California is a big state and there are a ton of vehicles. There are also a lot of big trucks going around the state, especially in and around the Bay Area. We aren’t talking about normal pickup trucks. The kind of trucks we are referring to are commercial trucks, ones that weigh over 10,000 pounds.
These are the kind of trucks that you try to stay well behind or pass when you are driving on the roadway. Not because they are particularly dangerous, but just in case.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen with these commercial vehicles. If you’ve been in an accident, you may need a truck accident attorney in Burlingame. At Allegiance Law, we understand that these cases can get complicated, from dealing with the companies who own the trucks to insurance companies, and we want to help.
Commercial trucks are everywhere and perform essential services in our economy. Think about how many of these trucks you see on a daily basis:
From delivering food to our stores to helping build our infrastructure, these trucks are everywhere.
But what happens when an accident occurs?
If a truck of this size crashes, it can be disastrous for many people on the roadway. Even though these trucks are supposed to be inspected and maintained regularly, sometimes companies take shortcuts for budgetary reasons. The consequences can be devastating.
More and more, drivers are becoming distracted behind the wheel. While technology has made most of our lives easier, it has also given people another thing to look at when they should be looking at the roadway.
The number of large truck accidents increased from 2015 to 2016, the most recent statistics we have available. With more and more people on the roadway, the potential for injuries, and even death, from an impact with these vehicles is getting higher.
In the aftermath of an accident of this nature, you will have many questions. If you are injured, you will want to know who is responsible for covering medical and other expenses.
While we recognize that most large trucks operate safely, we know that sometimes other people’s negligence puts you in danger. You will have questions that can be hard to answer.
What caused the accident?
Whose insurance is supposed to cover damages and injuries?
Is the company responsible or is the driver responsible?
What if I miss work and lose income?
If you’ve been in an accident involving a truck, whether through a direct impact or another vehicle nearby, take care of any medical emergencies first. Call the police so a report can be made and keep all documents involving the accident.
After that, you may need a Burlingame truck accident attorney. Allegiance Law is ready to step in and advocate on your behalf. We will help handle insurance claims and any other liability issues that may have been caused due to negligence on the truck driver or owner’s part. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.