Auto and Truck Accidents
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you are in a very vulnerable position. It is very dangerous to assume the other party’s insurance company will treat you fairly, even though they may pretend to do so. Insurance companies have an interest in minimizing costs and maximizing profits. Often, insurance companies are biased in their investigation and evaluation of a case. Hiring an experienced auto accident attorney can make a significant difference how large a recovery you receive.
Look for an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney
An effective personal injury lawyer can help you obtain immediate medical care. Even if you have no medical insurance, our lawyers can often help make sure you get the care you need. We can also handle the property loss issues for damage to your car.
Whether you were a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, our lawyers have extensive experience in obtaining the best possible recovery for your injuries. In one case, our auto accident attorneys obtained a $1 million dollar verdict against the California Highway Patrol following an auto accident that seriously injured our client.
We have the Experience to Handle Your Auto Accident Case
Our experience can help you resolve your case quickly and obtain a fair settlement from the other party’s insurance company. Even if the at-fault party had no insurance, our lawyers are often able to obtain compensation from other sources. If the other party does not offer you a fair settlement, we will take your case to trial. Many accident attorneys are inexperienced trial attorneys and force settlement rather than face trial. Be cautious of these attorneys. At Bonjour, Thorman, Baray & Billingsley we are trial attorneys (we have handled hundreds of trials) and we aggressively pursue the best settlement possible in all our cases.
You can contact our lawyers about any auto accident claim, large or small. We offer a free initial consultation. If you have a small impact case and don’t need a lawyer, we will give you advice about how you can handle your claim yourself through small claims court.
Providing Personal Attention
While your auto accident claim is pending, we will keep you informed of the progress we are making toward settling your case. Our lawyers will never agree to a settlement unless you have approved it in advance.
All injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless we recover money on your behalf. If there is no recovery, you owe no attorney fees.
Learn More: Auto Accident FAQ
When driver fatigue or negligence causes a trucking accident, it is almost always the occupant of a nearby passenger vehicle who suffers. If you’ve been injured or a loved one has died in a truck accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Bonjour, Thorman, Baray & Billingsley immediately.
Important evidence needed to prove your case can disappear as the trucking company covers its tracks. Witnesses forget details as time goes by. We will get our team of accident investigators on the scene right away to interview witnesses and protect the evidence needed for financial recovery.
Experienced and Skilled Trial Lawyers
Attorneys Jules Bonjour and Michael Thorman are Northern California Super Lawyers in personal injury. All of our attorneys have more than 10 years of experience representing people who have suffered catastrophic head injuries, spine injuries, or burn injuries.
We have handled many truck accident cases that occur on Highway 580 through Pleasanton. In one case, we achieved a settlement of more than $1 million for a family in which the father was injured and daughter was killed when a milk tanker crashed into his small truck. The truck driver, who had been driving for 12 hours and using drugs to stay awake, had fallen asleep behind the wheel, causing the fatal crash.
Proving Negligence in Truck Accidents
Truck accidents often involve some type of truck driver or trucking company negligence, including driver fatigue. Under both California and federal law, truck drivers can only drive so many hours without a rest break. However truck drivers routinely violate these laws.
The trucking company itself may be negligent if it hires a driver with a poor driving record, fails to test for drugs, or does not keep its trucks or trailers in good working condition.
Our investigators will obtain the driver logbook, tractor trailer maintenance records, driver history, truck GPS records, and other evidence. We may hire an accident reconstructionist to review the scene of the truck underride accident or interstate rollover.
Obtaining Maximum Financial Recovery
Serious spinal cord injuries will be present immediately, but head and brain injuries can take time for the full effects to become clear. We work with medical experts to present a strong case for maximum financial recovery.