Fresno Truck Accident Lawyer

A collision involving a commercial truck can be terrifying. Apart from causing life-changing injuries, they are known for resulting in fatalities. Spinal injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, severe burns, and internal damage are common injuries associated with truck accidents.

The Fresno truck accident lawyers at our firm understand the chaos that follows these accidents. Even with medical insurance coverage, you may still suffer irreversible harm or incur out-of-pocket expenses. In this case, you deserve compensation especially when someone else is to blame. Our personal injury  attorneys provide a comprehensive review of personal injury cases to help our clients get the justice they are entitled to.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck collisions are unique and different from other traffic accidents. They are a huge risk due to their size and weight. Handling semi-trucks requires extensive training and maintenance. Negligent behaviors that often cause truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Bad weather
  • Bad roads
  • Aggressive driving

Unfortunately, many of these scenarios involve human error. When such actions or inactions result in loss of lives or injuries to another party, criminal action and civil charges may be constituted against the responsible entity. A seasoned Fresno truck accident attorney will be crucial in establishing liability and holding the other party accountable.

Who is to Blame for Truck Accidents?

Liability in a truck accident case is rarely straightforward owing to the many parties involved. Therefore, establishing fault calls for a skilled Fresno commercial truck accident lawyer who understands the applicability of negligence in your case. He or she must be able to provide evidential proof showing:

  • A legal duty of care existed
  • The duty was breached
  • Causation
  • Damages

By doing so, it becomes much easier to point an accusing finger at another party and provide evidence showing how they were negligent. The most common parties likely to blame for a crash involving a semi-truck are:

  • Individual truck drivers for negligent driving
  • Trucking companies for improper vehicle maintenance
  • Freight companies for improper cargo loading
  • Truck manufacturers for defective vehicle parts
  • Truck owners for negligent driver hiring

There are other situations where government agencies may bear fault. Because they are usually immune to civil charges, pursuing compensation may be quite complex. In such scenarios, seeking legal counsel would be ideal before taking any action.

Why Truck Accident Cases Are Unique

Truck accidents are distinct from normal auto wrecks. This is largely owed to their huge size and weight. On most occasions, these vehicles ferry hazardous goods and materials. Besides the dangers that come with collisions involving trucks and other cars, there is an additional risk that comes with the types of cargo in transit. For instance, many semi-trucks are tankers carrying flammable liquids, LPG, and chemicals. In case of a crash, they may leak and spill, causing an explosion. Victims thus suffer different degrees of burns on top of other injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, head trauma, and more.

The other distinguishing factor between average auto wrecks and truck accidents is the multiple laws that govern the trucking industry. On top of federal rules, each state, including Texas, has unique regulations on the operations of these vehicles. Therefore, anyone bringing a truck accident case forward must be well acquainted with these rules and regulations as they apply in their case. A qualified Fresno semi-truck wreck attorney is best suited to determine how each law affects your case. With his or her experience, you can explore multiple laws to support your claim and recover a positive outcome from your case.

Compensation You May Recover in a Truck Accident Case

Damages in a truck accident case may range from economic losses to non-economic losses, and punitive damages. Economic damages, also popularly referred to as intangible losses cover monetary costs accruing from lost wages, medical expenses, lost future income, lost financial premiums, rehabilitation costs, therapy expenses, and more. They are the easiest to prove as long as there is a proper paper trail.

Since not all losses following a personal injury or wrongful death are tangible, a proficient Fresno commercial vehicle accident attorney can help evaluate and claim compensation for intangible losses too. They may include loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, permanent disfigurement, loss of companionship, and more. Expert witnesses are integral in realizing the true value of such losses that are difficult to quantify. On top of that, you may also be eligible for punitive damages if your case goes to trial.

Work With a Fresno Truck Accident Attorney

Contact Lone Star Injury Attorneys today to speak with a caring Fresno truck accident lawyer. Our team is ready to help you seek the justice and compensation you need and deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis which means you will not owe us anything unless we are successful in getting you compensation. Call today.

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