Commercial trucks are also known as big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers. Regardless of how they’re identified, these massive vehicles outweigh other cars on the road. Weighing anywhere between 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, a commercial truck that collides with a car or other smaller vehicle tends to cause catastrophic injuries in the other vehicle.
If you are injured in a truck accident, your main objective is to restore your life back to how things were prior to the accident. You will need medical help from the appropriate health provider and pay your medical bills. If the truck accident is the fault of the truck driver, owner, or operator, then you should also have their insurance company pay for the cost of your car repairs or replacement. The accident may have also prevented you from reporting for work. You should be able to recover lost wages or income as a result of the accident.
Role of Personal Injury Attorney
Claiming compensation for your injuries and property damage can be a challenge, particularly when dealing with the insurance company of the party at fault. You can encounter difficulties in getting the insurance company to believe that the truck accident was not your fault.
Granting that the insurance company accepts your claim, another issue would be on the amount of the payout because it is insurance practice to try and settle a claim at the least amount possible. Without any experience in dealing with insurance companies, an injured claimant may end up settling for a lot less than they deserve. While you can present your claim directly with the insurance company, having experienced attorneys at your side to negotiate with the insurance company can lead to more favorable results. The lawyers at Binder & Associates can do this for you at no out of pocket cost to you.
If you are unable to receive the fair value of compensation for your truck accident injuries, it may be necessary for your lawyer to bring your case to litigation. You will need a lawyer who is prepared to make a strong case and to fight for you in court. The Pasadena truck accident attorneys of Binder & Associates have nearly four decades of personal injury experience and will work very hard to recover the true value of compensation that injured clients legally deserve.
Representing Injured Clients Throughout Southern California
Truck accidents are highly complex cases that are unlike other types of motor vehicle accidents. Aside from the nature of truck accident injuries which are typically severe, commercial trucks are subjected to numerous rules and regulations on their operation and levels of insurance coverage. Moreover, immediate preservation and examination of all evidence is necessary for a successful claim. Our Firm utilizes an evidence warehouse for storing important evidence such as the client’s vehicle while the case is ongoing.
Our truck accident attorneys also work with experts whose testimony can prove important issues of your case. In complex and serious truck accidents, an accident reconstructionist can demonstrate what happened and establish the cause of your injuries. It may also be necessary to establish the extent of your damages with the testimony of economists and life-care planners who have a wealth of experience in severe injuries that require lifelong care.
Binder & Associates accident attorneys have a clear grasp of a wide range of issues associated with truck accidents such as:
- Tractor-trailer accident laws
- Truck safety
- Truck accident investigations
- Truck jackknifing
Our firm’s vast experience, access to resources, and dedication allow us to help people injured in truck accidents on any of Southern California’s roads and freeways. We handle all types of commercial truck accidents, including crashes where delivery trucks are involved. Our dedicated attorneys are prepared to take action on your behalf whether your case is settled out of court or must go to trial.
Contact Binder & Associates
Prompt action is crucial in obtaining compensation for a truck accident. We invite you to call Binder & Associates accident attorneys today at (626) 793-9124 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our friendly attorneys. You can also contact our firm online to discuss your situation with our Pasadena truck accident attorneys. We handle all accident cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.