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Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer in San Diego

From a legal standpoint, accidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) of any kind such as light trucks, delivery vans, and pizza delivery vehicles can occupy a middle zone between collisions involving private passenger cars and those involving tractor-trailers.

The complexities of commercial vehicle litigation make it all the more vital to work with an experienced attorney. Our San Diego commercial truck accident lawyers at The McClellan Law Firm are here to help those who were injured by the negligence of others.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious or fatal injuries in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488.

Commercial Truck Accident Cases We Handle

We handle severe injury and fatal accident claims involving such vehicles as:

We Know How to Handle CMV Accident Claims

At The McClellan Law Firm, we know how to investigate and present proof of liability and damages in commercial vehicle accident cases of all kinds, from pickup truck accidents to collisions with heavy mobile equipment carriers. Our 25 years of experience allows us to develop and present your case in clear and persuasive terms.

Our ability to integrate the testimony of forensic experts from many disciplines relating to highway safety and motor vehicle design can represent an important advantage in presenting a theory of causation that can hold up against a vigorous defense.

In cases that involve serious injuries, the defendant will often challenge the extent of the victim's injuries or underestimate the time and intensity of care necessary to achieve maximum physical recovery. Our ability to document every component of your loss with solid evidence from a physician, rehabilitation specialist, and/or life care planning expert can make the decisive difference in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Challenges of Commercial Vehicle Accident Litigation

The insurance, employment, and contractual considerations that can affect the resolution of a commercial vehicle lawsuit can be similar to those characteristic of truck accidents, but few commercial vehicle cases will involve the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or most trucking industry safety and inspection standards.

Whether a commercial vehicle accident more closely resembles a car collision or a semi-truck crash depends primarily on the nature and weight of the commercial vehicle. A 3-axle medium-duty truck hauling 10 tons of construction equipment will handle and behave much like a flatbed semi en route to a job site, but chances are that the truck driver is more experienced with the use of the equipment than with driving it to the site.

At the same time, the driver of a courtesy shuttle van between the airport and a hotel might never have driven anything bigger than an SUV, but is nevertheless covered by a commercial driver's insurance policy that will be vigorously defended in court by lawyers who know how to defend corporate clients.

Contact a CMV Accident Attorney in San Diego

In addition to representing private motorists injured by commercial vehicles, we handle personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of commercial vehicle drivers who themselves are victims of another driver's negligence. Contact The McClellan Law Firm to schedule a free review with our San Diego commercial vehicle accident attorneys.

Call us today at (619) 215-1488 to discuss your rights and legal options.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • 2020 Best Law Firms

    Our firm has been consistently selected to the list of Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 law firm.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 10 medical malpractice settlements in California, securing a $9,000,000 settlement for a client.

  • Top 10 Settlements

    Craig McClellan & Conor Hulburt earned one of the top 10 premises liability settlements in California, securing a $3,175,850 settlement for a client.

  • Craig McClellan selected to Super Lawyers list, Top 10 San Diego Attorneys

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • 2020 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Craig McClellan is rated 10.0 on Avvo - Top rated Personal Injury Lawyer

    Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • BBB Accredited Business

    The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Commercial Litigation Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawers "Best Law Firms" - Personal Injury Litigation Plaintifs Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Product Liability Tier 1, 2016

    The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

    Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan named Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

    Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

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