An Introduction to Truck Accident Lawyers

Both semi-truck and commercial truck accidents can have major repercussions in your life, so prepare and protect yourself by learning what to expect from a lawyer and the ensuing legal process. Many law firms focus on pushing you through the process as rapidly as they can without concern for your well-being and long-term peace of mind—but at Grossman Law Offices, we show experienced compassion and profound patience for your unique case. 

We view clients a bit differently here because we see you as a person with a case, rather than just a case of money.  This stems from our standing as a dedicated member of the Central Valley and Southern California communities for over 40 years. We’ve learned the neighborhoods not from Google Maps, but from living and working here in person, alongside all of you for many years. We approach the law with a priority on a personal investment in your well-being, and it shows in how we treat you every step of the way.

About Grossman Law Offices

Grossman Law Offices are ready to provide you with a full repertoire of legal services, no matter how big or small your budget.  We’re always ready to help you in both English and Spanish with truck accidents, personal injury, defective products, and even farming legal issues. Most importantly, you don’t pay anything unless you win your case. The lawyers in our Fresno office serve Central Valley communities from Bakersfield to Sacramento, and even Northern California. Our offices in Woodland Hills serve the greater Los Angeles area. 

Plus, we do things your way. Prefer a phone call visit? No problem. Want to meet in person? We’re ready for you. No matter how you choose to meet with us, you can always expect one-on-one attention from our lawyers, because at Grossman Law Offices you are not just a number—you are a valued human being who deserves respect.

At Grossman Law Offices, we devote a major portion of our time to helping clients with truck accident cases. We have deep, wide-ranging experience in all kinds of injuries, and we will use that expertise to walk side-by-side with you through your case from start to finish. Most often, you will not be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses and you do not pay us anything unless we win your case.

When Should You Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in one of the hundreds of thousands of truck accidents in California each year, it’s crucial to contact one of our injury lawyers as soon as possible. We’ll not only advise you on your rights and important next steps, but our truck accident lawyers in Fresno or Woodland Hills will work to make sure you receive the fullest possible compensation for your injuries.

After a truck accident occurs, it is imperative to follow a certain process to legally protect yourself, and to receive full and fair compensation from the at-fault party. Our truck accident lawyers know this process well and will walk you through it, as well as provide a clear explanation of how we’ll determine the amount of money you deserve.

Our lawyers will meet with you at your convenience and discuss the circumstances of your accident and your injuries so that we can get to work on your case as quickly as possible. Please be aware that you generally have two years to file a claim, although that time period can vary depending on circumstances.

Time to Face the Insurance Company?

Powerful insurance companies can be intimidating and they don’t always have your best interests at heart. But there’s an easy way to deal with them during the claims process—simply contact our personal injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation and we’ll handle difficult communication with the insurance company on your behalf. Plus, you know we’re on your side and will represent you to your maximum benefit. 

How Does the Process Work?

The pain, damage, and suffering caused by a truck accident can be overwhelming for most people, not to mention the stress of dealing with powerful insurance companies. At Grossman Law Offices, we can take over the hard parts of your case to help you seek compensation, allowing you to focus on your recovery and the well-being of your loved ones. Here’s a general overview of what to expect:

  • Our truck accident attorneys will explain the entire process to you, but generally, it starts with investigating your truck accident and gathering all evidence down to the smallest detail.
  • We’ll get to work to prove which driver or party is at fault and establish the amount of damages. This is a complex calculation done by obtaining truck accident medical records, black box data, police reports, and all relevant facts to your case.
  • As soon as we’re ready with all the facts, we’ll contact the insurance company on your behalf, negotiate with lien holders and defendants, and fight for you all the way to trial if necessary. 
  • Remember, you do not pay anything unless we win your case for you. The entire process can take anywhere from a few weeks to longer, depending on the circumstances, but rest assured we’ll move as quickly as possible while also devoting the attention you deserve to your case.

What Should You Do at the Scene of a Truck Accident?

The scene of a truck accident can be a hectic and confusing moment. You should pull over as soon as it’s safe and render any assistance necessary to anyone who is injured. If there are injuries or other complicating factors, it’s important to call emergency services such as paramedics and police. 

Once that’s in order, remember to exchange driver’s license and insurance information with the other party. Here’s a crucial part: Limit your comments to just facts. Never make any statements regarding who’s at fault. If possible, video record or photograph the scene to document any evidence and gather any witness information. Finally, talk to a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the more you’ll avoid complications.

What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident occurs, and you’ve received any urgently necessary medical treatment and documented the scene with video or photographs, it’s time to contact a truck accident lawyer. If your medical needs are not urgent, then speak to a truck accident lawyer first so they can help you make the best possible arrangements. After that, be sure to write down any notes and details about the accident to document them for later, get a repair estimate for your vehicle, and document all your damages.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Damages?

Determining fault after a truck accident can be a complex process best handled by an attorney. Many factors go into this assessment and there’s no way to predict who’s at fault until all information is carefully reviewed. Typically, the parties who could be held liable may include:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Owner-operators
  • Drivers of large personal vehicles 
  • Co-drivers
  • Cargo loaders
  • Vehicle manufacturer 
  • Road crew

What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents in California?

Truck accidents can be caused by many different factors: 

No matter the cause, our truck accident lawyers can help you deal with your situation. We promise every client that we’ll build the strongest case possible on your behalf and help all victims seek the compensation they deserve.

What are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

The injuries you sustain from a truck accident may impact you for the rest of your life. We recommend taking this very seriously. In some cases, you may walk away from an accident scene without any injuries at all. However, sometimes a seemingly minor injury can turn into a serious, life-altering injury–and the insurance company may even refuse to acknowledge it or address it properly. 

The most common injuries that result from a truck wreck include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Knee damage
  • Herniated discs or spinal cord injury
  • Burns
  • Cuts and abrasions

Free In-Person Consultation

No matter how or where your truck accident occurs, or the circumstances or injuries involved, the lawyers at Grossman Law Offices would be honored to help you with a free in-person case evaluation. 

We’re proud of our standing as a respected member of the Central Valley and Southern California communities, and we believe this makes us the ideal partner to help you through this difficult experience with patience and expertise. Get in touch with us today by phone or by filling out the form on our website for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.