If you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by mechanical failure, you may be entitled to compensation. The Sacramento truck accident lawyers at Tiemann Law Firm can help you seek the justice you deserve. You should not have to bear the cost of an accident that was not your fault. 

Call (916) 999-9000, or reach out to us online today to speak with a Tiemann Law Firm truck accident lawyer about your case. We will provide you with a free same-day consultation. We understand that this is a devastating and painful time. Your only job right now should be to focus on your healing and recovery. Let us take over your case so you can put your mind at ease.

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What Is a Mechanical Failure Truck Accident?

When a mechanical failure occurs on a commercial truck, this creates a dangerous situation. Trucks are large and powerful industrial machines with many complex mechanical systems. A failure in these systems can cause an accident that leads to injury. Some of the most common mechanical failures on a truck include:

  • Brake failure– When a truck’s brakes fail partially or completely, the ability to slow down or stop is reduced or even eliminated. This could be caused by defective parts, such as brake pads or calipers. It could also be a result of improper maintenance, including components such as brake fluid. 
  • Steering failure– A truck must have a proper steering ability to safely navigate the road. This is especially true when evasive maneuvers are required to avoid an accident. Steering failure may be caused by issues such as faulty components or repairs that we performed incorrectly. 
  • Trailer hitch failure– A truck consists of two basic components: the cab and the trailer. These are connected by a piece called the hitch. The trailer can separate from the cab when the hitch or a component piece fails. This means that the trailer itself becomes a hazard that is no longer under the driver’s control. The trailer can collide with vehicles on the road, and cargo can even spill from the trailer, causing further damage.
  • Suspension failure– This type of failure can be similar to steering failure. The truck’s handling can be negatively affected, making it difficult for the driver to maintain control of the vehicle. This is especially true at highway speeds, on bumpy roads, and in adverse weather conditions. If routine inspection and maintenance are not performed, suspension failure may not be detected until it is too late.
  • Transmission Failure– This can occur for reasons such as a truck being overloaded or having the load distributed improperly. Transmission failures are even more of an issue in hilly or mountainous terrain with steep roadway grades. Transmissions also require regular maintenance and inspection. If the transmission isn’t maintained, the mechanism could fail. 

No matter the type of mechanical failure, determining the exact cause can be a lengthy and complex process. Many elements must be considered and evaluated to reconstruct what exactly occurred leading up to the accident. A seasoned attorney knows what details to look for in these types of claims, ensuring they secure the necessary evidence to support your case. If you have questions about your case, reach out to us today. 

How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help Me?

Truck accidents can cause serious debilitating injuries, property damage, and even loss of life. In the aftermath, you may be overwhelmed and confused. You need an experienced attorney to take over your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Our firm is prepared to handle both insurance claims and lawsuits. The process of pursuing monetary compensation after such an injury is complicated. There will be an investigation to determine what happened in the accident. This will involve many sources of documentation and evidence. In the case of mechanical failure, these sources may include the truck driver, trucking companies, equipment manufacturers, and companies that perform maintenance and repair. 

There will also be insurance companies and their attorneys involved. They are known for using intimidation and misleading tactics. Their goal is to avoid paying you any money. We have been representing people just like you for more than two decades. We know where to expect these unethical practices. Trying to face these companies alone puts an individual at a great disadvantage. In such a case, the deck is stacked against you as you try to face these large companies and their legal teams. We can help balance out the situation as we go to battle for you. 

In California, you have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Tiemann Law Firm will ensure that all deadlines are met in your case so you are eligible for the full amount to which you may be entitled. This compensation may have multiple components, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity 
  • Future medical care
  • Prescription medication and physical therapy
  • Physical impairment or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

We will build the strongest case possible for you. You can trust that we have your best interests in mind as we pursue what you deserve.

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Call a Sacramento Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been seriously hurt in a mechanical failure truck accident, you need to contact Tiemann Law Firm today. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills and other costs. Our compassionate and dedicated legal team will fight to hold the liable party responsible. 

This may be a particularly difficult time if you are out of work because of this injury. We are here to help you through this to move on with your life. We have pursued justice for injured individuals just like you for more than 20 years. We have a depth of experience that we will bring to your case. We know how to face the big insurance companies and get resultsOur satisfied clients can attest we bring an aggressive approach to each case.

Contact us today at (916) 999-9000 to speak with a Tiemann Law Firm truck accident attorney. We will provide you with an assessment of your case so you understand your options. We do not charge you any fees at all until we win your case and you receive financial compensation. You do not have to face this alone. Let us put our experience to work for you. 

Client Testimonials

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial
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I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.

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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.

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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.

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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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!

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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

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.

Maye Ly Testimonial
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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

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.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial
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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!