Chico Truck Accident Lawyer


Chico is known as a college town, but it is also the economic and cultural center of the northern Sacramento Valley. As the largest city in the state north of Sacramento, Chico sees its fair share of traffic in the area. It is common to see large commercial trucks transporting goods through the city.

Our injury attorneys at have served California's seriously injured truck accident victims. If you or someone you love has been in a truck accident in Chico, we can help you, too. For free and friendly advice, call our injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400.

Advocating for Chico Truck Accident Victims 

Since 1982, our personal injury law firm has tackled thousands of severe personal injury and wrongful death claims. We take on serious injury cases exclusively – typically, anyone injured in a truck accident has suffered serious injuries.

Besides truck accident cases, we have handled cases for clients who have suffered from injuries that were the result of:

Our personal goal is to educate seriously injured victims about their rights in personal injury matters. We also aim to help victims who have been seriously injured in truck accidents obtain the maximum compensation to focus their attention on recovering their total well-being.

Healing "Holistically"

We understand pain and suffering and how it takes focusing on one's total well-being to fully recover from a catastrophic truck accident. We take a "holistic" approach as an injury law firm. Simply put, we work diligently to help our clients recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. We also help them focus on healing emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually as they recover physically and financially from the truck accident.

Choosing an Injury Attorney to Handle Your Accident 

We have noticed over the years that injured truck accident victims have many things in common. Besides the injuries, pain, and financial stress, they also seem to have trouble figuring out how to choose a personal injury attorney to handle their serious injury case.

If you are suffering injuries from a truck accident in Chico, you really need to work on finding a good lawyer as soon as you can. We understand that it is difficult to handle your life daily, especially with the added stress of appointments with doctors and specialists, your household bills piling up, and the pain from your injuries slowing you down.

Do not make a rushed decision, though! You need to find the right personal injury attorney for your case. You don't want to be stuck with an attorney who just wants to settle your claim quickly and take their piece of the pie.

Watch the YouTube video to choose the best personal injury lawyer for your case.

When looking for a personal injury lawyer to handle your case, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the lawyer practice only personal injury and/or wrongful death law? Remember, you want to choose an attorney with a solid personal injury law background. An attorney who practices multiple areas of the law may not have the intricate knowledge you need to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
  • Does the lawyer have a positive online reputation? Be sure to check reviews on AvvoYelp, and Google before you make your decision. Like most people, you check out product reviews before you purchase them. In fact, it isn't strange to check out reviews on even $10 products before purchasing them. Why wouldn't you check reviews before you do something as important as hiring a lawyer for your serious injuries?
  • Does the lawyer have experience in the personal injury trial court? Most personal injury attorneys prefer to work cases out with insurance companies. And insurance companies are known for offering the least amount to injured people. If you want the best chance at getting the most out of your claim, you need an attorney that the insurance companies know will not hesitate to take them to court if they refuse to offer you a fair settlement amount. You do not want to be forced to take an unfair deal because you hired an attorney who is either unfamiliar with or intimidated by trial court procedures.
  • Can the attorney demonstrate a solid track record of successful verdicts and settlements? Successful people like to brag and boast about their accomplishments, so finding a page of verdicts and settlements on potential attorneys' websites is not unlikely. Additionally, this is not an unusual question to ask an attorney, so do not be afraid to ask. If you come across a lawyer who cannot demonstrate a successful history, it is best to skip the next choice. (You can verify my past verdicts and settlements)
Chico Truck Accident FAQ

Where do most truck accidents occur in Chico?

You probably will not be surprised to hear that most of the truck accidents in the Chico area happen on State Route 99. While most of the accidents in the Chico area involve personal automobiles, Chico also has its fair share of commercial truck accidents. Other truck accidents have occurred in some of the more hectic intersections of Chico, including Park Avenue and 20th, Maine and Ninth, and the intersection popular with the bicycle riding community, Oleander and East First Avenue.

Contact Our Trucking Accident Lawyers in Chico, CA

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, please call our skilled Chico Truck Accident Lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Learn more about us. See our past verdicts and settlements and client reviews on AvvoYelp, and Google.  

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 10.12.22]
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