Oakland Truck Accident Lawyer
The Bay Area is a beautiful place to live, but there is a lot of traffic, including large trucks. These vehicles are instrumental to our society by delivering many of the goods that we enjoy every day. On the other hand, their larger size and weight presents a greater danger to our safety than regular passenger vehicles do.
It’s not hard to imagine how much damage a large truck can cause in an accident, and these accidents can lead to injuries that range from nagging to debilitating to deadly. Your life can change in an instant due to a large truck driver’s negligence. While there are many law firms that handle personal injury claims stemming from car accidents, not many of them have the extensive experience handling large trucking accidents that the personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury Law do.
What if the accident was partially your fault?
Please note that even if you are partially at fault in a trucking accident, you may still be entitled to compensation. Additionally, pre-existing injuries that were aggravated due to another party’s negligence may also be compensated.
Common causes of trucking accidents
Trucking accidents are often caused by driver negligence such as driving at a high rate of speed, or failing to focus on the road or not taking enough safety precautions. Such mistakes may cause the truck to make a dangerous lane departure or lose control of the vehicle.
Injuries that may result from these accidents
These accidents often cause such injuries as serious back and neck injuries, broken bones, head injuries, internal injuries, lacerations, rib and torso injuries, brain injuries, paralysis and even death. Having the right truck accident lawyer on your side when your life suddenly turns upside down can maximize the amount of justice that you and your family receive.
What can you recover?
Medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death damages are just some of the expenses you may seek compensation from the negligent party. When you consider that the medical bills alone can easily surge into the six figures, it becomes clear that you need the best representation on your side. You need our Oakland City truck accident lawyers.
What to do – and not to do – after a trucking accident
Being the victim in one of these accidents is something no one should ever have to encounter. Adding insult to injury for many truck accident victims is that insurance companies do everything possible to get you, the victim, to settle for pennies on the dollar – if anything at all – before you even say one word to an Oakland personal injury attorney. Do not make the mistake of falling for that trick, as it could cost you and your family millions of dollars and an untold amount of heartache.
You deserve the best of the best
For more than two decades, the attorneys at Ellis Injury Law have been guiding our clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our firm boasts an eye-popping 99 percent success rate for cases we accept, and we have recovered over $350 Million for our clients. There’s a reason our law firm has been recognized among the top 10 percent of personal injury attorneys nationwide, and we’re distinguished members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers® and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Why you need an attorney with extensive experience working with truck accidents
You need an Oakland City truck accident attorney who understands the nuances of these types of cases – that, even more so than with a car accident, it is crucial to begin investigating a truck accident immediately. Many truck drivers enjoy union protection, and because this accident puts that driver’s career at stake, he or she will often try to avoid any liability
Additionally, lawyers who aren’t experienced in these types of cases don’t understand that in any large trucking accident, there are a variety of parties that may be potentially held liable in a lawsuit. These include the driver, the trucking company that employs the driver, the maintenance company that services the vehicle, the truck manufacturer and even the shipper of the goods being transported. Our Oakland City truck accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and resources to handle these complex cases and advise you as to which parties may be held responsible in your particular situation so as to maximize your recovery.
Call now for a free consultation – we don’t get paid unless you get paid
Ellis Injury Law refuses to charge you a dime unless you win. That’s right, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. The Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years, meaning that if you delay, you could cost you and your family millions of dollars. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call Ellis Injury Law today for an absolutely free consultation.