Ariel Law Group Will Fight ForYour Rights In Truck Accident Cases

Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Southern California

Each year, 130,000 people are injured in 500,000 truck collisions, and large truck crashes are responsible for 11% of all motor vehicle crash deaths. A startling 84% of fatal crashes and 88% of non-fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on weekdays (FMSCA), and 37% of all fatal crashes, 23% of all injury crashes, and 20% of all property-damage-only crashes involving large trucks occurred at night (FMSCA). Of the 4,119 people killed in large truck crashes in 2019, 16% were occupants of the truck, 67% were occupants of a car or other passenger vehicle, and 15% were pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists. Having an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side can help ensure that you get the help you need.

Cars cause 81% of truck accidents by underestimating how long it takes a truck to stop due to their weight or design, improperly merging into traffic, making left turns in front of trucks, and pulling in front of trucks at intersections.

As a victim of a truck accident, you need an attorney who will aggressively examine the facts to make sure that you are not assigned an undue amount of blame in an accident. Call the Ariel Law Group when you or a loved one are injured in a truck accident.

*Unless otherwise noted, the statistics used below were compiled here from various sources

Do I need to hire a truck accident lawyer?

If you have an injury as a result of a truck accident, the short answer is yes. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a truck accident lawyer.

In addition to this, truck accidents tend to be very complicated. Because of comparative negligence, there may be multiple defendants who are all partially at fault for the accident. This, along with serious injuries, are all reasons why it’s crucial to speak with a truck accident lawyer about your options. 

If you’ve been in a truck accident that has affected your ability to work, required emergency medical care, or require hospitalization, it’s time to speak to a California truck accident lawyer.

What should I do after a truck accident?

  • If it happens on a busy roadway, get out of harm’s way as soon it is safe to do so.
  • Call 911 to request police officers and emergency vehicles.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Get information about the other parties involved in the car accident, including the truck driver’s name and the name of the trucking company.
  • Take photos of the vehicles, your injuries, and the injuries of others involved. Take photos of the scene as well, including traffic signals and street signs.
  • Do NOT sign any documents or give any statements to the trucking company or any insurance representative.
  • Do NOT apologize. This can be used to prove that you were at fault, even if you were not.
  • Keep all accident-related medical bills stored together in a secure place. These will be provided to your truck accident lawyer to help determine the financial compensation you are entitled to.
  • Contact and hire an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. 

Sticking to this checklist in the event of a truck accident will help you ensure that your rights will be protected and you’ll get the help you need.

Should I accept the settlement offer from the trucking company?

No. Insurance companies are anxious to settle for as little as possible. Before accepting an offer from an insurance company, make sure to talk to a truck accident lawyer from Ariel Law Group to ensure that you are getting all the financial compensation you are entitled to.

How do I know what my truck accident claim is worth?

Because truck accidents typically involve large vehicles such as tractor-trailers, big rigs, or utility trucks, these accidents tend to be particularly serious. This usually results in a serious injury requiring hospitalization and even surgery. These types of injuries may lead to significant costs, especially if rehabilitation, physical therapy, long-term care, or home and vehicle modifications are eventually required.

Truck accidents also take a mental and emotional toll, which will factor into the worth of your claim. We also take lost wages into account, as these injuries may stop you from working for a significant amount of time or may stop you from working altogether.

How long do I have to file my truck accident lawsuit?

If the party or parties you are suing are non-governmental entities, you have up to two years after your accident to file your lawsuit. If the entity or entities you are suing are public or part of the government, you will have only six months following your accident to file your claim. Seeking help from a truck accident lawyer immediately after your accident will help ensure that your claim is filed at the right time and you’ll get the help you need.

How long do truck accident lawsuit cases typically last?

In most cases, after your truck accident lawsuit is filed, your trial date will be set 12 to 18 months in the future. 

Learn more about how Ariel Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve.

With 30 years of experience, we have won millions of dollars in compensation to help alleviate the staggering physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents take on our clients. Our track record of success indicates we know how to fight for our clients.

Our team has a proven 98% success rate and you will not pay any fees until we win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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