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Just as motorcycle accidents can be particularly dangerous due to their lack of protection, trucking accidents can be extremely dangerous for the opposite reason. Being hit by a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler involves an overwhelming amount of mass and force that can be devastating to other vehicles and passengers. The damage caused by such an accident can be extensive, and many accident victims find themselves in need of legal compensation just to cover their accident bills. The Walnut Creek accident lawyers at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith are experienced in representing victims of trucking accidents and can help you put the pieces back together after a devastating crash.

Characteristics of Trucking Accident Lawsuits

One of the main differences between personal injury lawsuits stemming from trucking accidents as compared to car accidents or motorcycle accidents is that trucking accidents specifically involve a significant industry with labor unions and lobby groups. Suing a truck driver is not the same as suing just any other driver. The truck driver is most often backed by a larger trucking company, and is likely part of a truck driver’s labor union such as the Teamsters. The trucking industry has an advantage when it comes to the initial stages of litigation, because they have a support system in place immediately after the accident to preserve favorable evidence to them, and begin preparing their defense while the victims are still reeling from the collision.

The trucking industry also has a financial advantage over many plaintiffs because they have deep pockets and the ability to retain multiple experts and prolong the duration of the litigation in the hopes that frustrated injured individuals will give up. An experienced trucking accident lawyer like the ones at our firm will know the tactics that the trucking companies will employ. We know how to cut through the nonsense and get you the money you deserve.

Contact the Accident Attorneys in Our Bay Area Office Today

If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident and is in need of legal representation, call a truck accident attorney at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith right away to discuss your potential claims. A serious trucking accident can be devastating, but the experienced lawyers in our office can set you on the road to recovery.