Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 5:18 pm    

The biggest mistake in a Sacramento truck accident case is assuming that a truck accident is just like any other traffic accident. Accidents involving commercial vehicles, 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks involve many complex issues that are not common car accident cases. You need an experienced truck accident to protect your legal right to fair and just compensation for truck accident injuries.

Why Are Sacramento Truck Accident Cases Different?

Some reasons why truck accident cases are different and require the assistance of an experienced truck accident lawyer include:

Trucking Companies and Insurance Companies

The trucking company and its insurance provider have a strong incentive to investigate the crash aggressively to limit liability. The companies have abundant resources and time. In many cases, a team of investigators is on the accident scene within hours of the crash.

Going up against these large corporations can be daunting without help. You need a law firm with the required resources and skills to handle a large truck accident investigation. If not, the evidence from the truck’s black box and records from the trucking company may be lost or destroyed.

Numerous Parties

There could be several parties who might be liable for damages caused by the truck accident. Identifying all the liable parties and separating liability can be extremely complicated. The truck driver’s action may have directly contributed to the cause of the accident. However, the trucking company may share liability for negligent hiring policies, failure to provide adequate training, or requiring drivers to drive off the books. A maintenance company could share some liability if repairs were negligent or maintenance was inadequate.

Sorting through the complicated relationships between the parties involved in operating the vehicle takes a great deal of time, expertise, and skills. The process is much different and much more complicated than an average car accident case.

Truck Accident Injuries Are Catastrophic

A car accident can result in a fatality and catastrophic injuries. However, truck accidents have a higher risk of causing catastrophic injury. An average commercial truck weighs about 80,000 pounds. A passenger vehicle weighing about 5,000 pounds is no match for the size and weight of a large truck.

Therefore, the passengers of the passenger vehicle are at a higher risk of traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. When an accident claim involves these types of injuries, the claim is more complex. In many cases, the victim sustains permanent disabilities, which means future loss of income, medical expenses, and personal care.

In many cases, you need experts to help evaluate the severity and extent of your damages. Economists, medical experts, and financial professionals may be needed to calculate future damages accurately.

Federal Trucking Laws and Regulations

Unlike passenger vehicles and motorists, truck drivers and commercial vehicles are subject to complex laws and regulations. Violations of these laws and regulations could be factors in a truck accident case. An experienced truck accident lawyer understands these laws and regulations and how to use them when investigating and pursuing a truck accident claim.

Holding Parties Liable for Negligent Trucking Practices

When trucking companies, truck drivers, and other parties are negligent and reckless, people get hurt. If you were involved in a large truck accident, get the help you need from experienced truck accident attorneys in Sacramento. Together we will fight to hold these parties liable for the pain and suffering they have caused.

Contact Our Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyers Now

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer near you.

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