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You Don’t Have to Handle a Delivery Truck Accident Claim Alone

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we are truck accident experts with more than 30 years of combined experience handling complex traffic injury claims. We boldly represent trucking accident victims and pursue trucking insurance providers to ensure you’ll get a full, fast, and fair settlement.

Our clients hire us to help reduce stress and allow them to focus on recovering from the trauma of an accident while we handle the legal process. In fact, our skill at negotiating settlements means you can likely avoid the hassle of a court appearance and still end up with the compensation you deserve.

Who’s Involved in a Delivery Truck Accident?

Delivery truck accidents usually involve more individuals and companies than other types of accidents. Your situation may involve:

  • Yourself
  • Your insurance company
  • The delivery driver
  • The delivery driver’s employer
  • The employer’s insurance company
  • passenger
  • rideshare driver and/or company, like Uber

Plus, you’ll probably interact with:

  • The police who arrive at the scene
  • Any witnesses who are around
  • On-scene medical personnel like EMTs
  • Emergency room workers
  • Doctors for ongoing care and therapy
  • An auto repair mechanic
  • Claims adjusters from the insurance companies

Pretty complicated, isn’t it? As you can see, it’s a huge relief to have a lawyer helping you organize your legal case and take some of the work off your shoulders at this overwhelming time in your life.

Examples of Delivery Truck Accidents in San Francisco

There are lots of different types of delivery truck accidents that happen in the streets of San Francisco. While we can’t possibly list them all, we can share some of the more common reasons people contact Sally Morin Law for help with a delivery truck accident;

Delivery Truck Dangers to Cyclists and Pedestrians

In California, pedestrian road deaths are up by 35% since 2008. While it’s great to see so many people out running for their health and walking to work, it’s horrifying to know how many of them will be hit by vehicles like delivery trucks.

As a pedestrian, you can receive severe injuries when a truck driver:

  • Backs over you as they exit a driveway
  • Runs over you in a parking lot
  • hits you in a crosswalk
  • Makes a fast right turn and hits you on the sidewalk
  • Fails to see you while you’re crossing the street

A pedestrian accident is one of the most devastating accidents in San Francisco and you’ll be lucky to survive the impact of a huge delivery truck. Hold the truck driver and their employer responsible for your injuries with the help of Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers.

Did Your Truck Accident Involve a Delivery Driver?

rideshare vehicle at some point. We also have plenty of other delivery drivers, including UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, goPuff, Shipt, Postmates, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and a thousand local restaurants and stores.

Learn the latest here.

Rideshare companies are required to carry $1 million insurance policies to help cover accident victims. And delivery companies are frequently held liable for their truck drivers’ negligence on the road. A qualified San Francisco personal injury attorney can help you understand your options after an accident.

What Should I Do After a Delivery Truck Crash?

Immediately after a delivery truck crash, it is your obligation to contact the authorities if you suspect someone was driving drunk or if anyone is injured. Call 911 to report injuries and follow the instructions of medical personnel. Accept medical care, even if you don’t feel too injured, because accident injuries like back and neck pain often take hours or days to arise.

Now’s your chance to gather evidence from the scene! Take photos and videos, and talk to witnesses and ask for their contact information if you’re physically able to do so. Save all paperwork related to the accident, including your medical records, the police report, and all written communications with insurance companies.

If something makes you think the truck driver was drunk or drugged at the time of the accident, note this and contact a San Francisco DUI injury accident attorney. But don’t accuse anyone of a crime or speak at length about the accident until you speak to your attorney.

Who Pays for My Injuries After a Delivery Truck Accident?

A truck driver can be ordered to pay for your injuries and other damages after an accident. Their employer’s insurance coverage may cover the cost, or you can win a judgment against them personally.

Trucking companies carry enormous insurance policies because they know road accidents are inevitable. When you sue for compensation, you are protecting your health and financial stability, plus you’re putting the responsibility for a trucking accident where it belongs: on a negligent trucker, their trucking company, and the insurance carrier that covers them.

#1 cause of PTSD in the U.S., so it’s common for victims of severe accidents to need ongoing therapy to heal from the trauma.

Why do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney for a Truck Accident?

Trucking insurance companies are experts at trying to shift blame and avoid paying claims. They may try to bully and intimidate you or minimize your injuries hoping you’ll either accept a minimal settlement or just go away.

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re tired of seeing trucking companies and their insurance carriers give people the runaround. You deserve to have your medical bills and other damages paid. Every client we take on becomes our priority and we will assertively pursue compensation for your accident.

Having an Attorney Will Get You More!

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The Insurance Research Council found that:

Accident victims with a lawyer receive an average of 3.5 times more than those who are unrepresented.

A commercial truck accident attorney provides valuable services like:

  • Investigating the circumstances of the delivery truck accident
  • Determining the multiple parties involved and contacting them
  • Demanding compensation from the trucking insurance company
  • Helping you get your car repairs covered
  • Getting your medical bills paid
  • Negotiating a solid settlement
  • Going to court, if that’s what it takes
  • Reducing your stress so you can focus your energy on recovering from the accident

What Injuries do Delivery Vehicle Accidents Cause?

A San Francisco delivery truck accident could be quite severe, especially if the truck driver hit a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or scooter user. After a delivery truck accident, you may have serious injuries like:

  • Broken bones
  • Deep lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Back and spine damage
  • traumatic brain injury
  • Facial wounds that require extensive plastic surgery
  • Lost teeth and dental damage

If you have severe injuries from a delivery truck accident, contact Sally Morin Law. We are one of the best-known names in San Francisco for these types of life-changing accidents.

Remember: The Insurance Adjuster is Not on Your Side!

insurance company representative. They’ll be offering you a quick payout because they’re hoping you’ll accept a lowball offer and sign your rights away.

Don’t do it! Talk to Sally Morin Personal Injury Law Firm first. The trucking company may be offering you a terrible deal when you consider the massive costs of your ongoing medical care, expensive car repairs, and all your other damages. By accepting a fast settlement, you could lose your opportunity to get what you really deserve.

insurance adjuster might downplay your accident or try to convince you that it’s all your fault, and therefore you can’t demand a larger settlement. Not true! Under California law, you can sue to recover the full cost of your medical bills, plus the cost of your vehicle, the value of your missed workdays, and compensation for your pain and suffering. Even if you were somehow partially at fault, you CAN recover fair compensation.

Here at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re always focused on getting you more money, more resources to repair your car, and more compensation that helps you move forward from the devastation of a truck accident.

Get a San Francisco Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer ASAP

When you don’t have a lawyer, a big trucking company might think they can push you around. They figure you’re just “the little guy” and you won’t have what it takes to fight them.

securing high-dollar settlements for people in San Francisco who are trying to seek the compensation they need.

seek a settlement that’s far more valuable than our attorneys’ fees, – which we won’t take until the end of your case. Our goal is to put more money in your pocket with a lot less stress than if you tried to do it alone.

If you've been in a serious truck accident and have suffered:

Broken bones

INJURIES REQUIRING SURGERY

OVERNIGHT HOSPITALIZATION

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

WRONGFUL DEATH

Then speaking with a San Francisco delivery truck accident lawyer at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers during a free consultation - or completing our FREE online case evaluation - is the first step on the road to recovery.

Let's Get the Settlement You Deserve!


Why risk sabotaging your SF delivery truck accident claim by trying to handle it alone? Get your no cost, risk-free case evaluation. And get peace of mind.

If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Claim after a Car Crash in SF

Despite your best efforts to drive safely, car accidents happen. When a crash does occur, it is important to know what to do to protect your rights under California law. If you've suffered major injuries from your San Francisco car accident, you really should be looking to hire lawyer, but if you need more time to make this decision, here is our list of what you can do to help build the strongest car accident claim possible.

Get Medical Care ASAP | If you sustained serious injuries, chances are high that you were taken by ambulance to San Francisco General. If not, going to the ER to report your injuries and get them treated is the very first step to building a solid car accident claim. If your injuries weren’t that serious, you should still see a qualified medical professional and follow their instructions on what to do for the best physical recovery.

Gather Evidence | If you don’t have a car accident lawyer yet, you’ll have to do some of the investigative legwork in your case yourself. Ideally, you (or someone) took photos of all vehicles involved and the scene of the accident just after the accident. Also, it’s important to get insurance information from the other driver and any eyewitness contact info. Once you are home from the hospital, you probably want to reach out to witnesses to make sure you have a solid case for fault against the other motorist. Make sure you get a copy of the San Francisco Police Department traffic collision report. Also, take pics of any visible injuries or scarring you may have as a result of the car wreck

Avoid Talking to the Insurance Adjusters | They will try to get your private information [like your Social Security Number] and use your statements to discount any settlement offer they make. It’s much less stressful and way more fun to say “Call my lawyer!” instead of answering endless questions.

Don’t Use Social Media to Announce Your Car Accident | Avoid this at all costs! Social media posting may seem harmless, but it can provide the other side with more information they can use to minimize your claim’s value. Even the most benign posts can be twisted into a negative for your case.

Let a San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer Take the Wheel | Allowing an experienced SF auto accident attorney handle your case will not only increase the money in your pocket, but it will reduce the stress in your life. Speak with one of the SF car accident professionals at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers today.

Torey R.

San Francisco Truck Accident Client

"Sally Morin proved to be an invaluable asset in my recent personal injury case. She is extremely knowledgable regarding cyclist laws and works very hard to be sure that you are fairly compensated in every way that you deserve. I strongly recommend Sally and her team to anybody who wants no nonsense and no BS legal representation."

Lyssa G.

Truck Accident Client

Sally did an amazing job settling my personal injury automobile accident case. I was stopped on the freeway and rear-ended by a texting man in a big truck (don’t text and drive). Aside from the wonderful and unexpected settlement, the best part was that instead of dealing with the slimy insurance settlement case worker (who wanted to show up at my work to verify my injury), I dealt with Sally and her knowledgeable and kind staff. It gave me peace of mind to be able to deal with someone with so much integrity who had my interests in mind."

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Why Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers has over 150 5-star ratings from California traffic accident clients:

We only do serious traffic accidents. We limit our practice strictly to major injuries resulting from car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. This allows the team to focus on developments in a single area of law and develop an unmatched level of expertise.

We don’t take every case. We don’t accept “nuisance claims” from potential clients who are motivated purely by financial gain or revenge. Our clients are people whose lives have been significantly disrupted by their injuries.

We are the perfect lawyers for people who don’t want one. Our clients tend to be people who didn’t want a lawyer or at least never thought they would need to hire one. But, the severity of their accident gave them no choice. We won’t litigate unnecessarily or drag you to a trial you never wanted. We aren’t doing this for our own egos, we are doing this for you! If you’re going to be stuck with a personal injury lawyer, it may as well be us.

We are attentive and responsive. You are not just a case number at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. With our “quality over quantity” approach to cases, you and your case will get the full attention it deserves. We WILL return your calls and emails and keep you updated on the status of your case.

We collaborate with you when big decisions need to be made. It’s your case. We will check with you on important decisions like settlement offers, filing a lawsuit or going to trial.

We increase your “net settlement” value. Not only will we work to get you the highest settlement possible, but we will also negotiate with your healthcare providers to reduce their charges, so you end up with more of your settlement money.

If the idea of working with a customer-centric San Francisco car accident lawyer who gets quick and solid results for their clients appeals to you, your next step is to get a FREE case evaluation from our San Francisco car accident team.

Not Sure W​​​​hat To Do Next?

Complete Guide on what to do after an accident in San Francisco

Some of what you will get in this guide:

  1. What you can do immediately after an accident
  2. How to get the help you need to recover after an accident
  3. Helpful resources and contacts in San Francisco that you can reach out to
  4. Understand your personal injury case and how you should handle it
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We Get Results in Delivery Trucking Accident Settlements

YES! We get results in difficult and complex accident cases! Here's an example of a $250,000 San Francisco accident settlement the team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers secured for one of our clients. We have lots of stories to share. We invite you to check out more accident settlement results like these and see the results we’re getting for the people of San Francisco. Our reputation, effectiveness, and 5-star customer service has accident victims contacting us every day.

Are We Right For Your Delivery Truck Accident Case?

If you’re not sure about hiring a San Francisco car accident lawyer for your delivery truck accident case, we understand. You have to feel comfortable with your attorney because you’re trusting them with something very important: your future. Find out more here about whether Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers is the right firm to handle your truck accident case. Take a look at our long list of happy reviews and testimonials from other people right here in the San Francisco Bay area. We’re here to help people just like you!

After an accident with a delivery truck, contact us to start the road to recovery and secure compensation for your injuries.

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