Truck Accident Attorney in Fresno CA

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Injured in a Trucking Accident? Call for a FREE Consult.

Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are among the most devastating – especially when passenger vehicles, motorcycles, or pedestrians are the victims. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident with any type of commercial vehicle, our Fresno truck accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm can help you navigate the legal process for pursuing a financial recovery of your damages.

Why Choose Drake Law Firm?

  • Attorneys and staff backed by 100+ years of combined experience.
  • Over $150 million in compensation recovered for clients.
  • We focus on personal injury– fighting for victims is all we do.
  • No up-front fees and no fee unless we win.

Learn how Attorney Benjamin Drake and our team can fight for you. Discuss your trucking accident with a Fresno attorney during a FREE consultations.

We Fight for All Trucking Accident Victims

Because Drake Law Firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law, we have the experience and resources to handle all types of accident claims. 

Whether you were a motorist, pedestrian, bicyclist, or even a construction worker injured by a third party, we are available to review your case and discuss if you may have a claim. 

Drake Law Firm handles a range of truck accident cases, including those involving:

  • Tractor-trailer and 18-wheeler accidents
  • Delivery truck and cargo van accidents
  • Garbage truck accidents
  • Worksite truck accidents 
  • Violations of trucking regulations
  • Drunk, drugged, or fatigued truck drivers
  • Fallen cargo, roadway debris
  • Auto defects / defective auto components
  • Catastrophic injuries / wrongful death

Truck Accident FAQ

Who is responsible for my truck accident?

Truck accident lawsuits require victims to prove fault and liability. Because this can be a challenging task, determining fault in your trucking accident will require investigations into police reports, witness statements, accident reconstruction, and potential regulatory violations.

Drake Law Firm offers free case evaluations to help victims better understand who may be responsible for their truck accident and resulting damages. Examples of defendants commonly named in trucking cases include:

  • Trucking companies responsible for negligent hiring, regulatory violations, or failures to maintain trucks and vehicles.
  • Negligent truck drivers who operated vehicle under the influence or violated traffic laws.
  • Third-party vehicle maintenance, distribution, or cargo-loading companies that failed to adequately maintain trucks or load and secure cargo.
  • Contractors / subcontractors on a multi-employer worksite or construction site.
  • Automakers or vehicle part manufacturers responsible for defective products.

What if the trucking company’s insurance carrier offers a settlement?

Trucking companies are heavily insured, and their insurance carriers are in the business of protecting their bottom line, not helping victims. After your accident, insurance companies may attempt to contact you or may even make a settlement offer. Remember:

  • If an insurance carrier contacts you, you do not have to speak with them
  • You have the right to legal representation, and your truck accident injury lawyer can speak to insurers on your behalf. 

Insurance companies want to speak with you in hopes you may admit fault or say something that can be used against you. Their early offers are often an attempt to get you to settle for less than you deserve.

What compensation can I recover in a truck accident lawsuit?

The value of your truck accident case will depend on many factors. When you complete your medical treatment or have recovered as much as you are able, your attorney will work to reach a settlement or litigate at trial, if no fair offer is made, to obtain a monetary recovery of your damages.

To secure the full amount of compensation you need, your attorney will carefully evaluate your damages and future needs, and advocate for an adequate settlement or verdict. Examples of recoverable damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost income (past and future)
  • Permanent disability, impairment, or disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Injured in a Fresno 18-Wheeler Accident? Call for a FREE Consult.

Fresno and the surrounding San Joaquin Valley are major transit corridors that see heavy truck and commercial vehicle traffic. While these trucks are vital to commerce, they pose many risks to local motorists – especially those who suffer harm, losses, or the death of a loved one in preventable crashes.

Drake Law Firm has become known for our ability to help clients take on powerful corporations and insurance companies. We are available to review your case at no charge to discuss how we can help. 

Call or contact us online for a FREE case evaluation.

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Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.

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