Trucking Accidents

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Justice for Trucking Accident Victims

Steinfeld Law Firm is a professional law firm specializing in accidents involving large commercial vehicles like big rigs and buses. These accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities due to their size and weight. We are well-versed in state and federal trucking and common carrier laws and insurance claims. We investigate, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and represent clients in court as needed. Our goal is to be your voice and champion your cause for justice so you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your traumatic injuries or the loss of a loved one.

We know trucks

Patrick Steinfeld grew up around big rigs. His father was a long-haul trucker and would take Patrick on trips with him. By the time Patrick was 18 he was driving semi tractor-trailers round-trip between Portland and Stockton. By the time Patrick graduated from law school he was a seasoned driver with intimate knowledge of the trucking industry which gave him an advantage over personal injury lawyers who primarily represent victims of car accidents. Champions for Justice knows trucks... and trucking law!

How we help truck accident victims

Champions for Justice can be instrumental in helping victims of trucking accidents. With personal truck driving experience, and 34 years of representing victims and their families in in truck and bus accidents, we provide unique insight in advocating on behalf of truck accident victims.

Finding liability

We’ll pinpoint liable parties. Truck accidents usually involve multiple parties, like the truck driver, motor carrier, shipper and even logistics.

Gather evidence

We will gather all the vital evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and black box data to build a strong case proving negligence.

Insurance companies

We will handle negotiations with all insurance companies and responsible parties, ensuring fair compensation for you and your family.

Empowering our clients

We want our clients to understand their claim and the legal process, because knowledgeable clients are empowered to make informed and intelligent decisions.

Your voice for justice

We bring it all together with one goal in mind... to be your Champions for Justice, and get you and your family the justice and compensation you deserve

Common types of truck accidents

The most common causes of truck accidents include:

Driver Fatigue: Driver fatigue is a critical concern in the trucking industry, as it significantly increases the risk of crashes. Several factors contribute to driver fatigue including long hours and pressure to meet deadlines.

Speeding: Truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to meet strict deadlines. Some drivers choose to speed and drive dangerously in order to pick up and deliver loads on time.

Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is a major factor contributing to truck accidents, and it comes in various forms. Mobile phone use is one of the most common distractions that truck drivers face. Whether it’s texting, making calls, or using social media, use of a phone while driving distracts attention from the road and increases the likelihood of accidents.

Impaired Driving: Long hours, tight schedules, and stress, are all factors that lead to substance use and impaired judgment in the trucking industry.

Improper Maintenance: Failure to maintain major components like brakes, is a common problem in the trucking industry. Unfortunately, this often involves a conscious decision to choose money over safety.

Other Causes: Other causes of big rig accidents include bad weather, improper loading, inexperienced drivers, and equipment failures. They all pose significant risks to other drivers on the road.

Regardless of the cause of an accident, trucking collisions can result in significant injury and death. If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, call the Steinfeld Law Firm at (844) PATSLAW for a free legal consultation.

Do you have a case?

Steinfeld Law Firm evaluates several key factors to determine if you have a case.

  • We assess the truck driver's actions for negligence or recklessness, such as speeding, fatigue and distracted driving, which can bolster your case.
  • We apply the "reasonable person" test to gauge the truck driver’s conduct against that of a reasonable trucker under similar circumstances.
  • We examine “economic” damages which are your financial losses, like medical and funeral expenses, loss of past, present and future wages, and vehicle damage, which all contribute to the value of your case.
  • We evaluate the severity of your “emotional” injuries. Severe “emotional” trauma generally warrants greater case value.
  • Finally, we look at the potential defendant’s financial ability to satisfy any settlement, judgment or verdict.

By considering these criteria, we can determine if you have a case, and if pursuing legal action is justified. Contact us at (424) LAW-PROS for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review everything and let you know if you have a case.

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Your champions for justice

Steinfeld Law Firm specializes in large truck and commercial vehicle accidents. We’ve been representing trucking accident victims for 34 years so we have the legal knowledge and experience to take on large trucking companies and their insurance lawyers. More importantly, choosing Steinfeld Law Firm is a choice for transparency, clarity and understanding. We educate and inform our clients about their rights, which empowers them to confidently make the best decisions. Throughout the legal process, we stand by your side as advocates and champion your cause for justice.

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If you've been in a large truck or commercial vehicle accident, reach out to us for a free consultation before speaking to any insurance company.