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Trucking Accidents

Determined CA Trucking Accident Attorneys Represent the Injured

Inland Empire Law Firm Helping Victims Pursue Compensation

Trucks are heavier and larger than cars, and consequently, cause more deaths and debilitating injuries when they are involved in accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that large commercial trucks are more than twice as likely to be involved in catastrophic and fatal accidents as other vehicles. These tragic events could often be avoided if truck drivers and companies would act according to even a minimum standard of care. 

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Inland Empire truck accident attorney has the professional skills and real-world personal injury claims experience to hold large trucking companies and their insurers accountable. We bring negligent parties to justice and recover compensation for injured victims. Call us at (888) 883-6588 or send us a direct message to set up a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney. 

What are the Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents in Southern California?

Commercial truck accidents can happen for many different reasons. Though, most large trucking accidents share a key common characteristic: They could have been prevented with proper safety precautions. Truckers and trucking companies owe a duty of care to everyone else on the road. They can be held liable for collisions that happen because of their negligence. Some of the leading causes of tractor-trailer accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Unsafe driving conditions, such as snow, ice, rain, or fog
  • Unlicensed or untrained drivers
  • Truck rollovers
  • Oversized trucks
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Tire blowouts
  • Brake failure
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Mechanical defects

An Overview of Truck Accident Liability and Claims in California

Were you or was your family member involved in a collision with a large commercial truck in the Inland Empire? If so, it is crucial that you understand how the claims process works under California law. Here are three things to know about truck accident claims: 

  • Truck Accident Liability is Based on Fault: California is an at-fault truck accident state. To hold a trucker or trucking company liable for an accident, you must prove fault. Fault is based on negligence. In effect, this means that an injured victim must establish that the trucker or trucking company did something “improper” that contributed to the crash. 
  • California Uses a Comparative Negligence Standard: Multiple parties can share liability for the same truck accident in California. Indeed, even a truck accident victim may bear partial liability for a collision. Liability for a truck accident in the Inland Empire will be divided proportionally under the California comparative negligence standard. 
  • You Have Two Years to File a Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit: Truck accident injury claims in California are governed by a two-year statute of limitations. While you should never wait to get started with the claims process, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the crash—or you will likely lose your right to do so under California law. 

All eighteen-wheeler crashes should be thoroughly investigated by an experienced lawyer. The truck company and its insurer will waste little time in building its defense. We are ready to get started on your claim. Our attorneys have experience representing the injured in all types of commercial vehicle accident cases. 

Complex Cases: You Need a Knowledgeable Team by Your Side

Aggressive attorneys consult qualified experts who understand the extraordinary impact of trucking accidents. At trial, professionals may offer compelling testimony about accidents and resulting injuries. Our lawyers may work with:

  • Trauma doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Forensic engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Accident reconstruction analysts

Truck accidents are complex cases. Not only are these crashes more likely to lead to severe injuries, but there are complex state and federal trucking regulations at play. We have the legal experience to protect truck accident victims. Our attorneys use all available means to present strong cases.

We Fight for Full and Fair Compensation for Our Clients 

After a serious truck accident in the Inland Empire, injured victims need full financial compensation to pay bills and support the people that they care about most. You cannot trust the truck company or an insurance company to do what is best for your family. Our law firm may be able to. We employ assertive strategies to obtain full and fair damages, including: 

  • Property damage (vehicle repairs)
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

If you have endured the devastating loss of a loved one in a trucking accident, you may wish to discuss the filing of a wrongful death suit on your behalf at a free consultation. Attorneys employ tenacious courtroom strategies and diligent negotiation techniques to ensure the best possible recovery.

Because we believe all injured people have the right to zealous representation, the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. does not charge a fee until a case is resolved.

Our Inland Empire Attorneys Prepared to Act

Trucking companies quickly descend upon the scene of an accident to collect valuable evidence and figure out how to reduce their responsibility. When officials clear the debris, vital evidence disappears, and so many opportunities to receive the full amount of compensation. Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. may jump into action to protect the interests of its clients. 

We preserve crucial evidence, recording skid marks and vehicle positioning and taking witness statements. We understand the anguish that follows a catastrophic trucking accident, and we refuse to allow a negligent company to take advantage of the chaos surrounding the ordeal to mitigate its own liability.

Assertive CA Personal Injury Attorneys Available to Help with Trucking Accident Claims

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Inland Empire truck accident lawyer has the legal skills and professional experience to help you and your family get justice.  If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, attorneys may be able to arrange to visit your home or hospital. Call us at (888) 883-6588 or contact us here to schedule a free consultation. We handle large truck accident claims in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and throughout the Inland Empire of California

Disclaimer: No outcome can be guaranteed in a personal injury claim. This website is for informational purposes and no attorney-client relationship has been created.

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