Glendale Truck Accident Attorney
Being injured in a truck accident caused by someone or something else, such as the truck driver or their vehicle, can entitle you to compensation for all costs and damages associated with the accident. Accidents involving large trucks and buses can lead to severe injury and even death for the occupants of traditional passenger vehicles like cars or SUVs. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported some 5,237 fatal crashes involving trucks in 2019, in addition to over 121,000 accidents that caused injury with large trucks and buses.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and responsibly given the higher level of danger associated with driving large trucks. If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision with a commercial truck, The Entrekin Law Firm can help. Call today for a free consultation and discuss your case with a local Glendale truck accident lawyer.
Truck Drivers that Cause Accidents Will be Liable for the Damages
When a truck driver causes an accident, the insurance company of their employer will generally be liable for your damages. For this to happen, you’ll need to collect evidence to prove the cause of the accident.
Common causes of truck accidents that entitle you to damages include:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving, especially if it results from a driver working too long or not taking long enough rest breaks.
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Vehicle and/or equipment malfunction
- Distracted driving
- Defective auto parts
- Negligent hiring
- Unsecured load or overloaded truck
Additionally, if a truck driver violates the rules of the road and causes an accident, you will be able to recover compensation for your related damages.
Your Truck Accident Lawyer Makes the Most of Your Case
Collecting the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to requires that you draft and file a claim that completely and accurately calculates all of your damages in both the short and long term. These damages must be proven with evidence that would be admissible in court for you to be able to recover them. Further, your claim must be submitted within the statute of limitations, which is basically an expiration period for your ability to bring a claim. If you miss this expiration date for your claim, you are prevented from pursuing any related damages, and you and your family will have to pay any and all related costs in the future.
To support the best possible outcome in your case, reach out to an experienced local Glendale truck accident lawyer from The Entrekin Law Firm. We’ll provide you with a risk-free, cost-free initial consultation on your case. During this consultation, we’ll collect information about your accident to determine if another party was at fault, and if they have insurance and the resources to cover damages. Generally, you will be pursuing compensation for your damages from the insurance company of the party that caused the accident.
If we determine your case is one we can help on, you’ll pay nothing up-front, and nothing out-of-pocket, ever. This is because if we take your truck or car accident case in Glendale, we take it contingency, which means we only get paid if we win. Our payment comes out a portion of your earnings that we’ll agree upon before getting started.
Connect with a Glendale Truck Accident Lawyer to Help On Your Case
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Glendale truck accident, we can help. Call The Entrekin Law Firm today to speak with an attorney.