Truck accidents can cause devastating and even fatal injuries. If this has happened in your family, you may be trying to envision the future after a life-changing tragedy. These cases can be complicated. You need guidance to help you understand your options.
At the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart, we take the time to listen to you and consider the obstacles you might face in pursuing a claim through litigation. Only then we will advise you on how to proceed. Please call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Helping You Understand Your Options
Attorney Derek Wisehart is one of the most recognized trial attorneys in Tulare County. Using his strong litigation skills, he can take the actions necessary to hold negligent truck operators accountable for your injuries.
As soon as we accept your personal injury case, we will begin work on your case, which may include a careful examination of the scene of the accident and the police report, interviewing witnesses or security experts. By working with accident reconstructionists and engineers, we can gain a clear understanding of your accident. We also work with trusted medical professionals to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of your injuries and the time frame for your recovery.
What Caused The Accident That Injured You?
Highways and freeways cross California and are well-traveled by semitrucks, commercial vehicles and private drivers. When these trucks cause an accident, the results can be life changing. Truck accidents can be caused by any of the several factors, including:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Poorly trained drivers
- Defective safety equipment
- Tire blowouts
- Failing to clear a space before changing lanes
- Failure to properly judge truck size when turning a corner
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
It is important to remember that a trucking company will immediately dispatch insurance adjusters and its own attorneys to the scene of an accident to begin preparing a case. You have every right to hire an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.