Helping Victims Of Truck Accidents In Northern California
U.S. Highway 101 is one of California's three main north-south routes. Unfortunately, this makes the freeway a dangerous magnet for tractor-trailer traffic.
Tractor-trailers, whether they are called semis or 18-wheelers, cause a disproportionate share of accidents resulting in fatal and serious injuries. If you have been injured, or if a loved one has been killed, in an accident involving a heavy truck in Northern California, we at Parranto & Applegate are ready and able to explain how to protect your rights.
Our law office is located in Santa Rosa, California, and we handle truck accident cases throughout the Bay Area.
Was The Truck Driver At Fault?
Prompt investigation is needed to determine who was at fault in an accident involving a semi truck. Without an experienced lawyer to protect your interests, key evidence such as the truck driver logbook, the truck's service history and safety checks can be lost.
Semi-truck accidents can involve multiple defendants, as the truck may have been loaded by one company and driven by a truck driver from another company. Many truck accidents are caused by overloading (which makes the truck unwieldy and difficult to stop) or by improperly secured loads.
Wrongful Death Cases Involving Heavy Trucks
Sadly, many accidents involving heavy trucks end up being wrongful death cases. In one case, our client was in the process of divorcing her husband when he was killed in a truck accident. Attorney Julia Parranto represented both the spouse and the child of the man who was killed. We successfully argued that since California law presumes that a divorcing couple will reconcile, the pending divorce was irrelevant. We obtained a settlement of $750,000 during a two-day mediation on the eve of trial.
See more verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients.
Protect Your Rights Today
Protect your rights if you have been injured or a loved one was killed in an accident. Call (707) 573-8868 or fill out the contact form on this website to arrange a consultation with attorney Julia Parranto. Our law office is located in Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine region of Northern California.