Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 9:00 am    

Sacramento sees a large amount of truck and large commercial vehicle traffic due to the significant role it plays in agricultural distribution in the U.S. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 13,565 accidents involving large trucks or buses on California roads in 2019, making California one of the most dangerous states for truck accidents. Some of the more common kinds of truck accidents include:

Recovering Damages

If you’re involved in an accident with one of these 80,000-pound vehicles you will most likely suffer serious injuries and property damage. Damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic. If a truck driver’s negligence caused the accident you are entitled to seek both types of compensation.

Economic damages can be objectively measured and calculated and include costs for items such as:

  • Medical expenses incurred from the accident currently as well as anticipated future medical costs to complete the healing process
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of potential earning capacity
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are intangible and harder to calculate. They are awarded for things like:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship

Common Types of Truck AccidentsCalifornia does not have a cap on non-economic damages, which means there is no limit to the amount of money that a truck accident victim may receive as compensation for non-economic damages.

There is, however, a statute of limitations of two years for filing a claim related to a trucking accident. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complicated claims process and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will 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

Dawniel Ewing Testimonial
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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted to be updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

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.

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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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