Big Rig Truck Accidents in San Mateo County
The mismatch between an eighteen-wheeler and a passenger vehicle on California highways often means that the auto driver will suffer serious or catastrophic injuries, sometimes even death in the event of a collision. If you or someone in your family was injured or killed in a big rig truck accident, contact San Mateo County truck accident lawyer Todd Emanuel.
The litigation and settlement of commercial truck accidents is different from other motor vehicle accidents. The insurance of heavy commercial vehicles is nothing like consumer’s auto coverage, and the insurance defense lawyers who represent common carriers and over-the-road haulers are often highly specialized in the field.
Another significant difference is the federal safety regulation of tractor-trailer combinations, their drivers, and their companies. Truckers must observe strict rules limiting their time on the road in a given week or 24-hour period, and maintain detailed driving records, maintenance logs, and other records. Comparable regulatory considerations can apply in the litigation of accidents involvingpublic transit vehicles.
To establish a liability claim against a commercial truck driver or his employer requires experience and skill on the part of the plaintiff’s lawyer. Northern California truck accident attorneyTodd Emanuel has a clear understanding of how to investigate, negotiate, and litigate serious truck accidents. For example, our experts understand just how and why an empty flatbed trailer tends to fishtail in one direction at low speeds and in the opposite direction at high speeds.
Our ability to investigate and present the facts of the accident, the driver’s safety and maintenance records, and the technical aspects of the collision in a convincing way can make the winning difference in your claim for damages.
For additional information and a free consultation, contact the Emanuel Law Group at our San Mateo County office in Redwood City, or in one of our other locations throughout the Bay Area. We want to hear from you.