A 53-year-old outside salesman was injured when his vehicle was rear ended on the freeway by a fuel truck, suffering a herniated disc at L5-S1 for which he had surgery. The defendant admitted liability but contested damages. The case was tried in Las Vegas, NV.
Result: $2.55 million jury verdict.
A 39-year-old mother of three was killed when her vehicle underride the trailer of a big rig as it was attempting to make a left turn in front of the decedent. Plaintiffs contended that the truck driver was negligent for not having conspicuity tape properly located on the trailer and for violating the terms of a permit issued by the City of Livermore.
Result: The case settled for $800,000 just prior to jury selection.
The injuries resulting from a big rig truck accident, semi-truck accident or other truck accident are often severe, impacting both a victim and their family members for a long time to come. Lives are forever changed by paralysis, spinal cord injuries, or brain injuries. Holding the responsible party accountable for their negligent actions may be the only way to achieve any form of justice.
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer is an Oakland-based law firm with experience and resources that make a real difference for auto accident victims in the Bay Area and Northern California.
For more than 35 years, our attorneys have proven their ability to successfully take on the commercial trucking industry and its insurance carriers.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries resulting from a big rig crash or truck underride accident, know that you are not alone. We will stand by your side from day one, helping to you recover the funds necessary to move forward.
Call today or send an email today to have your case reviewed at no charge by a personal injury lawyer experienced in handling serious truck accident cases.
Truck Underride Accidents
An underride occurs when a vehicle crashes into a truck and is pinned underneath the trailer. These types of accidents can lead to serious injuries and, in some cases, death. Our attorneys also help victims of truck underride accidents and work to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
Determining Liability In A Trucking Accident Cases
Semi-truck accident cases are complex. Many factors need to be considered to determine the cause of an accident and who is ultimately at fault. In our investigation of these cases, we have found accidents resulted from:
- Truck driver negligence, fatigue, or substance use
- A lack of training on the part of the trucking company
- An improperly loaded truck and falling debris
- Defective roadways
- Poor truck maintenance
Depending upon the circumstances of each case, we may be able to pursue legal action against the driver, the trucking company or the truck broker.
Put Our Experience On Your Side
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious, catastrophic or fatal injury we can help. Contact us online or call 510-832-5411 to schedule a free legal consultation. If you are a practicing attorney interested in referring a truck accident case involving serious injury or wrongful death to our firm, your inquiry will be reviewed promptly by our lawyers.