Lancaster Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a trucking accident, you already know that the road to recovery can be long and complicated. At Trevino Law Firm, we are committed to guiding you through this challenging time with individualized legal services. Our compassionate approach lets you know from the start that you will be listened to and taken care of here, and our record of success tells you we will work diligently to get great results on your behalf. Don’t wait to put a dedicated law firm to work for you and get the compensation you need. Contact our experienced Lancaster truck accident lawyer today.
Dedicated Help Navigating the Complexities of Trucking Accidents in Lancaster
Trucking accidents are fundamentally different from other vehicular accidents for several reasons, including multiple involved parties and a complex legal framework. Trucking accidents often involve more than just the truck driver. There could be several responsible parties, including the trucking company, the freight shipper or company that loaded the trailer, or even manufacturers of faulty truck components. A successful truck accident lawyer must understand how to investigate the accident and determine which party or parties are liable, navigate how multiple lines of insurance might apply or conflict with one another, and have a strong working knowledge of the regulations governing interstate and intrastate trucking, including voluminous rules promulgated by Caltrans and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Typical Causes of Trucking Accidents
Although truck accidents can be caused by speeding, distracted driving, drinking and driving, failing to signal or check blind spots, and other examples of negligent and dangerous driving behavior, several other causes are especially prevalent in truck accident cases. These reasons include:
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance. Roadside inspections turn up as many as one in five tractor-trailers with tires and brakes in such bad shape they must be immediately pulled from service.
- Driver exhaustion. Truckers can lawfully drive for 11 hours and work 14-hour days, putting in 60 or 70 hours over seven or eight consecutive days before having to take 34 hours off. Fatigue and drowsy driving are common, especially among the many drivers who flout the rules and falsify their logs so they can put in even more hours than the law allows.
- Cargo overload. When trailers are overloaded, unbalanced, or improperly secured, truckers can easily lose control of their big rigs, sending the 18-wheeler into a jackknife or rollover, or spilling their cargo onto the roadway, creating catastrophic multi-vehicle pileups.
Our Approach to Your Lancaster Truck Accident Claim
Our initial case assessment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your case, gathering all necessary evidence and consulting with experts to determine how and why the accident happened and which party or parties bear responsibility. We then work closely with all applicable insurance companies and their attorneys, striving for a settlement that genuinely compensates you for your losses, including present and future medical bills, lost income or disability, and pain and suffering.
While many larger personal injury law firms might treat you as just another file, with no goal other than turning over your case quickly and moving on to the next one, Trevino Law Firm offers a more personalized touch. We take the time and effort to make sure each client feels heard and valued throughout the legal process so we can be sure we are meeting your needs and getting you the best result.
With fluency in both English and Spanish, Trevino Law Firm is well-suited to serve the diverse population of Lancaster. We believe that language should not be an obstacle in the fight for justice, and neither should affordability. That’s why we take cases on a contingency fee basis, advancing all costs and only charging a fee after we have won your case.
Contact Trevino Law Firm Today
Choosing Trevino Law Firm means opting for a law practice that values you as a person, not just a client. With our heartfelt approach and commitment to serving the Lancaster community, you’re not just getting a legal team; you’re gaining a partner in your fight for justice.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a trucking accident, don’t navigate the legal maze alone. Contact Lancaster truck accident attorneys at Trevino Law Firm for a personalized consultation, and let us help you take the first steps toward reclaiming your life.