Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at 7:23 am    

The Tiemann Law Firm knows that commercial trucks can be intimidating, and for good reason: These enormous vehicles can cause catastrophic accidents when things go wrong. This blog will explore important information that differentiates trucking accidents from other collisions, then segue into what you can do about them, both on the road and in the legal aftermath.

What You Should Know

Trucking accident claims can be significantly more complex than typical collisions due to several factors:

  • Truck accidents often involve severe injuries and fatalities due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved.
  • Trucking companies, cargo shippers, or maintenance companies may share liability, requiring complex investigations.
  • Trucking accidents are subject to federal regulations,adding another layer of complexity to the legal process.

What You Should Do

If you’re involved in a trucking accident, some steps will be similar to those you take after a typical car accident, but others differ significantly.

  • Seek medical attention immediately.Your health is your top priority.
  • Contact the police.File an accident report and obtain a copy for your records.
  • Document the scene safely.Take pictures of the damage, skid marks, and surrounding area. Make a note of any details you remember, including the truck’s license plate number and driver information.
  • Do not speak to the truck driver’s insurance company without legal counsel. Their primary concern is minimizing their liability, not ensuring your well-being. If there is a pattern of negligence or a pertinent incentive for the driver to behave recklessly, your lawyer can determine that.
  • Retain a lawyer specializing in trucking accidents immediately.Trucking companies gather sophisticated data on their vehicles and drivers, including tracking via GPS, speed monitoring, maintenance reports, and other crucial details that could significantly bolster your claim. As an individual, you might struggle to obtain said data in a timely fashion; an experienced attorney, however, can access it, record it, and use it to help you.

the front of an 18 wheeler after a collision

If the worst occurs and you’re involved in a trucking accident, the Tiemann Law Firm is ready and able to assist. With our recent record-setting win of $65.75 Million for the victim of a trucking accident case, we’ve got all the experience needed to get you what you deserve.

Injured in a trucking accident in Sacramento? We can help! Our personal injury attorneys will bring more than 25 years of experience to bear and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!