Commercial Trucking Cases
Why you need to hire our firmExtensive experience in quickly investigating and successfully litigating truck accidents. Many years of courtroom and trial skills. Personalized attention to our clients.
Quickly obtaining evidence is a crucial part of preparing cases like these. It very important that we can get to the scene of the collision to document it with photographs and measurements, interview potential witnesses, preserve all physical evidence. It is critical for us to be involved in a case as early as possible so we can document a person's injuries and recovery process with photographs and video. Do not hesitate to call us in an emergency. We are always available.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Bakersfield or Kern County, an attorney may be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. The process of collecting damages from the party at-fault for your accident can be complicated; however, our attorneys have the experience needed to navigate these types of claims.
Why a Commercial Truck Accident is different than a regular automobile accident
Trucks are dangerous on the road due to the fact they are big and heavy and do not behave like cars, pickups or SUV’s. Yearly statistics show increasing numbers of fatal collisions involving trucks. Commercial trucks are designed to carry cargos from livestock to heavy motorized and equipment on the same roadways as passenger vehicles. A truck can weigh 80,000 pounds in comparison to an average automobile from 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. Trucks commonly are seen with dangerous loads carrying heavy equipment or hauling tanks with flammable liquids.
Why you need to call us
- Our firm represents people and their families who have been injured or killed from the wrongful acts of others
- Our firm offers a complimentary consultation to any motorists involved in an trucking accident
- Our firm is knowledgeable of personal injury laws and aggressively pursue your rights
- Our firm is knowledgeable about the particular laws and regulations for trucking accidents
- We work closely with our clients to take the stress out of your case
- We know how to deal with insurance companies to negotiate fair compensation
- If your case has to go to trial, we have the experience, knowledge and ability to try your case to a jury
Commercial trucking has complicated Federal, state and local regulations and injuries involving trucks require a lawyer with special knowledge and know-how to litigate these cases successfully.
Truck accident is not a typical motor collision case and requires a detailed independent investigation as soon as possible. That is why, it is necessary to call our office as soon as you or your loved one is involved in accident involving a truck.
Why Commercial Truck accidents tragically happenWhen a large truck and other vehicle are in involved in a crash, passengers in the other vehicle are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured.
Factors Causing Trucking Accidents Include:
- 1. Loss of control : too fast for the conditions, tire failure, shifting cargo
- 2. Straying from lane of traffic or driving off the road’s edge
- 3. Driver errors: failed to keep proper look out, following too closely
- 4. Length of time to stop, it takes twice as long as an auto
- 5. Fatigued drivers and drivers exceeding their Hours of Service
- 6. Defective equipment, breaks and steering failure
- 7. Adverse weather conditions such as Tule Fog and Dust Storms
How We Can Help YouOne of the most terrifying experiences that any automobile driver can experience is an auto accident with a truck, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, or semi truck. Many of these types of collisions involving a Semi Truck and passenger vehicle result in the driver of the auto being severely injured or killed. With the high flow of traffic that Kern County has with State Route 99 and Interstate 5, State Route 46 and State Route 58, these kinds of collisions are becoming all too common.
The severe and permanent injuries that can result from a collision involving a semi truck can cause a significant interruption in a person's life. The law provides that an injured person has a right to recover damages from the responsible parties. Such damages include, but may not be limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses and other economic losses. Individuals are also entitled to recover for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries and treatment. The spouse of the injured person is entitled to recover for the loss of consortium or services of his or her spouse. Although a monetary recovery can never repair the damage that is done to the individual, it can at least ease the financial burdens created by the car accident.
Anyone involved in a collision involving a semi truck needs an attorney so that they can get the maximum recovery. Insurance companies in cases like this will try to reach an early settlement before the full extent of the a person's injuries are known. Many injuries from collisions like this may leave a person permanently disabled even after surgery. For those that suffer traumatic brain injuries, special care needs to be taken to make sure that the injured person has what the need for their rehabilitation and life care plan.
Insurance companies for companies operating the truck, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler or semi truck have vast experience in evaluating personal injury claims from auto accidents and will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney or lawyer with considerable experience dealing with the insurance company on your behalf.