Encinitas Truck Accident Attorney
Helping Victims of Trucking Accidents Recover Compensation
It is no surprise that accidents involving big rigs often cause serious injuries and death to occupants of other (smaller) passenger vehicles involved in the crash.
Passenger vehicles are not constructed to withstand an impact with a multiton truck, such as:
- Pickup trucks
- And motorcycles
That is why drivers and passengers in these vehicles often suffer serious, catastrophic, life-altering injuries in truck vs. auto crashes. At The Law Offices of C. Bradley Hallen, my mission is to work tirelessly — investigating, negotiating, and litigating — in the service of those seriously injured in trucking accidents in California. I will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Did the Truck Driver or Trucking Company Fail to Meet Minimum Legal Safety Standards?
The first thing that I will do when handling your claim is attempt to determine why the accident happened. I want to know all about the factors and conditions present at the time of the incident because it will tell us exactly who to hold responsible for the collision. Many of these crashes are caused because a truck driver or trucking company did not follow the rules regarding motorist safety.
Some of these rules include:
- Mandatory rest periods for drivers
- Minimum standards for truck maintenance and repair
- Maximum weight restrictions
Can a Truck Driver Be Held Personally Liable for a Truck Accident?
When trucking companies fail to meet these safety standards, they may be held liable for negligence if that failure caused injury to occupants of other vehicles involved in the accident. In addition, driver criminal behavior may give rise to a truck driver’s individual liability as well as that of the trucking company that employs him.
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Or speeding
Don’t Settle Without Speaking to an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer First
Trucking companies and their insurers sometimes attempt to mitigate their losses by attempting to settle claims quickly and cheaply with occupants of passenger vehicles who are injured in truck accidents — sometimes in the hours and days following a crash while the injured victims are still in the confused and frightened emotional state that often accompanies a significant injury.
It is important that you refuse to speak with a trucking company or insurance adjuster without first speaking with an attorney. I am an experienced accident lawyer who can help you accurately assess all of your damages, so you don’t end up settling for less than what you need and deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
You Have a Right to Justice. Schedule Your Free Consultation.
I can come to your home or hospital room if your injuries prevent you from traveling easily. I represent clients from Encinitas, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Vista, San Marcos, and other cities throughout San Diego County.