Fresno Truck Accident Attorneys

Fresno Truck Accident Attorneys

Fresno Truck Accident Attorneys

Our experienced Fresno Accident attorneys will fight for your rights to make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries from a truck accident.

Our top-rated Truck Accident attorneys are available 24/7 via phone, email, and with our convenient offices located in Fresno near you. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, it is important that you get the help you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free no obligation consultation.

We have won over 300 million for our clients and have a successful track record representing those who have been injured in trucking accidents. We work to recover a variety of damages for our clients including property damage to the car, medical bills, life care, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • According to the United States Department of Transportation, there were around 6,000 large truck and bus accident fatalities.
  • Every year, there is a 3% increase in the number of fatalities caused by truck accidents.
  • A large majority of fatal accidents occur on weekdays.
  • In California, there are around 200 fatal truck accidents that occur per year.
  • A large percentage of truck accidents occur in Fresno County compared to any other county in California.
  • A large percentage of truck accidents occur on the highway rather than on streets and intersections.

What causes truck accidents?

 Because of a truck’s heavy weight and large size, truck accidents can occur in a variety of different ways. The most common causes for truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue: Many truck drivers have to report several hours of driving a day as part of their daily job responsibilities. Because of this, many drivers choose to go behind the wheel during late hours.

  • Lane switching: while truck drivers try to switch lanes on the freeway, they have several blind spots that prevent them from seeing other vehicles, and trucks drive into other smaller vehicles.

  • Driving under the Influence: although not as common, truck drivers who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to cause fatalities.

  • Other vehicles: when other vehicles around the truck violate traffic laws, a truck may not be able to come to a complete stop due to their large size. This causes the likelihood of severe accidents and injuries.

Common trucks involved in truck accidents:

  • USPS trucks
  • UPS trucks
  • FedEx trucks
  • Amazon trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Semi-trucks
  • Big rigs
  • Waste collection trucks

Can I sue someone personally after a truck accident?

 If you have been injured by a negligent party who caused a truck accident, you have the ability to seek compensation and monetary damages from the at-fault party. California has many civil laws in place that allow an injured party to hold those negligent parties accountable.

When should I file my truck accident claim?

After being involved in a truck accident, we encourage you to contact our truck accident attorneys immediately. Waiting too long could cause you to lose your entire claim against the negligent party, and lose the right to collect compensation. California states that the victim who has been injured in a truck accident has two years from the date of the accident to file their claim. There are several exceptions that may even decrease the amount of time. For example, if a plaintiff was to file a lawsuit against a government entity, they would have six months instead of two years to file the lawsuit.

How can a truck accident lawyer help me?

A truck accident lawyer will constantly make sure that your rights are represented. A truck accident lawyer will deal with all the paperwork and hassle that comes with filing a lawsuit in court. They will also communicate with insurance companies and other third parties to make sure that no party takes advantage of their client.

Truck Accident Liability

California laws mandate that every truck driver has a legal duty to make sure they drive in a reasonably safe manner. Trucking companies also have a duty to make sure that they operate their business in a reasonably safe manner. Failure to do so could make these parties liable in an accident.

 In order to prove that a party was negligent, the experienced personal injury attorney must be able to show a variety of elements, including:

  • The truck driver had a duty to drive in a reasonably safe manner
  • The truck driver failed to drive in a reasonably safe manner
  • Because the truck driver failed to drive in a reasonably safe manner, this caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries
  • The accident caused damages

Who's at fault in a truck accident?

Truck accidents could involve several different multiple parties. That’s why an immediate investigation must begin after the accident to determine the liability of each party involved. The different parties involved could include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking company
  • Truck maintenance company
  • Government entity
  • Product manufacturer
  • Product retailer

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accident injuries could be very catastrophic, and will most likely lead to permanent disabilities that will make it difficult for the plaintiff to return back to work. Unfortunately, trucking accidents are common in California, and with that comes severe injuries. Examples of catastrophic injuries that a plaintiff may suffer include:

  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Back injury
  • Head injury
  • Cuts
  • Wrongful death

It is very common to feel pain a couple weeks after experiencing a trucking accident. Although visible injuries may be experienced in a trucking accident, internal bone pain is more common.

How much is my truck accident claim worth?

We believe that all our clients deserve fair compensation for their injuries. We fight back against aggressive insurance companies that try to downplay the defendant’s actions as much as possible. No attorney will be able to give you a specific dollar amount as to how much your claim is worth until you have explained all the facts of the case. That is why we encourage you to come in for a free no risk consultation so we can fight back against insurance companies in your favor.

Why do you need a truck accident attorney?

Truck accidents could be very complex, and difficult especially when there are multiple vehicles involved. Because of the heavy weight a truck may have, several different vehicles could get harmed in an accident. A truck accident attorney will be able to negotiate with defendants in making sure you receive compensation that is fair for you.

What will our truck accident attorneys do?

  1. Negotiate with other parties
  2. Communicate with insurance companies
  3. Gather and compile all the relevant evidence
  4. Talk to witnesses
  5. File all the required paperwork for your lawsuit
  6. Handle your case from start to finish

How much do our trucking accident attorneys cost?

We understand that thinking about the high cost of a truck accident attorney could be very stressful after going through an accident. That is why our accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay any fees for us up front unless we successfully settle your case. This means that until settlement our firm will take care of all the costs associated with litigating your claim.

What if I am unhappy with my present attorney?

If you aren’t happy with your present attorney, and would like to speak to our truck accident attorneys at Megeredchian law, we will be able to receive the transferred work from your previous attorney. But, keep in mind that depending on the amount of work the previous attorneys have done, they may be entitled to a percentage of fees.

Contact Our California Truck Accident Lawyers Today

Have you suffered injuries from a trucking accident in California? We are here to help.

Our truck accident attorneys are available 24/7 to make sure that our clients get the maximum compensation available. With the individualized attention we provide our clients, we make sure that each client has their questions and concerns completely taken care of. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.

Direccion: 1444 Fulton St. Fresno, CA 93721

Teléfono: (559) 212-3317