If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Oakland that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Contact the Oakland personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw to discuss your case. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our firm doesn’t require payment from you until your case is won.
A lawyer is an asset to victims of personal injury cases of all types. When you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, likely the last thing you’ll want to deal with is finding evidence for your claim and discussing the compensation available to you with insurance providers. Additionally, insurance providers aren’t focused on giving you the full amount of compensation owed to you. They’re looking to save money, which means they’re seeking to pay you as little as possible for your losses.
A skilled lawyer from OnderLaw can take on the responsibility of investigation, evidence recovery, and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf in the interest of a better payout for you. An attorney will advocate for your rights and the compensation owed to you as a result of your accident. A lawyer can also help you identify your next steps in the event that your personal injury claim is denied or if they believe the payment the insurance provider offers isn’t substantial enough.
With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can take comfort in knowing that your claim is being handled by a professional with your best interests in mind.
Founded in 2002 by our founder, James G. Onder, OnderLaw has nearly two decades of experience in handling personal injury claims. We firmly believe in providing legal counsel to those injured in accidents in Oakland and beyond, and we’re a trusted resource for personal injury victims.
Our firm and many of our partners are accomplished and featured members of several respected legal organizations throughout the nation. We’re proud to have been recognized by organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell Peer and Client Review Ratings, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, with two of the three listed awarding membership to less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers.
We’ve recovered over $10 million for victims of truck accidents and $3 billion overall, and we’re showing no signs of stopping. Should you choose OnderLaw to take on your case, you can feel confident in your decision. Allowing us to represent you means you’re putting the responsibility of your personal injury claim in the hands of some of the most competent legal representatives in the nation. Our firm provides top-notch legal representation to numerous clients, and we’d be honored if you would allow us to do the same for you.
Truck accidents occur for a number of reasons. Though truck and car accidents may have some similar causes, there are some reasons truck accidents occur that are distinct to the vehicle involved. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
The injuries resulting from a truck accident are more devastating than those you would’ve developed in a regular car accident. Some of the most common injuries suffered by victims of truck accidents include:
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, multiple parties could be held responsible for your collision. Additionally, determining responsibility in a truck accident isn’t a straightforward affair.
The trucking company may be liable for your accident for a few reasons. Sometimes, trucking companies fail to take care to hire drivers with ample experience and they may demand that drivers work longer hours than what’s acceptable according to Hours of Service limits, leading to driver exhaustion. This can increase the chances of you being involved in an accident with a truck driver. Additionally, the trucking company may be held liable for your accident due to poor vehicle maintenance, as they’re required to inspect their vehicles regularly to ensure the vehicle falls within safety requirements. Should they fail to perform any of the above-listed duties, you can seek to recover compensation from the trucking company’s insurance provider.
If the truck accident was caused by improper cargo loading, including a failure to adhere to height and weight limits that are to be strictly followed, you would seek to recover compensation from the cargo loader. It’s possible for an oversize load to lead to a tire blowout on the truck, thereby increasing the possibility of an accident. The cargo loader may be the trucking company or a third-party cargo loading company. In either case, you would seek to recover damages from the insurance provider that insures the trucking company or cargo loader.
If the truck accident is caused by faulty mechanics or parts, then you’d seek to recover compensation from the vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the quality of each part that goes into their vehicles and verifying whether or not the mechanics or parts are damaged or faulty in any way.
If the truck accident is caused by the driver under circumstances such as speeding or reckless driving, you may seek to recover damages from the driver or the trucking company the driver is attached to.
Trucking companies are required to maintain minimum liability insurance coverage concerning the height and weight requirements for cargo depending on the type of truck:
For a better understanding of who’s responsible in your specific case, contact a seasoned Oakland truck accident lawyer.
Depending on the severity of the injuries you sustained and the length of your recovery, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Compensation for truck accident claims can include:
Truck accidents occur every day throughout the nation. Here’s what the numbers look like in Oakland and Greater California:
According to the California Highway Patrol, there were 6,897 drivers injured in truck accidents, on top of an additional 327 deaths in 2017.
Data collected by the California Office of Traffic Safety reveals that 2,502 residents of Oakland were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2018.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recorded a total of 4,119 deaths involving trucks across the U.S in 2019.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Oakland that wasn’t your fault, contact OnderLaw today. Call us or visit us online to schedule your free consultation. Again, we don’t require a fee from you unless we get money for you.