A disproportionate percentage of fatal accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area involve tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks. While commercial vehicles are required to carry large insurance policies to pay serious injury and wrongful death claims, the insurance companies involved will not pay these claims willingly. If you have lost a loved one, you will likely need a lawyer's help to obtain the compensation your family needs and deserves.
At the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting, our lawyers help surviving family members deal with the financial burden of a wrongful death. We will act fast and work diligently to protect your family's interests at every stage of the legal process. From our office in San Mateo, our lawyers represent car accident victims in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and throughout the Bay Area.
Investigating Fatal Truck Accidents
When a truck accident results in fatality, the truck driver's insurance company representative will usually be on the scene within hours, looking for ways to protect the company from liability. One of the ways the representative does this is by blaming the accident on the victim.
To protect your family's interests, our lawyers will investigate the accident from the point of view of the victim. We will look for evidence of truck driver liability such as:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Drug use by the driver
- Truck speeding
- Unsafe passing or illegal turns
- Unsecured loads and overloading
- Defective safety equipment such as brakes, mirrors or lights
If you contact our attorneys soon enough, we will get investigators and accident reconstructionists to the site to take photos of the truck accident scene and damage to the vehicles. We will secure driver logbooks, truck GPS records and truck maintenance records. We will also investigate the background of the driver to find out if he or she is qualified or has an unsafe driving record.
While nothing can bring your loved one back, we can answer important questions for your family and help you obtain the compensation you need to pay medical and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, pain and suffering of the victim, and lost financial support.
For More Information About Fatal Truck Accidents
For more information or to talk to our fatal truck accident lawyers, call 650.425.3267 or email us to arrange a free case evaluation. We represent families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.