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