Visalia Truck Accident Attorneys
Visalia Truck Accident Attorneys
Collisions between vehicles and large tractor-trailers can cause devastating injuries: truck accident victims face not only crippling, life-altering physical damage, but also financial stress due to mounting medical bills, lost income, and other expenses. Numerous factors can cause a truck accident, from defective auto parts to poor road conditions and negligent driving. A personal injury lawyer will use different case strategies based on the unique circumstances of each case. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the cause of the crash and will tailor our negotiation and litigation strategies accordingly. Throughout the years, we’ve represented victims in a number of trucking-related accidents, from spilled cargo accidents to rollovers, tire blowouts, blindspot accidents, and even wrongful death cases. If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident, our Visalia personal injury attorneys can help you pursue damages to help you get back on track financially. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.
Who Can I Sue in A Tractor-Trailer Accident?
In a truck accident, you may have grounds to bring a claim against the truck driver, his employer, an auto parts manufacturer, or another party, depending on what caused the accident. Our truck accident lawyers have the experience to identify the proper party in an accident case and to take on the largest corporations and insurers.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim
Even if you did not contribute to your accident, an insurance company might still dispute your claim. For instance, insurers may argue that your injuries are not as severe as you’ve represented or that you haven’t taken steps to mitigate your damages. Strong evidence is essential to rebutting these claims. The truck accident lawyers in our Visalia office are prepared to gather strong evidence by launching a thorough investigation. In many cases, we hire expert witnesses to recreate the accident scene and to the minutes leading up to the crash. In addition, your lawyer may seek the following forms of evidence to support your claim:
- The Accident Report: This official document contains details about when and where the accident occurred. It will also include a police officer’s opinion about who caused the collision and how it may have happened. These reports are vital to your case as insurance adjusters tend to assign them a certain amount of authority.
- Vehicle Maintenance Records: Defective auto parts and equipment failure are common causes of trucking accidents. Often, these defects are the result of a truck driver’s negligence, for instance, failing to have a vehicle regularly inspected. As such, maintenance records can supply a key piece of evidence in support of your claim that someone’s negligence caused the crash.
- Dashcam Footage: Many truckers install dashboard cameras. Our attorneys will find out whether the truck involved in your accident had a dashcam and will attempt to access its footage for insight into what may have caused the wreck.
- Photos: Photographs of the accident scene can help your lawyer piece together what happened in the moments leading up to the crash.
Our lawyers will ensure your claim is as strong as possible before entering settlement negotiations and will work hard to collect all critical evidence before presenting a claim to an insurance adjuster.
Discuss Your Claim with a Visalia Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a truck accident, call us. We have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.