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.
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?
The Gruber Law Group did an exceptional job in assisting me with a personal injury case. Eric was very responsive to all of my calls and e-mails, and was clearly committed to ensuring that I got the best settlement possible. I can't say enough good things about my experience with this office, and I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to this law practice in the fu...
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Eric is amazing! He is intelligent, driven, organized and really cares about you (and your case!). Super refreshing to experience that quality with lawyers. He is also very honest, passionate and has strong integrity. Very grateful to have found him and I would HIGHLY recommend him for any legal help you may need.Melissa E.
Gruber Law has been an unbelievable asset to my company. Impressed by the amount of service that has been provided to us from the firm. With out a doubt one of the best decisions we have made was teaming up with Gruber Law Group. We feel confident with the council we get from them. Highly recommend.Colin S.
I was injured in a car accident 2 years ago and Gruber Law Group represented and won my case! I had a lot of lawyers to choose from for my personal injury case, but I chose Eric and it made a difference! Eric made the process so easy and stress-free for me, which I was so grateful for at the time since I had to deal with my physical therapy and recovery process. Being injure...
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In looking for legal advice and/or representation, I would expect to find someone knowledgeable and professional, and I certainly get that with Gruber Law Group. But what has stood out to me, and kept me coming back, is that Eric and GLG are also passionate advocates for their clients and really take the time to understand the situation and explain 'how things work' so the e...
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Can't say enough good things. Eric promptly returned my phone calls and emails, gave me an honest assessment of my situation and a fair recommendation on course of action to take. He was very knowledgable and made sure to go out of his way to let me know how he could work with me. No one wants to need a lawyer, but if you're in need of consultation on an employment related-m...
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I feel so grateful to have Eric represent my auto accident cases. I am very happy with the settlements he successfully negotiated for me; indeed, the amount of money that I received is more than what I expected. My personal injury cases were a little complicated. I had two car accidents in a row within two months, both at the other party's fault. The first one was a tailg...
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I cannot thank Eric Gruber enough! After calling several law firms regarding my car accident, Eric was the most helpful. I called him after work hours but he still took my call and gave me advice right away. What a nice surprise that he even did more research and emailed me more information on my car accident claim. With his help, I am satisfied with my settlement. Justice h...
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I'm relatively new to the US and wanted a little legal advice - I was very lucky to stumble across Gruber Law Group. The service I received was personalised, friendly and efficient (much appreciated! I'm a get-in-and-get-out kind of person when it comes to this kind of thing). The feeling that I could approach my lawyer as an equal, speak frankly and come away secure in the ...
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At the end of 2013, I was involved in a three-car accident while stopped at a red light. An SUV hit the car behind me and the force of the collision drove that car into mine. My car was damaged a bit, but I suffered some whiplash and headaches for which I went to Stanford Hospital to get checked out. Fortunately, I had insurance which covered most of the hospital visit but I...
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