Trucking companies are regulated by strict safety, operational and hiring laws, which are enforced by the federal and state government. When these regulations are violated, accident risk levels are dramatically elevated, and we are all put at risk.
When you or a loved one becomes the victim of a truck accident in California, you need experienced legal representation on your side. Obtaining the financial compensation that you deserve in order to cover medical costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, long-term care and other losses is not an easy task, but a skilled and resourceful lawyer can hold the trucking company accountable for the maximum compensation that you deserve.
At Winer, Burritt and Scott, LLP, we work to relieve you of legal burdens while you focus on physical and mental recovery. Our extensive experience with trucking and other motor vehicle accident cases throughout the state has yielded significant recoveries for our clients.
We have obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and clients pursuing wrongful death claims in California. For a free consultation, call us at 800-652-6137.
What Is Trucking Company Negligence?
Trucking companies are motivated by fast delivery time frames, low costs and maximized profits. In the pursuit of these goals, negligence can take on several forms such as:
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Improperly secured cargo
- Insufficient driver training
- Not performing thorough background checks of employees
- Hiring drivers with invalid commercial driver licenses or traffic violations
- Hiring unqualified drivers or drivers with serious medical conditions
- Allowing drivers to violate hours of service regulations
Trucking companies and their insurance providers are also motivated by legal action. If fault is obvious, the insurance company may make you a settlement offer early on, but you should never accept a settlement or share anything with the opposing party before consulting a personal injury attorney. In other cases, the trucking company may attempt to cover up negligence and violations of regulations. The insurance company will mount a vigorous defense and build a case to fight your claim.
With our representation and legal counsel, you gain the upper hand. We are aggressive, thorough and determined advocates on behalf of our clients.
Call us today at 800-652-6137 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney in Oakland or Los Angeles. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, and we are committed to obtaining your maximum compensation.