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If you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident in California, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Truck accident claims tend to be very complex because they often result in significant bodily harm and involve several parties and insurance providers. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate the aftermath of a big rig collision alone. A truck accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers can provide you with the experienced legal guidance and support you need during this difficult time. Our truck accident attorneys are prepared to aggressively pursue compensation for you in the wake of a devastating 18-wheeler accident.

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Do I Have An 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

If you sustained emotional or physical injuries in a collision that was caused by a negligent trucker, you may be entitled to compensation. Every motorist on the road has the responsibility to operate their vehicles safely. For truckers and trucking companies, that means following the rules of the road and obeying state and federal regulations. 
To recover compensation for a truck accident, you must show that the other driver was responsible for the collision and your injuries and other losses. If you’re not sure whether you can prove these legal elements, don’t worry. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our truck accident lawyers can review your case to determine its validity.

Why Are Big Rig Claims So Complicated?

A truck accident case tends to be more complex compared to other types of accident cases for several reasons:

  • Truck crashes often leave accident victims with severe injuries
  • This type of accident claim often involves significant sums of money, which is why insurers will fight every step of the way, hoping to reduce the amount of money they must pay out.
  • Investigating a commercial truck crash requires examining many pieces of evidence. Federal and state trucking regulations require trucking companies to keep records that can hold clues regarding the cause of a collision.
  • The trucking industry is made up of many different entities and companies that work together and any of those parties can share fault for an accident. These parties may complicate a case by trying to shift the blame onto one another.
  • A trucking company usually has layered insurance coverage. In these situations, one insurance policy will not be triggered until another policy’s coverage limits have been exhausted. This can make it difficult to determine how much total insurance coverage a trucking company has. 

Why You Need A Truck Accident Lawyer

Because truck accidents tend to be complex and trucking companies and their insurance providers fight hard to avoid liability, you must have experienced legal representation on your side. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our truck accident attorneys understand what it takes to build a strong case. Our lawyers have decades of experience aggressively fighting for the rights of truck accident victims. 

During this challenging time, our truck accident lawyers can help by:

  • Investigating the accident to identify all liable parties
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence to build a strong case
  • Hiring accident reconstructionists and trucking industry experts to provide testimony that supports your case
  • Collecting documentation to prove the severity of your injuries and other losses
  • Determining available insurance coverage
  • Filing insurance claims and demands for compensation
  • Pursuing fair compensation for your damages

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Big Rig Accident?

The compensation truck accident victims can recover can vary from case to case. 

Damages you may be entitled to after an accident with an 18-wheeler can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
And more.
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost earning capacity 

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Who Could Be Held Liable For a Truck Accident?

Some of the parties who can be held liable for a big rig accident include:

  • The trucker
  • The trucking company
  • The truck’s owner
  • The truck’s manufacturer
  • Third-party manufacturers
  • The freight company responsible for loading the cargo
  • The person or entity responsible for maintaining the truck

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Common causes of semi-truck accidents include:

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
    of alcohol or drugs
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to use mirrors
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Poor road or weather conditions
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance
  • Defective truck parts

How Is Fault Determined?

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our truck accident lawyers can gather and review a variety of evidence to determine liability. 

Some of the evidence that our legal team may use to prepare your case includes:

  • Hours of service logs
  • Drug and alcohol testing results
  • The trucker driving and employment history
  • Dispatch logs from the freight company or trucking company
  • Cargo load manifest
  • Black box data recorder
  • Traffic camera footage
  • Post-accident inspection reports
  • Police reports
  • Citations for regulatory violations or motor vehicle code violations
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and property damage

What is the Statute Of Limitations in California?

If you were involved in a collision with a semi-truck, you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations your case will be dismissed from court and you will be unable to recover compensation for any of your accident-related losses.

What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

After a truck accident, the victim often suffers life-altering or fatal injuries. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our truck accident lawyers have commonly handled accident claims involving the following types of injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Crush injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Chest injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Leg and arm injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

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If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our truck accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need

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