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Yuba City Truck Accident Lawyer


Yuba City may not be one of the largest cities in Northern California, but it does sit right on two major regional state highways and serves as a hub for the surrounding areas. For this reason, big-rigs carrying loads of goods, produce, oil, and other materials on local highways and streets is a common sight. Yuba City drivers may feel comfortable sharing the road with big rigs, but that doesn’t make them less dangerous. These massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and when they are involved in accidents, the damage tends to be severe.

Often, suffering injuries during a trucking accident are life-changing, and crash survivors can face many major challenges on their road to regaining their health and personal well-being. As Yuba City truck accident lawyers, it’s our job to help collision survivors claim payments for their losses so that they can recover both personally and physically after suffering severe injuries.

Our Lawyers are Experts in Major Injury Cases

Because truck accidents tend to be so severe, injury cases involving big rigs and other large commercial vehicles often involve money. This means that liable parties such as trucking companies, insurers, and others will be willing to spend considerable resources to avoid paying the full amount of damages that truck accident survivors truly deserve. Sadly, this can make claiming fair compensation for these kinds of claims very difficult.

However, our law firm has been practicing since 1982 and, during this time, we’ve exclusively handled cases that involve either fatal or severe injuries. This means that our legal team is full of seasoned experts who know exactly how to investigate accidents, negotiate with insurance companies, and argue in court to ensure you receive fair compensation.

While we will only take on a case that involves a deadly or major injury, there are many different kinds of injuries that our firm handles. Some of these injury types include:

  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Chest trauma
  • Amputation injuries
  • Burn injuries
What Makes Trucks So Dangerous?

Truck drivers are usually very attentive and do everything they can to avoid accidents. However, the sheer size of big rigs means that no matter how careful truckers are, their vehicles still present a serious risk to other people on the road. Not only do big rigs carry tons of force into collisions, but they are also much taller than other vehicles and sometimes roll over on top of smaller cars. Furthermore, semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver and take a long time to come to a complete stop. This means that it’s tough for drivers to respond quickly to changing roadway situations. Without swerving around an obstacle or stopping before rear-ending another vehicle, these vehicles are liable to be involved in collisions that would have otherwise been avoidable.

While it’s impossible to predict exactly when or where a trucking crash will happen, it is possible to reduce your risk of being involved in one by learning how to safely share the road with big rigs. To learn more about staying safe while driving near a large commercial vehicle, watch this video:

Taking Quick Action is Critical

Big rigs are usually owned and operated by a large company that has a whole fleet of trucks. With so many vehicles on the road, these companies are very aware that they risk one of their trucks being involved in a crash. Because of this, truck companies are usually ready to begin building a defense against financial responsibility immediately. Often, the company will hire a legal team to respond to the accident. These teams will gather evidence and take witness statements to control the narrative around what happened at the scene.

Unfortunately, this kind of aggressive, fast legal defense can be effective, and, in many cases, these tactics make it very hard for crash survivors and their families to claim the full amount of payments that they need to pay for medical bills, lost income, and other important damages.

For this reason, crash survivors must reach out to a Yuba City truck accident lawyer right away. If your attorney can begin preparing your case immediately, they will be more able to ensure trucking companies don’t disclaim responsibility for damages.

How Do I Find a Trustworthy Attorney?

Although finding a lawyer quickly is important, many people choose to delay reaching out for help. This happens largely because people aren’t sure how to find an attorney they know will effectively handle their case.

However, it isn’t hard to find a great lawyer if you know what to look for. When searching for an attorney, consider the following:

  • Reputation - Your lawyer should have great ratings and reviews on their online profiles. Remember to check Avvo, a site specifically for rating attorneys.
  • Resources - A major injury case can take both time and money. Neither of these things should be an obstacle between you and the money you deserve. To see if an attorney has the resources to do everything possible to help you win your case, ask them if they would be willing to take your case to court.
  • Results - Finally, your attorney should have a proven history of successfully resolving cases like your own. See if their website has a settlements and verdicts page to find out about a lawyer's work history. If it doesn’t, try asking them in person about their past successes. A good lawyer will be happy to share.
Yuba City Truck Accident Lawyer

Crash survivors deserve to get help.  If you or a person you know was seriously hurt in a truck collision, get in touch with us right away to receive free, friendly legal advice. We can be reached at (800) 404-5400 and (530) 392-9400.

Our law firm has helped people living in and near Yuba City with major truck accident cases since 1982. You can read through our settlements and verdicts to learn more about our work history. For even more details, see the reviews we’ve received from our valued clients:

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