It’s never easy to cope with the physical and emotional impact of a serious truck accident. In addition to the physical and emotional pain and suffering, truck accident victims often face overwhelming financial debt due to steep medical bills and lost income as well. The award-winning lawyers at Oakwood Legal Group, alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve. We will give you the advice and guidance you need to make it through this difficult time and we will NEVER CHARGE YOU UNLESS WE WIN. Furthermore, you will NEVER pay anything out of your pocket to our law firm, for any reason.
For legal purposes, trucks are defined as weighing 10,000 pounds or more and being used for commercial purposes. These big rig trucks are the ones you see transporting fuel, food products, livestock, and other supplies all across the country. There are more than 8.5 million large trucks registered in the United States, and they are involved in more than 460,000 accidents per year. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, these truck accidents result in approximately 114,000 injuries per year and 5,000 fatalities.
As you can imagine, going up against a big rig truck in your compact car, SUV or even your own truck, is a dangerous situation. Due to their massive weight and cumbersome size, they can be slow to respond to rapidly changing conditions and have difficulty reducing their speed quickly, and if they collide with your vehicle, the consequences can be grave. If you are involved in a truck accident, you could find yourself with life-altering injuries that temporarily or permanently reduce your ability to provide for yourself and your family.
In California, all trucking companies must abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which requires all trucks on the road to be covered by a certain level of insurance depending on the materials they transport. Trucks operate under different laws and guidelines than passenger cars, so it is even more important that you contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible if you are in an accident with a big rig truck.
If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, you should NOT assume your insurance company is fighting for you. Do not make the mistake of trying to handle things without knowing the laws. Our personal injury law firm handles all types of big rig truck accidents and will provide you with the legal support and expertise you need to make informed choices. Contact us at 888-804-7858 to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss the details of your truck accident and assess what benefit you could gain from working with our award-winning team of accident lawyers. You are not obligated to hire our firm, and we will give you honest and accurate guidance about the decisions you will need to make.
It is common for truck accident victims to suffer from neck and back pain, whiplash, skin abrasions, head injuries, and emotional distress. Whether your condition is temporary or permanent, you can suffer significant consequences, including physical pain and suffering, inability to work, emotional pain, and economic losses.
There are specific truck accident laws that determine your legal right to compensation. There are laws that govern how much you can recover on your bills that were covered by your health insurance and there are laws that govern whether or not your injuries were actually caused by the accident. Additionally, there are laws that place fault on multiple parties, which may negatively impact your outcome. It is important that your legal team understands the complexities of these laws and knows how to use them to your benefit.
Our team has handled thousands of cases successfully and has received several awards for the work performed on the more difficult cases throughout the state of California. Even if you are deemed at fault for the accident, we can help you. We understand the laws that protect you and use those laws to ensure our clients win their case. It is important that you hire the RIGHT law firm with the skills, knowledge and brain power to be able to assist you no matter how difficult or easy your case may be.
Types of California Truck Accident Cases We Handle
We are widely recognized as California’s best truck accident law firm because we have successfully handled a variety of truck accident claims. Each case is unique, and it takes experience and finely tuned legal strategies to overcome the hurdles standing between accident victims and a fair settlement.
We are seasoned litigators who assist clients in the following types of truck accident cases:
- Truck Accidents Resulting in Catastrophic Injuries
- Truck Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death
- Truck Versus Car
- Truck Versus Motorcycle
- Truck Versus Bicycle
- Truck Versus Truck
- Truck Versus Pedestrian
- Drunk Driving Truck Accidents
- Hit and Run Truck Accidents
- Failure To Yield Truck Accidents
- Tire Blowout Truck Accidents
- Truck Accidents Caused by Defective Road Design
- Truck Accidents Caused by Road Hazards
- Truck Accidents Caused by Mechanical Malfunctions
- Truck Accidents Caused by Overworked Driver
- Single-Vehicle Truck Accidents
Duty of Care
It must be proven that the other driver owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care. All motorists on California roads have a duty to drive safely and avoid negligent behavior that would put other people in danger. They breach this duty of care when they:
- Fail to keep their vehicles safe
- Break the speed limit
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive while distracted
- Make illegal turns
- Engage in other illegal or reckless behavior
If any of the above occurred, you have the right to pursue compensation for your present medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, present lost wages, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and other damages you have incurred as a result of the accident. This remains true even if you were partially at fault. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay you what you deserve, because you don’t know these laws and they take advantage of that. We take pride in what we do and take pride in getting our clients every single penny that is owed to them by law.
We know the strategies used by insurance companies and defendants in truck accident cases to reduce their liability. Insurance adjusters might try to manipulate you into making a recorded statement that can be used against you. They might offer a low settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries. They might review your social media profiles for images that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries. They go as far as hiring private investigators to follow you and video tape your day to day activities in an effort to minimize how much they pay you. You should never speak to the insurance adjuster, even when dealing with your own carrier, and you should not accept a settlement offer, without consulting an experienced truck accident attorney. Countless times our clients have contacted us and we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the original offer.
There are several factors that will determine whether your claim is successful and the worth of your case. Those factors include:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of medical treatment presently needed and needed in the future
- The cost of the medical bills you have incurred
- The cost of any future medical treatment you will need
- The amount of income you lost due to your injuries
- Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity
- Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury
- The cost of fixing your vehicle
- Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function
Harvard Attorney Representing YOU – Setting Records in the State of California for People JUST LIKE YOU!
What we love most about our line of work is the fact that our clients are able to receive legal representation from the best of the best, regardless of their financial status. In other fields of law, clients are often placed at a legal disadvantage because they cannot afford a highly educated, highly trained and award-winning legal team. At Oakwood Legal Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never pay anything out of pocket unless and until we win your case.
We have handled thousands of accident cases to successful conclusion. Many California auto accident cases are settled without going to court. But when choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation. Our experienced trial attorneys have set records in the entire State of California and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE CREATED EQUAL! GET A HARVARD ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE NOW! Time is of the essence, so please contact our legal team so we can allow you to focus on your health and take the burden off your shoulders by providing you with the legal support and expertise you need. Contact us at 888-804-7858 for a FREE consultation. You are not obligated to hire us and we will provide you with an honest evaluation of your legal matter.
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