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Ventura Truck Accident Lawyer

Any time you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident – Ventura or elsewhere – you’re likely to face painful and costly results from the collision and its aftermath. However, if you are involved in a truck accident with an 18-wheeler, semi, delivery truck, tractor-trailer, tow truck, dump truck, or other massive commercial vehicle, those consequences can be much more severe. We know you may be confused and overwhelmed after an accident but calling the experienced Ventura truck accident attorneys at Walch Law Group can help you get peace of mind. We can answer your questions and help you get paid quickly for your injuries. We’ll start working on your case right away because we understand you need results sooner rather than later. Call us today to take the first steps toward the compensation and closure you deserve.

Why Are Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

Any motor vehicle accident can have disastrous consequences for everyone involved, but when a large truck accident happens the risk of for catastrophic injury or death is much greater. Commercial trucks often weigh over 100,000 pounds, meaning damage to occupants of small passenger vehicles is usually much more severe. Most truck accidents also occur on highways or other major roads where vehicles travel at much higher speeds than on city roads. This means the force of a collision increases and more damage results. To reduce these dangers, truck drivers in California must obey special federal and state laws related to:

  • Truck maintenance
  • Truck inspections
  • Transporting hazardous material
  • Driver licensing
  • Intoxication
  • Hour limits for truck drivers
Truck Accident Risks in Ventura

Ventura, northwest of Los Angeles, is located near busy freeways such as the 101. This is a popular route for the large number of commuters in the city, as well as for trucks to use when hauling cargo in the area to its destination. Smaller, more vulnerable passenger vehicles in the area share the roads with nearly 6 million commercial trucks registered in California each year. Averaging over 62,000 miles per year, these trucks traveled in and around Ventura motorists and passengers on highways as well as their city streets to make deliveries and load cargo. This puts motorists at risk of colliding with one of these massive vehicles and suffering grave consequences. Earlier this year, a box truck rear-ended a flatbed truck on Pacific Coast Highway at Deer Creek Road. The flatbed was pushed into an oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a passenger vehicle; one person died, the other two drivers were injured, and PCH was shut down for several hours.

Establishing Liability

Truck accident injury victims usually file a lawsuit alleging they were hurt by another party’s negligence. Though victims may think they can only sue another at-fault driver, other parties may have acted negligently, contributed to the cause of the accident and your injuries, and be sued. Liability may be attributed to:

  • A trucking company that negligently hired a driver
  • Negligent repairs and maintenance by your auto repair shop or the truck maintenance company
  • Your vehicle manufacturer
  • The government responsible for designing, building, and maintaining safe roadways
Truck Accident Damages

If you can establish you were injured by a defendant’s negligence, a court may award you compensation for physical, mental, and financial injuries you can prove resulted from accident. Victims of negligence may receive damages for harms including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Scarring, Disfigurement, or Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
Steps to Take After a Ventura Truck Accident

The trauma and high emotions surrounding a truck accident can cause victims to feel confused, overwhelmed, or unsure of what to do next. A few simple actions can greatly help both your legal case as well as your physical and emotional recovery.

  • Call 911 if anyone was injured or any property was damaged
  • Notify law enforcement and cooperate with responding officers
  • Photograph the vehicles, your injuries, and evidence such as traffic signs or skid marks
  • Get contact information for any witnesses to the accident and everyone involved in the crash
  • Don’t admit fault, apologize, talk about your injuries, post about the accident or your injuries on social media, or give recorded statements
  • Seek medical help as soon as possible even if you believe you were not injured
  • Save all records, documents, receipts, paystubs, or other evidence related to the accident and your injuries
  • Contact an experienced Ventura truck accident attorney
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 Ventura 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 40 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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