There are vast numbers of commercial trucks carrying goods on our congested freeways and city streets. It’s a deadly mix, especially when the truck drivers who share the road with passenger cars are fatigued, in a hurry or driving a poorly maintained 18-wheeler big rig. If you, your husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister or any other family member was seriously injured in a truck accident, contact one of our San Mateo truck accident attorneys by calling (650) 345-8484 or email us today.
Assisting Truck Accident Victims
The law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos is a powerful advocate if you were injured or a family member was killed in a trucking accident in San Mateo. We have the experience and resources to hold trucking companies and their insurance carriers accountable for the devastation.
Accidents on Major Highways & Freeways
Our San Mateo truck accident lawyers not only represent clients that have been seriously injured in a trucking accident on regular streets and roads, our attorneys also help victims that have been in a truck accident on any major highway, freeway, tunnel or bridge in the Bay Area such as:
- 101 – North & South (Bay Shore Freeway)
- 280 – North & South (Junipero Serra Freeway)
- 82 – El Camino Real North & South
- 80 – East & West
- Including the Bay Bridge
- 92 – East & West
- Including San Mateo Bridge Car Accidents
- 84 – East & West
- Including Dumbarton Bridge Car Accidents
- 880 – North & South (Nimitz Freeway)
- 24 – East & West (Grove Shafter Freeway)
- Including the Caldecott Tunnel
- The MacArthur Maze
- 580, 85, 237 and more
Fast Action to Prove the Negligence of Truck Drivers
At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, we pride ourselves on prompt, thorough investigation of a trucking accident. We get investigators and experts to the site to take photos of the wreckage, measurements and witness statements, and to examine the vehicles for clues to what caused the crash:
- Driver fatigue or inattention
- Speeding or unsafe lane changes
- Wide or illegal turns
- Overloaded or poorly secured freight
- Bad brakes, tires, mirrors or lights
We obtain the driver’s logs to determine if they violated federal regulations on driving without rest. In one case, we showed that a trucker who started his day at 5 a.m. and had no lunch break was fatigued (or fell asleep) when he caused a crash at 6 p.m. If we suspect mechanical problems, we obtain the company’s maintenance records and have the truck inspected before the evidence is scrapped or repaired.
Truck Accidents, Serious Injuries & Fatalities
Our firm is familiar with the fatal truck accidents and catastrophic injuries common to those who survive a semi truck crash — mangled limbs, disfiguring facial injuries, head or spinal injuries. Our San Mateo personal injury lawyers connect clients with the doctors who can offer hope for recovery, and work closely to document the treatment and prognosis so that victims are fully compensated for the long-term economic and personal impact of the crash.
These cases require a stable of truck crash professionals — accident reconstructionists and human error/biomechanical experts to prove liability, and doctors, surgeons, vocational rehabilitation specialists, economists and others to calculate rightful damages. Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos takes tractor trailer cases on a contingency fee — we absorb the substantial costs of hiring these experts and we recover those expenses only if we secure compensation for the client.