Truck Accident Attorneys Serving San Francisco

California is an important part of agricultural distribution in the United States. As a result, we see significantly more commercial truck and big rig accidents than in other parts of the country. Many trucks travel using Interstate 5, Highway 99, and even Interstate 80 to bring goods and fresh produce to our towns. Long hauls, heavy loads, and time constraints often put truck drivers under immense pressure which can lead to an accident. Driver negligence, overtired drivers, and even aggressive drivers can cause accidents which can cause serious injury or even death to San Francisco residents. At the Tiemann Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys regularly handle lawsuits for people who have been injured or lost loved ones in trucking accidents near San Francisco and throughout Northern California and the Bay Area. Our experienced truck accident attorneys can help you understand the claims process and protect your interests.

Trucking Accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area

Many truck accident attorneys make the mistake of handling accidents involving commercial trucks and big-rigs in the same way they would handle an accident involving two passenger vehicles. This is often a result of inexperience and a misunderstanding of the physical and legal differences between accidents involving passenger cars and those involving commercial trucks. Working with a truck accident attorney will help to ensure that you get the best possible settlement for your case.

At the Tiemann Law Firm, our skilled trucking accident attorneys have the experience you need to feel confident in our representation from the start.

Physical Differences between Trucking Accidents and Auto Accidents

Taking a look at the physical differences between trucks and passenger vehicles can help you understand how these collisions can cause serious physical injury regardless of the speeds involved. Typically, big-rigs are between 67 – 75 feet long and often weigh up to 80,000 pounds. An average commuter vehicle is only 16 feet long and weighs a mere 3,500 pounds. As you can imagine, hitting a jackknifed big-rig is like hitting a brick wall.

As a result of the physical size of a commercial truck, these accidents often involve significant physical injuries because, even at low speeds, the human body and the cars we travel in are not able to withstand the forces involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler. Our truck attorneys have regularly handled trucking accidents involving the following injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Our lawyers understand the physical forces involved in these accidents and will work with you to ensure you receive the medical care and legal attention you deserve after an accident with a commercial truck.

Legal Differences between Trucking Accidents and Auto Accidents

In addition to the physical differences between cars and commercial trucks, there are significant legal differences in the way these cases are handled. Accidents between two or more personal automobiles often involve a discussion of personal responsibility, injuries suffered and proper compensation. In accidents involving big-rigs, there is often a question of the different types of legal responsibility that could be involved in the accident.

Your experienced trucking accident lawyer can help you determine if the driver was also the owner of the truck he or she was operating. If he or she was not the owner, the owner of the truck may also be responsible for the damages you or a loved one suffered under a theory of owner liability. In addition to traditional owner liability, the trucking company may also be responsible for failing to properly screen the driver (negligent entrustment) or failing to properly train the driver (negligent supervision).

At the Tiemann Law Firm we are committed to helping you determine the appropriate theories of responsibility and will assure that all of the proper parties are held accountable. At the Tiemann Law Firm there is no cost until we win, so call us to discuss your case!

Client Testimonials

Michael T.
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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T.
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T.
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I highly recommend The Tiemannn Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

Hanna Padilla
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

S.B.
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had an excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Star Fire
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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Jereme S.
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No-one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Maye Ly
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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Matt H.
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Jennifer Birdseye
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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!