Walnut Creek Truck Accident Attorney
Were you hit by a big rig in the Bay Area? Call Fetto Law Group!
Big rigs and large commercial trucks are a common fixture on the highways of California. These trucks play a crucial role in the state and national economy - and some people expect the number of commercial trucks on national highways to double by 2015. Unfortunately, these trucks can also pose a tangible danger to other drivers on the road because of the vehicles' massive size and mass, which easily tips the scales at 20 times the weight of an average passenger car.
If you or someone close to you was hurt in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to talk to a truck accident attorney in the San Francisco East Bay Area right away.
Many people wait before talking to a lawyer about their injury or do not seek medical attention right away, but these are both dangerous mistakes. If you put off receiving medical care, your claims could be diminished.
What To Do if You Are Involved in a truck Accident
If you are involved in a truck accident you should:
Move away from traffic or danger if possible
Call 911 and request medical assistance
If able, collect the drivers contact information and drivers license number as well as their employers information
Gather witness statements if possible
Give a police statement and collect the officers badge number
Seek professional medical assistance
It's recommended that you avoid discussing the accident with the other driver or their insurance company. The insurance company is, at it's core, protecting its own interests and so it's important that you are cautious of what information you give them in the event that they use your statements to undervalue your claim.
How do I prove the truck was at fault for my accident?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations prescribe strict and clearly defined safety standards to be observed by truck drivers across the country. If these standards are not followed, then you may be able to prove that the truck driver was at fault for your accident. Here is a comprehensive list of the requirements for drivers and their companies!
- Driver Regulations
- Vehicle Regulations
- Company Regulations
- FMCSA Hazmat Regulations
- Regulatory Guidance
Because these standards are extensive and complex, it is important that you contact Attorney Fetto to review them with you. He can investigate your situation and find out if the driver or truck company violated regulations or another traffic law.
What are the most common causes of truck accidents?
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to meet federal trucking regulations
We are here to fight for you! Contact Fetto Law Group today.
Be sure to act quickly to retain a lawyer who can protect your rights at this time. At Fetto Law Group, we understand the legal challenges you are facing and we want to ensure that you have the representation you need and deserve in order to move on with your life after a car accident.
Call our Walnut Creek personal injury lawyer today to set up your free initial case consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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