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San Francisco Truck Accident Attorneys

Relentless, Proficient & Compassionate Representation

The presence of huge, 18-wheeler, 80,000-pound, motorized vehicles traveling at high speeds on our roadways poses obvious dangers. Their size and speed combined with a few seconds of negligence by a truck driver or a faulty or defective part can result in catastrophe.

At the law firm of Delfino Green & Green, our San Francisco truck accident attorneys have extensive experience handling accident cases, including semi-truck accidents involving rollovers and jackknifes, as well as delivery truck, van, and other commercial vehicle accidents.

Please contact us online or feel free to call us today at (415) 466-8544 to schedule a completely free consultation with one of our knowledgeable San Francisco truck accident lawyers.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Determining liability in a truck accident case can take some amount of investigation, as there are many possible liable parties. Important information such as “what caused the accident?” “was the driver behaving negligently?”, or “who owns the truck?” can all play an important role in determining liability. While this can be a complicated process, our firm is experienced in investigating truck accident cases and has the skill and knowledge to properly identify the appropriate party who can be held responsible for your accident.

While there are many possible liable parties after a truck accident the parties most often held responsible are the trucking company, the truck driver, and at times, the truck manufacturer. The trucking company is most often held liable since they are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to help save their company money. If however, an accident was caused by the negligent actions of a trucker they may be held liable for an accident. This negligence can include drinking while driving or distracted. Last, if a truck is found to have manufacturing defects that caused the accident, the manufacturer of the truck may be held liable.

Trucks and the Hours of Service Regulations

Commercial trucks and those who drive them are heavily regulated in order to keep them and other motorists safe. One important set of rules truckers are required to follow is called the hours of service regulations. These rules exist to try to ensure that truck drivers are well rested while on the road since fatigued driving is a major cause of accidents. The hours of service regulations states:

  • Truckers can work up to 14 hours in a day but, since they are required to take rest and meal breaks during their workday, they are only able to drive for 11 hours in one day.
  • Drivers must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours at the end of each workday.
  • Truckers must also take days off work at regular intervals. Generally, drivers must take a break after working up to 60 or 70 hours in a 7 or 8 day period depending on the hours the company they drive for holds.

Dedicated Representation for Truck Accident Victims & Their Families

Though we cannot undo the damage that has been caused by a truck accident injury, we can fight for you to receive the highest amount of compensation available to help you and your family through this difficult time. With a combination of compassion, diligence, and hard work, our San Francisco truck accident attorneys will work to maximize your compensation with a focus on restoring your quality of life. We work for you on a contingency fee basis. Simply put, we get paid only if you get paid.

Several reasons why you should hire us as your representation include:

  • Our San Francisco truck accident attorneys have over 30 years of in-depth legal experience
  • As a result, we have a comprehensive understanding of personal injury law
  • We won tens of millions of dollars for our clients throughout the past three decades
  • Our relentless attorneys will work to lift the legal burden off your shoulders entirely while you focus on other important matters, like your injury and family

You have enough to deal with following a truck accident. Our job is to make life easier for you. With that in mind, we provide a free initial consultation and prompt return of your phone calls. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our office, we can come to you. Appointments can also be made on weekends and evenings. In addition, Spanish speaking attorneys are provided for our non-English speaking clients.

Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?

Recovering proper compensation after a truck accident can be difficult without an experience attorney advocating on your behalf. Trucking companies are usually backed by top-tier attorneys who are hired to protect their company, and in turn, keep you from recovering the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Delfino Green & Green are experienced in handling these types of claims and know what to expect during the entire claims process. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Contact us and speak with an experienced truck accident attorney in San Francisco today.

Verdicts & Settlements
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

  • $10,000,000 Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage.
  • $2,400,000 Disability Claim
    Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support out client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.
  • $2,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.
  • $1,800,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.
  • $1,700,000 Builder’s Risk/Collapse

    A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.

  • $1,000,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client had worked for the government for many years when she began suffering from a serious heart condition. All of her doctors told her that she could no longer work and if she continued to do so, she would be risking further injury to her heart or even death. Based on thi
  • $1,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury

    Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world renowned expert‘s to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case settled shortly before trial.

  • $985,000 Traumatic Hand Injury

    Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the workers comp settlement of his case.

  • $975,000 Aviation Death Settlement
    A husband and father of two small children was killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.
  • $700,000 Forklift Accident
    A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.

Words of Praise from Our Clients

  • “The attorneys here are simultaneously the most competent and the most willing to go above and beyond for their clients in the areas of law they practice.”

    Daniel C.

  • “Bill has the right attitude and level headed legal knowledge to assert whats wrong and bring justice where it is needed.”

    Amy W.

  • “Bill Green is exceptional in the courtroom.”

    Terry L.

  • “I felt they were a strong advocate and were attentive and concerned with protecting my best interests.”

    Kenneth F.

  • “Bill Green taking my case was life changing, I truly do not know what I would have done had I not retained his services.”

    Staci G.