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As a California public safety official, you know your job is dangerous. Every day you suit up, you risk suffering an injury. You do this to protect residents all across California. You know the risks but you take them anyway because that is what you have been trained to do. Yet, safety officials, like firefighters and police officers are often injured in other ways that have nothing to do with their jobs. When you suffer an injury in a truck accident, who will stand up for your rights? Who will fight to make sure you get the compensation you need?

For over 20 years, the truck accident lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have been helping injured public safety officials after devastating truck accidents. We know that workers’ compensation claims are not enough. They do not cover all injury expenses and rarely give you enough to make ends meet. You and your family do not deserve to struggle financially after a serious and catastrophic truck accident. That is why we fight aggressively for our injured clients every step of the way.

For a free consultation with a California Personal Injury Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. call (949) 660-7762

Truck Accidents

Across the United States, more than 8.5 million large commercial trucks operate on the roads. Many of those trucks drive through California, delivering goods and supplies to residents and businesses in Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles and throughout Orange County. To do this, they often travel hundreds of miles a day.

When a large commercial truck driver makes a mistake or drives carelessly, they can put themselves and others in danger. After all, a fully loaded big rig can weigh as much as 80,000-pounds. The average police car, for example, weighs under 5,000-pounds. As such, when a commercial truck gets into an accident, the police officers, firefighters or civilians involved often suffer the majority of the injuries.

When a California public safety official is involved in a truck accident, they can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries. These injuries may prevent them from fully enjoying their life or returning to their jobs. In many cases, truck accident injuries can mean the end of their entire career. That is why police officers, firefighters, and other public safety officials need a law firm on their side from the very beginning.

At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. our attorneys can help you recover compensation for truck accidents involving:

  • Truck driver negligence
    • Truck driver fatigue
    • DUI or drug use
    • Speeding
    • Distracted driving
  • Trucking company negligence
    • Improper maintenance of vehicles
    • Breaking FMCSA rules & regulations
    • Improper driver training
  • Shipping company negligence
    • Improperly loaded cargo
    • Excessive weight
  • Truck manufacturer negligence
    • Defective parts or accessories
    • Tire blowout

Building Your Truck Accident Case

At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. we are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with large trucking companies and insurers, and we work tirelessly to build a solid case for our injured California public safety officials.

Some of the ways we build your case may include:

  • Examining police reports
  • Reviewing medical records
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Collecting and preserving black box data
  • Gathering physical evidence
  • Visiting and investigating the accident scene
  • Examining vehicle damage
  • Employing accident reconstruction teams and industry experts

Success Litigating Truck Accident Cases

Proving liability and negligence in a truck accident case takes considerable experience and skill. Trucking companies and their insurers often fight aggressively to reduce their liabilities. At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. our track record of success speaks for itself. We know how to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence.

Here are some of our successful verdicts and awards.

  • $1 Million — Navy officer who was hit by a dump truck while riding his bike
  • $812,000 — Public safety officials hit by a food company truck

Did You Suffer an Injury in a Truck Accident?

At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. we understand the complexities of filing a third-party personal injury lawsuit or seeking civil relief after suffering an injury in a truck accident. To learn more about your legal options, call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form. We offer a free initial consultation, so we can meet with you to discuss your truck accident and your injuries. Let us help you through this difficult time. Call us today!

With offices in both Sacramento and Orange County, the personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their friends and families across the state of California.