Benicia Truck Accident Lawyer

benicia truck accident lawyerBenicia sits right on the Carquinez Strait, offering residents incredible bay views without all of the congestion of other area cities. However, Benicia is located right on one of the largest highways in the entire country and sees a considerable amount of vehicle traffic. Because I-80 serves as a shipping route for many of the goods delivered to the Oakland port, large commercial vehicles make up a significant portion of area traffic.

Any vehicle traffic risk presents the risk of auto accidents, and when large commercial vehicles are involved, the collisions are more liable to cause major injuries. Because these vehicles are massive and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with a full load, they carry literal tons of force into collisions, which often leaves crash survivors with injuries that dramatically affect their lives.

As Benicia truck accident lawyers, our firm exists to help families and individuals recover the compensation they deserve after major car accidents involving big-rigs.

The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm is known for taking a holistic, personal approach with clients. While many injury attorneys will choose to maintain a strictly business-like relationship with the people they represent, we attempt to show real compassion and care to our clientele. Our firm is like a family, and the clients we serve are valuable members.

By taking an interest in our clients’ lives, we can get a first-hand understanding of how seriously their injuries have affected their lives. In turn, having this knowledge makes it easier for us to accurately and effectively represent our clients’ best interests while going head-to-head with insurance companies in negotiations or even arguing cases in courts.

Truck Accidents in Benicia

Benicia has been the site of numerous truck accidents over the last decade. According to reports from area traffic agencies, including the Benicia Police Department (BPD) and California Highway Patrol (CHP), there were a total of 847 traumatic auto accidents within city limits between 2009 and 2020. Out of these 847 crashes, 24 involved a large commercial truck. These truck accidents caused a total of 27 injuries and left one person with fatal trauma.

According to this data, the most common causes of Benicia's truck accidents were improper turning, driving at unsafe speeds, dangerous lane-changing, and DUI. Altogether, these factors accounted for over two-thirds of the crashes in question. Additionally, these truck accidents were most likely to happen on weekdays, with only two taking place on the weekend.

Staying Safe While Driving Near Big-Rigs

Because big-rigs are so dangerous, drivers need to do what they can to avoid accidents when sharing the road with large trucks. While nobody can predict exactly where or when a crash will occur, there are many steps drivers can take to reduce the chance of being involved in a serious crash. To learn some excellent safety tips for driving near large trucks, watch this video:

Truck Accident Injuries Can Change Your Life

Suffering an injury during a truck accident can have a dramatic impact on your life. Many of the most common types of trauma suffered during truck accidents leave survivors with symptoms that can limit their mobility or impact their cognition, making it difficult or even impossible to participate in activities they care about. In severe cases, crash survivors may even be left unable to perform their job, resulting in a serious loss of income and/or earning potential.

Furthermore, recovering from a truck accident injury can be complicated and often takes months or even years. Many common truck accident injuries require a lot of medical care, often involving invasive surgeries and long-term physical therapy. Altogether, the necessary medical expenses can add up to a considerable amount, leaving crash survivors unsure of how they’ll be able to pay for the care that they need.

Taking Quick Action

Fortunately, many truck accident survivors can claim compensation for the damages described above. In many cases, injured individuals can obtain payments that cover their medical expenses and provide compensation for lost income, personal suffering, and more. However, it is critical to take action as quickly as possible to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Commercial big-rigs are almost always owned by a trucking company, and these companies usually operate a whole truck fleet. With so many vehicles on the road, these companies treat the chance of an accident as a normal risk of operating their businesses. For this reason, truck companies are usually ready to begin building a legal defense immediately following accidents. Often, the company will dispatch its own legal response team to the scene of the crash. This team will gather evidence and interview witnesses to attempt to control the narrative surrounding the accident.

If your attorney can start working on your case as soon as possible, they’ll be more able to make sure trucking companies are held responsible for the damages that they’ve caused. By taking quick action after a serious trucking accident, injured individuals and/or their families can frequently obtain the payments that they need to move forward with their lives.

Benicia Truck Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia truck accident lawyer. If you or a loved one was seriously injured during a truck accident, reach out to me for free, friendly legal advice by calling (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900.

My law firm has been helping families and individuals in Benicia with major injury and wrongful death cases since 1982. To learn about our history of successful advocacy, you can read our settlements and verdicts list.

To find out even more about us and our work, I encourage you to read our client ratings and reviews at:

I belong to a group for US lawyers with a prior settlement or verdict with a value of at least one million USD, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. I'm also a CA chapter member of Top One Percent.

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Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.