With their electrical hazards, busy environments, and many moving parts, construction sites can be high-risk places. Construction vehicles, both those on-site and those commuting, can be equally dangerous. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a construction vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Sacramento truck accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm work to protect victims of such accidents. For over a decade, our hardworking team of personal injury attorneys has been successfully representing clients in construction vehicle accident cases, reaching millions of dollars in settlements, and winning impressive trial verdicts.
Don’t allow the injuries and property damage you received in an accident stop you from seeking the justice you deserve. Call the Sacramento construction vehicle accident lawyers with the Tiemann Law Firm today at (916) 999-9000 for your free, confidential consultation about your case. We can help you take the first steps of your journey towards compensation.
Why You Need a Lawyer
As with any type of vehicle accident, construction vehicle accidents can leave their victims with significant injuries, mounting medical bills, and worries about where the money to pay the bills will come from. Navigating the claims process on your own can be stressful when you add dealing with the insurance companies to all the other things you’re already trying to manage. When you hire Tiemann Law Firm, you can be sure your case is in excellent hands. We take great care to make every client feel safe and supported with our legal counsel as we walk alongside them on the path to justice.
Construction vehicle accidents can involve not only the driver of the construction vehicle but the company they work for, too. Figuring out what really caused the accident, whether it was an inattentive driver or a faulty part on the vehicle, and who is responsible for the negligence that caused the accident can be challenging. The attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm have been successfully handling construction vehicle accidents for over ten years.
We know the ins and outs of completing a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault for the crash. This is something most individuals are not equipped to manage on their own. Having an experienced lawyer manage the information gathering and investigation required to build a strong claim for the compensation you deserve can mean all the difference between getting a paltry settlement and one that covers all your accident-related needs.
Part of our commitment to excellence shows in the way we handle communications. In order to make sure the insurance companies or defense attorneys can’t use anything you say out of context, Tiemann Law Firm manages all communication on behalf of our clients. From discussions with the construction company to dealing with insurance representatives, our attorneys handle all communication so that our clients can focus on getting their health back.
With the help of Tiemann Law Firm’s top-rated team of attorneys, you’ll have access to a wide range of legal connections, years of experience, and many successful strategies as we help you fight for justice.
Why Choose Tiemann Law Firm?
Tiemann Law Firm has been serving the Greater Sacramento area for over ten years. In that time, we’ve received both local and national acclaim for the exceptional legal care we provide. We’ve been recognized by Martindale Nolo, have received a 5.0 rating from Avvo Lawyer Ratings, and have been named among the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Our excellence is demonstrated by one of our successful attorneys, Kia Jafari. Mr. Jafari has helped to cultivate Tiemann Law Firm’s dedication to ingenuity and accomplishment. He has been practicing at Tiemann Law Firm since 2008 when he was accepted to the California bar. Over the years, Mr. Jafari has secured many favorable outcomes for his clients. Recently, he reached a $10 million settlement for a victim of a truck accident, as well as a $1.2 million settlement in a motorcycle accident case. Mr. Jafari’s legal prowess both in and out of the courtroom has contributed to the success that Tiemann Law Firm has come to be known for.
At Tiemann Law Firm, we believe in making justice accessible to all, regardless of the client’s financial circumstances. Because of this belief, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that no client of Tiemann Law Firm will be charged for any legal services rendered until after we have reached a positive outcome for them. You pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.
Construction Vehicle Accident Statistics
Motor collisions with construction vehicles are more common than you might think. According to the Federal Highway Administration, roughly 773 people a year are killed in construction vehicle accidents in the US. The FHA also reports a rise in these incidents since 2015. Because of the wide range of vehicles present on construction sites, a variety of types of accidents and injuries can be associated with these collisions. A few types of construction vehicle accidents include:
- Collision with a stationary vehicle (parked car, guardrail, road sign, etc.)
- Collision with a pedestrian
- Sideswipe collision
- Rear-end collision
- Rolling collision
- T-Bone collision
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that from 2011-2017, pickup trucks and SUVs caused 24% of construction-related fatalities, followed by machinery (22%), automobiles (21%), semi-trucks (20%), and dump trucks (13%).
Injuries from Construction Vehicle Accidents
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American construction industry employers reported over 500,000 nonfatal illnesses and injuries among heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and light truck drivers in 2019. This data does not account for victims of construction vehicle accidents who are not employed by construction companies. Some examples of injuries that often occur in these types of accidents are:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck Trauma
- Internal organ damage
These injuries can be severe and may require significant medical treatment. If you were injured in a crash with a construction vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical and other losses.
Compensation and Liability
The amount of compensation you may obtain differs from accident to accident. If your injuries are severe and require lots of medical care, your settlement would likely be higher than that of someone who had a few scratches and a sprain and saw the doctor once before being released from care. The best way to know the value of your claim is to contact an attorney from Tiemann Law Firm. We are experienced at evaluating the injuries and other damage caused by an accident of this type. We can also evaluate the intangible aspects of your claim, like pain and suffering, to give you an accurate assessment of the value you can expect for your claim.
Liability is another factor to consider when building your construction vehicle accident case. A person is found liable to the degree to which they were negligent at the time of the accident and their negligence caused the accident. Negligence, in most cases, is determined by how thoughtless, reckless, or careless a person’s behavior is deemed to be. The person who was liable for the accident is responsible for the victim’s losses. Because California is a pure comparative negligence state, however, if you share fault for the accident, the amount of compensation you may obtain would be reduced.
Statute of Limitations
In order to allow your construction vehicle accident case to have the best chance of reaching a favorable outcome, it’s important to take action. In the state of California, the statute of limitations for vehicle accident cases is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Your best option is to engage a lawyer. We can argue with the insurance company over settlement for your claim, and if we’re still in negotiations when the deadline comes up, we can file a case to protect your right to go to trial.
Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Vehicle Accidents
There’s no easy way to deal with a construction vehicle accident on your own. That’s why Tiemann Law Firm is here to help. With our years of success, hardworking team of attorneys, and commitment to excellence, you can trust that your case is in good hands. You may find the answers to some of your other questions here.
After making sure everyone involved is not in need of serious medical attention, or calling 911 if they are, take photos of the scene. Make sure to gather images of any damages to your property (including your car and belongings) as well as any injuries you may have sustained. Avoid talking more than is necessary with the other parties present to avoid an accidental admission of fault. Once you have exchanged insurance information, contact Tiemann Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation.
Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe Tiemann Law Firm anything for our legal services until we obtain compensation for you. Only then do we subtract a contingency fee from the overall settlement. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything. Period.
Need Help? Call Tiemann Law Firm Today
Don’t try to go it alone when you need compensation after your construction vehicle accident case. Call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 today to schedule a free case evaluation and begin seeking the justice you deserve.