California Truck Freeway Accident Lawyers
Although highways and freeways are essential to big cities, they are also terribly dangerous. This is primarily due to the speed with which drivers travel on them. Individuals who regularly drive on freeways as part of their daily commutes are at an increased risk of serious injury. Regular commuters are estimated to experience one accident approximately every 5 years, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. As California freeway accident lawyers, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims and their families.
These accidents may include collisions with guardrails, debris, and trees, as well as head-on and T-bone collisions. They consist of vehicle rollovers, and they do not discriminate: motorcycles, cars, buses, and trucks are all at risk.
Freeway accidents are often caused by negligent or careless drivers, by those who are operating vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, poor road conditions, bad lighting, inclement weather, and inadequate signage.
The most common injuries incurred under these circumstances are as follows:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injuries
Individuals who have been injured in accidents that occurred on freeways are encouraged to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The aftermath of such trauma can be physically and emotionally overwhelming, and a skilled lawyer can help the victim ensure that all necessary steps are taken to obtain a just amount of compensation.
For instance, a California truck accident attorney can verify that the person or people injured receive adequate medical care, and that it is thoroughly documented. The lawyer can also collect evidence pertaining to the actual scene of the accident. This may include police reports, names and contact information for all witnesses to the circumstance, photos of the vehicles involved and damage and debris to the surrounding area.
In addition to the careful collection of evidence, California freeway accident attorneys at Panish,Shea & Boyle LLP can develop an appropriate legal strategy, prepare the case and aggressively present it in court. The legal process can be both confusing and exhausting, which is compounded during the struggle to recover from emotional and physical injuries. A sensitive and empathetic legal professional understands this difficulty and will treat each client with patience and care.
When planning to retain a legal professional of this caliber, ask the following questions during the consultation:
- How much experience do you have with these particular types of cases? Expertise with personal injury cases is obviously important. However, a legal career that consists of medical malpractice cases will not be very helpful.
- How might you approach this specific case? Although lawyers cannot give definite answers pertaining to individuals, they should offer some opinion.
- How will fees be determined? Personal injury lawyers usually work based on contingencies, so a payment will not be requested until an award is granted.
Have A Freeway Accident Attorney Handle Your Claim
Freeway accidents can result in both traumatic physical and psychological injuries that are life altering, in worst cases resulting in wrongful death. The legal team at Panish, Shea & Boyle understands this and is fully prepared to offer each of the services described above with a compassionate, empathetic approach to every individual case. A staff member is available for a consultation, so call an experienced freeway accident attorney on 877.800.1700 today.