The Dedicated Legal Team You Want On Your Side After A Truck Accident

While many accidents are of the small “fender-bender” variety, this is almost never the case when a semi truck is involved. Typically weighing many tons more than an average passenger vehicle, commercial trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries or deaths, even in low-speed accidents.

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or lost someone you love in a California truck accident, contact our skilled and compassionate injury attorneys at Coast Law Group LLP. We know that trucking companies and commercial insurers aggressively defend these cases in order to protect their financial interests. We are not scared of or fooled by their tactics, and we have a strong track record of helping truck accident victims claim full and fair compensation.

Ready To Assist You After Any Type Of Truck Crash

Commercial truck accidents include a variety of vehicle types, such as:

  • Semi trucks (also called big rigs or 18-wheelers)
  • Large delivery trucks like those used by FedEx and UPS
  • Amazon delivery vehicles operated by drivers who are under immense pressure to meet delivery deadlines
  • Tow trucks
  • Construction equipment like dump trucks and cement mixers

Who is responsible when a commercial driver causes a crash? If the driver was an employee of the company they were driving for (as opposed to being an independent contractor), we can often hold the company liable along with the driver. Since these vehicles are typically insured by high-value commercial policies, insurance companies will also be included as defendants in the litigation.

Understanding Available Damages In Your Truck Accident Claim

In California, if someone else is found fully or partially responsible for your accident, you may be able to recover compensation to the extent of the other party’s culpability for some or all of these damages:

  • Medical bills – for your past, present, and future costs of the medical treatments
  • Property damage – for the damage to your vehicle and possessions
  • Pain and suffering – for the physical pain and limitations resulting from the crash
  • Loss of wages – for the time you had to take off of work to recover from the accident or to visit doctors, therapists, and others who are helping you to cope with your injuries
  • Impairment of earning capacity – for the diminishment of your ability to earn a living
  • Lifestyle changes – for the loss of enjoyment in your life due to debilitating injuries
  • Life-care – for the ongoing non-medical needs you may have if you were badly injured
  • Punitive damages – These may be available if the trucking company’s intentional or reckless acts contributed to the crash that injured you.

Don’t simply accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without consulting a lawyer. In most cases, this will be a lowball offer that doesn’t begin to cover your expenses and losses. We can accurately assess the value of your case and will work tirelessly to help you achieve a favorable settlement or jury award.

Don’t Wait To Take Legal Action – Contact Us Today

Insurers and trucking companies have a vested interest in taking control of the crash evidence and building a narrative favorable to themselves. They get to work immediately, which means you cannot afford to wait. When you contact Coast Law Group LLP, we will thoroughly review your case, independently investigate the accident, and communicate with the adjusters and attorneys working for the truck company or its insurer.

To schedule your free initial consultation, call our office in Encinitas, California, at 760-670-4554. You can also reach out online.