Sacramento Delivery Van Accident Attorney
Have you or someone you love been injured in an accident in Sacramento? Was this accident caused by a delivery vehicle, and did it cause you serious injury? If so, you should contact the Sacramento truck accident attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm right away to discuss filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit for compensation.
If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve restitution for your injuries, and the attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm know how to help you get it. Call (916) 999-9000 today for a free consultation, and get the help you need after a delivery vehicle accident.
Why Hire Tiemann Law Firm for My Delivery Vehicle Accident?
If you’ve been injured in Northern California, you can’t do better than Tiemann Law Firm. We have years of experience helping area residents get compensation for any and all types of injuries and accidents, from slip and fall cases to wrongful death lawsuits. We have the knowledge and skills to help you get the compensation you deserve, no matter the obstacles.
We take a personal approach to all our clients. We will listen attentively to your side of the story and offer compassionate and comprehensive legal counsel while we help you reach a positive outcome for your case. We know you’re more than a statistic, and we know you’ll appreciate the level of service that we provide.
We will keep an open line of communication at all times, answering questions or providing context to help you understand the claims process while we vigorously pursue just and fair compensation for your injuries.
Our professional and aggressive approach has helped us get positive results for our clients. We’ve successfully obtained millions of dollars in settlements and awards. Although we can’t guarantee a positive outcome for your case, we can guarantee that we will employ the same tenacity and perseverance that we’ve used in the past for your case.
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Do I Need an Attorney for My Delivery Van Accident?
Technically, no. California law allows you to file a claim for compensation on your own, but doing so might not be in your best interest. Personal injury claims can be complex, and if you don’t have experience in the claims process, you run the risk of leaving compensation you’re owed on the table, or worse, getting your claim delayed or denied completely.
Here are some reasons why hiring an attorney for your delivery van accident is a good idea:
We know the law. We have the knowledge and experience to help make the process smoother and easier for you. We’ve seen it all, and we know the best way to move forward with your claim when obstacles arise. We will be by your side throughout the process, answering questions and providing excellent legal counsel.
We do the work. Filing a claim requires attention to detail, time, and energy, things you may find in short supply if you or someone you love has just been in a debilitating accident with a delivery vehicle. When you hire an attorney to assist with your claim, we take on the workload of building your claim, gathering evidence, contacting witnesses, and dealing with insurance adjusters so you can get back to recovering from your injuries or helping your family to do the same.
We know damages. Knowing how to demand the appropriate amount of compensation for your injury takes skill and experience. You may think it’s just a matter of tallying up the bills for any material losses you’ve suffered, but an experienced attorney can show you that there are certain losses for which you can be compensated that are not easily defined. We can fall back on previous cases and our knowledge of injury law to help you assess your claim and reach a compensation value that you may not get on your own.
Insurance adjusters can be tricky. Dealing with an insurance company after an accident is never a pleasurable experience. They will request detailed information about a recent accident that may have left you traumatized, and they may not be entirely honest about their intentions. They may try to convince you that they have your best interest at heart when in reality, they are focused on protecting their bottom line. We know their methods and tactics, and when you hire us to represent you, we field all calls from insurance companies regarding your case.
Reputation. We’ve spent the last several years working hard for our clients in Northern California, and we’ve developed a name for ourselves. We can use that reputation to help you get the compensation you deserve. You can be sure that the insurance company that handles your claim will take notice when they receive a demand letter with our name on it.
We don’t quit at a denial letter. Hiring an attorney brings many advantages, one of which is the threat of a lawsuit. If the insurance company reviews your claim and doesn’t believe it has merit, they can deny payment outright. Without an attorney to assist you, there’s relatively little more you can do on your own, whereas with an attorney, we can continue pursuing the restitution you deserve by filing a lawsuit for damages in California court. The insurance company then has to decide whether to pay for costly litigation, which oftentimes can be more expensive than a settlement. Having an attorney by your side gives you options and leverage that you simply can’t get on your own.
Types and Causes of Delivery Van Accidents in Sacramento
A delivery vehicle can take many forms, such as:
- Shipping company vehicles, such as UPS or FedEx
- Amazon delivery vans
- Mail trucks
- Box trucks
- Armored vehicles
- Beverage delivery trucks
- Food delivery trucks
Delivery vehicle accidents can be more dangerous than accidents with passenger vehicles. Delivery vehicles are larger than most passenger cars, they tend to have worse outward visibility than cars, and they frequently operate on narrow city streets. This combination can be a recipe for disaster. Even before the pandemic, companies like Amazon were in hot water for the large number of crashes that occurred with their delivery vehicles, and after the pandemic, things have only gotten worse as the number of delivery vehicles on the road has increased.
Some causes for delivery vehicle accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving. Delivery drivers tend to multitask when they’re working, and this can often mean taking their eyes off the road to look at a message or answer a call.
- These workers move quickly through their rounds, and this can often mean going faster than is safe.
- Impaired driving. A delivery driver that is under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be a rolling road hazard.
- Improper vehicle maintenance. These trucks operate all day, every day, and when goods need to be delivered on a schedule, proper equipment maintenance can sometimes take a backseat.
- Lack of training. With the explosive growth of some delivery services like Amazon, driver training may be abandoned or shortened as the company prioritizes speed over thoroughness.
Common Injuries from Delivery Vehicle Accidents
The injuries caused by delivery vehicle accidents can vary as much as the vehicles themselves. Some more common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Burn injuries
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get?
The amount of compensation you’re entitled to after an accident depends greatly on the severity of your injury and the circumstances that caused the accident. It’s nearly impossible to accurately estimate the total amount you may receive, but in general, the more severe the accident and injury, the more compensation you should demand.
Compensation for your injury comes either in the form of a settlement from the responsible party’s insurance company or damages obtained after filing a lawsuit. The vast majority of claims are handled with a settlement before a lawsuit is filed to save the time and money associated with litigation, but sometimes a lawsuit is necessary.
You can receive compensation for the following economic damages or losses with a specific dollar amount attached:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Medical bills
You can also receive compensation for non-economic damages, or losses without a specific dollar amount, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
Each injury claim is unique, so make sure and discuss which damages you’re entitled to with your attorney.
Call Today for a Same-Day Consultation
If a delivery vehicle injured you or someone you love, don’t wait any longer. The attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm are standing by to take your call. We understand that hiring an attorney can be expensive, which is why we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we can’t get you compensation for your injuries, you won’t pay for our services.
Our initial same-day consultation is also free, so you have nothing to lose. Call today at (916) 999-9000, and let us help you get your life back after a delivery van accident.