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Truck Accidents

Roseville Truck Accident Attorney

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Due to the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck, the consequences of an accident can be devastating. Large trucks, like tractor-trailers, big rigs, or eighteen-wheelers, weigh up to 20 times more than a passenger car, almost guaranteeing the destruction of smaller vehicles involved in a crash. Medical expenses and psychological injuries from a commercial truck accident can be overwhelming, which is why it’s important to enlist legal guidance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our truck accident attorneys in Roseville can help you navigate the personal injury settlement process and get you the money you deserve.

Call our Roseville truck accident lawyers at (916) 318-3988 or contact us online.

Truck Accident Causes

Despite strict federal trucking regulations, truck accidents may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Aggressive driving
  • Mechanical failure
  • Drugs or alcohol

According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatigue is a leading cause of commercial truck accidents, making up 13%. Unrealistic expectations and packed schedules force workers to bypass regulations, because truck drivers may feel at risk of losing their job. Unfortunately, driver fatigue can lead to slower reaction times, trouble focusing, and poor judgment.

Commercial Truck Accident Liability

In a commercial truck accident that was the result of negligence or misconduct, you may be able to pursue compensation from the following parties:

  • The truck driver: Drivers sometimes drive recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, both of which can place blame on them.
  • The trucking company: If the owner of the truck forces a driver to engage in dangerous behavior, they can be held liable for an accident
  • The cargo company: A cargo company, which is in charge of loading goods onto a truck, can be held liable for an accident if they improperly load or overload cargo.
  • The truck manufacturer: A driver can operate their vehicle as safe as possible and still get in an accident if the truck malfunctions. A defective truck may be the fault of the truck manufacturer.
  • The maintenance and repair company: Trucking companies sometimes hire third parties to check on their trucks. If they fail to properly inspect the vehicles, they may be held accountable.

Truck Accident FAQ

What should I do if I’m in a commercial truck accident?

You need to call the authorities for emergency roadside help. If possible, document the scene as much as you can with your smartphone’s camera and speak to eyewitnesses. Get identifying information about the truck driver and their truck, including commercial driver’s license (CDL) info, truck and trailer serial number, license plates, and so on. See a medical professional the same day. Call a truck accident attorney.

Do I need an attorney for a commercial truck accident?

No, you don’t need to hire an attorney, but you probably should. Insurance defense teams have built careers on defeating claims from injured motorists. Without legal representation, you could become an easy target for their bullying tactics.

Can I sue the trucking company, too?

In most truck accident cases, you can sue the truck driver and the trucking company because the company is always liable for the misdeeds of their workers, up to a reasonable extent. Your attorney can help you understand how to best handle a claim or lawsuit against more than one defendant.

How much does it cost to hire a truck accident attorney?

Our law firm offers FREE initial consultations to learn more about your legal options without paying us anything upfront. We also have contingency fee agreements that mean you don’t pay us anything unless we end your claim with a settlement or award in your favor. In other words, you don’t need to risk or even have thousands of dollars to hire a truck accident lawyer in Roseville.

How long do I have to file a truck accident claim?

California gives injured motorists a two-year statute of limitations to file a truck accident claim. The statute usually begins on the day of the truck accident, but it could be delayed if it takes some time for the symptoms of your injuries to show up. Once the statute of limitations expires, your chances of filing a successful claim will drop to practically zero.

Contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley Today

If you have been injured in a crash, contact our Roseville truck accident attorneys to discuss your case. We can help you determine the maximum value of your case and get you every dollar you need.

Contact our firm as soon as you can after being in a crash to see if we can get your case moving well in advance of this statute of limitations.

Call (916) 318-3988 to schedule a consultation. We handle truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay anything unless we win.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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