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San Jose Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer

Lawyer in Santa Clara County for Deadly Accidents Involving Trucks

Truck accidents often occur at high speeds on crowded freeways. Due to the large size of semis and other commercial vehicles as compared to the smaller passenger cars and trucks, a collision is likely to cause severe injuries. Sometimes, these injuries are fatal. Family members of those who have been killed in collisions with large trucks may be able to seek compensation for their losses through a wrongful death lawsuit.

When your loved one has been killed in such a tragic manner, it is crucial to work with an experienced San Jose fatal truck accident attorney who can provide guidance on the legal options available to you. To take the first step in achieving closure and moving forward, contact the San Jose office of Attorney John J. Garvey, III. For more than 45 years, he has represented the families of truck accident victims in Silicon Valley. He can help you understand the best steps to take to address the harm your family has suffered. While monetary compensation cannot bring back your lost loved one, it can help address the ways your family has been affected, and it can help you move forward as you work to put your lives back together.

Compassionate Fremont Fatal Truck Accidents Law Firm

With the goal of obtaining maximum compensation for your loss, our wrongful death attorney and legal team will thoroughly investigate all aspects of the truck accident in which your spouse or other family member was killed. After identifying all causes of the accident, we will file a wrongful death action against all responsible parties, which may include:

  • The driver, who may have acted negligently by violating traffic laws, driving while fatigued, texting while driving, or operating a truck while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The trucking company, which may have failed to follow policies meant to protect people's safety on the road. Negligent hiring practices, policies that encourage hours of service violations, or improper loading of trucks are examples of issues that may allow a company to be held liable for a fatal truck accident.
  • The mechanic responsible for the truck maintenance, who may have failed to repair worn components or address other safety issues.
  • The manufacturer of defective engine components or tires. The failure of truck equipment may have affected a driver's ability to maintain control of their vehicle, leading to a fatal collision.
  • The city, county, or state agency responsible for maintaining the highway on which the accident occurred. If a road was in disrepair, or if a highway or intersection was designed unsafely, a preventable accident may have taken place in which your loved one suffered fatal injuries.

We will vigorously fight to protect your right to be compensated for related damages, including the expected future earnings of the victim, the medical costs accrued during attempts to save their life, and the loss of consortium and companionship your family has experienced. You may also be compensated for funeral and burial costs, emotional trauma, and other issues that have affected your family due to your loved one's death.

Contact Our Santa Clara County Truck Accident Wrongful Death Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation with our San Jose lawyer after you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III. You will owe us no fees or other forms of payment unless we are able to help you collect compensation for your damages. Call 408-293-7777 today to put our hardworking team on your side.

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