The Doan Law Firm Fights for Commercial Truck Accident Victims
Seven people were injured in San Francisco when a semi-truck crashed into a passenger car as well as two pedestrians. According to law enforcement, the San Francisco semi-truck accident occurred when the big rig driver made an illegal turn.
There were five people in the automobile, a family including parents and three children. The pedestrians hit by the truck were an elderly couple.
In the aftermath of the San Francisco semi-truck accident, one of the pedestrians sustained life-threatening injuries. The other suffered serious injuries. The passengers in the automobile sustained minor injuries, were taken to the hospital for treatment, and released.
Investigation of San Francisco Semi-Truck Accident
The investigation of the San Francisco semi-truck accident is ongoing. At this time, investigators have not released information on the specifics of that investigation. As was noted a moment ago, the semi driver made an illegal turn in advance of the accident. As of this time, there has been no information released as to whether there were other factors contributing to the accident.
There are a number of more common underlying causes for San Francisco semi-truck accidents. These include:
- distracted driver
- impaired driver
- mechanical issue
- improperly trained driver
Responsibility for San Francisco Semi-Truck Accident
Because it does appear that the San Francisco semi-truck driver made an illegal turn that resulted in the accident, the truck operator is likely to be determined a responsible party. The reality is that responsibility for the accident and the injuries are not likely to end with the truck driver.
The trucking company certainly is a potentially responsible party. This is because of a legal doctrine called agency. The legal doctrine of agency holds an employer -- like a trucking company -- responsible for the conduct of an employee during the course of employment -- like a big rig driver.
San Francisco Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
A person involved in a big rig accident in the Bay area can best protect his or her legal rights or interests by retaining the professional services of a San Francisco semi-truck accident lawyer like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. An experienced San Francisco semi-truck accident lawyer from the firm will fight for proper compensation in a big rig accident case for losses that include:
- medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- permanent disability
- lost income
- property damage or loss
The Doan Law Firm fights not only to obtain compensation for existing losses, but those associated with an accident and your injuries that you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. For example, following a truck accident, you may endure chronic pain and need ongoing medical care and treatment. These are examples of ongoing losses for which an experienced San Francisco semi-truck accident attorney seeks financial recovery for a client.
Schedule an Initial Consultation with a San Francisco Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
An injured person can call the San Francisco semi-truck accident lawyer hotline at (415) 991-0000. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays. By calling the hotline, an injured person can schedule an initial consultation with The Doan Law Firm. There is no charge for an initial consultation.
The Doan Law Firm San Francisco office is located conveniently at:
71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, California 94105
The Doan Law Firm is a nationwide law firm, with offices located across the country. Attorneys from the firm stand ready to assist semi-truck accident victims across the United States. A consultation can be arranged across the United States by calling (800) 349-0000.
An appointment can be scheduled at any of the firm's offices in the United States. An attorney from the firm can also arrange to meet with an injured person at his or her home or at the hospital. A virtual consultation can also be arranged online.
The Doan Law Firm has an attorney fee guarantee. The Doan Law Firm charges no fee unless the firm wins for a client.