Sacramento No-Zone Truck Accidents
Big rigs and similar large trucks take up substantial space on the road. Due to their size, there are areas around these trucks with limited or no visibility called ‘no-zones.’ If you have been seriously hurt in a no-zone truck accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. You should not have to pay for an injury caused by someone else. It’s important that you contact a Sacramento truck accident attorney as soon as possible. We will gladly answer your questions and discuss your case with you so that you understand what to do next.
Don’t wait to call Tiemann Law Firm, or contact us online today at (916) 999-9000 for a free same-day consultation. We will guide you through what to expect, so you know your options. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to put our experience to work on your case.
How Do No-Zone Truck Accidents Happen?
The driver of a commercial truck sits much higher up than the driver of a passenger car. Even though this is the case, it does not mean that they can necessarily see the road better than the driver of a car. A truck is much larger than a passenger car. This is especially true in terms of length.
Commercial trucks have large blind spots, which are called “no-zones.” These essentially include:
- The area immediately in front of the truck
- The area immediately behind the back of the trailer
- Large triangular areas on both the right and left sides of the truck
A useful guideline is that you are probably in the no-zone if you cannot see the truck driver in their side-view mirror. That means they cannot see you or your vehicle. As a driver sharing the road with trucks, the ideal situation is to give trucks as much space as possible. Move through no-zones quickly when passing trucks. Avoid setting cruise control when you are next to large trucks for extended periods of time.
During their time on the road, a truck driver will change lanes, accelerate, slow down, and stop at various points. If there is a vehicle in the no-zone, this creates a dangerous situation. The truck driver may not know that a vehicle is driving adjacent to them. They may also make a quick evasive maneuver to avoid a crash. By doing so, they could cause another crash.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their trucks safely. This includes maintaining an awareness of the other vehicles around them. When a no-zone truck accident occurs, it can cause serious injury, property damage, and even loss of life. Each truck accident is unique. After an accident, there will be an investigation to determine what happened. The details of the investigation will include obtaining evidence and documentation. This is often a lengthy and complicated process.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
The injury that results from commercial truck accidents can be life-altering in many ways. During this painful and devastating time, you may be wondering where to turn. You may also have questions about what happened and if you are partially at fault. Pursuing monetary compensation after a truck accident is complex, which is why hiring an experienced attorney is essential.
The parties involved in a truck accident claim may include trucking companies and insurance companies. Trucking companies will have teams of lawyers ready to defend their clients against liability. Their goal is to avoid paying out any money. If they have to pay, they will do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible. Insurance companies are known for using misleading tactics to do this.
For example, an insurance adjuster may try to speak with you on the phone while they record the conversation. They may try to get you to say something that admits fault or blame for the accident. When you hire a lawyer, they can communicate with these other parties on your behalf. Insurance companies are also notorious for making settlement offers that are lower than they should be. Your attorney can advise you regarding the compensation you may be entitled to, which may include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
When insurance companies offer a low settlement, they are hoping that you will accept. They assume that you may not know all these relevant types of compensation. By choosing the experienced truck accident attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm, you can trust that we will pursue the full amount that may be yours. We will handle all negotiations on your behalf. We know a lowball settlement when we see it. We will reject any unfair offers as we fight for your compensation.
In the event that your insurance claim is denied, there is also an option to file a lawsuit. In California, there is a two-year statute of limitations after the accident. We will make sure that all deadlines in your case are met as we pursue compensation on your behalf.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a no-zone truck accident in Sacramento, this may be a confusing and frustrating time. You may be facing a stack of medical bills that only keeps growing. This can be especially distressing if you are currently out of work because of the accident too.
An experienced truck accident attorney can help you fight for what is yours. Tiemann Law Firm has represented individuals just like you for over 20 years. We can help you pursue the justice you deserve. We handle each case aggressively with the experience we have gained during our more than two decades in business. As our prior satisfied clients will attest, we are here to serve you.
Call Tiemann Law Firm today at (916) 999-9000, or contact us online to speak with one of our truck accident attorneys. We know how to get results for people who have been seriously injured. We do not charge any fees whatsoever until we win your case and you get paid. Let us put your mind at ease so you can focus on your recovery and move on with your life. Don’t wait to reach out. We’re ready to get started on your case.