Trucking, Bus and Auto Accident Attorney

Joe Motta has represented clients who have been injured in bus accidents and car accidents involving a wide range of trucks, including tractor-trailers. Accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger buses or vans are some of the most devastating traffic incidents. Given the large size and weight of big-rigs, trucks pulling trailers and double trailers, agricultural vehicles, buses, and other similar large vehicles and their inability to stop or maneuver accurately or quickly, catastrophic injuries are common and can be fatal. Trucks pose a serious threat to anyone who shares the city and country roads and highways with them. You may be entitled to compensation if the truck driver or driver of any large vehicle, whether agricultural or passenger, is at fault.  The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the federal and state governments, commonly truck drivers, and their employers, violate these governmental regulations as well as the local traffic laws and cause injury accidents. Truck drivers are commonly tired from driving long hours, distracted by cell phones or radios, inattentive, lost in unknown areas, late for deliveries, have past histories of traffic violations, or are driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, these situations can cause horrendous multi- or single-vehicle accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. As with any other car accident, those responsible should be held accountable for the damages their negligent conduct causes.

Governmental carriers, including buses or vans, or commercial vans or buses, which carry passengers are also regulated by special laws in addition to common traffic laws. This additional layer of laws was enacted to protect passengers who have paid for safe transportation. The carrier can be a governmental entity, such as a city or county bus, or a school bus, or it could be a private carrier that is transporting passengers on a tour or other travel event. Like trucking accidents, the likelihood of catastrophic injury and wrongful death is greater when there are accidents with these large buses or vans.

If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, an agricultural vehicle accident, a bus accident or any other large vehicle accident you need immediate representation. Drivers of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, vans or other types of trucks or large vehicles are liable to pay compensation for any injuries they cause due to violations of special laws and regulations, common traffic laws, and any other negligent conduct. Trucking companies and large businesses and their insurance companies have large and experienced legal teams to defend themselves against any claims for injuries. Their insurance and legal teams are on the site of a trucking accident within hours. Getting immediate legal advice helps you to preserve the evidence of their negligent conduct and ensure the evidence is preserved to prove the other driver was at fault and entitle you to the compensation you deserve.

Effective. Efficient. Results-Oriented.
(925) 954-8366

Due to the technical aspects of the vehicles involved and the number of regulations that govern their operation, trucking and bus accident cases tend to be more complex than ordinary car accident cases. Joe Motta has the experience and resources to fully investigate and litigate these cases in order to achieve results for those injured and their families.

Over the course of its history, Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC has handled some of large and complex truck and bus accident cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Free initial consultation. Call or e-mail to talk to a lawyer.

    Free Case Evaluation

    Free Case Evaluation

    Set up an appointment to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your case.

    Contact Us

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are answers to some questions frequently asked by our clients about their personal injury cases.

    Read More

    Don't Settle

    Don’t settle with your insurance company before speaking with a personal injury attorney. Find out your options with a free consultation.

    Contact Us

    In the News

    Joe Motta litigates product liability case involving human experimentation on the elderly.

    Read Full Story on Fortune

    Client Testimonials

    We settled my case on the first day of trial. The insurance company had made horrible offers up and until that point, and they fought Joe every step of the way. Joe was never deterred and was obviously in control of the case and the court proceedings. It was easy to see that he is well liked by the judges, court staff and other attorneys in the courthouse. Joe was attentive to me, he truly cared about me and my case and he made the experience painless and comfortable for me. My outcome was very good, and I am set for life. I highly recommend Joe.



    I tried to handle my claim with the insurance company for some time. I gave them all the information they wanted and in the end the made a very low, insulting offer. I was referred to Joe by a good friend who is a retired police officer, who told me Joe was a former prosecutor and a very good trial attorney. When we met, I liked him immediately. He isn’t the typical egotistical, flashy lawyer, he is modest and seemed to genuinely care about me and my case. In the end, the case resolved at several times the original offer given to me. The other thing that impressed me about Joe is that he has never collected more in attorney’s fees than his clients, which I know other attorneys cannot promise their clients.



    The jury gave me over two million dollars in a trucking accident that injured my neck and back. Joe is a very polished and effective trial attorney. His closing argument was incredible and the judge seemed to like it also. The jury loved him and the verdict reflected that.



    Experienced, Aggressive, Knowledgeable Representation

    Attorney Joseph Motta

    A proven track record, well respected in and out of the courthouse, and the right attorney with all the tools needed to steer a victim and their family through the tough times that come after there has been a traumatic and life-altering injury or death. 

    My former clients will tell you that I sincerely treat every client as if they were my own family, which means my loyalty and my compassion for my clients cannot be equaled.  Combine that with decades of hard-fought trials, starting with crime victims, and now with injury victims, there is no firm, attorney, opponent or insurance company that I am afraid of or intimidates me. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to Pick the Best Attorney in a Serious Injury Case

    Should I Sue?

    Serious Injury Law FAQ

    Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit