Modesto Truck Accident Lawyer
Its access to Interstate 5 and State Route 99 means that those living in or visiting the Modesto area regularly see large commercial trucks on highways and roadways. While commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are important for transporting goods from one part of the country to the other, these large vehicles also pose a risk for drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles. A crash between a passenger car and a large commercial truck can leave the occupants of the smaller vehicle with serious injuries and even death.Frequent Causes of Truck Accidents
- Inadequate training regarding safe driving
- Violations of Federal Laws and Regulations regarding hours and rest periods
- Unrealistic expectations of trucking companies regarding expected delivery times
- Failure to keep a proper lookout
- Improper turning maneuvers
- Following to closely
- Unsafe loading of cargo
There is no doubt that searching for a personal injury attorney is overwhelming. Sure, there are plenty to choose from. That isn’t a problem. The problem is that there are so many personal injury attorneys to choose from, and they all make such similar-sounding promises, it is difficult to differentiate one from the other.
Remember that you only get one chance at winning your case. Whether you settle with the insurance agency or you take your case to court, you will just have one shot to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you settle with the insurance company, understand that you will sign paperwork that states in great detail that you will never be able to sue the insurance company for future pain and suffering, so you need to be completely satisfied with the amount that you settle on.
If the insurance company does not offer you an amount that you can be satisfied with the rest of your life, then you will need an attorney who has a substantial amount of experience in the personal injury trial arena, so to speak. In fact, you will want someone who knows the ups and downs and the ins and outs of personal injury trial law if you have to battle an insurance company and its bigtime lawyers in the courtroom.
To help you make the decision process a little easier on you, I have put together some tips on choosing the right attorney in this YouTube video:Modesto FAQ
What should I do if I've been in an accident with a large truck?
The first thing you should do is stay calm, turn on your hazard lights and remain in your car. If you or your passengers have been injured, call 911 and seek medical attention immediately. Get contact information and insurance details from everyone involved in the accident. Take pictures of your damages and injuries. Write down the name and badge number of the police officer at the scene. Don't admit fault and don't discuss the accident with anyone except with your own insurance company and the police. The other party's insurance company may call you to get a statement but you are not required to give them a statement.
How do I get compensated for my injuries in a truck accident?
You deserve compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To get compensation, you will need to file a personal injury claim. The lawsuit will be filed against the truck driver's insurance company, the trucking company or both. Once a winning settlement is reached in your case, you will be compensated for your damages. Reach out to a truck accident lawyer for help with filing.
How can I protect my rights after a truck accident?
If you've sustained injuries in an accident involving a large truck, you have the legal rights to compensation. However, truck accidents involve multiple responsible parties and insurance companies. Getting compensation for your injuries can be challenging. If you don't have a truck accident lawyer on your side, the other party's insurance company will likely bully you into settling for less than you deserve. Truck companies have unlimited resources to fight against any lawsuit you may file. If you've been seriously injured in a truck accident, the best way to protect your rights is to reach out to an experienced truck accident lawyer who will defend your rights and get you a fair settlement.
I'm Ed Smith, a truck accident lawyer serving the city of Modesto and Stanislaus County, CA since 1982. Did you get hurt in a big rig crash caused by a negligent trucker or trucking company? Call (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly advice from an experienced attorney today.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.3.20]
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