Truck Driver Negligence

San Diego Truck Accident Lawyers Helping Victims of Negligent Truck Drivers

In accident claims involving semi-trucks and other big rigs, there are usually several defendants with an interest in blaming one another as well as denying their own fault. Much of the hard work in truck accident litigation involves sorting through the evidence to match particular instances of negligence with the roles played by:

  • Truck owners
  • Trucking companies
  • Lessee or lessors
    Employee drivers
  • Independent contractors
  • Independent owner-operators

In most cases, the starting point for an investigation is the truck driver's own negligence.

Semi-Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Over the past 25 years, The McClellan Law Firm has made a name for itself as a serious law firm for serious injury cases. We know achieving the best results for our clients means looking beyond mere negligence of the other driver. We not only look to establish the negligence of the driver, but also consider violations of FMCSA regulations and the responsibility of the driver's employer to use proper screening, hiring, and training practices.

We work with highly skilled trucking industry experts, accident reconstruction professionals, and highway safety engineers to investigate and present evidence of such negligence factors as:

  • Speeding
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Driver fatigue or excessive hours of service
  • Unsafe operation under the conditions of weather, visibility or grade
  • Falsified driver's logs, inspection logs, or maintenance records
  • Moving violations such as tailgating or improper lane changes
  • Other distractions such as texting while driving

Our attorneys also know how to analyze evidence of contractual relationships to establish the liability of an employer for the negligence of a driver whose status is claimed to be that of an independent contractor or owner-operator. Additionally, we make sure to consider the role of design and manufacturing defects in a truck accident to further expand the possible sources of recovery. Our firm looks at all possible angles.

Contact The McClellan Law Firm: (619) 215-1488

Whether or not a truck driver's negligence was the sole factor in the accident that caused a serious or fatal injury, our lawyers have the experience with complex accident litigation necessary to maximize the chances of a favorable settlement or verdict. For additional information about our approach to liability issues in truck accident litigation, schedule a free consultation with a San Diego truck driver negligence lawyer.

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