Campbell Truck Accidents

Personal Injury Attorneys in Campbell

Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous on the road. The sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler traveling at moderate speeds can lead to catastrophic injuries, often requiring lengthy medical treatment. Personal vehicles are simply not able to withstand the momentum and force of a commercial truck. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation for your damages.

At Caputo & Van Der Walde, we possess more than 100 years of collective experience and are highly familiar with federal trucking regulations and accidents. Our Campbell personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in past cases and can help you to fight for the settlement you deserve.

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Federal Trucking Regulations

It is no secret that truck accidents can be especially dangerous to drivers on the road. In order to curve accident rates, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented strict regulations for nearly every aspect of the trucking industry. FMCSA rules apply to drivers as well as companies and cover areas such as truck maintenance, hiring practices, and driving times. Our attorneys can help you to uncover if a violation of federal regulations played a role in your accident.

Federal trucking regulations include:

  • Limits on the hours a trucker can drive their vehicle
  • Guidelines for proper vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Regular inspections of trucks
  • Cargo weight limits and loading techniques
  • Company hiring practices and driver training

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Trucking Accidents?

While truck driver negligence is a common cause of accidents, multiple parties may be liable for your damages. For example, if the trucking company did not perform proper maintenance on their fleet of trucks and an accident resulted, the company may be held responsible in court. If a parts manufacturer knew that a defect existed in one of their products but took no actions to remedy the situation, they may face a lawsuit. Trucking accidents are often complex, involving multiple potentially liable parties as well as both federal and state laws. When pursuing compensation, it is important that you are represented by attorneys with proven experience in these cases.

Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

In the wake of an accident, medical bills and missed work can take a substantial toll on your financial stability. You may have only one chance to collect restitution and before you settle with the insurance company, contact Caputo & Van Der Walde. It is vital to ensure that your settlement is sufficient to cover your damages and accepting an offer too soon can leave you with considerable out-of-pocket costs. Our Campbell personal injury attorneys can help you to document and communicate the nature of your injuries to maximize the strength of your claim.

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