Truck collisions have the potential to cause life-altering injuries and even death. We allow semi-trucks on our roads under the condition that their operators do everything in their power to prevent accidents — yet many California drivers are still victims of serious truck accidents.
The Law Offices of Derek Lim offers dedicated trial experience to those injured in these crashes, fighting to secure maximum compensation for their injuries. Our accredited and adept attorneys working at our Fremont and San Francisco locations will use their research and investigative skills to put together a strong case and presentation on your behalf. Let us focus on the financial and legal challenges following your accident, so you can focus on making a healthy recovery.Hold Negligent Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable
Accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles are much more complicated than typical car accidents. Not only do they involve more parties (potentially the truck driver, the trucking company, insurance providers, and more), but commercial drivers also must adhere to strict state and federal regulations. Federally, regulations are managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In terms of state regulations, there are multiple agencies responsible, however, regulations are generally made by California’s “Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act.”
Although it may differ by company, the claims adjuster that represents the truck driver’s insurance company will reach out to you to negotiate an agreement. Despite how friendly they may present themselves, you should always consult a professional first because, at the end of the day, they are hired to look after their company and clients. Remember, what you say or whatever conversations you may have with the adjuster or company can affect your case down the line.
To build a successful case, you need an attorney with experience in this area. We know where to look for evidence and will act swiftly to hold these parties accountable for your injuries. Similar to regular automobile accident cases, you can not only make claims beyond just accumulated medical bills but also lost wages or income and emotional damages and trauma caused to your marriage and family. In addition, if your injuries are of permanent nature and cause you to work at a reduced capacity, you can also claim lost future earnings.
You can’t afford to trust your case to just any personal injury lawyer. Trust a firm with experience. Trust The Law Offices of Derek Lim.Don’t Wait — Get Started With a Free Phone Consultation
You should never wait to call an attorney after a truck accident. The longer you wait, the less evidence we may have, and the more mistakes you may make in your case. We offer free initial phone consultations so you can learn more about our services and begin discussing our case. Call our Fremont office at 510-818-0898 to get started or reach us online to make your appointment with one of our experienced and creative personal injury lawyers servicing our Fremont and San Francisco offices. Our services are offered in a diverse range of languages, such as English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, and Laotian.