Accident Claim?
The large size of these trucks increases the risk of serious injury or
death. Whether the other vehicle is another large truck or passenger car
hardly matters—when two vehicles collide and at least one of them
weighs up to 80,000 pounds, the outcome can be grim. As such, truck drivers,
trucking companies, and truck manufacturers must follow strict rules and
regulations designed to ensure the safety of others on the road. When
they fail to follow these guidelines, they may be considered negligent
and therefore responsible for any ensuing injuries.
Common causes of San Francisco truck accidents include:
- Brake failure
- Tire blowouts
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Impaired driving
- Disregarding safety protocols
- Driving a truck in poor maintenance
- Hauling oversized or unbalanced loads
- Failing to adequately train truck drivers
- Requiring truck drivers to work long hours
If any of the above led to the truck accident that injured you, we urge you to
consult an experienced lawyer. We are happy to discuss your legal rights and potential options in a
free case review.
Bay Area Truck Accident Statistics by County
|Contra Costa County
|San Francisco County
|San Mateo County
|Santa Clara County
CHP 2017 Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes
Is Hiring a Lawyer Worth It?
An lawyer experienced in the appropriate area of law can greatly boost
your chances of success. A lawyer who specializes in truck accident law
will understand all the nuances of truck accident litigation, including
state and federal regulations that govern truck companies, brokers, insurance
companies, and drivers. They can use this knowledge to your advantage
when investigating, building and arguing your case.
If you try to tackle litigation by yourself, or if you retain a lawyer
who does not have experience in truck accident law, you may miss out on
recovering the maximum allowable compensation. An experienced truck accident
attorney will know which damages you may recover and which strategies
to use to hold all responsible parties accountable and vindicate your
How to Choose an SF Truck Accident Attorney
To pick the best attorney for you, you must consider the following:
Specialty: It is advisable to only consider attorneys who have experience and proven
results litigating truck accident cases. At Baum Hedlund Aristei &
Goldman, we have extensive experience in truck accident law.
Reputation: Check out consumer reviews and how an attorney stacks up against their
peers. Take time to
browse their client testimonials, as well. Baum Hedlund is happy to provide references, such as from past
clients and our distinguished peers.
Trial experience: While the majority of trucking cases are settled out of court, a seasoned
lawyer needs to prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This gives
clients an advantage in settlement negotiations and saves time should
trial prove necessary. At Baum Hedlund, we leave no stone unturned in
preparing the strongest possible case for our clients, whether the case
is destined to go before a jury or make its way to the settlement table.
Track record: Take the time to check out an attorney’s previous work and case results.
We invite you to
browse our case results here.