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Truckers work long hours to bring us the products we use every day. Unfortunately, when the operator of a big rig makes a mistake that causes an accident, the resulting injuries to the driver and occupants of the other vehicle are often catastrophic. Worse, more than 90% of people killed in large truck accidents were riding in the car, not the truck. If you have been injured in a collision with a semi-truck, tractor trailer or other large vehicle, it is in your best interest to contact our experienced truck and big rig accident attorneys, as these accidents require special expertise.

Trucking companies frequently have “black box” recorder devices installed on their rigs and it is imperative that your attorney knows how to obtain this information and use it to your advantage. In addition, your attorney must understand how trucking companies try to deny access to key evidence. Maintenance records, log books, driver experience and training, drug and alcohol tests, and more… trucking companies guard this information closely and make it very difficult to obtain. Furthermore, they typically take immediate action after a crash to protect themselves. A claims investigator is often sent to the scene within an hour to hunt for evidence favorable to the trucker and his or her employer.

You should also know that quick settlements are often offered in accidents involving large trucks. These offers may be for fairly large sums of money, which is understandable considering that injuries to the car’s driver and passengers are usually quite severe. However, the amount of compensation offered is likely to be considerably less than what the victims would have received if details of the accident and any negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company was fully investigated and proven.

The experienced truck and big rig accident attorneys at Jones Clifford, LLP have the know-how, resources and dedication to stand up to the trucking companies, their insurers, and the lawyers they hire to minimize the value of your claim. We will negotiate aggressively to achieve a fair settlement. If we must take your case to court to achieve adequate compensation, we will utilize the most advanced trial strategies, tactics and technology, including sophisticated accident reconstruction techniques, computer simulations and more, to bring about a favorable resolution to your case.

Contact our San Francisco truck accident lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case. We advance all the costs associated with handling your case and charge a fee only if we recover money for your injury.

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