Why Hire Gruber Law Firm For Your Motorcycle Accident?

As your attorney, Eric Gruber will advocate for you and fight to make sure you are treated fairly.

In addition, Eric will:

  • Get you the best possible outcome for any claims for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost time from work.
  • Help you get as much money as possible to fix or replace your vehicle.
  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of the accident.
  • Help you with the police report if there are discrepancies.
  • Help you against the insurance company.

With Eric as your attorney, you won’t have to worry about dealing with the insurance and the trucking company. He will help you negotiate with any insurance companies involved and deal with their representatives. Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling claims and putting fault where it doesn’t belong.

Moreover, truck companies have their own team of lawyers trying to minimize what you are owed. The other side has a team already arrayed against you.

You need Eric on your side to keep from being just another statistic.

Contact Gruber Law Group Today For A Free Consultation.

What Can A Truck Accident Law Firm Do For Me?

Ending up on the wrong end of a tractor trailer or semi-truck is not an experience you want to have. But accidents happen and the grief doesn’t end when you get home. The aftermath can be just as bad. You may have to deal with insurance companies and huge medical bills along with any injuries that you sustained. Furthermore, you’ll also need to get your vehicle repaired or replaced. Other things you need to consideration are special deadlines. If the accident involved a government vehicle you may have a shortened period to file a claim. Let an experienced attorney handle this for you while you take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Common Causes Of Tractor Trailer Accidents

  • Poor or inadequate maintenance of equipment.
  • Unsafe or improperly secured cargo.
  • Texting or using a laptop while driving.
  • Driving under the influence of drug or alcohol.
  • Driving without an adequate amount of rest.
  • Driving recklessly when behind schedule.
  • Runaway Trailers
  • Jack-knifed Truck

Truck Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 691 people killed and 88,000 people injured in accidents involving large trucks. There were 33 people killed in large truck accidents in California.

Relevant Semi Truck Accident Laws

A negligent or reckless driver has probably broken several laws and could be liable for your medical bills as well as your pain and suffering. You could also receive compensation for time that you’ve missed from work.

In order to prove that that the driver was negligent you must show the five elements of negligence. (See Civil Code Section 1714(a)) The first is that the driver was required by law to be reasonably careful. Second, the driver failed to be careful. The driver’s actions will be compared to the actions of a reasonable person in a similar situation. Third, you must show that the driver caused your injuries. Fourth, you must prove that driver should have known that their actions could cause an accident. Last, you must have some sort of injury or damage to your vehicle. If any of these elements are missing you will not be able to win your case.

In California, one defense that is raised is known as comparative negligence. The other driver can argue that you are also responsible for the accident. If this is the case, you could sue for the percentage of money that you are owed based on the percentage of fault between you and the other driver.

What Should You Do If You Get Into An Accident?

  • Call the police. Make sure the other person(s) stay until the police come.
  • Get their information and car license plate number in case they decide to leave.
  • Don’t say “I’m sorry” or admit to any fault, this can be used against you later. Only speak with the driver to get their information. Don’t talk about the accident with anyone except the police.
  • Look for any witnesses and get their contact information as well.
  • Take a lot of pictures of the scene, people, and vehicles involved. Don’t forget to take a picture of your motorcycle and gear.
  • Once the police arrive be sure to cooperate with the police officers.
  • Write down the officer’s name and badge number.
  • Go to the hospital if you are injured.
  • Write down your version of the accident. Follow up with witnesses to get their versions too. Try to get it in a form of writing such as email.

Contact Truck Injury Lawyer Eric Gruber Today For A Free Consultation

At the consultation, Eric will discuss several topics with you, which may include:

  • Discussions of fault
  • Responsibilities of each party in the accident
  • The fees and costs of your case.
  • Will my medical expenses get paid?
  • Who will pay for replacing or repairing my vehicle?

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