Temecula Truck Accident Lawyer

We help people who have suffered injury or death by providing access to the highest level of legal representation, medical treatment, and financial compensation.

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You do not pay us until we win your case.

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Case Plan

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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment

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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations

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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

Settlement

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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation

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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are exceptionally dangerous and all too common. There were more than 320,000 truck accidents in the U.S. in 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation and should discuss your case with an experienced Temecula truck accident lawyer. To learn more or begin the steps to filing your injury claim, consult with an experienced injury attorney today.

Truck Accident Facts

Truck Accident Fatalities

California is a dangerous place for drivers. According to the FMCSA, in 2013, California had the second highest amount of fatal truck accidents (227).

Weight Differential between Trucks and Cars

Tractor-trailers are a significant safety concern for motorists traveling on California’s roads, especially with the high volume of commercial traffic on the state’s freeways. Most passenger cars weigh only about 4,000 pounds, while big rigs can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This difference in size and mass often leads to catastrophic injuries or death for the driver of the passenger vehicle when the two collide making it important that a Temecula truck accident attorney is consulted.

Car Drivers are the ones at Risk, not Truck Drivers

In fact, in 2013, 71 percent of the nearly 4,000 people killed in truck accidents in the U.S. were occupants in other vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Only 17 percent of the fatalities were truck drivers. The rest were non-occupants like pedestrians.

Truck Accident Standards

truck accident attorney in Temecula CaliforniaTruck drivers must meet strict testing standards to earn their commercial license and must adhere to stiffer national, state, and municipal laws than most drivers. One major part of these requirements is the hours of service regulations. These laws outline how frequently and for how long commercial drivers must rest.

Still, fatigue plays a role in many truck accidents. This is because many companies set tight deadlines or pressure drivers to work longer hours than legally allowed. A restless, sleepy driver is an impaired driver, with slowed reaction time and poor decision-making abilities.

Failure to follow the hours of service or other regulations could be an indication of negligence on the trucker’s part. If the negligence caused an accident, then the truck driver could be liable, though other parties could hold liability as well, making it important to consult with a Temecula truck accident lawyer.

Determining Liability

Just as in an accident caused by a driver of another passenger vehicle, a truck driver can be legally responsible for the injuries that occur when he is at fault in an accident. In addition, the employers of professional drivers may also be vicariously liable.

Trucking companies can be liable for an accident caused by one of their drivers in two ways:

  • Direct liability
  • Vicarious liability

Examples of direct liability include when a trucking company fails to properly vet potential employees and hires a driver with a history of distracted, drunk, or negligent driving. A company can also be directly liable when it continues to employ a driver who engages in these behaviors.

The principle of vicarious liability states that companies can be liable for any irresponsible behavior committed by their employees when the behavior occurs on the job and causes a wreck.

Benefits of a Temecula Truck Accident Lawyer

California has complicated laws surrounding the allocation of fault after an accident. The truck driver and trucking company may be at-fault, but other parties could also be liable. This includes other motorists involved in the accident, as well as you. The allocation of liability can affect how much compensation you receive, so these cases require a personal injury attorney who will advocate for you.

Our Temecula truck accident lawyers extensively investigate every case in order to prove that the driver and trucking company are responsible for the accident. Trucking companies are required to keep records for a certain amount of time, after which they can destroy the documents. This means that they can destroy an employee’s driving hours logs that could help prove negligence. We can draft and send a letter of spoliation, which stops the company from destroying potential evidence. We can also help identify and quantify the compensation you deserve for your damages.

Recent Results

Our goal is to provide the highest level of legal representation and financial compensation for our clients. Here are some of our recent results.

This is only a partial list of recent results. Past results obtained on behalf of our clients are not a guarantee that same, or similar, results can be achieved in your case. All cases are different and must be evaluated independently based on their own merits. Call today and speak with a lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm?

Working with Sargent Law Firm is easy. After you sign up with us, we will immediately get to work contacting the insurance company, and creating a specific legal plan for your case.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

Technology

A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

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