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The Inland Empire and the entire country depend upon the trucks that transport goods to and from our cities to make our region a commerce hub for the entire southwest region of the country. But when a truck driver operates carelessly or is working with defective or negligently maintained equipment, serious injuries and fatalities can ensue. Because of our congested roads and the tendency of many in the trucking industry to place profits over safety, truck accidents and fatalities are an all-too-common event in the Inland Empire and throughout the surrounding areas.

When serious injury or death results from a truck accident, McCune Law Group is here to help you and your family determine your legal options and, should you retain our services, work with you to win your maximum financial recovery owed under California law for your losses. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients in truck accidents and are prepared to do whatever it takes to win full recovery in your truck accident case.

For a free consultation, call (909) 345-8110 to speak with a truck accident attorney at our firm.

What Causes Trucking Accidents?

Common causes of trucking accident which support a victim’s recovery (even when the victim may have been partially at fault in causing the accident) include:

  • Defective truck parts
  • Drowsy driving (many truck drivers work 80+ hours a week)
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Improper lane changes
  • Improperly loaded trucks
  • Improperly maintained trucking equipment
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Speeding
  • Underride accidents

Our personal injury team can work with your medical caregivers, technical experts, and others to build a case for your full recovery for all medical bills resulting from your trucking accident, pain and suffering over your lifetime, lost income, and wrongful death damages. When you contact our firm for your free consultation, we can discuss the full range of losses you and your family have suffered and what we can do to help.

Types of Injuries That Result from Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, many of which can have profound and long-lasting effects on victims’ lives. Due to the sheer size and weight disparity between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, the injuries sustained in these collisions can be particularly severe. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, which may result in paralysis, whiplash, broken bones, internal organ damage, severe lacerations, burns, and even death. Additionally, victims may suffer from emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, stemming from the accident. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care, imposing significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens on victims and their families. Seeking legal counsel from MLG after a truck accident is essential for ensuring that victims or surviving family members receive the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with their injuries.

Understanding Truck Accidents

Truck accidents differ significantly from typical car accidents due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. These accidents often result in severe injuries and property damage. Understanding the unique dynamics of truck accidents, including factors such as driver fatigue, improper maintenance, and cargo overloading, is crucial when pursuing a personal injury claim. As a victim of a truck accident, you have rights under the law. It is essential to understand these rights and explore your legal options for seeking compensation. Navigating the complexities of personal injury law requires expert legal representation. Our team of dedicated attorneys has a proven track record of success in handling truck accident cases. We will be your staunch advocates, providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.

What Can I Recover in a Truck Accident Claim?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other medical costs related to your injuries.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be able to recover compensation for lost income and future earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation may be available for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and your injuries.
  • Property Damage: If your vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

To pursue a truck accident claim, it’s essential to gather evidence to support your case. This may include:

  • Accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Medical records
  • Proof of lost income

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, do not wait to seek legal help. Contact our team of expert and award-winning attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case, explain your rights, and help you understand your options for pursuing compensation. Let us fight for justice on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.

Parties That May be Involved in Truck Accidents

In the aftermath of a truck accident, multiple parties may be involved, each potentially bearing some level of responsibility for the incident and its consequences. Primary parties typically include the truck driver, who may be liable for negligent actions such as speeding, distracted driving, or violation of traffic laws. Additionally, the trucking company employing the driver could share liability, especially if they failed to enforce safety regulations, provide adequate training, or properly maintain their vehicles. Other potential parties may include cargo loaders, manufacturers of defective truck parts, maintenance crews, or even governmental entities responsible for road maintenance or signage. Identifying all liable parties is crucial in personal injury cases stemming from truck accidents, as it allows victims to pursue maximum compensation from those responsible for their injuries and losses.

Put Award-Winning Experience on Your Side

With a track record of successful verdicts and settlements in truck accident cases, we have earned a reputation for tenacity, integrity, and results. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, enabling them to rebuild their lives, access quality medical care, and secure their financial future. When you choose an attorney from MLG, you can expect:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in personal injury law, with a focus on truck accidents.
  • Resources: We have the resources and expertise to take on large corporations and insurance companies, leveling the playing field for our clients.
  • Personalized Attention: Every client receives individualized attention and tailored legal strategies to meet their unique needs and goals.
  • Results: We are relentless in our pursuit of justice and will not hesitate to take cases to trial if necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • No Fees Until We Win: We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients pay nothing unless we secure compensation on their behalf.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, don’t face the challenges alone. Let MLG be your trusted advocate in the pursuit of justice and compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards rebuilding your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when a truck driver is involved in an accident?

When a truck driver is involved in an accident resulting in personal injury, several steps typically follow. First, emergency services are often called to the scene to provide medical assistance and ensure safety. Law enforcement officials may also investigate the accident, gathering evidence and filing a report. Insurance companies representing both the truck driver and any other parties involved will become involved to assess liability and potential compensation. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the circumstances of the accident, legal actions such as negotiations or lawsuits may ensue to determine fault and secure appropriate damages for the injured parties.

Determining the average settlement for truck accident claims can be challenging due to the variability of factors involved, including the severity of injuries, insurance coverage limits, and liability issues. However, settlements for truck accident claims tend to be higher than those for typical car accidents due to the potential for more severe injuries and greater property damage. On average, settlements for truck accident claims can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the specific circumstances of each case. It is crucial for individuals involved in such accidents to seek legal counsel such as the Truck Accident Attorneys from MLG to assess the unique aspects of their case and pursue fair compensation.

Truck accident lawsuits in personal injury cases can vary significantly in duration depending on a range of factors such as the complexity of the case, the extent of injuries, the number of parties involved, and court schedules. On average, these lawsuits may take anywhere from several months to several years to reach a resolution. Initial stages, including investigation, filing the lawsuit, and pre-trial negotiations, can take several months. If the case proceeds to trial, it may add significantly to the timeline, potentially extending it by a year or more. However, some cases may be resolved more quickly through settlements outside of court.

After a truck accident, the priority is to ensure everyone’s safety by seeking medical attention for any injuries. It is crucial to call emergency services to report the accident and document the scene by taking photos and gathering contact information from witnesses. Additionally, exchanging insurance and contact information with the truck driver and obtaining the trucking company’s details is essential. Avoid admitting fault or discussing details of the accident extensively at the scene. Consulting with a personal injury attorney from MLG as soon as possible can help protect your rights and guide you through the next steps.

Proving liability in a truck accident case often requires a thorough investigation to gather evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and photographs from the scene. Additionally, obtaining the truck driver’s logs, maintenance records, and any electronic data from the truck’s black box can be crucial. Expert analysis, including accident reconstruction specialists, may also be used to determine the accident’s cause. In some cases, violations of traffic laws, such as speeding or driver fatigue due to violating hours-of-service regulations, can establish liability.

In a truck accident personal injury claim, several types of damages may be recoverable, including medical expenses, both current and future, for injuries sustained in the accident. Additionally, compensation for lost wages due to missed work and reduced earning capacity may be sought. Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life can also be pursued. In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the at-fault party.

Preventing the Worst

Preventing truck accidents requires a multifaceted approach that involves cooperation and vigilance from both truck drivers and other road users. For truck drivers, adhering to safety regulations, maintaining regular vehicle inspections, and prioritizing adequate rest breaks to prevent driver fatigue are crucial steps. Additionally, defensive driving techniques, such as maintaining safe following distances and staying alert to potential hazards, can help mitigate risks on the road. Other motorists can contribute to prevention efforts by avoiding cutting off trucks, staying out of blind spots, and refraining from aggressive driving behaviors. Furthermore, promoting awareness of the unique challenges faced by truck drivers, such as longer stopping distances and limited maneuverability, can foster mutual respect and cooperation among all road users. By prioritizing safety, communication, and mutual respect on our roadways, the occurrence of truck accidents can be reduced leading to the protection and well-being of everyone on the road.

What Might I Expect in a Truck Accident Case?

In a truck accident lawsuit, individuals can expect a comprehensive legal process aimed at determining liability and securing compensation for their losses. Initially, there will be a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident, including gathering evidence such as witness testimonies, accident reports, and expert analyses. Legal proceedings may involve negotiations with insurance companies or other parties involved to reach a settlement that fairly compensates the victim for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial, where a judge or jury will decide the outcome. Throughout the process, our experienced attorneys will provide guidance, advocacy, and support to navigate the complexities of the legal system and work towards achieving a favorable resolution for you.

How To Start Your Potential Case

Finding the right Truck Accident Attorney is crucial to ensuring you receive the appropriate legal representation and compensation for your case. Contacting a Truck Accident Attorney from MLG ensures that your interests will be represented. Here are five steps to help you contact a qualified attorney:

  • Step 1: Research and Gather Information – Before reaching out, gather all relevant information about your case. This includes details about the incident and information about any other parties involved. Take note of the date, time, and location of the incident.
  • Step 2: Visit the McCune Law Group Website – Navigate to the official MLG website. Look for a “Contact Us” or “Free Consultation” section. This is where you will find the necessary details to initiate contact to find a Truck Accident Attorney from MLG. 
  • Step 3: Call or Complete the Form for Initial Consultation – Use the provided phone number or online form to contact our team of Truck Accident Attorneys. You may find it helpful to prepare a summary of your case before making the call or completing the form. This will ensure you provide essential details of the case efficiently.
  • Step 4: Schedule a Free Consultation – Request a free consultation to discuss your case in detail. We offer free initial consultations to assess the viability of your case. During this meeting, you can share the specifics of your situation, ask questions, and get a better understanding of how our attorneys can assist you in a lawsuit.
  • Step 5: Prepare for the Consultation – Before the scheduled consultation, organize all relevant documents and be prepared to articulate the details of your case clearly. This will help the attorney assess the merits of your case more effectively. During the consultation, feel free to ask any questions you may have about the legal process, potential outcomes, and our approach to truck accident lawsuits.

Our Comprehensive Approach

The aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, with victims facing many challenges, including severe injuries, extensive medical treatment, loss of income, and emotional distress. From the moment you contact us, our dedicated team will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and building a compelling case on your behalf. We understand the financial strain that truck accidents can place on victims and their families. Our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation costs. We will aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement, but we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.

Legal Strategies Tailored to Your Needs

At MLG, we recognize that no two truck accident cases are alike. Each situation presents its own unique set of circumstances and challenges. That’s why we take a personalized approach to every case we handle, crafting tailored legal strategies designed to meet the specific needs and objectives of our clients. Whether negotiating a settlement or litigating in court, we leverage our extensive experience and attention to detail to achieve the best possible outcome for those we represent. Truck accidents can result in devastating injuries that have long-term repercussions for victims and their families. From medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering, the financial toll of a truck accident can be staggering. Our goal is to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for all your losses, both economic and non-economic. We meticulously assess the value of your case and aggressively pursue every avenue of compensation available under the law.

Call (909) 345-8110 for a Free Truck Accident Consultation.

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