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El Cerrito Truck Accident Attorneys

El Cerrito Truck Accident Attorneys 

If you have been involved in a trucking accident in California, consider reaching out to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for help. Our experienced truck accident lawyers will investigate your crash, gather evidence, and file a lawsuit on your behalf against the potentially liable parties. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a complimentary case review today. 

Collisions with Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which imposes regulations on drivers and the companies that manage them. Evidence of failure to abide by these standards can form the basis of a negligence claim.  Examples of commercial vehicles include:

  • Semi-trucks/18-wheelers 
  • Truck-trailer combinations 
  • Flatbeds 
  • Livestock carriers 
  • Tankers 
  • Cement mixers 
  • Utility vehicles 
  • Box trucks 
  • Moving trucks 
  • Dump trucks 
  • Garbage trucks 
  • Hazardous materials (Hazmat) vehicles 
  • Passenger buses

If you were involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, a different set of rules will apply to your case. Our truck accident attorneys are well-versed in FMCSA regulations and know how to investigate commercial truck accidents, so you will be in capable hands when you work with us.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Our truck accident attorneys in El Cerrito have handled claims arising from all types of careless and reckless conduct by truck drivers, motor carriers, maintenance providers, and manufacturers.  Through an in-depth investigation into the crash that caused you harm, we may uncover evidence of: 

  • Driver fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug impairment 
  • Speeding 
  • Unsafe lane changing 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Deferred truck maintenance 
  • Wide turns 
  • Unsecured cargo loads

Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim 

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand that insurance adjusters are quick to dispute injured parties’ claims. As such, solid evidence is vital to presenting a compelling demand for compensation. Our El Cerrito truck accident lawyers will perform a thorough investigation into the cause of your crash. This may involve hiring expert witnesses to offer an opinion as to what caused the crash and which party or parties were responsible. In addition, our experienced truck accident attorneys may look for the following:

  • The accident report 
  • Vehicle maintenance records for the truck involved in the accident 
  • Surveillance camera footage 
  • Dashcam footage 
  • Photos of the accident scene 
  • GPS data 
  • Eyewitness testimony 
  • Black box data 
  • The truck driver’s cell phone records

 

Call us today to discuss your case. 

Our attorneys have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies and are here to represent you. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment.