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Due to their size, large or commercial trucks involved in an accident can lead to serious injuries or death of both the truck driver and others in vehicles or on the roads around them. The size and weight difference between a big rig or 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle alone places anyone involved in a collision at high risk for a catastrophic outcome.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that both trucker deaths and overall deaths due to large truck accidents continue to increase. In 2018, 885 large truck occupants died, and 4,678 people died overall when involved in this type of collision.

The value of a semi-truck accident claim against a trucking company can be considerable, but even if the accident is undeniably the truck driver’s fault, trucking companies are heavily invested in fighting liability in these cases. When you have been involved in a truck accident, you’ll have to manage your injuries and recovery from the crash, as well as negotiate with insurance companies and the trucking company for compensation for your damages.
The insurance claim process is poised to pay victims as little as possible, which is why it is always important to contact the best truck accident attorney and discuss your case. Avrek Law Firm’s truck accident lawyers combine more than 50 years of experience to fight the negligence of trucking companies and obtain the maximum amount of compensation for victims’ damages. You are our priority and we are here to help.

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Is filing a truck accident claim difficult?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, the last thing you want to do while recovering is to deal with insurance companies. More so, the insurance companies and trucking companies are not on your side, despite you being the victim, and the process can be discouraging.

Because the potential for serious injury in a semi-truck accident is so high, the liability insurance that the trucking companies carry is substantial. However, those policies are to protect the trucking company and their assets, and not the victim filing a claim against them. The trucking company and their insurance providers will do all they can to minimize how much they pay in damages. Without knowledge of the insurance claim process, victims can lose significant claim payouts that are rightfully theirs.

Of course, you should speak to your own insurance company to report an accident, but you are not required to speak with the trucking company or their insurer. They aren’t looking out for you, which is why it is always a good idea to speak to a top truck accident attorney to represent you in a truck accident claim.


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Client experienced severe brain injuries after he rear-ended a truck that was parked on the side of the road without reflectors.


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Client was found at fault in collision which resulted in loss of life.


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Client experienced back and shoulder pain following accident.


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While driving on the shoulder of the freeway, the client crashed into a stopped semi-truck, which resulted in fatal injuries.


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Defendant driving a semi-truck hit the client when making an unsafe left turn.


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Defendant was blocking three lanes of traffic when the client crashed into the trailer of the semi-truck.


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Client was rear ended by a semi-truck when she stopped at a light.


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Multiple fractures were sustained when the speeding vehicle the client was a passenger in ran into a semi-truck.


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Severe injuries were sustained when client was cut off by a nursery truck and she crashed into trees.


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As client drove on a roadway, a semi-truck started changing lanes and ran her off of the road, which resulted in injuries.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Studies show that nearly 90% of truck accidents are caused by driver error or non-performance. Some of the most common causes of large truck accidents include:

  • Driver error, including driving while intoxicated, fatigued driving and distracted
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Improper truck maintenance or loaded cargo
  • Defective truck or truck parts
  • Weather and road conditions

Determining the cause of a truck accident is critical, as the cause dictates who is liable for a victim’s injuries and losses. Many times, more than one party can be liable for damages. Trucking companies and insurers aggressively investigate and fight accident claims to minimize their liability, so working with a knowledgeable truck accident injury attorney can positively affect the outcome of your claim. A truck injury lawyer can help determine fault and liability needed to win a fair settlement for an injury claim.

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Contact a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents can be catastrophic to everyone involved, and the insurance claim process afterwards can add insult to injury. It’s next to impossible for a victim to determine the value of a case on their own, and receiving fair treatment and compensation after an accident can be complicated.

An experienced truck accident injury attorney fights for you and ensures your rights are upheld. As the victim of a truck accident, you deserve a fair settlement to pay for your injuries and losses, and Avrek Law Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in accident claims for clients. We are here for you, and if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us a penny!

The truck injury attorneys at Avrek Law Firm know what it takes to create a successful accident claim and how to navigate the insurance claim process. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your accident – contact us online or call our office to schedule your free case review!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, it is important to speak with a qualified truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Trucking companies generally have large resources and quickly arrive to accident scenes to collect valuable evidence and figure out how to reduce their responsibility, which is why it is so important to get an attorney who can protect your rights on your team.

The auto accident claim process is a minefield for the inexperienced. In theory, the insurance companies are supposed to oversee the process in an equitable manner, but they consistently put their needs before those of accident victims. Hiring the attorneys at Avrek Law Firm ensures your needs come first. This means personalized attention and the Large trucks, like semi-trucks, can weigh up to 16 times more than a regular passenger vehicle. The typical 18-wheeler is about 53- to 55-feet-long, and requires between 250 and 400 feet to come to a complete stop when traveling at highway speeds. The design of the trucks also makes them more dangerous because they often jackknife when turning or braking suddenly in poor road conditions.of maximum compensation for all losses suffered during an auto accident.

This is a complex question, as multiple parties and their insurers may be involved in an accident. Not only does the driver of the truck have some liability, but if he is an owner-operator or works for a company, this can lead to additional parties’ involvement. It is also important to note what freight was being transported on the truck because the seller or purchaser of the goods may also be liable.

The general statute of limitations for a trucking accident in California is two years. However, if there is a public entity involved, the statute may change to a six-month time period. Due to this, it is important to speak with a skilled truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident.

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