Despite federal regulations regarding hours-of-service and other rules regarding the trucking industry, truck accidents are all too common on California highways.
If you suffered severe injuries due to a negligent truck driver, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you. A Fresno truck accident lawyer from our team can investigate your accident and pursue compensation for your damages.
The trucking industry depends upon drivers who can reach their destination on time. For drivers, this often involves making poor decisions regarding traffic laws and other actions behind the wheel.
When a truck driver’s negligence results in significant life changes for you or a loved one, we can help. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we collect our fee only if we win your case. Call us now for a free case evaluation at (800) 761-5225.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The cause of a truck accident is often due to driver error, truck mechanics, or a combination of both. Truck drivers spend hours on the road, away from home, and under pressure to make deliveries promptly.
For truck drivers, driving is their career. Their livelihood depends upon maintaining their commercial driver’s license (CDL). When a truck driver engages in the following dangerous actions and behaviors, they place other drivers at risk for harm:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsy
- Driving distracted
- Driving aggressively
A truck accident can also result from a lack of truck maintenance and poor mechanics. Investigating the cause of your accident is something a Fresno truck accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can do on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Fresno, call (800) 761-5225
Possible Legal Options in the Event of a Wrongful Death
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 72 percent of people killed in truck accidents during 2017 were passengers in other cars.
If you lost someone close to you in a tragic truck accident, you may qualify for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Depending upon your relationship with the victim, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Final medical expenses related to your loved one’s care
- Compensation for costs related to a funeral and burial or memorial service
- The loss of income your loved one contributed to the family
- The loss of future income possible, had your loved one survived their injuries
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we understand that the shocking news of your loved one’s death turns your world upside down. The pursuit of compensation for your loss is not something you should handle alone. By having Ben Crump Law, PLLC by your side, you can breathe easier knowing we are on your side.
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The Trucking Industry and Insurance Companies
While the trucking industry provides a valuable service to the nation’s economy, it must do so safely. If you experienced serious injuries or a tragic loss, chances are an insurer representing the trucking company is attempting to contact you.
Protecting your best interests during this time of financial uncertainty is vital for your future. Your injuries can leave you unable to work, now and perhaps forever. The loss of your loved one can also leave you in a financial bind.
Insurance companies want to protect their client and their bottom-line. If they convince you to accept a settlement offer without legal representation, they are successful.
A large check from an insurance company may seem like the perfect answer to your situation. However, the amount is most likely the least amount they want to offer and far less than you deserve.
Secure legal help from Ben Crump Law, PLLC and refer aggressive insurance adjusters to us. A Fresno truck accident lawyer can negotiate for a better, more worthy settlement.
Valuable Evidence That Can Support Your Case
Evidence collected at the scene can serve as valuable information for your lawyer. The following examples may be among your personal belongings:
- Photographs of the accident scene on your smartphone
- Contact information for witnesses
- Police reports detailing the accident
- Media reports about the accident, if applicable
- Medical reports regarding your accident injuries
These are a few examples of the kinds of evidence often helpful in a civil case. Ben Crump Law, PLLC prepares each case as if it is going to trial. If negotiations fail to produce the income, we believe that you need and deserve it, and we are ready for trial.
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Get Help From Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today
As you travel alongside a large truck, you have no way of knowing if the driver is drunk, distracted, or tired—until it is too late. If a large truck accident changed your life forever due to a dangerous driver, truck, or both, get help from Ben Crump Law, PLLC today.
A Fresno truck accident lawyer from our team will investigate your accident and identify all parties liable for your harm or loss. To pursue compensation, you should contact us immediately. Strict timelines for filing your case require us to take quick action in filing your claim and lawsuit.
Your medical bills start the moment of injury and only climb as your care continues. An initial settlement offer from an insurance company is typically not enough if your medical condition worsens. If you accept the adjuster’s offer, you generally have no options for pursuing compensation in the future.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC works on a contingency-fee-basis. We collect our fee from any compensation we secure on your behalf. Simply put, if we do not win your case, you do not pay.
Your injuries or loss are not fair. The careless actions of a truck driver demand accountability. Let us help you by contacting us today for a free case evaluation at (800) 761-5225.