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Oxnard Truck Accident Lawyer

Any car accident can result in serious financial consequences, injury, or even death. However, truck accidents involving large vehicles such as semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, tow trucks, or dump trucks often result in much more severe consequences. If you’re not sure what to do after you’ve been injured in a truck accident, the Oxnard truck accident attorneys at the Walch Law Group are here to help. We will fight for you to get the recovery you deserve as soon as you hire us, because we know you need money and closure quickly to start getting back on your feet. Call us today to get answers to your questions, learn about the process, get started!

Why Are Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

Truck accidents are much more likely to cause catastrophic injury or death than when passenger vehicles only are involved. Commonly weighing in at more than 100,000 pounds, trucks cause much greater damage to small cars owned by regular people and to the occupants of those cars. Also, he majority of truck accidents take place on highways that have much higher speeds of travel than city roads; this generates much more force in a collision and corresponds to a greater amount of damage done. These dangers have caused both California and the federal government to pass laws regulating:

  • Truck maintenance
  • Transportation of hazardous material
  • Licensing of truck drivers
  • Hour limits per shift truckers may drive
Oxnard Truck Accident Risks

Oxnard is a growing city in Ventura county, near Los Angeles and the massive 101 freeway. This highway is a route commonly traveled by both commuters on the way to work and large commercial trucks taking cargo to their final destination. Passenger vehicles in and around Oxnard likely come into contact often with many of the nearly 6 million commercial trucks California registers annually. This frequent contact puts drivers and passengers at risk of involvement in a truck accident with potentially deadly consequences. In early 2020, a motorcyclist was killed at Victoria Avenue and Teal Club Road when he collided with a tractor-trailer turning left at the intersection.

Winning Your Case

Victims injured in Oxnard truck accidents usually pursue compensation through a civil lawsuit arguing someone’s negligence caused them harm. Though most of these personal injury claims are filed against the truck driver involved in the accident, any party whose negligence resulted in the accident and injuries may be properly sued. This can include:

  • The company who employed the driver
  • A repair shop or maintenance company performing substandard work
  • The government in charge of building and maintaining safe roads

After proving someone’s negligence caused the truck accident and your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for physical, financial, and emotional harm you suffered from their conduct. It’s possible to receive compensation for injuries that include:

  • Hospital bills
  • Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
  • Property damage such as car repairs
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
What to Do After an Oxnard Truck Accident

Truck accidents are traumatic experiences, so with emotions running high after one occurs you may be unsure what steps you need to take afterwards. Some easy steps you can take to help both your physical recovery and your legal case may include:

  • If anyone was hurt or property was damaged, call 911
  • Calling the police and helping responding officers create an accident report
  • Taking pictures of the vehicles, the accident scene, and evidence of fault like skid marks
  • Getting contact information from all drivers, all witnesses, and responding officers
  • Avoiding giving recorded statements, apologizing, admitting fault, or talking about your health
  • Getting medical attention immediately even if you think you weren’t hurt
  • Keeping medical records, receipts, paystubs, vehicle repair bills, and any documents related to your injuries, the accident, and expenses you incurred as a result
Speak to a Lawyer

Truck accidents are traumatic for everyone involved even before the added stress of an inability to work, dealing with injuries sustained, or simple the added financial burden in victims’ lives are factored into the equation. The Oxnard truck accident attorneys at Walch Law believe you shouldn’t let financial worries keep you from hiring skilled attorneys to fight for you to receive maximum possible compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing until you get paid. With over 45 years of experience helping victims like you, Robert and Gary are the ones you want in your corner after your truck accident. Call us today to schedule your confidential, no obligation initial consultation and get started.

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You guys did a great job in settling my case! Hope you all do well and prosper. Thank you for a job well done. Jackie C.
We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you! A.M. and M.A.
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