Sacramento Truck Accident Attorney
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
Due to the weight and size of commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles frequently cause serious or catastrophic injuries. The Carichoff Law Group represents clients with serious injuries sustained in an accident with a commercial truck. Our trucking accident attorney in Sacramento has more than 19 years of experience representing injured clients.
Negligence That Causes Trucking Accidents
When a passenger car collides with a semi-truck, big rig, or 18 wheeler, the difference in vehicle size and weight often results in severe damage to the other car and serious or catastrophic injuries to other drivers and passengers. Commercial truck drivers are required to follow strict scheduling regulations, which were implemented to reduce these accidents.
Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driving while drowsy
- Failure to perform truck maintenance
- Trailers that are overloaded
- Reckless driving
When the driver is negligent or reckless, the injured person may seek compensation for damages. This includes compensation for medical bills, future medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other forms of economic and non-economical damage. Often, the trucking company or their insurance company may attempt to get you to accept a settlement offer. Be aware that these are often low ball offers that may not cover your future needs, so it is best to have an attorney to represent your interests.
Who Is Actually Liable for Your Trucking Accident?
"Liability" refers to determining who is at fault and therefore bears the responsibility of paying for the damages caused by the accident. When it comes to trucking accidents, determining liability can be a little more complicated than with the typical car accident.
This is because there are usually multiple parties involved:
- The trucking company
- The truck driver
- The truck's owner
- The manufacturer/loader of the cargo
Sometimes trucking accidents are even caused by a third-party driver who was behaving recklessly or cut the truck driver off.
Our truck accident attorney can help uncover the facts of how your accident happened and who was responsible for the negligence that led to the crash. When you are ready, give Attorney Carichoff a call, or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Why Do I Need An Attorney for My Truck Accident Claim?
While you certainly don't have to hire a lawyer if you don't want to, it would certainly be in your best interests to discuss your case with an attorney before making a decision. There are several reasons hiring a lawyer may be the best decision for you:
- Our attorney can negotiate with the trucking company on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery
- Our attorney can help determine what caused the accident, and therefore who should be held liable for your injuries
- Our attorney can calculate a fair settlement based on your injuries and help you determine how much compensation to ask for from the trucking company
- Our attorney will fight tirelessly for you in court if you are unable to come to a settlement agreement with the trucking company
Speak with a Knowledgeable Attorney
Our Sacramento truck accident lawyer has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. Attorney Carichoff takes the time to understand the client’s story and prepare each case to simultaneously deliver the facts and show how the client’s life has been impacted by the injuries. Because each case is unique, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss your situation with our truck accident attorney in Sacramento.
Get started today with a call to (916) 471-6098 to schedule a consultation with our truck accident lawyer in Sacramento.