Large commercial trucks can present a special risk to the other drivers on the road and when a negligent action results in a collision, truckers must be held accountable for their actions. Smaller vehicles are simply not able to stand up to the size, speed, and momentum of an 18-wheeler and accidents that occur often lead to catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, our San Bernardino and Redlands personal injury attorneys want to hear your story. At Welebir | Tierney, we are highly knowledgeable in the laws and regulations specific to commercial vehicle accidents and can help you to collect every penny that you deserve.
Why hire our truck accident attorneys?
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Almost every aspect of the trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); from the hours a driver is allowed to operate a vehicle to the type and weight of cargo they are allowed to transport. After an accident occurs, our attorneys can investigate to help determine if a driver or company violated a federal regulation or was negligent in some other way. Depending on the circumstances of a collision, both a trucker and the company they work for may be found liable for your damages.
Causes of trucking accidents include:
Potential at fault parties include:
Knowing who is liable for causing these accidents is an important first step towards fighting for compensation.
After an accident, expenses from missed work and medical bills can quickly pile up and become overwhelming. Victims should not be made to carry the responsibility for the negligence of another driver. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to some of the following compensation.
Economic damages include all expenses associated with your injury – now and in the future. This can include:
Non-economic damages available to a big-rig accident victim may include:
In the event of a fatal big-rig accident, surviving family members may be awarded damages intended to compensate them for their loss, including:
Truck accidents often cause serious harm and property damage to victims, including death. A skilled truck accident attorney will explore all of the potential parties that may be liable for damages to ensure that the amount of compensation you receive is sufficient to address your losses.
We have been working in the area of the Inland Empire, San Bernardino, Redlands, and other areas of Southern California for more than 40 years. Our attorneys have helped many people who have personal injury cases involving trucks, and we can offer you the same help. Our firm is able to handle cases involving drunken truck drivers, a reckless or speeding driver, a fatigued driver, an untrained or unlicensed driver, a truck carrying unsafe loads, improper truck maintenance, violations on truck safety equipment, a driver on drugs, unloading injuries and more. We offer aggressive representation for your case, and we strive to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us for a free initial consultation about your truck accident case. During the consultation, you can tell us about the accident, and we will be able to present you with the best options available for your case. You will not have to pay any legal fees unless you win your truck accident case.
Our personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys know and understand how to apply the FMCSA laws and to make sure that the liable parties pay damages for your train accident injuries and financial losses. Whether the negligence is on the part of the driver or the truck company, we will help you make sure you get what you deserve.
Contact our firm today and speak with an attorney about your legal options.