Roseville Truck Accident Lawyer
Roseville and Placer County see many truck accidents every year. The trucks might be “big rigs,” dump trucks, or sanitation vehicles, but because of their weight, they cause serious, life-changing injuries. Consequently, accident victims need compensation to cover their expenses and replace income lost while they struggle to recover.
At the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika, we have cut our teeth on truck accident claims. These are not like regular, run-of-the-mill car accident crashes, and accident victims need an injury attorney in Roseville who appreciates the differences. Please contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free, no-strings consultation to learn more about your rights.
Do You Need a Roseville Truck Accident Lawyer?
Yes! Truck accidents present many unique problems which few motorists are prepared to deal with. Without the right legal advocate, many victims will receive little or no compensation for their injuries. They might even lose the ability to bring a lawsuit in court to hold the truck company accountable.
Many trucking companies in California are powerful, multi-state corporations that aggressively protect their bottom line. They are not eager to pay compensation to someone injured by one of their drivers, and these companies hire large insurance companies to defend them. Trying to negotiate a claim is a headache, to say the least.
Trucking companies often send an investigator to the scene of the accident within hours. This person’s job is to collect as much evidence as possible to use in a case. Many victims head to the emergency room in the back of an ambulance, so they never get to collect the evidence themselves. A seasoned advocate in your corner is a must if you hope to preserve evidence to bolster your claim.
Filing a lawsuit promptly is another critical task which many people are unaware of. Generally, California gives victims only two years to file suit in the correct court. Go past the deadline and you lose the right to sue forever.
Who Is At Fault for a Truck Accident?
To answer this question, we really need to understand some basic information about the wreck. In our experience, many truck drivers are to blame because they are driving in a dangerous or careless manner. For example, many truck accidents stem from:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Changing lanes without checking a blind spot
- Failing to brake in time
- Driving while distracted
- Consuming drugs or alcohol while driving
- Driving while fatigued
Many federal and state laws try to make the profession as safe as possible. For example, truck drivers often need to undergo drug testing. If they fail, they should be relieved of their duties. Truckers also should follow certain hours of service regulations which limit the amount of time behind the wheel in a week. Unfortunately, some trucking companies skirt the rules and keep dangerous drivers on the road.
In other accidents, a defect in the truck could contribute to a wreck. For example, a tire blowout can make a truck inherently unstable, as can unbalanced cargo. If so, then a truck manufacturer or the cargo loading company could be at fault for your accident, and you should negotiate a claim with them.
How is a Truck Accident Case Different from a Car Accident?
There are many key differences. As mentioned above, the defendant is usually a trucking company with deep pockets. They have an incentive to fight aggressively because most truck accidents cause serious injuries. Many of our clients suffer from multiple fractures, crush injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord damage. These injuries require expensive medical care, so a lot of money is in play.
There are also many more possible defendants. We might end up suing the driver, his employer, the truck manufacturer, a mechanic, or other parties. Untangling all the evidence takes time and legal skill.
Finally, truck accident cases often hinge on electronic evidence captured on the truck’s electronic system. This evidence can show how long the truck was in motion, as well as the speed it was going. A seasoned lawyer knows how to request that trucking companies preserve this evidence. Without it, making a claim is often very difficult.
Our Roseville Truck Accident Lawyer Is Standing By
Because so much is on the line, accident victims shouldn’t risk hiring someone without the right experience to represent them. Fortunately, the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika has helped many people in Roseville and surrounding areas get compensation following a truck accident. Our law firm will not stop until we obtain justice for our clients.
To learn more, schedule a free case evaluation with our office by calling or sending us a message.
Brian Azemika fought for me when others thought my case was a lost cause. Brian Azemika took over my case with only a few weeks to prepare prior to trial. His knowledge and expertise showed in how he prepared me for my testimony at trial. He also had a great presence in the courtroom and really connected with the jury during the entire trial. He did such a great job in the eyes of the jury that many of them approached him after the trial and asked him for his business card. Thanks to Mr. Azemika, the jury returned a verdict for $400,000.00, which was amazing since the settlement offer from the insurance company was for only $45,000.00 on the first day of trial. I am so glad that Brian Azemika was my trial attorney.