FRESNO TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER FAMILIAR WITH SERIOUS INJURY CASES
Large Trucking Accident
Due to their sheer size and weight, trucks have a far greater capability for destruction than regular passenger vehicles. This is why truck accidents often result in CATASTROPHIC injuries which can require long recovery times and costly medical treatment. In more unfortunate cases, victims die from their injuries and their loved ones are left with not only anguish and distress but also uncertain financial futures. In short, the aftermath of a truck accident can be devastating.
If you or a loved one has been injured or worse in a Fresno truck accident, it absolutely vital that you retain the services of a personal injury attorney you can trust. At the Law Office of Rick D. Banks, we have been protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years, and we can use our extensive skill and knowledge to help you obtain a LARGE settlement or verdict. It is not uncommon for victims to obtain HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, even MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in compensation. However, it is up to you to take the first step. Pick up the phone and call us today at (559) 222-4891 to learn more about your rights and legal options in a free consultation.
Who Is Liable for My Truck Accident?
Determining liability in a truck accident case is typically not as clear cut as it is in a car accident case. In most car accident cases, there is usually only one at-fault motorist to blame, whereas in truck accident cases, there’s not only the driver to consider but also the company behind him or her. To put it another way, there is much more room for negligence because of industry regulations as well as road laws.
With truck accidents, there are a variety of incidents that can constitute negligence, including:
- Driver error or negligence (speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, etc.)
- Failure to follow strict driving log rules and causing an accident due to fatigue
- Inadequate maintenance and irregular inspection periods
As with all vehicle accident cases, multiple parties or an outside party may be financially responsible for the victim’s damages. For instance, local municipalities must maintain safe road conditions, and a failure to do so can constitute an act of negligence that precedes liability. Another example would be a crash that is caused by a defective part, in which case the manufacturer of the part would be held liable for all damages.
Consult with a knowledgeable attorney to determine liability in your case.
What Damages Can I Recover in My Fresno Truck Accident Case?
Depending on the facts of your case and the extent of your damages, you may be entitled to significant compensation for expenses such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship and other non-economic damages
Nothing can truly make up for the suffering you have endured; however, monetary compensation can make it easier to begin the healing process. It is better to get started on your claim sooner rather than later because evidence tends to fade with time. Also, if you don’t file your claim before the deadline (statute of limitations), you will surrender your right to pursue compensation for the accident completely. Don’t let that happen – get in touch with a reliable Fresno injury law firm now.
Let Us Help You Heal
The many burdens you have been left with after a truck accident can seem impossible to bear at times. Please contact the Law Office of Rick D. Banks today and let us provide you with the legal and personal support you need to get through this difficult period in your life. You can call our office or submit an online contact form and one of our dedicated legal staff will help you right away.