When a careless truck driver injures you or a loved one, the Truck Accident Lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm will fight for you. We take on big trucking companies and insurance providers to get the justice and compensation you deserve. Call our truck accident attorneys 24/7 at (800) 501-3011 to start a free, confidential evaluation of your commercial vehicle accident case.
Table of Contents:
- When To Call a Truck Accident Law Firm
- Collecting Compensation After a Truck Crash
- Don’t Miss The Deadline to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit
- How Our Contingency Fees Work
- Start a Free Truck Accident Lawsuit Consultation
- Commercial Vehicles Involved in Crashes
- Common Types of Truck Accidents
- Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Complications with Truck Accidents
- Holding Trucking Companies Accountable
- Build a Strong Case for Your Truck Accident Injuries
- FAQs About Truck Accidents
- More Helpful Resources
When to Call a Truck Accident Law Firm
Commercial vehicle accidents cause injuries with high medical expenses, lost wages, and often a tough road ahead. Now is the time to get legal representation before the deadline to file a lawsuit expires. Call the seasoned truck accident injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm.
Never talk to the insurance adjuster from the trucking company — they are not your friend. When they find out you won’t sign their first lowball offer, threats, bullying, and strong-arm tactics may follow. Sometimes you’ll hear them claim, “You’ll receive nothing unless you sign.”
These are common tactics, and if you sign their offer, you may forfeit your right to sue for the total damages you deserve. You are always entitled to direct them to speak with your truck accident lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm. The right attorney can cut through the bullying and buck-passing. We’ll remind everyone that you are the truck accident victim, and we’ll help to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Our truck accident injury attorneys navigate complex California and Nevada trucking laws. We are committed to helping you receive full compensation for your losses. The attorneys at Wilshire Law firm will work tirelessly to ensure justice is served on behalf of each victim and their family members. We’re here to protect your rights.
Collecting Compensation in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
If you are the victim of a truck accident, you must understand your rights and how to pursue compensation. Trucking companies often hold a responsibility to pay for your injuries and any damages resulting from the crash. Multiple parties may be liable for paying out compensation in a truck accident lawsuit. Parties could include the driver, their employer, or even an equipment manufacturer if faulty parts were involved.
Truck accident injuries can take months, even years, to fully heal, while other expenses can begin to pile up. When a trucking collision has caused your injuries, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Medical expenses, including hospital visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and ongoing treatments
- Lost wages for work missed due to your injures
- Lost future income when you’re injuries are so severe that you must shift to a new job
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages intended to punish liable parties
Our semi-truck injury attorneys will pursue the strongest truck accident settlement possible. We have recovered over one billion dollars in damages for our injured clients. Get started with us today. Call us 24/7 for a free no-obligation case review.
Don’t Miss the Deadline to File a Truck Accident Claim
The deadline – known as the statute of limitations – for filing a truck accident injury claim in California is two years from the date of the injury or the date the plaintiff discovers their injury. It is important to note that the clock starts ticking on these two years when either of these events occurs, not when the plaintiff files a lawsuit.
Additionally, minors have until the age of 26 to bring a claim related to an injury sustained in a truck accident.
If the statute of limitations is not adhered to, in many cases, the plaintiff cannot bring a claim forward and will no longer have any legal recourse. Therefore, it is so vital for anyone involved in a truck accident to consult with an experienced big rig crash lawyer as soon as possible to ensure their rights are protected.
Call our truck accident lawyers 24/7. Our team will act within the required time limits, thus increasing your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. We’ll also provide legal advice to help maximize your recovery and protect your rights throughout the claims process.
Contingency Fees and Your Truck Accident Lawsuit
When you become a client with our Truck Accident Law Firm, we’ve designed our fees to help make the most substantial investment possible in your case. Wilshire Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees unless you win.
We’ve already collected over one billion dollars for injured clients and families.
LEARN MORE: Contingency Fees
Start Your Case: Free Review with a Truck Accident Lawyer
Wilshire Law Firm offers a free and confidential case evaluation of your truck accident injury claim. The case review process allows potential clients to get to know our experienced truck accident attorneys, ask questions about injury claims, and find the best road forward. Accepting this offer to meet with our professional legal team puts you under no obligation to retain our services. You’ll have a chance to fully consider the lawsuit process and how our team works before you commit to anything.
We Handle Truck Injury Lawsuits Involving Most Commercial Vehicles
The truck accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have experience with many commercial vehicle collisions involving:
- Big Rig Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Cargo Truck Accidents
- Coal Truck Accidents
- Concrete Truck Accident
- FedEx Truck Accidents
- Logging Truck Accidents
- Moving Van Accidents
- Steel Truck Accidents
- Tanker Truck Accidents
Even if the vehicle involved in your truck crash isn’t listed above, don’t worry – we can help! Begin the conversation about a potential lawsuit with our experienced truck accident lawyers by starting a free case review.
Common Types of Truck Accidents Involving Injuries
Semi-trucks are involved in various accidents, ranging from minor fender benders to catastrophic collisions. Semi-truck drivers must navigate the roads with extreme caution and precision due to their large size and weight. The most common types of semi-truck accidents typically include the following:
- Carriage Underride Accidents
- Head-On Accidents
- Truck Jackknife Accidents
- Truck Rear-End Accidents
- Truck Rollover Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents With Trucks
- Sideswipe Accidents With a Truck
- Wide Turn Accidents Involving a Truck
These types of accidents often result in severe injury or death for those involved due to the sheer magnitude and weight of the truck compared to other vehicles on the road.
LEARN MORE: Types of Truck Accidents
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Many of our clients in truck accidents were carrying on everyday activities when disaster struck. Some were riding their bicycles while others were driving as they usually do. Because of truck driver negligence, many clients’ lives have been permanently affected. We can help you through this experience.
The most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Bad Road Conditions
- Oversized Loads
- Ignoring Traffic Signals
- Driver Fatigue
- Blind Spot Collisions
- Maintenance Issues
- Improper Backing Up
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Distracted driving
- Unsecured Loads
- Improper Passing
No matter what the cause of the accident, our truck accident lawyers will work hard for you. We’ll investigate the accident scene, review medical records, speak with insurance companies and demand fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
LEARN MORE: Causes of Truck Accidents
Complications With Truck Accident Cases
When a big rig injures you, and it’s not your fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation. These cases can get very complicated because there is often more than one party at fault, and all those who share the blame will do whatever they can to avoid paying out.
For example, the truck driver nearly always shares some of the burden. But if they perform duties within the scope of employment with a trucking company, the company may also bear some responsibility. State and federal laws set criteria to determine whether the driver is an employee, including:
- The degree of control the trucking company had over the trucker’s performance of their duties
- The intent, place, and nature of the conduct that led to the accident
- Whether they were doing the work the company hired them to do
- Whether the employer could reasonably expect the driver to be engaging in the activities in which they were engaging
- Whether they were engaging in “off-the-clock” personal activities, the nature of these activities and how long they had been engaging in them
If faulty parts on the truck were the cause of the accident, on the other hand, the manufacturer of those parts could be liable, as could the maintenance crew tasked with making sure the truck was in good working order. Shippers or cargo loaders could be responsible if the cargo needed to be better balanced or properly secured. The list goes on and on.
Count on our experienced truck accident law firm to navigate these complex commercial vehicle cases on your behalf.
Trucking Companies Must Be Held Accountable for Your Injuries
Trucking companies have a long history of passing the buck for trucking accidents. They will try to demonstrate that the trucker was an independent contractor to avoid liability. Fortunately, current laws regulating the trucking industry make this very difficult. Current federal law holds any company that owns a truck responsible for accidents involving that truck if the vehicle displays the company’s name or placard. 
The truck accident attorneys that join your cause are ready to hear your important story. They will provide a free review of your case, walking through each essential element so that all injured parties (or family members representing them) can feel secure before we make any important decisions.
Build a Strong Case for Your Truck Accident Injuries
Truck crashes can cause life-threatening and catastrophic injuries. In 2020, California had the second-highest number of deaths from large truck crashes. You’re not alone if you’ve experienced severe injuries after a truck accident.
Common semi-truck accident injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries that affect your cognitive function
- Neck or spinal injuries that affect your mobility
- Concussions or other contusions
- Broken bones or amputations
- Internal bleeding
- Punctured lungs
- Road rash or airbag rash
- Chemical burns involving hazardous materials
Get Started with Wilshire Law Firm
The truck accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm understand the legal support needed in this crisis. We’ll fight every step of the way for your rights.
We have helped injured clients throughout California and Nevada and have secured over one billion dollars in compensation for our clients. While most cases settle, if the big truck companies won’t be fair, our experienced truck accident lawyers are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
We will put the full weight of our truck accident law firm behind your case.
Take the next step and reach out to us today at (800) 501-3011. You can call us any time day or night.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
Do I Have To Go To Court For a Truck Accident Case?
Most accident cases don’t end up in court because it rarely benefits anyone to take it to that extreme. Going to court means negotiations have failed, and it’s all or nothing. More often than not, your case will begin with your attorney issuing a valuation of your case in a demand letter to the defendants. The defendants will then respond with a lowball counteroffer.
How Much Is a Truck Accident Lawsuit Worth?
The value of each case is unique and individual. Never trust an attorney who promises you a set amount right out of the gate. The value of your case, called damages, may include some of the following:
- Medical bills past and future, including trips to the doctor, medications, physical therapy, and procedures
- Lost wages and compensation
- Lost potential future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium, comfort, and relationships
- Damage to your quality of life
- Punitive damages (if any)
General damages are calculated by assigning a dollar value to each type of injury or using multiple special damages.
More Helpful Resources from Wilshire Law Firm
- Hit By a Truck? – Here’s Our Semi-Truck Accident Guide
- Truck Accident Statistics – Findings for Semi-Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
- What is GVWR?