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Truck Accident Attorney in Northern California

Representing victims of serious injury throughout the West since 1967, the legal firm of Barr and Mudford is headquartered in Redding, California, and serves clients throughout the entire Northern California region, including Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Trucking accidents along California’s roads and highways can be devastating and frequently cause severe injury or death to those involved. Automobiles, motorcycles, and most other vehicles are simply no match for semi-trucks and tractor-trailer rigs when it comes to collisions.

In 2017 in the state of California, there were 341 fatal crashes involved large trucks. That number represents 7.3% of the U.S. total for large truck fatal crashes, the second-highest in the nation.

Causes include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Excessive speed
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive, careless driving
  • Improper lane changes or passing
  • Violation of automobile/pedestrian right-of-way
  • Ignoring traffic signals or signs
  • Falling asleep at the wheel/Failure to observe hours-of-service regulations
  • Failing to properly maintain the truck
  • Driver inexperience
  • Cargo improperly secured
  • Texting while driving.

With a growing number of commercial trucks, 18-wheelers, and utility vehicles on the road throughout Northern California, automobile drivers are at greater risk of injury in a truck accident than ever before.

While in most instances, accidents are often the fault of the truck driver, other factors also come into play including highway surface conditions, faulty median rail protections, defective truck tires or parts, signage problems, and the weather. It is important to consult an injury attorney with considerable experience dealing not only with large commercial insurance companies but also with public entities such as Caltrans – the California Department of Transportation – that may also be at fault.

Truck accident lawsuits are time-sensitive and complicated. The firm of Barr and Mudford has the proven experience and record of success to deal with the complexities of these cases and provide the strong legal representation necessary to ensure that you receive fair compensation for damages and injuries you may have suffered.

If you have been seriously hurt in an accident involving a large commercial truck or 18-wheeler, or if you have lost a loved one in a truck-related accident, contact us for a free consultation and let’s talk about your case. Call 530 243 8008 or 800 528 2020 or you can contact us with details by email. 

Enrique Zepeda
Enrique Zepeda
19:28 07 Nov 22
I have gone to Barr and Mudford for a variety of small legal issues. If the issue is something Barr and Mudford handles, they take it on with fervor. If it’s an issue Barr and Mudford does not handle, they still provide great recommendations for other attorneys that do handle the issue. Brandon Storment is incredibly smart and has been a pleasure to work with. Catie Barr is a leader and does not back down when an injustice occurs. Estée Lewis is a genius and a leader in whatever task she takes on. Erin Barr is a champion for every client she assists and it is very apparent to me that she absolutely loves her job.
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