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Truck Accidents

Relentless Advocacy For Injured Trucking Accident Victims

Commercial trucks and other large freight bearing vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. As they also have a limited ability to stop or maneuver quickly, trucks pose numerous dangers to other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadways. In fact, statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that accidents involving semi trucks, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles result in some of the highest rates of injuries and wrongful deaths of all motor vehicle accidents.

Duncan Law Firm, P.C., is actively seeking truck accident cases and stands ready to ensure that responsible truck drivers and trucking companies are held liable for compensating you for the damages they caused.

Need An Attorney For A Truck Accident In The Bay Area?

Truck accidents can be devastating. As these accidents frequently result in serious injuries, victims and their families are often forced to endure a number of physical, emotional and financial setbacks.

In light of this, the need for full and fair compensation in these cases is elevated. With my knowledge of the personal injury claim process, the ways trucking companies handle claims, and the numerous federal trucking laws and regulations in place, I am equipped with the skills needed to successfully advocate on behalf of injured truck accident victims and their loved ones.

Federal Trucking Laws

As commercial trucks pose such overwhelming dangers to public safety, there are literally hundreds of laws and regulations in place that are designed to minimize risks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the primary government agency in charge of regulating the trucking industry, establishes numerous laws regarding everything from truck drivers’ duties to the responsibilities of trucking companies.

Some of the most notable trucking laws established by the FMCSA include:

  • Hours-of-service regulations are laws that limit the hours truck drivers
    can work and be on duty. These regulations aim to reduce the prevalence
    of truck accidents caused by tired drivers.
  • Strict drug and alcohol policies, training requirements and background
    checks for truck drivers.
  • Load restrictions and proper freight loading requirements.
  • Laws mandating regular vehicle maintenance and upkeep.
  • Laws requiring trucking companies to keep extensive records about vehicle
    damages and maintenance.

By investigating truck accidents with these and other FMCSA laws in mind, I can work toward highlighting any violations that may have contributed to an accident. When it can be proven, clearly and convincingly, that truck drivers and/or trucking companies failed to comply with federal law, they can be held fully liable for compensating injured victims. In addition to exploring these potential causes, I can make sure to examine whether any other factors played a role in your accident, including defective auto parts, defective roadways or the negligent actions of others on the road. Whatever your case may entail, you can be confident that I will always work diligently to unearth the underlying facts and evidence in your favor.

Pleasanton Personal Injury Lawyer Fights On Your Behalf

Injured truck accident victims and their loved ones should be aware that trucking companies often do everything in their power to defend themselves against personal injury claims. By utilizing extensive resources and skilled legal teams, they aim to preserve their public image, deflect claims of negligence or violations, and pay victims as little as possible. By having a zealous lawyer on your side of the legal arena, you can greatly reduce your risks of being unfairly compensated. I always fight for the best interests of my clients, and I have the experience and legal dexterity needed to successfully fight back against even the most powerful trucking companies, both at the settlement table and during trial.

If you or your loved one has suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent truck driver or trucking company, I urge you to request a free case evaluation so that you can learn more about the potential merits of your claim, what you can expect during your legal process, and how my firm can help. Here to fight relentlessly on your behalf, I am confident that you will find the support, service and representation I deliver to be precisely what you need and deserve.

Contact my firm today to discuss your case.