Truck Accident Lawyer in San Mateo County, CA

San Mateo County, located in the Bay Area south of San Francisco, sees high volumes of truck traffic along major highways and routes like US-101, I-280, and SR-92. Unfortunately, with so many large trucks on the road, serious accidents in San Mateo County are common. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life in a truck accident in areas like Daly City, Redwood City, San Carlos, Menlo Park or anywhere in San Mateo County, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. The truck accident lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping truck accident injury victims and families nationwide pursue the full financial recovery they legally deserve.

How Moseley Collins Law Can Help After a Truck Crash

The experienced lawyers at Moseley Collins Law understand how to handle even the most complex truck accident cases involving catastrophic injuries, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death and other substantial damages. Having helped truck accident victims recover millions throughout 40+ years serving clients nationwide, we have the legal experience to fully investigate your crash, build a strong claim, and fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Major Police Stations Serving San Mateo County

An experienced truck accident lawyer can provide invaluable help for victims and families by:

  • Conducting a thorough independent investigation of all factors that caused the truck crash
  • Gathering evidence to prove the commercial driver and/or trucking company's negligence through video footage, cell records, vehicle black box data and other means
  • Assembling a specialized legal team including accident reconstruction experts, doctors, vocational experts and others
  • Calculating and documenting every category of damages the victim has suffered
  • Negotiating strongly with aggressive insurance company lawyers
  • Taking the case to trial if the negligent companies refuse to offer fair compensation

Moseley Collins Law never charges an upfront retainer fee to the client. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect if we secure financial compensation for you.

Major Police Stations Serving San Mateo County

If you or a loved one are involved in a truck accident in San Mateo County, call 911 immediately so paramedics and police can respond quickly. Major local police departments responding to and investigating serious truck crashes in this area include:

Menlo Park Police Department

Located at 701 Laurel St serving central San Mateo County responding to incidents and conducting thorough investigations to determine fault and cause of truck crashes along US Highway 101, SR 84 and other local routes.

Redwood City Police Department

Headquarters located at 1301 Maple St, Redwood City, CA. Patrols surrounding towns like San Carlos and covers high incident areas like the US-101, Woodside Rd and I-280. Will determine which parties were at fault in causing the truck collision.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Large department with over 600 staff operating jail, boat and helicopter patrol units plus local police services protecting towns across Central SM County. Accident investigations occur along Routes 82, 84, 92 and 280 among other truck crash hot zones.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Francisco Division

The CHP supplements local PD departments responding to serious injury collisions, establishing right-of-way, taking witness statements and conducting at-scene investigations after truck crashes along US-101, I-280 and state routes.

Having an experienced law firm like Moseley Collins Law immediately involved after a San Mateo County truck crash helps ensure police fully investigate all causes and contributing factors based on proper legal questions surrounding the companies and commercial drivers' actions. We work directly with local agencies to help determine exactly how the collisions occurred and where parties were negligent.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in San Mateo County

While each truck crash case involves unique circumstances, our lawyers have seen certain patterns emerge over 40+ years getting justice and compensation for local victims. Some of the most common causes we've found behind devastating San Mateo County truck collisions include:

Truck Driver Negligence

Truck drivers bear immense responsibility when operating 80,000 lb vehicles on public roadways around smaller, more vulnerable motorists. Reckless driving behaviors that too often contribute to truck crashes locally include:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Distracted or drowsy driving
  • Failure to signal properly
  • Improper lane changes
  • Tailgating other cars
  • Violating hours of service rules

When truckers engage in negligent actions behind the wheel, they can destroy innocent lives. Moseley Collins Law aggressively pursues full financial accountability for victims against individual commercial drivers.

Poor Truck Maintenance

Trucking companies have legal obligations to properly inspect, repair and maintain rigs’ essential parts like brakes, tires, lighting and steering components. Equipment failures due to lazy maintenance practices place everyone sharing San Mateo County roads at great risk by contributing to horrific crashes such as:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Defective signal lights
  • Worn out or blown tires
  • Loose suspensions
  • Leaking fluids causing fires

By investigating maintenance and inspection records, our lawyers build strong cases against trucking companies prioritizing profits over properly servicing vehicles operated locally on San Mateo County roads.

Company Negligence

Reckless corporate policies and management decisions can also have deadly consequences when applied to running commercial trucking fleets on public highways. San Mateo County truck accident cases we have seen involving trucking company negligence include:

  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Allowing dangerously overloaded trucks
  • Prioritizing quick profits over safety
  • Requiring impossible driving delivery time constraints
  • Hiring unqualified or inexperienced drivers

Moseley Collins Law digs deep into trucking companies’ operations, policies, and past violations to expose how far their negligence reaches and make them financially accountable. We leave no stone unturned in getting the truth and maximum restitution for local victims.

Dangerous Roads/Conditions

Dangerous Roads/Conditions

While driver and trucking company negligence are primary causes of most San Mateo County truck crashes, poor road infrastructure and dangerous driving environments also play a role by contributing to accidents along major local routes like:

US-101 – This infamously congested corridor lacks adequate space for the big rig volume it handles daily from San Francisco down through Silicon Valley into San Mateo and San Jose. Insufficient merging space at on-ramps, left exits placing through traffic on the far right, poorly designed interchanges to I-280 and lack of truck parking space force too many unsafe maneuvers.

I-280 – As an alternative for truck traffic parallel to 101 with 65 mph speed limits, intense congestion especially during commuting peaks leads to more aggressiveness and collisions with vehicles entering/exiting across lanes in short distances near Woodside Rd, Edgewood Rd and other major cross routes with stoplights.

State Routes 82 (El Camino Real) – Frequently accessed retail centers packed between high density housing and a major railroad track with parking turns make safety extremely difficult for mixing local commuters with 30-50 ft rigs hauling at high speeds.

SR-92 – Curving connector lacking shoulders descending from 280/101 into San Mateo sees roll-over risk with sudden speed or lane changes given elevation grade shifts.

Moseley Collins Law knows San Mateo County’s most dangerous truck routes and particularly hazardous areas. We thoroughly investigate all road defects, environmental factors and traffic flow issues to incorporate into seeking maximum financial damages for crash victims.

The accomplished San Mateo County truck accident lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have the expertise, resources and track record to get you the maximum recovery you deserve. Call today at (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation to discuss your legal options after a truck crash in San Mateo County.

Surrounding Areas Moseley Collins Law Serves

With four decades of experience focused on helping truck accident injury victims throughout nationwide secure justice and compensation to move forward, Moseley Collins Law serves clients in need across San Mateo County including:

Daly City

One of America’s largest cities with a fast-growing Asian population, many new residents with language needs. High-density housing and families living nearby I-280 corridor at risk.

Menlo Park

Educated, tech savvy area with Stanford influence plus Pacific islanders and Hispanic populations who appreciate local experience.

Redwood City

Major business hub along 101 now with strong real estate boom still mixing blue collar port industries depending on trucks daily. Home to San Mateo County Sheriff.

San Carlos

Major retail/restaurant corridor along 101 and Calvin Street present much pedestrian/ vehicle conflict with Dense rental apartments along El Camino Real (SR 82) also see high collision incidents needing specialized legal guidance.

Half Moon Bay

Strong agricultural industry plus major traffic conduit to Santa Cruz along windy SR 92 and iconic Coastside locale. Higher liability cases have complexity requiring proven trial experience.


Central commercial/industrial port area directly on major trucking corridors. Housing is also exposed to US-101 safety hazards. Call now at (800) 426-5546 for a free, no-obligation review of your San Mateo County truck accident case. Let our 40+ years experience work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?

Per California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1, truck accident victims generally have 2 years from the collision date to have a lawyer formally file their personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. However, it is best to act quickly to have the strongest evidence and most leverage for higher compensation.

What evidence helps prove truck driver negligence?

Many factors can show a trucker acted negligently and caused the crash, including cell phone records, GPS/black box readings, eyewitness statements, video footage, driver log books violation, truck inspection/repair records, and accident reconstruction expert analysis on failures to slow appropriately before impact.

Can a passenger car driver also hold some fault?

While full liability often falls upon negligent truck drivers and companies, comparative negligence laws in CA mean a car driver's reckless behaviors like speeding, distraction, impairment etc can technically reduce their compensation percentage. An experienced injury lawyer knows how to keep blame focused fully on the commercial parties.

How much money is my San Mateo truck accident case worth?

Every truck crash victim’s case value is unique based on accumulated medical bills, lost/future income given injuries, pain level, and wrongful death dependents among other factors our lawyers use to demand maximum compensation through settlement or trial. We secure experts to validate your total damages.

Who pays my compensation?

Multiple liable parties often share financial responsibility in sizable truck accident injury settlements, including the negligent driver, trucking company that hired them, shipping companies whose loads were involved, vehicle part manufacturers if defects are proven, insurance companies and more. Let us handle those details.

Recovering fair compensation after any truck crash tragedy is complex. Having an accomplished firm like Moseley Collins Law protecting your rights makes all the difference. Call us 24/7 at (800) 426-5546 for dedicated legal guidance.

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