Large commercial trucks are vital to the Fremont economy, but they can cause serious injuries in the event an accident occurs. All too often, the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies leads to severe incidents. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here if you need a Fremont truck accident attorney. We have extensive experience handling these cases, and we will work to secure maximum compensation for your claim.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for this case
When going up against a trucking company or their insurer, turn to a team with extensive experience handling these cases. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is ready to help.
- We have extensive resources at our disposal to help us conduct a thorough investigation into truck drivers and trucking companies.
- We have an unmatched record of success, having recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of wrongfully injured clients.
- Our attorneys are fully prepared to take your case to trial if you are not being treated fairly.
We understand the difficult financial situation that truck accident victims find themselves in. That is why we charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for Fremont truck accident cases. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect legal fees until after we secure the compensation you need.
How often do truck accidents occur?
Fremont, California, relies heavily on Interstate 880 and Interstate 680. Both of these highways shuttle tremendous amounts of semi-trucks in and around Fremont on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious accidents. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we know that a tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and that these vehicles can reach up to 75 feet long. When a large commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, victims often suffer severe injuries.
Who can be held liable in these cases?
There may be various liable parties in the aftermath of a Fremont truck accident. In many cases, a truck driver is responsible for a collision, often due to them driving while distracted, impaired, or fatigued. In many cases, truck drivers disregard speed limits or other traffic laws. When this happens, the truck driver, as well as their employer, may be held liable for the incident.
Trucking companies often bear responsibility in other ways as well. Truck owners and operators are responsible for ensuring that their drivers follow all state and federal regulations, including hours of service (HOS) requirements. Truck companies must also regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle to prevent truck failure on the roadway.
How long do you have to file a claim?
The statute of limitations, or time limit, victims of truck accidents have to file claims is two years from the date the accident occurs (California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1). If a Fremont truck accident victim fails to file a claim within this two-year window, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.
What kind of compensation is available?
California law does not specify a certain amount of compensation to be awarded after a truck accident occurs. Rather, the amount of compensation victims receive will be determined by the factors related to their particular case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients in these situations. This includes a $15 million settlement for a cyclist injured due to big rig operator negligence and a $7.75 million settlement for a semi-truck rollover caused by dangerous highway emerging conditions.
Our attorneys will work diligently to investigate your case so we can secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Fremont truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 899-2919.