Choose A Trusted Truck Accident Attorney
Sharing the road with large trucks can be intimidating. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, those fears have become a reality. Now you are dealing with pain and upheaval, and intimidating insurance companies.
The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney may prove vital in recovering compensation for the profound impact on your life. The Walnut Creek, California, personal injury firm of Sumner Law handles motor vehicle accidents, including collisions with commercial vehicles.
Scott Sumner is a longtime champion for victims of negligent injury and wrongful death in Contra Costa County, the Bay Area and statewide. In a free consultation, he can explain why you need a truck accident lawyer and how his focused experience can help.
Time Is Of The Essence After A Car-Truck Crash
In truck accident cases, Scott Sumner works quickly to gather important evidence, including safety and maintenance records. The trucking industry is strictly regulated by the federal government, which requires regular inspections, hiring and training protocols, cargo limits and much more. Detailed record keeping is mandated, and subpoenaed records can prove very relevant to the case.
It is important to involve us as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear with time, and statutes of limitations apply.
Taking On The Trucking Industry
Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured or lose their lives in accidents involving commercial trucks. Eighteen-wheelers and other large trucks can be difficult to control, and truck drivers are often fatigued after long hours on the road. Recovering compensation after an accident can be complex because of multiple liable parties involved: possibly a truck driver, a dispatch company, a loading dock company and vehicle inspectors, to name a few examples.
The victim and family in a truck accident will often be overwhelmed with the injuries, necessary medical treatments and other life-altering circumstances. It is difficult to deal with formal statements and requests for documentation at this time, and it is easy to make costly errors. Insurance representatives sound sympathetic, but they are primarily interested in protecting their bottom line.
The best way to protect your interests is to leave these matters to your attorney, a knowledgeable representative who will advocate strictly for you. Sumner Law is not afraid to take on powerful corporations and their insurers in pursuit of the compensation you need and deserve.
Our Experience Is Your Advantage
At Sumner Law, we have successfully settled and litigated many trucking accident cases, with multimillion-dollar recoveries. Scott Sumner is a skilled trial lawyer with 25 years of experience in personal injury law. Our team will seek full compensation for your hardships and losses – including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and accommodation for a disability – now and well into the future.
In a wrongful death circumstance, the family’s loss is multifaceted, with long-term emotional and financial repercussions. All are taken into account. In cases involving grievous misconduct by the trucking company or others, punitive damages may be merited as well.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
Scott Sumner will fight zealously for the compensation your family needs to put your lives back together. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our Walnut Creek office at 925-278-6170 or use our email form.