If a truck driver’s poor driving performance resulted in your injury in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact Tiemann Law Firm. We could represent you in your case and seek the compensation you’re entitled to. You should not have to pursue legal action against the negligent trucker or their employer alone.

Poor driving performance can involve numerous scenarios. From tailgating and speeding to sudden braking and unsafe lane changes, a truck driver’s carelessness can lead to an accident. Since commercial trucks are massive, they require experience and skill to operate. If a trucker isn’t paying attention to what they’re doing, they could lose control and collide with a nearby car.

At Tiemann Law Firm, our legal team knows how much you have suffered since the collision. Injuries in accidents involving commercial trucks are often debilitating or life-threatening. You likely required ongoing medical treatment to heal. If you took time off from work, you couldn’t earn a living. That might have left you with expensive medical bills you couldn’t afford.

We want to help you recover from this traumatic experience and get your life back on track. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and other costs. Let us take on the responsibility for your case so you can focus on what matters most – healing your injury. You can count on us to complete every step of the process on your behalf and aggressively seek your desired outcome.

To get your questions answered with a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento truck accident attorney from Tiemann Law Firm, call (916) 999-9000 today or contact us online.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Poor driving performance is a broad term. It involves a driver’s poor decision-making or judgment at the wheel of a vehicle. When a truck driver performs poorly while operating a commercial truck, the consequences can be deadly.

Poor driving performance can refer to a range of behaviors, such as:

  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failing to check blind spots before merging
  • Taking a turn too fast
  • Improper or sudden braking
  • Failing to yield to others
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence

The truck driver could be held liable for the injury you sustained in the crash. It’s critical to hire a lawyer from Tiemann Law Firm immediately after the accident. We can start working on your case while you take the time to attend your doctor’s appointments.

Compensation Available for Truck Accident Injuries

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforces federal regulations for individuals in the trucking industry. All motor carriers must buy and maintain insurance coverage for their trucks. Liability limits are available for the weight of the truck and type of cargo. For example, if a truck is less than 10,001 pounds and transports non-hazardous materials, the liability limit must be $300,000.

If you file an insurance claim, you could seek a settlement to compensate for losses suffered in the accident, such as:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical impairment or disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damage

Insurance companies are in the business of making and saving money. You might think they’re on your side, but they want to avoid a high settlement. They will likely offer a low amount and hope you’ll accept so they can close out your claim quickly. However, you have other options if the insurance carrier provides an insignificant offer or denies your claim.

You could proceed with a lawsuit and pursue compensation for your losses. Exemplary damages are also available in a lawsuit. This financial award punishes the defendant for their actions and deters similar misconduct in the future. You must show clear and convincing evidence of the defendant’s malice, fraud, or oppression for a jury to make this award to you.

Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents

There is a deadline you must follow if you want to sue the truck driver for causing your injury. California has a two-year statute of limitations. That means you must file your lawsuit within two years of the crash date if you want to recover compensation for your losses. However, once the deadline passes, you lose your right to seek legal action in civil court.

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How Tiemann Law Firm Can Help

At Tiemann Law Firm, our legal team knows how to investigate truck accident cases and determine who is at fault. We will thoroughly review all available evidence and build a case to prove the truck driver should be held responsible for the harm they caused. Whether you want to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, we will handle every step, so you don’t face the burden of building a case yourself.

We can gather the necessary evidence to show what happened, so we can secure the compensation owed to you. The evidence we obtain will depend on the circumstances of your case but could include:

  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Police reports
  • Copies of your medical records and bills
  • Traffic camera footage
  • Photos from the accident scene
  • Repair estimates for the damage to the vehicles
  • Truck driver’s employment history, criminal record, and past accident reports

We understand the overwhelming feeling of dealing with a case while treating injuries. You should not have to take on both tasks. Let us take over the legal aspects so you can spend your time and attention on getting better. We will guide you through every step and offer the support you need to get through this devastating experience.

Contact Us

Tiemann Law Firm always treats our clients with the utmost respect, compassion, and professionalism. You will receive personalized attention from the second you hire us. We understand the importance of having a trusted and dependable legal team on your side. You can count on us to tirelessly work to meet your needs and try to reach the best result possible in your case.

If a trucker’s poor driving performance caused your injury in a truck accident, call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000, or reach out to us online for a free consultation today. For over two decades, our dedicated attorneys have fought for the rights of injured clients in Sacramento. Let us help you seek the justice you deserve.

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 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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