Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured in a Truck Accident? Speak directly to an Attorney about your case today
Truck accident litigation is complex, in part because the trucking industry is subject to so many regulations. After an accident, victims may think that the only party responsible for a crash is the truck driver, especially if the driver was speeding, texting, driving under the influence, or fell asleep at the wheel. However, truck accidents are often the culmination of a number of negligent acts. Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the trucking company is responsible for just about every act of their truck drivers. In some cases, the shipping company may also be liable for an accident if they did not properly secure the load. If a collision is caused by a malfunction in the brakes of a truck, the manufacturer of the truck or the company responsible for maintaining it may be liable. It is important to remember that every accident is different, and the parties that may be held responsible will vary, depending on how an accident occurs. To determine who is responsible, it is important to retain the representation of an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Types of Large Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks have the potential to cause catastrophic injury or death in any collision involving a passenger vehicle, such as a car, truck, or SUV, or a collision involving a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcycle. 18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys have represented victims of all types of trucking accidents, including accidents caused by:
– Trucking equipment failure
– Head-on collisions
– Truck driver negligence
– Underride bar rear-end accidents
– Jackknifing trucks
– Hit-and-run truck accidents
– Driving under the influence of alcohol / drugs.
– Personal Injury lawyers have handled truck accident claims arising from collisions involving virtually every type of commercial truck, including delivery trucks, garbage trucks, tanker trucks, and semi-trailer trucks.
Semi-Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Because large commercial trucks – including 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, semi trucks, and big rigs – are substantially larger than passenger vehicles, the injuries resulting from a large truck accident are often devastating. In addition to the physical pain and sometimes permanent disability caused by an accident, medical bills, lost earnings, and other financial burdens of an accident have the potential to be financially devastating. Because we have helped thousands of accident victims across California, we are familiar with all types of serious injuries, and have represented victims of:
– Traumatic brain injuries
– Spinal cord injuries
– Burn injuries
– Paralysis injuries
– Amputation injuries
– Blunt trauma injuries
– Other catastrophic injuries
– Wrongful death
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Because we limit the amount of cases we accept at any given time, we are able to dedicate maximum attention to every case, and ensure our clients get the maximum compensation they are entitled to. The semi-truck accident attorneys and Auto Accident Lawyers have a history of precedent setting verdicts and settlements.
Understanding and Protecting Your Legal Rights
We offer a FREE case review for all victims of California truck accidents and their family members. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you need experienced, knowledgeable representation, and you need it as soon as possible. After an accident, trucking companies will dispatch representatives, including investigators, lawyers, and insurance agents to confront victims and try to settle claims for as little as possible, as quickly as possible. You need an advocate on your side to professionally and aggressively protect your best interests. To contact the California truck accident injury law firm fill out our consultation request form, and an attorney will be happy to review your case. Our lawyers have more than 70 years of experience in trucking accident litigation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your potential case. Not all Attorneys are created equal. You need an attorney with a proven track record for winning “auto accident claims” in ANY Situation, including claims against truck drivers.
Never a Fee Unless We Win
All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee arrangement, sometimes known as a no win, no fee arrangement. For all of our clients, we offer a free attorney consultation, either over the phone, at our office, or at your home or hospital room. If we represent you, we will not charge any up-front retainers or fees. We advance all costs on your behalf, and we are only paid if and when a settlement or verdict is reached. In the event we represent you and are unable to recover a verdict or settlement, you will owe nothing. We represent victims of large truck accidents throughout the state of California, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Frequently Asked Questions: Ask the 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer
If I caused the accident, can I be sued? What about the other driver?
There are many people who have the potential of being held liable in a semi truck accident. These include the truck driver, the driver of the other vehicle, the company that owns the truck, manufacturers of the truck and the truck agency or loading company. Before you spend unnecessary time worrying about the possibilities, it is best to set up a free consultation with an attorney.
How is it determined if the truck driver was at fault for the accident?
There are several factors that are looked at before determining liability in a truck accident. Some of the things that may prove negligence on the part of the truck driver include speeding; improper control of the truck; not stopping or reducing the speed of the truck when an accident appeared likely; breaking state or federal highway safety laws; and driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
If I was injured in a truck accident, what kind of compensation can I expect?
Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be entitled to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, both present and future lost wages, funeral expenses and reimbursement of expenses relating to repairing damaged property.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, it’s time to seek help from a top California truck accident injury attorney. Right after an injury occurs, it is a stressful time since your future health may be at risk. There are many unknowns. Doctors and cosmetic surgeons have to be consulted. Medical bills need to be paid. We will help lift the emotional burden by managing the details of your claim so the physical healing can begin. Call for a confidential conversation with an experienced and caring California truck accident injury attorney who can give you sound advice on how to pursue your injury claim.
As your California truck accident lawyer, we provide Free telephone, home or hospital consultations. We provide evening and weekend appointments. We have offices throughout California for your convenience. We have successfully resolved thousands of cases.
How much does it Cost to Hire a Big Rig or 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney?
Once we decide to take your trucking accident case, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees and there are no hidden costs. We advance all costs, including filing fees and court costs. We get paid when you get paid.
As your trucking accident lawyer, you will never receive a bill for our time. We will provide you with a toll free 800 number and provide you with an email address of an experienced attorney that you can contact anytime you have a question regarding your·truck accident claim. We have offices throughout California for your convenience. Not all law firm are created equal or have a proven track record in prosecuting·big rig·crash and·trucking accident lawsuits. You only have one chance to win your case. Our attorneys have proven success against individual defendants, government entities, large corporations and the biggest automobile, trucking·and commercial insurance companies in the country.
Call us today for a free consultation or fill out the form to your right for a confidential review by an experienced attorney when you get paid. We will fight hard to get you the care you need and compensation you deserve, contact us today.