Sunnyvale Truck Accident Lawyer
When you’ve suffered serious injuries in a trucking wreck, you need to know how to hold the responsible party accountable for the losses you’ve suffered. Find out by working with a Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer.
Commercial truck drivers have the same responsibilities on the road as the rest of us do. In fact, they might even have a greater responsibility because they are expected to maneuver such massive, potentially dangerous pieces of machinery.
When truckers are negligent, however, and you sustain injuries or damages as a result, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your physical losses and damaged quality of life.
Many 18-wheeler accident victims feel intimidated by the idea of challenging a commercial enterprise. If you’re feeling unsure about how to proceed, you’re not alone. By teaming up with a Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer from Bohn & Fletcher, LLP, you protect yourself from falling victim to the pressures presented by large companies and their insurers, allowing you to recover full compensation for your damages.
Causes of Semi-Truck Crashes
Your Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer will build a case proving the liability of the other party. It’s entirely possible that the investigation may find that liability belongs to someone other than the truck driver, such as the owner of the truck or a manufacturer of a defective truck part. Understanding the cause of your collision is key to identifying the responsible party.
Some common causes for 18-wheeler accidents include all of the following:
- Poor road conditions
- Malfunctioning truck parts or defective tires
- Reckless driving on behalf of the trucker, such as speeding or distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
- Overloaded truck or improperly loaded cargo
Handling the Insurance Company
Many victims of semi-truck accidents are surprised to find that they don’t simply deal with the driver of the truck who caused their crash. Rather, they are forced to deal with large corporations and their teams of insurance adjusters and attorneys.
Without your own legal counsel, you may fall victim to pressures from the insurance company to settle for an amount that isn’t worth the true value of your claim. They may even attempt to persuade you not to file a claim at all. By working with a Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer, you are protected from such unethical tactics. Your attorney will handle the negotiation and claims process alike, thereby ensuring your rights are protected throughout the entire proceedings.
Compensation for a Commercial Trucking Crash
Our firm will work with you and your doctors to uncover all of your damages and losses. Some of these will be financial while others will reflect your lost quality of life:
- Property damage and vehicle repair
- Current and future medical bills and travel costs associated with them
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to time taken off, as well as lost wages in the future
- Lost enjoyment of life
Connect with a Sunnyvale 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck and you aren’t sure what to do next, we are here to help. Bohn & Fletcher, LLP will provide you with the experience, knowledge, and skill to reach a successful outcome for your claim that includes full and comprehensive compensation.
Get in touch with us today and speak with a Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer during a free consultation. We can be reached by phone at 408-279-4222, or we can be reached online by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the page.