Sacramento Employer Negligence Truck Accident Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident caused by employer negligence? If so, contact the experienced and compassionate Sacramento area lawyers at Amerio Law Firm to learn about your legal options and what kind of compensation you may be owed. Commercial trucks can be 20-30 times heavier than regular cars, in addition to being much taller. This discrepancy in size means that truck accidents tend to be much more catastrophic than regular car accidents, with 97% of those killed in car vs. truck accidents being passengers of regular cars.
Trucking companies have a duty to keep everyone on the road safe, particularly because of this heightened risk for fatalities. If they fail in this duty for any reason and people are injured as a result, they must be held accountable for their negligence. Amerio Law Firm is passionate about helping the victims of truck accidents caused by negligent employers. With our help, you can recover significant financial compensation to pay for your medical bills, property damage, and other accident-related expenses. While we understand that money cannot undo the harm you have suffered, it can help alleviate some of your stress and allow you to seek the care you need to heal. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights, contact the dedicated and caring Sacramento personal injury lawyers at Amerio Law Firm today by calling (916) 419-1111.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Any lawsuit is complicated and requires detailed understanding of the law. Employer negligence in a trucking accident is a particularly difficult claim to prove. You will have to prove that the accident would not have occurred if it weren’t for the employer’s lack of care. This will involve investigating the employer’s hiring practices, training records, maintenance logs, and other documents. You will have to connect an action or omission on the employer’s part to the actual event that occurred out on the road. Trying to complete these tasks while recovering from a devastating accident can be nearly impossible, especially when facing the aggressive corporate lawyers the trucking company will likely employ.
Instead, let a lawyer handle these tasks for you. An experienced truck accident lawyer will know how to track down all the important evidence for your case. They will be able to show clear causation between the employer’s negligence, your accident, and your injuries. They will also be able to calculate how much compensation you require for all your expenses, and negotiate with the opposing lawyers until they get that amount. With a lawyer on your side, you can focus on recovering while receiving a likely much higher payout than you could recover on your own.
Why Choose Us?
Amerio Law Firm is the firm you need on your side for a successful employer negligence truck accident claim. We have years of experience practicing law in the Sacramento area. In addition to being a former district attorney, our founding partner, Ashley Amerio, has been featured on numerous news outlets, has a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, and has been listed in Lawyers of Distinction. At Amerio Law Firm we strive to treat our clients with respect and care, and seek to exceed their expectations. Over the years, we have collected millions of dollars for our clients, and you can trust that we won’t stop fighting until we get the compensation to which you may be owed. We also do not collect our legal fees unless and until you get paid, so you can hire us risk-free.
Cases We Handle
Under a theory of agency law, in certain situations, when an employee acts negligently and causes harm to another, an employer can be held legally liable for the actions of their employee, thereby making them responsible for compensating victims injured by the employee.
This can come to play in truck accident claims in a variety of ways. A trucking company may be held liable for your injuries if they:
- Failed to ensure that the driver they hired met necessary truck driver requirements, such as having a specific license and getting a physical
- Hired an unqualified driver
- Failed to properly train their drivers
- Did not adhere to industry safety standards for drivers
- Failed to properly maintain their vehicles
There may be other instances in which an employer is responsible for the negligence of their employee. Since each set of circumstances is different, it is best to contact a Sacramento area personal injury attorney to discuss the facts surrounding your accident.
Being involved in a truck accident is a traumatic experience that can result in many present and future consequences. If your accident was the fault of a trucking company, you can file a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for your expenses and suffering. At Amerio Law Firm, we do not believe that you should go through this trying period alone. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent employer, contact the compassionate and experienced Sacramento truck accidents lawyers at Amerio Law Firm today by calling (916) 419-1111.