20+ Year Experienced Fontana Truck Accident Lawyer
Matthew Taylor has been a truck accident lawyer serving Fontana, CA for over 20 years. Mr. Taylor has the working knowledge of the local courts and can apply that experience to your case. Although many injury cases settle out of court, we’re prepared to take your case to trial if needed. Mr. Taylor has 20+ years of trial experience, and he has argued cases in the courts of appeal in both the state and federal systems on behalf of his clients.
Nearly all companies depend on the trucking industry and Fontana is the trucking gateway of the West Coast. In fact, eighteen-wheelers transport roughly 10 billion tons of goods every year. However, truck drivers work long hours and travel on busy, congested roads at times. Trucks are much more difficult to handle than a standard motor vehicle. Every year, thousands of big rigs are involved in motor vehicle accidents, and, tragically, hundreds of individuals are killed. However, under California law, individuals who are injured or killed in truck accidents may be entitled to recover damages.
Liability for Truck Accidents
If it can be proven that the truck driver was driving unsafely and caused an accident, the driver or trucking company may be liable for damages. For example, if the truck driver was speeding, changing lanes unsafely, tailgating, not paying attention, or distracted (for example, by sending a text message or using a cell phone), the truck driver may be liable for any damages to the injured victims.
If the driver was working for a trucking company, the trucking company may also be liable for damages in a truck accident. Under California law, trucking companies are responsible for the negligence of their employees, including their employee truck drivers. Trucking companies can also have liability for failing to perform scheduled maintenance and failing to abide by trucking industry laws and regulations involving maximum working hours, load size, and driver fatigue.
The Earlier you File a Claim, the Better
All accidents involving big rig trucks should be reported to the proper authorities (California Highway Patrol, county Sheriff, or local police department) as soon as possible – preferably from the accident scene – so that an accident investigation can be conducted.
Injured victims may be entitled to various types of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible while the incident is fresh in the minds or the parties and witnesses and while it is still possible to preserve evidence.
Were you Injured in a Truck Accident in Fontana?
If you were injured in a big rig or semi-trailer accident, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who understands the local Fontana roads and freeways to work on your behalf. At the Law Offices of Matthew L. Taylor, our Inland Empire truck accident lawyers have more than 30 years of combined experience and are prepared to fight to protect your legal rights.
Call (909) 989-7774 now to schedule your free, no obligation attorney consultation. The Law Offices of Matthew L. Taylor handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that the attorney’s fees come from the settlement or verdict. There are never hourly fees charged to clients in personal injury actions. If there is no recovery, then there are no attorney’s fees charged. We look forward to hearing from you today.
Law Offices of Matthew L. Taylor handles all personal injury cases, including:
- Truck & Big Rig Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Accidents
- Crosswalk and Intersection Accidents
- Premises Liability Claims
- Construction Accident
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Serious Physical Injury Claims
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Shoulder and Arm Injuries
- Knee and Leg Injuries
- Auto Accident Lawsuits
- Property Damage Lawsuits
- Loss of Earnings Claims
- Uninsured Motorist Claims
- $3,000,000 for employees when an employer installed hidden cameras in bathrooms and break areas.
- $3,100,000 for a man with spinal injuries who was injured in a construction site accident
- $565,000 for a woman injured in an auto accident
- $700,000 for two truck drivers injured in a truck vs. truck accident
- $450,000 for a woman injured in an auto accident