Big Rig & Truck Accidents
Big Rig & Truck Accident Injury Lawyer, Stockton CA
Stockton Injury Lawyer
Big rig truck accidents, including semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents involving commercial vehicles, can result in serious injuries as well as disputes with health care benefit providers, health insurers, and medical providers. Since the trucking industry is heavily regulated, an accident involving a truck can be even more complex than a car accident case. Frequently, an action can be brought against both the truck driver and the trucking company.
The victims of truck accidents are generally entitled to compensation for property damage to their vehicles, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injuries. At The Friel Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys can handle your claims in all these areas, saving you the headache of dealing with insurance adjusters and at-fault individuals. We are also experienced at seeking out additional sources of insurance coverage, coordinating benefits and resolving subrogation interests so that our clients get the greatest compensation possible.
If you are seriously injured in a truck or other commercial vehicle accident in Northern California, we can assist you in receiving fair compensation for your physical injuries and your economic losses, including past, present and future losses. If you have been hurt, call (209) 464-8000 to speak with an personal injury attorney today.
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If you or someone close to you has suffered a personal injury related to a truck accident, it’s important to protect your rights. Contact Stockton injury lawyer at The Friel Law Firm as soon as possible. Our personal injury attorney will evaluate your case and determine the best legal actions to take. Call (209) 464-8000 for a free consultation today.
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Stockton Injury Lawyer Helping Victims Hurt In Auto Accidents
A trucking accident occurs when a large truck and trailer collides with other vehicles or pedestrians. Trucking accidents take place every year, and they are more common than most people assume. In the US, approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year, and of these accidents around 5,000 result in loss of life. Even though truck drivers receive far more training and are taught to be cautions drivers, one out of every eight accidents is a truck driving accident.
This is due to a variety of reasons:
- large truck sizes,
- massive loads,
- complex dynamics of the truck,
- drivers feeling fatigued, or tired.
There are many differences between car accidents and truck accidents because there are many rules that apply solely to truck accidents and not car accidents. The federal government heavily regulates the truck industry: trucking companies and truck drivers. Truck drivers are required by law to have a special license and undergo specific training. They must complete a specialized training program on how to handle and drive their trucks safely, and how to load and unload the truck.
If you have been in a truck accident and the truck driver did not complete his specialized training or does not have the specific law required license, then you can bring suit against the truck driver for a violation of these laws. Our Stockton injury lawyer may also be able to file suit against the trucking company for bodily injury or death, if they failed to check the truck driver’s credentials. This option is unavailable for car accidents.
You can also file suit against the trucking company and the driver if you discover that the truck driver has been on the road longer that permitted by law. The “hours of service law” limits the number of hours a truck driver can continuously be on the road. A truck driver is permitted to drive a maximum of 11 continuous hours in a 14-hour workday, after which they are required to take a mandatory 10-hour rest period.
Furthermore, truck drivers are required by federal law to carry certain minimum limits of protective insurance coverage, which is typically much more than a regular car carries. Due to this, there is generally much more monetary compensation available to the injured party’s. It is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced truck accident attorney at our office about your case because he or she will ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you are entitled to. Our attorneys will able to evaluate your case and advise you on the best legal options available to you
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