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Commercial Trucking Accident Lawyers - Securing Justice at Frantz Law Group

Accidents due to large-truck crashes can lead to significant injuries or even death. In 2021, more than 117 thousand large trucks were involved in crashes resulting in injury, and more than 5,700 people died in large-truck crashes. Either way, they require medical treatment and, in some instances, long-term care that can burn a hole in your pocket. Most often, these accidents are caused by negligence by a responsible party, which has to be held accountable for this catastrophic event. 

At Frantz Law Group, our experienced attorneys can help you find the justice and proper compensation you deserve. We have a team of remarkable lawyers who are adept at providing legal representation and capable of navigating the complexities of commercial trucking accident cases. 

The attorneys at our law firm have an unwavering commitment to protecting our client’s rights and to providing attention and support throughout the process of recovery. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a commercial trucking accident, contact our firm for a free legal consultation. 

Call our California personal injury lawyers at (855) 735-5945 today to get started with a free consultation and free case evaluation of your truck accident injury case.


Why Hire a Commercial Trucking Accident Lawyer

Commercial trucks are large trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10 thousand pounds for commercial purposes. Because of their size, braking capability gets affected and becomes a factor in truck crashes. There is also an increased likelihood of losing control of commercial vehicles on slippery or narrow roads. Truck drivers also tend to become tired and drowsy, which becomes a crash risk that leads to injury or death. 

Due to its nature, accident cases involving large commercial vehicles come with unique and complex challenges, such as:

  • Severe injuries and damages: Large trucks, such as commercial trucks, can cause significantly more serious injuries like broken bones, disfigurement, traumatic brain injuries, or sometimes can lead to fatalities. Truck crashes may also lead to extensive damage to properties. Evaluating the extent of damages and losses, as well as medical costs and other expenses, may be tricky and may take time. 
  • Federal regulations: A truck accident attorney with extensive experience handling similar cases is important because of the heavy federal regulations surrounding the trucking industry. The legal issues and factors to be considered in each case are driver qualifications, vehicle maintenance, hours of service, and cargo loading governed by federal laws.
  • Multiple parties: Multiple parties may be involved in a commercial trucking accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and the cargo loaders. Moreover, injuries and deaths in large truck crashes are mostly from occupants of other vehicles, truck occupants, and bystanders. A thorough investigation is needed to determine the causes of truck accidents and identify liable parties. 
  • Insurance coverage: Trucking companies usually have comprehensive insurance coverage with strong legal teams, which makes it more challenging to deal with during settlement negotiation and when the case goes to trial. 
  • High-stakes litigation: The complexity of the case due to the severity of injuries and damages, as well as the parties involved, make commercial truck accident cases a high-stakes matter. This means that there are substantial financial implications, which require a more senior expert to handle the case to increase the chance of getting successful verdicts.

Because of the complicated legal issues surrounding commercial trucking accident cases may take longer to reach a settlement. Having legal representation by an experienced lawyer can help you navigate the intricacies of your case so that you get the maximum compensation possible. 

Our Specialization

Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents happen when large commercial vehicles are involved in a collision with another vehicle, like passenger cars or a pedestrian. This leads to property damage, catastrophic injuries, or even wrongful death because of the sheer size of the vehicle. At our law firm, our lawyers who specialize in semi-truck accidents can help you navigate this complex legal landscape with their expertise on trucking industry regulations, federal and state laws, and liability issues involving big corporations. 

18-Wheeler Accidents

18-wheeler or tractor-trailer accidents happen when commercial trucks that have a tractor in the front part, and a semi-trailer in the rear part, are involved in a collision with passenger vehicles, a property, or a bystander pedestrian. This often results in massive damages like truck wrecks, serious injuries, and fatalities because of the enormous size and weight of these trucks. A commercial trucking accident attorney can be essential to provide expert legal guidance to get you maximum financial recovery and the justice you deserve. 

Cargo Load Accidents

When cargo is improperly loaded or overloaded on a commercial truck and shifts or falls off while in transit, it may lead to commercial vehicle accidents involving motorists and pedestrians on the road. While the cargo loader may be the main at-fault party, cargo load accident cases may be complicated when negligent inspection, faulty equipment, and other factors are to be considered. In this case, good legal representation from an experienced truck accident lawyer may be necessary to assist in conducting thorough investigations, determining the fairest compensation, facilitating settlement negotiations, or representing in the trial. 

Trucking Company Negligence

Serious commercial truck collisions may be caused by trucking company negligence or oversights. They may fail to provide adequate driver training, proper truck maintenance, observe safety regulations, or push drivers of big rigs to overwork leading to fatigue. Because of the complexities involved in such cases, seeking legal representation to accurately determine liability, hold them accountable, and secure total and fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and aftercare for physical and emotional recovery would be vital.  

Truck Driver Error

Some collisions are caused by a commercial truck driver’s error or negligence on the road. Common causes of these kinds of accidents are drowsy driving, texting while driving, speeding in curves, misjudging road sharpness, tailgating, improper lane changes, and failure to observe traffic rules. Legal representation from a trusted commercial trucking accident lawyer can significantly help you throughout the entire process of filing personal injury claims to compensate for injuries and losses you have incurred from such types of accidents. Your lawyer can help build a strong case against the at-fault driver and advocate on your behalf in seeking the justice you deserve.


Our Dedicated Team

Our team of attorneys at Frantz Law Group is multi-awarded and credentialed, with over 120 years of combined legal experience in handling and winning personal injury cases such as commercial trucking accidents, either through settlement negotiations or court litigation.

Our multi-awarded founding lawyer heads Frantz Law Group, Mr. James P Frantz, who has more than 40 years of extensive litigation experience and achieved landmark court victories recovering billions in compensation for negligence victims of big companies.

Another one of our personal injury attorneys who has handled cases of catastrophic injuries from various types of accidents, including those that involve commercial trucks, is Mr. Philip C. Aman. He handled and won over a thousand similar cases, given his extensive experience being a lead counsel at litigations. 

Ms. Jodi L. Frantz is an experienced attorney who specializes in personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, and commercial litigation. She is a recipient of two American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence and recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award in 1994. 

Why Frantz Law Group

Client-First Approach

At Frantz Law Group, we value attorney-client relationships and strive to put our commercial trucking accident clients first. Starting from the initial meeting, we pay close attention to each of our clients, assessing what makes their case unique to help us strategize the best approach that will get them maximum compensation for the damages and loss they suffer because of the negligence of the responsible party. We acknowledge that this is a tough time for commercial trucking accident victims, so we aim to make the process smooth and easy for our clients. 

Dedication to Transparent Communication

The lawyers at our firm are dedicated to providing timely and transparent communication to each of our clients. We are aware of the stresses of being a victim of commercial trucking accidents, and we want to provide our clients with peace of mind by being easily accessible and upfront with all our communications. 

No Win, No Fee

We understand the physical, emotional, psychological, and economic toll of getting injured in a commercial trucking accident. We want to unburden you and your family members with the financial toll by offering a no-win, no-fee payment structure. This means that you pay nothing if there is no monetary compensation recovery. We aim to seek justice for our clients and help them get full and fair compensation for the damages and losses they sustained from the accident. 

Understanding the Commercial Trucking Accident Claim Process

Filing a commercial trucking accident claim

If you, a friend, or a loved one got into an accident involving a commercial truck, your top priority is to seek medical attention. From the opinion of a medical professional, you can establish that the defendant’s negligence causes injury or wrongful death. 

Set a meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you understand the process of filing a commercial trucking accident claim and to protect your legal rights during settlement or in a trial. During this time, your attorney can also evaluate your case worth and gauge the best course of action–whether to negotiate or file a lawsuit.

At this time, you can also gather evidence, like photos of the accident scene and witness testimonies, file a police report, and communicate with your insurance company to inform them of the extent of the damages. Collect your medical records and all information about your medical bills and other expenses. Your lawyer specializing in personal injury law and commercial trucking accidents should know the ins and outs of this process and help you get the best possible outcome for your case. 

Guidance through each step

At Frantz Law Group, our expert legal professionals specializing in commercial vehicle accident cases will work with you closely at each step of the process until we hold responsible parties liable for the accident you got into and until you get adequately compensated for the losses you incurred from your injury. 

During your initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your case, inform you of your legal rights, and set your expectations as to the procedures you will have to go through. You may expect to go through the following: an initial investigation, evidence gathering by going through the trucker’s black box and logbooks, witness interviews, filing of paperwork, negotiating with insurance companies, and either a settlement negotiation or a trial. 

On all of these steps, our experienced truck accident attorneys will walk you through the process and provide you with timely updates, answer your questions, and work with you to figure out the best way to be compensated fairly for your immediate medical care and treatment, long term care and support, among other expenses.

Fee structure and costs

At our law firm, we apply a contingency-fee payment structure where clients would not be asked to pay upfront out-of-pocket fees. We only collect fees when a successful compensation recovery has been made after a settlement negotiation or litigation if the case went on trial. In instances where your case might have to go on trial, fees might change, so ask your legal representative about it during your initial consultation.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Let our roster of skilled lawyers at Frantz Law Group protect your legal rights as a truck accident victim. You can rest assured that we are dedicated to getting the best outcome for your case while valuing the attorney-client relationship.

Call our California personal injury lawyers at (855) 735-5945 today to get started with a free consultation and free case evaluation of your truck accident injury case.



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