Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Attorney in Pasadena, CA
The trucking industry is key to the supply chain industry for almost all consumer and industrial goods. As essential as that is to get essential goods and equipment you use daily at your home, trucking is infamous for the increasing number of truck accidents, especially in the populous state of California.
Considering the enormous size and weight of trucks, one can imagine how dangerous most of these accidents are. If you have sustained a personal injury due to a truck crash, talk with an experienced Pasadena truck accident lawyer at Setareh Law. We may be able to help you get compensation from those responsible for your damages.
The Complexity of Truck Accidents Claims
Unlike other forms of accidents, truck collisions present a unique and intricate scenario, especially when filing for compensation. First, there are trucking regulations specific to the state and others which are federally legislated and enforced. In addition, a truck accident may involve more than one responsible party. For instance, an 18-wheeler crash might be inclusively blamed on the trucker, the trucking company, the truck/parts manufacturer, or the corporation responsible for maintaining the roadways where the vehicle crashed.
Therefore, it’s prudent to enlist a lawyer with enough experience and knowledge to handle any scenario for your truck accident claim or case. Our Pasadena personal injury attorneys have handled several diverse cases of truck accidents for our clients. In each case, we ensure we exhaust every available CA and federal legal option to give our clients the best chance of sufficient compensation from the negligent party/parties.
What Are the Top Causes of Truck Accidents in Pasadena?
As mentioned above, determining what led to the truck-trailer wreck is no easy feat. Nevertheless, driver fatigue has been blamed as the leading cause of truck accidents in California and countrywide. Notwithstanding, other factors such as reckless and distracted driving, DUI, poorly designed/repaired roads, or faulty vehicle parts continue to cause severe truck-related accidents.
For that matter, there are state and federal laws and regulations that have been enacted, including:
- Sufficient training of truck drivers
- Trucks on the road meet the set safety guidelines
- Restriction on the number of hours truckers can be behind the wheel per day
- Regularity of vehicle inspection and maintenance service
- How different loads should be secured, including how to transport hazardous loads
- Drug and alcohol tests and BAC limits for truck drivers
- Truck weight restrictions
While players in the industry continue to proactively update these regulations, the parties responsible for obeying them don’t always do so, regrettably. If you have been involved in a truck accident and the circumstances leading to it point to negligence by any responsible parties, truck accident lawyers may help prove your case and receive financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
Compensation Process for Truck Accident Victims in Pasadena, CA
Truck crashes involving passenger/personal cars or other road users like motorcyclists, bikers, or pedestrians highly risk leaving the victims with serious injuries. They also have a very high fatality rate. This is because of the mammoth force the 18-wheeler can exact even when at a very slow speed. Some injuries like TBIs, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and bone crushes can leave you unable to work again. You have a right to retrieve compensation for these injuries and loss of ability to work, not to mention the high medical costs of treating your injuries.
Our interest at Setareh Law is to ensure that the insurance companies involved in your case compensate you satisfactorily for economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages: Medical expenses, lost wages, loss of ability to earn, property damage, etc.
- Non-economic damages: Pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life, etc.
We’ll also account for punitive damages before filing your claim if we believe the driver was unreasonably reckless, leading to the accident. On the other hand, your Pasadena truck accident lawyer may recommend you escalate the issue to court if the insurance companies aren’t willing to settle the least agreeable minimum compensation for your injuries. You can count on us to use all the evidence available and legal knowledge/experience to prove to the judge or jury that you deserve a better amount for injuries sustained.
If you’re a spouse or family member of someone who died because of a truck accident, you can also consult with our wrongful death lawyer to discuss available legal options available to you.
Why Hire a Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyer?
Although some people might want to deal with their legal situation following a truck accident by themselves, there are many reasons why this is not advisable as opposed to its benefits. The first thing to know is that insurance companies are in business. And like any other business, they’ll try their best to release as little money as possible from their grip. That includes trying to solicit information from you to shift some of the responsibility for the accident to the victim (you, in this case). With a lawyer, you won’t have to worry about what to say after the accident. The lawyer will be your voice.
Furthermore, when a truck accident involves more than one party, the case might be complex for you to handle alone. In contrast, our attorneys will investigate the matter by physically visiting the scene of the accident and obtaining vital information from witnesses to ensure that every responsible party is brought to book and pays their part of compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyer Today at Setareh Law
Having handled dozens of personal injury cases, we really understand how devastating it is to be in this predicament. At Setareh Law, we have practiced tort law in California for many years, and you can count on us to deliver.
Our mission is to fight for personal injury victims in Pasadena. Therefore, we handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you’ll only pay if we deliver you results. Call us at (310) 659-1826 or fill out our contact form to book a free consultation.
We also speak Spanish.