Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:27 am
If you are involved in a truck accident case, it is very important that you consult a San Leandro truck accident lawyer about filing an injury claim. Truck accident claims can be complex and move very quickly at the beginning of the case. Therefore, you want an attorney who has experience handling these types of traffic accident cases to protect your best interests against large insurance companies and huge trucking companies.
Four Common Questions About Truck Accidents in San Leandro
We understand you may have many questions about filing an accident claim involving a commercial truck. Our truck accident lawyers want to answer each of your questions. Below are four of the common questions many accident victims have after a large truck accident.
- Who is going to pay my bills and lost wages?
In a truck accident claim, there could be one or more parties who are responsible for your damages and losses. The parties named in a claim might include the truck driver, trucking company, truck owner, loader, repair shop, truck manufacturer, another driver, and government entities. To determine the liable parties in your case, our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation. It is vital to identify all parties responsible for the crash to increase your chance of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries.
- How much compensation can I receive for my claim?
The amount you recover for your damages depends on several factors. You are entitled to file a claim for your financial damages, including property damage, lost wages, and medical bills. However, your claim can also include an amount for your emotional suffering and physical pain. Because the injuries sustained in a large truck accident tend to be severe, the damages in these claims are usually substantial. Our lawyers analyze every possible loss and damage to maximize the amount you can receive for your claim.
- Why is a commercial truck accident claim different from other traffic accident claims?
Claims involving large trucks, including collisions with tractor-trailers, semi-trailers, semi-trucks, and big rigs, 18-wheelers, are more complex than other traffic accident claims for several reasons. For instance, federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. These regulations can be a crucial factor in the case. In addition, large trucks are complex pieces of machinery. In many cases, experts are required to assist with determining the cause of the accident and proving fault.
Furthermore, insurance companies aggressively defend claims involving large trucks because the claims usually involve substantial damages. Therefore, you need an attorney who can act quickly to protect evidence from being destroyed or lost. Lastly, truck accident claims usually involve several defendants. Because you could be suing multiple parties, you need an attorney who can handle a large, complex case.
- How much does it cost to hire a San Leandro truck accident attorney?
Our law firm accepts most cases on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay our attorney fees upfront. We only receive our fees after we recover money for your claim. Our attorneys want you to have the legal representation you need to fight the insurance company and the trucking company without worrying about how you will pay attorney’s fees.
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Contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.