Choose a Seasoned Truck Accident Attorney
As any motorist knows, sharing the road with a commercial truck can be intimidating. If you or a loved one have been involved in an injury accident with a commercial hauler, the guidance of a truck accident attorney may prove vital. The Walnut Creek, CA, personal injury firm of Sumner Law specializes in truck and other motor vehicle accidents and offers advice and representation for victims. Scott Sumner is a leader in the fight for victim’s rights, a long time champion for victims of negligent injury and wrongful death. Sumner Law offers a free consultation for those involved in injury accidents.
About Trucking Industry Accidents
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, with drivers often feeling fatigued after long hours on the road.
Trucking incident claims are much more complex than cases involving automobile collisions. There can be many potentially liable parties, including the truck driver, the employer, and the owner of the truck. The cause of the accident may be related to the carrier's cargo, which brings representatives for the shipment into the claim as well. If failed brakes or other faulty equipment caused the accident, there may also be product liability. Large, national companies may become involved, all backed by insurance representatives and lawyers.
The victim and family in a truck accident will often be overwhelmed with injury, medical treatment, 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 thing to do is leave these matters to your attorney, a knowledgeable representative who will advocate strictly for you.
Seeking Compensation for Damages
At Sumner Law, we have successfully settled and litigated many trucking accident cases, with multi-million dollar recoveries. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will seek full compensation for expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and accommodation for disability, now and well into the future.
In a wrongful death circumstance, the family’s loss is multi-faceted, with long-term emotional and financial repercussions. All are taken into account. In cases involving grievous misconduct, punitive damages may be included as well.
It is important to involve us as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear with time, and statutes of limitation apply.
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 records 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 limitation apply. If you and your family have been gravely impacted because of the negligence of a driver or motor carrier, you deserve full, fair compensation for injuries and losses.
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