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San Jose, CA Trucking Company Negligence Attorney

Your Trusted San Jose Trucking Company Negligence Attorney

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, our motto is "Justice first, integrity always." We understand that people who have been injured in collisions or other situations are seeking justice for the harm that has been done to them. We believe in approaching every case with integrity, helping our clients preserve their dignity and receive the resources they need to move forward with their lives.

Trucking accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and sometimes, the wrongful death of a person who was involved in a collision with a large commercial vehicle. When the accident was caused in part by negligent or reckless action or inaction of the trucking company, you deserve to be compensated for damages, whether you were the truck driver, the driver or a passenger of the other vehicle involved, or the family member of a victim who was killed.

We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, and we will not collect payments unless we are able to recover compensation for your damages. To schedule a free initial consultation with our San Jose trucking company negligence attorney, contact our law office or call 408-293-7777. For more than 45 years, we have represented clients throughout Silicon Valley.

Investigating Trucking Company Culpability

Truck accidents have many potential causes, including speeding, distracted driving such as texting while driving, or hazardous road conditions. One common factor in these horrific accidents is trucking company negligence, which may include:

  • Company policies that allow or encourage driver fatigue. For example, a company may implement goals that are impossible to meet unless truck drivers exceed their physical limits and continue driving beyond the point when it is safe to do so. Companies may also look the other way when drivers log too many miles without resting. These violations of federal trucking laws can significantly increase the likelihood that drivers will act unsafely and cause truck accidents.
  • Failure to maintain truck equipment. Trucking companies should always make sure vehicles are properly maintained. If regular maintenance is not performed, or if parts are not repaired or replaced when necessary, issues with equipment such as lights, tires, or brakes can lead to dangerous truck accidents.
  • Failure to make sure cargo is loaded correctly. A company may not provide the equipment necessary to secure cargo, and loose cargo may shift or fall from a truck and cause an accident. Trucking company policies that encourage carrying overweight loads will make truck drivers more likely to be unable to properly control their vehicles, and they may be unable to avoid collisions.
  • Negligent hiring practices. Trucking companies should perform the proper background checks to ensure that drivers are properly licensed and have the experience needed to drive large trucks safely. A company may be liable for accidents that occur because it employed a driver with a history of drunk driving or other traffic violations.

At the San Jose, California Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, our attorney and staff are knowledgeable and skilled in helping the victims of semi-truck crashes. We will vigorously pursue full compensation for your damages related to the accident, ensuring that a negligent company will be held liable for the damages you have suffered.

Contact Our San Jose Truck Accident Lawyer for Trucking Company Negligence

For answers to your questions about trucking company negligence and to discuss your options for pursuing compensation following a truck accident, contact our San Jose law office. Call 408-293-7777 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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