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Trucks are the worst vehicles on the roadways to be in an accident with. Because of their massive size and weight, they can cause catastrophic injuries and devastating damage. Because Vacaville is located between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Sacramento, it can get many trucks through its streets.
You need a Vacaville personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in a truck accident. Contact the seasoned attorneys at Wells Call Injury Lawyers.
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping personal injury victims recover compensation from the negligent parties who harmed them. We offer a free consultation to examine your case and help you explore your options.
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And 40 Years in Practice The case results listed are actual settlement and verdict results from cases recently handled by us. Because the facts and circumstances of every case are different, the results of other cases are not a guarantee of similar results in other cases. The results below do not include all cases, but they include a sample of different types of cases and show how much those results can vary.
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How Can a Vacaville Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?
Personal injury law is our specialty at Wells Call Injury Lawyers. Our committed attorneys dedicate their time and resources to fighting for justice for injured victims. Here’s how we can help you.
Hold a Free Case Evaluation
Your first contact with one of our truck accident attorneys will be at our free consultation for all new clients. You will explain the details of your case to us. Here, you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions.
After this meeting, we will inform you if we can help you with your case. If we can, and you retain our services, we will start working on your case.
Investigate Your Case
We will investigate the truck accident. We will compile all the evidence to determine what happened. This evidence includes the following:
- Photos of the accident scene,
- Photos of vehicles involved,
- Witness statements,
- Truck’s time log,
- Police reports, and
- All medical records from the accident.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge dealing with all kinds of truck accidents, including a Vacaville semi-truck accident. We can recreate the accident scene and paint a picture of the other party’s liability.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are heavily involved in vehicular accidents because they are the ones who may have to pay for damages. Insurance companies are notorious for dragging out cases and offering little compensation.
We will not let them get away with these tactics. At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, we are not afraid or intimidated by ruthless insurance companies. Our strong negotiation skills will drive them to an offer of fair compensation for you.
Represent You in Court
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, suppose your case does move forward to trial. If so, our attorneys at Wells Call Injury Lawyers have the litigation experience needed to represent your interests in court and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?
The potential negligent parties in a truck accident depend on the facts of the case. Possible liable parties include the following.
A truck driver owes the same duties as a car driver. Truck drivers must drive safely and follow the rules of the road. Common examples of truck driver negligence include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
- Violating federal regulations for truck drivers,
- Distracted driving,
- Failure to stop when required,
- Running a red light, and
- Violating other traffic laws.
Truck drivers must also have specific training and a specific license to operate large commercial trucks. Failure to have this documentation may also be negligent.
The trucking company can be liable for the truck accident in two ways. The first is that they are responsible for the truck driver’s actions based on the doctrine of respondeat superior. Under this legal doctrine, the employer can be held liable for the negligence or actions of wrongdoing of their employees or agents.
This is only if the truck driver is an employee or agent. If the driver is an independent contractor, the trucking company would generally not be liable for the truck driver’s negligence.
The trucking company can also be liable for the truck accident if they act negligently, such as failing to ensure the trucks are safe to operate or failing to abide by the laws.
Truck Maintenance Company
Trucks must be regularly maintained. Truck maintenance companies have the duty to ensure that the trucks are working satisfactorily. They may be liable if the company responsible for this maintenance does not find an issue they should have discovered with reasonable diligence.
For example, if the maintenance company overlooks a problem with the brakes and should have checked them during the inspection, they are liable for a truck accident caused by a failure to brake.
Truck Cargo Loader
A truck cargo loader must ensure that the cargo is loaded onto the truck and is safely secured. If it is not and the cargo causes an accident, the truck cargo loader may be liable. A common example is steel falling off a truck because it is improperly tied down.
If a city or municipality owns the truck, they might be liable for the accident. Also, suppose a truck driver got into an accident because of problems with infrastructure, such as the following:
- Stop sign hidden by overgrown shrubbery,
- Broken traffic lights, or
- Unmaintained roads.
These are municipal, city, state, or federal government responsibilities. You may have grounds to sue these entities if they are not maintained. Note that suing a government entity has slightly different rules, so be sure to retain a skilled truck accident lawyer.
Does Being Partially at Fault Prohibit You from Recovering Compensation?
Not necessarily. Being partially at fault for the truck accident does not prohibit you from recovering compensation. California is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning each party bears the burden of their fault.
An accident victim can only recover the portion of damages for which they were not at fault. So, even if the victim was 99% at fault for the accident, they can still recover the 1% in damages they were not at fault for.
For example, suppose you suffered $500,000 in damages from a truck accident. The truck driver was under the influence of alcohol. However, you ran a red light and were both at fault.
Your failure to stop at the red light contributed to 20% of your injuries. So, you will only be able to recover $400,000 in damages. The portion you were at fault for the accident ($100,000) is not recoverable.
What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?
Injuries from truck accidents are generally more severe than injuries from regular car accidents due to the dimensions of the truck. Common truck accident injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Internal bleeding,
- Back injuries,
- Neck injuries,
- Broken bones,
- Damaged organs, and
Unfortunately, truck accidents can also cause death. If a loved one has died in a truck accident, we can help you.
What Is the Deadline to Sue for a Truck Accident in California?
California’s statute of limitations allocates two years to bring any personal injury claim, such as a truck accident claim. If you do not bring a claim by this deadline, you will generally miss the opportunity to pursue your claim against the negligent party.
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Pursuing a truck accident claim alone can be complex. Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions for our clients. We believe in fighting for our clients and getting them the compensation they deserve.
We operate on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay us a dime unless we reach a settlement or are awarded a court verdict. So you’ve got nothing to lose. Learn how we can help you. Contact Wells Call Injury Lawyers now for your free consultation.