Roseville Truck Driver Error and Negligence Attorneys
Some of the most catastrophic injuries on the road are caused by truck accidents. Commercial trucks play an important role in transporting goods across our country, but they also present the greatest danger to other drivers on the road. A large rig can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and can cause serious damage and severe injuries to the people involved in collisions.
Unfortunately, some truck drivers on the road do not always take the proper precautions when driving. Many trucking accidents are caused by truck driver error or negligence. Truck drivers need to be alert and completely aware of their surroundings. Since commercial trucks are incredibly powerful due to their size, speed, and weight, drivers who are not paying attention or making a serious error while driving can cause a devastating accident.
If you were seriously injured in a trucking accident caused a driver’s mistake, contact a Roseville truck driver error attorney from the Amerio Law Firm at (916) 419-1111 for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
How a Trucking Accident Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries due to truck driver negligence or error, you may be able to receive compensatory damages for medical bills, missed income from work, advanced medical treatments, or other expenses that incurred due to your injury. If you are seeking a fair settlement, it is best to consult an experienced trucking accident attorney who can handle your case.
If you speak to an insurance agent without legal representation, the agent may trick you into making a statement that diminishes your ability to recover compensation. The liable party’s insurance company may then deny your claim or pressure you to accept a settlement that is not enough to cover your medical expenses and treatment. A skilled lawyer will be able to communicate with the insurance company and other responsible parties to negotiate a fair settlement for you.
Because trucking accident claims have a time limit as to when you can file a lawsuit, a lawyer can help meet these crucial deadlines by filing paperwork within these limits. In California, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident.
Why Choose Us
The trucking accident lawyers at the Amerio Law Firm have represented thousands of people in Roseville and all over the state of California. In the last decade, our law firm has garnered statewide recognition for our substantial verdicts and settlements as well as our thoughtful and compassionate approach to providing high-quality legal services to our injured clients.
We work diligently to protect the rights of Roseville residents who suffer from trauma, pain, and financial distress after a serious trucking accident. We will review the facts of your case and begin a thorough investigation to ensure that you receive a fair and just settlement for your injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including a ranking in the Top Lawyers of 2017 in Sacramento, and a firm rating of “A+” by the Better Business Bureau. Our attorneys were listed as Lawyers of Distinction in the Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA.
Trucking Accident Cases We Handle
Though large trucks are inherently more dangerous and difficult to drive than a regular passenger vehicle, truck drivers who are properly trained and take all necessary precautions while driving can avoid most dangers. However, when a driver behaves recklessly and makes critical errors, the results can be devastating. Driver error is one of the most common causes of truck accidents, and can include all of the following causes:
- Distracted Driving: Federal law prohibits commercial truck drivers from using hand-held devices that require more than one button to make a call. Some individual trucking companies even ban their drivers from using hands-free devices while on the road. Texting, talking, eating, changing the radio station, or any other activity that takes the driver’s attention off the road can prevent them from reacting properly to sudden changes on the road, or cause them to veer out of their lane, causing accidents.
- Aggressive Driving: Speeding, tailgating, or weaving in and out of traffic can prevent other drivers from anticipating a driver’s actions, and prevents the driver from stopping in time if something changes on the road. If the driver of a massive commercial truck engages in these reckless actions, the consequences can be severe. This is especially true because heavy trucks need much longer to slow to a stop, so speeding and tailgating can prevent them from stopping in time.
- Traffic Violations: Failure to yield the right of way, making illegal U-turns, and otherwise violating posted traffic signs and known traffic laws can all cause severe accidents if other drivers do not anticipate the truck breaking the law.
- Not Knowing How to Drive in Certain Road Conditions: Depending on the weather and the condition of the freeway, a truck driver should adjust to the current conditions to make sure the rig is under control during all types of road conditions. Failure to slow down and drive more cautiously in wet or icy conditions can cause the truck driver to lose control of their vehicle.
If you were injured in an accident involving any of these driver errors, contact the Amerio Law Firm. We can investigate your accident and gather the necessary evidence to prove liability. We can then ensure you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, permanent disability, and any other expenses.
Furthermore, if you lost a loved one in an accident due to a commercial truck driver’s error, we may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for their final expenses and your loss of support. Only certain family members are eligible to file wrongful death suits, so contact us to learn if this is an option for you.
Contact our Trucking Accident Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one have been injured, you need our Roseville trucking accident attorneys to fight for you. It’s important to hire legal counsel that will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim and navigate the settlement process on your behalf. The dedicated and diligent truck accident lawyers at the Amerio Law Firm will review all the details of your case to ensure that you receive compensation and damages for your injuries. Contact us today at (916) 419-1111 for a free consultation to discuss your case today.