We Have The Answers To Your Truck Accident Questions

Any auto accident has the capacity to do great harm, but no vehicle on the road is as inherently dangerous as a large semi truck. Due to their sheer size and weight, these trucks are capable of doing catastrophic damage, especially when they collide with smaller passenger vehicles.

This page provides general answers to questions commonly asked by clients of Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, who have been involved in trucking accidents. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in such an accident, please contact our firm for a specific and detailed review of your case.

How do truck accident cases differ from other auto accident cases?

Truck accident cases differ from other auto accident cases in several important ways. For starters, large commercial trucks are required to carry a higher amount of insurance coverage than other vehicles. A trucking accident is also more likely to involve factors aside from, or in addition to, driver negligence.

For example, the trucking company may be at fault for failing to maintain the vehicle or failing to provide the driver with proper training. Trucks are also more likely to suffer mechanical malfunctions or be difficult to handle in inclement weather. For the most part, trucking accident cases are more complex than most other auto cases.

Injuries are typically more severe, and may include catastrophic injuries like crush injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and burn injuries.

Our accident attorneys have the resources and knowledge to handle even the most complex personal injury claims.

Who can be held liable in a trucking accident case?

In a trucking accident, all parties whose negligence contributed to the accident can be held accountable. Possible liable parties include the driver, the trucking company and the manufacturer of a faulty or malfunctioning part. Determining liability is particularly difficult in a trucking accident case, which is why it is so important to secure the services of an attorney who is skilled in handling truck accident claims.

How long do I have to contact a lawyer after a truck accident?

All accident claims are governed by a statute of limitations, that is, a time limit by which a claim must be filed. In California, this statute of limitations is two years from the time of the accident or, in some cases, discovery of the injury caused by the accident.

In truck accident cases, however, it is extremely important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible after the accident. This is because vital evidence such as the truck driver's logs and documents detailing the maintenance of the vehicle must be collected to ensure the strongest case possible. The more time that expires, the more difficult it will become for even the most experienced attorneys to obtain this evidence.

If you have been seriously injured in a trucking accident, please call contact us right away.

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If you have been catastrophically injured or have lost a family member in a truck accident, you need the representation of an attorney with intimate knowledge of California and federal trucking regulations.

To schedule an evaluation of your case, please contact our lawyer from our firm by calling 209-800-8971 or filling out this online contact form.