Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 8:00 am    

Our roads are teeming with several types of trucks, from tractor-trailers and flatbeds to garbage trucks and cement mixers. Due to these vehicles’ size, weight, and cargo, they are susceptible to several types of accidents that can cause severe injuries to passengers in other motor vehicles nearby. Some of the more common kinds of truck accidents include:

  • Jackknife
  • Rollovers
  • Wide turn collisions
  • Rear ending
  • Underride accidents
  • Cargo-related incidents

Suppose you’ve sustained an injury in a truck accident. In that case, an experienced attorney will investigate your case and determine whether or not negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, or whoever loaded the truck played a role in the accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict regulations about the operation of trucks. Some rules you must follow:

  • Truck drivers must obtain and maintain a commercial license
  • Drive for no longer than 11 hours after being off for 10 hours
  • Inspect the truck before and after each shift
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol and drugs
  • Take at least a 30-minute break after driving 8 hours.

It’s the obligation of trucking companies to fulfill specific regulations such as doing background checks on their drivers, providing training, maintaining all the trucks in their fleet, and ensuring they use proper securement systems to load cargo and that weight and size limits for that cargo are not violated.

Negligence and Truck Accidents

Suppose these or other regulations were not followed. In that case, they might have contributed to the accident, and you should be entitled to damages to help cover the medical expenses of your injuries and other losses you have or will sustain, such as loss of wages, pain, and suffering. Don’t go it alone. A truck accident investigation can be complicated, and an experienced attorney will know what to look for and how to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, 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

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!

Matt H. Testimonial
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.