Chico Truck Accident Attorney
Injured in a commercial trucking accident? We fight for justice and compensation.
Being involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle such as an 18 wheeler, a commercial bus or a large truck often results in devastating or fatal injuries. Department of Transport statistics released for 2010 show there were over 75,000 injury crashes involving large trucks and buses in California alone. The Law Office of Adam Sorrells has extensive experience in personal injury claims involving these large commercial vehicles and can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Need a Chico Truck Accident Attorney?
The laws governing commercial vehicle liability is complex. The attorneys working for the commercial trucking company or the bus company often aggressively challenge any attempt to assign responsibility for the accident to their drivers or their vehicles. You need the focused experienced approached that Attorney Adam Sorrells will devote to your case.
Trucks and large commercial vehicles must adhere to traffic laws governing their use of the road. Drivers are paid by the load or paid to stick to a delivery schedule, and the pressure can cause the drivers to make mistakes in judgment, resulting in serious accidents. Federal regulations restrict how many hours commercial drivers are allowed to be operating a vehicle. There are also restrictions concerning stimulant usage, and many drivers have been found to have violated one or both of these regulations. Drivers must exercise a high level of professionalism when operating a vehicle weighing that can weigh many tons when fully loaded, as innocent people are at grave risk of injury or death if an intoxicated or tired driver is behind the wheel.
Crashes involving commercial trucks such as semi trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers and others, often result in death of passengers of the smaller vehicles. Serious or catastrophic injuries are often the outcome, should the victim survive the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you have a right to obtain compensation for all damages, including your medical bills and other costs. Loss of wages, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering are also important parts of an injury claim filed in a truck accident case. In order to recover compensation for these damages, you will need to retain a Chico personal injury attorney with extensive trial experience, and knowledge of the processes involved in commercial truck accident injury claims.
Lawyers not familiar with truck accident litigation assume these cases are handled much like a car accident case. This inexperience can really cost you. Federal law that applies to trucks can be used to help prevail in your case. Knowledge of the proper documents to request in litigation is important. Log books, the type of load carried, and numerous other factors can be used to determine if the trucker was at fault. Knowledge of broker liability and a host of other issues unique to trucking litigation must be considered. To learn more about truck accidents, visit our Truck Accident FAQ page.
Why Hire The Law Office of Adam Sorrells
We pride ourselves on our thorough case preparation, and we have found that preparing for trial often results in the opposition offering a meaningful settlement rather than bear the additional cost of a trial that will be lost. Contact us today. We can help you like we have helped hundreds of other people in resolve serious injury claims. The evaluation of your case is at no cost, so you have nothing to lose by arranging for a free case review. We are here to fight for your right to fair compensation. Call now.