Truck Accidents in Sacramento
Unlike auto accidents, trucking accidents tend to be much more serious. Consider the average motor vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds and an empty semi-truck and trailer weighs in at 35,000 pounds (80,000 pounds with a fully loaded trailer). With a weight difference close to 9 times that of a normal vehicle, you can see why it takes longer for a truck to stop and the potential of the damage it can cause when it collides with a normal motor vehicle.
In the US there are over 500,000 trucking accidents each year with about 5,000 resulting in death. There are very strict regulations for truck drivers in relation to their license and training that allow them to be on the road. That being said, trucking accidents do happen and I have worked with many victims over the last 10 years.
Benefits of Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer for Your Injury Case
- I can take over the stress of dealing with the insurance companies
- I know how to navigate the complex state and federal laws that affect truck drivers and the trucking companies
- I know how to negotiate with the insurance companies
- I will give you peace of mind
- I can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve
In truck accident cases, proving liability can be a challenge. No one wants to admit fault, and liability may fall on a person or entity other than or in addition to the truck driver. It’s my job to prove who the liable party is and make sure they take responsibility for causing the truck accident. These complex cases are the reasons I always suggest consulting a personal injury attorney before speaking to anyone else about the case.
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.