Truck Accident ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys of Penney & Associates have represented trucking accident victims throughout California for over 25 years. We can help you win a fair settlement, and get you on the road to recovery.
YOU CAN AFFORD OUR LEGAL SERVICES
Penney & Associates accepts personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket costs to retain one of our truck accident attorneys. We are paid a percentage of the damages you recover. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid.
A trucking accident can completely total your vehicle, destroy other private property, and leave you with crippling injuries that will affect you for the rest of your life. You may be left unable to work, costing you and your family a source of income, even as medical and insurance bills continue to pile up. We understand how challenging these circumstances can be, and we will accommodate you in order to take as much of the burden off your shoulders as possible.
OUR ATTORNEYS ARE READY TOHELP YOU RECOVER THE DAMAGES YOU NEED TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT
We have helped thousands of victims receive the injury compensation owed to them. Our personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to ensure you get the legal services that you deserve. We have experienced and successful lawyers who have previously represented victims of big rig trucking accidents. Our attorneys take care to learn the facts of your case to provide expert legal advice and recover damages.
You should never be left to deal with a trucking-related personal injury claim on your own, nor should you be subject to the claims of insurance companies or the defense without proper legal representation. The lawyers at Penney & Associates are prepared to give you the expert legal representation you deserve
WE MAY BE ABLE TO HOLDTRUCK DRIVERS, EMPLOYERS & OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INJURIES
Depending on the circumstances, the truck driver, their employer, the truck or equipment manufacturer, and even local governments can be named in a lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers will often seek to prove one or more of the following: the driver, trucking company, or equipment manufacturer was negligent; defective parts were involved; and/or unsafe company practices or road conditions were a direct cause of the accident and your injuries.
Proving a truck driver liable for your injuries requires showing:
- They failed to exercise reasonable care.
- Their conduct was directly responsible for your injuries or property loss.
In instances where the driver is not at fault, and we determine that safety equipment failures were the direct cause of your injuries, our lawyers will push to hold the trucking employer or those responsible for maintaining the truck liable.
The facts of your case may dictate that there are varying levels of liability. For example, a driver may be held liable for 25% of a truck accident, but if the brakes failed before the crash, the company responsible for the truck’s care and maintenance and part manufacturers may also be found partially liable.
The lawyers at Penney & Associated work to establish the facts of your case to ensure you receive the damages owed to you.
Read our blog posts below to learn more about this area of personal injury law, and how it affects your rights as an injury victim.
HOW PENNEY & ASSOCIATES WILL HELP YOU WIN YOUR TRUCKING ACCIDENT CASE
In the aftermath of any major accident, it is critical that you get the immediate medical attention you need. But when you are able, you will want to find a personal injury lawyer to discuss whether you have a case.
Penney & Associates offers free consultations for personal injury victims. We will meet with you to help establish the facts surrounding your case, and answer any questions you may have about filing a claim. We’ll help you get the information and paperwork that you have organized, and explain what you may still need to gather before you file a claim.
Once you have retained the services of one of our attorneys, we will pull police reports, medical records, and truck maintenance records, and collect eyewitness accounts to support your claim. We may even work with independent accident investigators to recreate your accident to better identify who is at fault. Additionally, we will help you deal with insurance claims adjusters who will seek to limit their company’s policy payouts to you or your loved ones.
Many personal injury cases and truck accident claims are often settled out of court. However, if your case does go to trial, Penney & Associates has decades of experience in taking cases before a judge and jury. We have a record of success, having won thousands of clients hundreds of millions of dollars in damages over the years.
REFER INSURANCE ADJUSTERS TO YOURPENNEY & ASSOCIATES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYTO AVOID CLAIM DISPUTES
The experienced truck accident lawyers at Penney & Associates know that truck companies have their own adjusters, investigators, and lawyers who will conduct an analysis of the accident. Their goal? Reduce the company’s liability—and your injury compensation payout—at all costs.
Whether they represent your insurance agency or the one covering the trucking company or driver that caused your accident, insurance adjusters are not there to help you with your claims. They are trained to find anything that can be used to limit insurance payouts. Anything you say that could contradict a claim, even in a small way, can limit your compensation. If you are called by an insurance adjuster, you can immediately refer them to the Penney & Associates attorney representing your case.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO YOU NEEDTO HELP US TAKEYOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIM TO COURT?
Hold on to medical records – A common tactic employed against personal injury victims is to downplay the seriousness of their injuries, and the costs incurred for treatment. Don’t lose any billing statements from your doctors or the facilities where you received treatment, and keep copies of your medical records and treatment plans related to your injuries. These documents can influence your total reward amount should you win your trial or an out-of-court settlement.
Get banking statements – After an accident, you could be left unable to work for an extended period. You can recover your wages as part of your damage claims, so financial statements that can clearly show how much money you’ve lost due to your injuries will help your case.
Get witness contact information if possible – The chaotic aftermath of a truck accident can make it difficult to talk to witnesses, but if you can get witness contact information, do so. Your own personal account of events is limited to what you saw and experienced, someone else could have information that further corroborates your account and proves the negligence of the truck driver.
Take pictures of the accident – In the aftermath of a trucking accident, if you happen to have a camera on you and are no longer in serious danger, try to take pictures of both your vehicle or property, and the truck itself. You want to do this to preserve the image of what the vehicle looked like immediately after the accident. Even cellphone images can be useful.