Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:06 am    

A commercial truck accident typically results in catastrophic injuries for the driver and the passengers of the other vehicles.  A passenger vehicle cannot stand up to the force of an impact with a commercial truck. The size and weight of the commercial truck are so massive compared to a typical passenger vehicle that the passenger vehicle simply cannot withstand the impact. This leaves the driver and the occupants of the passenger vehicle vulnerable to severe injuries and death in a commercial truck accident.

Therefore, damages for this type of traffic accident tend to be quite substantial.  For that reason, it is extremely important to determine fault and to identify all responsible parties to maximize the compensation available to the accident victims. Seeking compensation from the insurance company for the responsible party can be a nightmare, especially for anyone who is not familiar with the legal system, California’s personal injury laws, and the laws and regulations governing the trucking industry. Adding to the difficulty of obtaining fair compensation for a commercial truck accident is the fact that insurance companies often deny fault or try to blame the victims to avoid paying large settlements. You could find yourself going in circles as you are quickly overwhelmed by the entire process.

To prevent your legal rights from being trampled upon by aggressive insurance adjusters and large corporations and to relieve the stress of dealing with an accident claim, contact an experienced Sacramento truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Our personal injury lawyers take care of the accident claims so that you can focus on your recovery. Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

What Caused Your Sacramento Truck Accident?

The first step in determining fault is to determine what caused the truck accident. A commercial truck accident can happen for a variety of reasons, including driver error, inclement weather, improperly loaded cargo, and mechanical failure. Figuring out what caused the truck accident is crucial is identifying the liable party or parties.

In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that someone else was responsible for the collision. Therefore, our attorney begins a thorough accident investigation immediately. This is especially important in commercial truck accidents because critical evidence such as the truck’s black box and the actual physical damage to the truck can be lost if quick action is not initiated to protect that evidence.

What Is A Truck’s Black Box?

You may have heard the term “black box” when people are discussing plane crashes. The flight recorder is commonly referred to as the black box. Large trucks also have this same technology to record information including speed, GPS location, use of the brakes, and duration of the trip. This information can be extremely useful in determining how the crash occurred and proving fault.

However, if we do not act quickly, the information on the black box can be erased or recorded over. Therefore, quick action on your part (contacting our office) and our part (putting the company on notice to preserve this data) is extremely important in a truck accident case.

Contact A Sacramento Commercial Truck Accident Attorney

The laws and regulations governing the trucking industry are complex. In some cases, the federal laws can be vague or convoluted thereby making them difficult to understand. An attorney who understands trucking law and personal injury law is able to sort through the various laws and legal theories to determine the best course of action to take in order to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you or your family member has been injured in a commercial truck accident, do not trust the insurance company for the negligent party to do what is in your best interest. Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Dawniel Ewing Testimonial

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Michael T. Testimonial

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

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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