Comprehensive Knowledge About Truck Accidents
From the massive size and weight of commercial trucks to their potential for carrying hazardous materials, truck accidents present unique challenges that drastically set them apart from typical car accidents. At Advicase, our truck accident lawyers possess a comprehensive understanding of the complex variables at play in these incidents.
Our attorneys are well-versed with the federal and state laws governing commercial drivers and trucking companies. We understand the heightened responsibilities these parties have concerning safety. From driver fatigue and speed limit violations to mechanical failures and poor loading practices, our team is knowledgeable in identifying the often multiple causes of truck accidents.
Truck Accident Cases and Insurance Conflicts
Dealing with insurance companies after a truck accident often adds a layer of complexity and frustration to an already stressful situation. Insurance carriers, looking out for their bottom line, may downplay the severity of your injuries or even dispute liability. Their aim is often to minimize their payout and close the case swiftly.
Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing directly with insurance companies, even those known for their hardball tactics. They understand the strategies insurers use to deny or devalue claims and know how to effectively counter these moves. Whether it involves disputing incorrect assessment of fault, challenging the designation of injuries as ‘non-severe’, or negotiating for a fair settlement that covers medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses – our team is on it.
Moreover, in truck accident cases, there may be multiple insurance policies in play. For instance, the truck driver, trucking company, truck owner, and cargo loader might all carry different insurance policies. This may further complicate the claims process. Yet, navigating these complexities is part of Advicase’s forte. Our team meticulously investigates the details of these policies, to identify all possible sources of compensation.
The Most Heartbreaking Truck Accidents in Calabasas
There have been several fatal truck accidents in Calabasas, California over the years. Here are a few of the deadliest:
- In 2005, a FedEx truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a car, killing the driver and two passengers.
In 2013, a semi-truck carrying produce crashed into a car, killing the driver and two passengers.
In 2017, a Walmart truck driver crashed into a car, killing the driver and two passengers.
In 2022, a woman driving a Mercedes-Benz ran a red light and crashed into multiple cars, killing four people.
These are just a few of the many fatal truck accidents that have happened in Calabasas. Truck accidents can be especially deadly because of the size and weight of the trucks. They can also be difficult to avoid because they can often travel at high speeds.
Navigate Jackknife Accidents With Our Expert Representation
A jackknife accident refers to a skidding phenomenon, typically involving large vehicles like semi-trucks or tractor trailers, where the trailer swings out to form an acute angle with the vehicle’s cab. These are usually high-impact accidents, causing extensive damage and potentially severe injuries due to the weight and size of the truck.
We are proficient in dealing with the complexities associated with jackknife accidents. Our team is skilled in unraveling the factors leading to such incidents. These could range from driver errors like speeding or abrupt braking, improper maintenance of the truck, or ineffective anti-lock braking systems. We not only review police reports and driver logs, but may also use experts for accident scene reconstructions and equipment checks to firmly establish the cause of the accident.
Given their destructive nature, jackknife accidents often involve multiple vehicles. This subsequently means dealing with numerous insurance companies and potential cross-claims between different parties. Our seasoned attorneys are expert negotiators, experienced at handling such intricate multi-party claims.
Our specialist team meticulously evaluates medical records, working with medical experts to understand the extent of injuries suffered. Whether it’s physical therapy expenses, long-term care costs, lost wages, or emotional stress, we work to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Common Injuries Resulting from Truck Accidents
Injuries sustained from truck accidents can be severe and life-altering due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Victims are often left with significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Here, we introduce some of the most common injuries seen in truck accident cases.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Internal Injuries
- Lacerations and Burns
- Psychological Injuries
We recognize the far-reaching impacts of these injuries and are dedicated to securing the necessary compensation for victims to manage their recovery. As experienced truck accident lawyers, we strive to alleviate the overwhelming burden injuries can have on the victim and their loved ones.
Providing Immediate Assistance After a Catastrophic Injury
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain and includes injuries that permanently prevent an individual from performing work and enjoying life the way it was before the injury. These can include severe spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, serious burns, or amputations.
We understand the urgent need for specific, timely care and therapy that catastrophic injuries demand, and the resultant immediate and long-term medical expenses that come with them. Our knowledgeable attorneys work closely with medical professionals to substantiate the extent of your injuries, the need for future medical care, rehabilitation, and other services like vocational training or home renovations to accommodate a new way of life.