When you get into an accident with a commercial truck, damage is almost inevitable. An accident can total your car and cause lasting injuries or permanent disability. A Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer will work with you to document all the accident details and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Shea & Shea has an experienced team of truck accident lawyers to help build your case and seek full monetary compensation in the Sunnyvale area.

What To Do After a Truck Accident

Immediately after an accident with a commercial truck, assess your injuries. Your body will be in shock, and you may not feel pain even though you could have serious injuries. Accept a medical evaluation on the scene and follow up with your doctor to fully diagnose any injuries that may not have been apparent immediately after the accident.

Take photos of the accident, including your car, the other vehicle, and the surrounding area. Take photos of any visible injuries you and your passengers have sustained. When you file an insurance claim, presenting these details will work in your favor.

If there are witnesses present, exchange contact information. The police may need to get an official statement from them during the investigation. All of these things will help a truck accident attorney build a compelling case.

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Proving Truck Driver Negligence

A Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer has experience proving negligence after a truck crash. Depending on the circumstances, both the driver and their employer may be held liable.

If trucking companies hire inexperienced drivers, fail to run background checks, and don’t provide proper training, a judge could find them responsible for the accident. That’s why a truck accident lawyer is necessary for a personal injury lawsuit.

As we build your case, we will obtain accident reports, medical records, and other documents to prove truck driver negligence.

Truck drivers must follow strict regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to keep all drivers safe.

Commercial truckers can only drive a certain number of hours per day before they must stop and rest. If a driver ignores the time limit, they risk driving while fatigued and could cause an accident.

Drivers must perform a pre-trip inspection each day. If they don’t, their truck could have a mechanical failure on the highway and result in an accident.

Sometimes, poor road conditions are to blame for an accident. In this case, an in-depth investigation will determine the at-fault party.

Role of a Truck Accident Lawyer

Our personal injury lawyers consult with your medical team to build your case. Depending on your injuries, we will consult with burn specialists, neurologists, and pain management physicians. Insurance companies will try every trick to prevent giving you full compensation.

When you work with a Sunnyvale truck accident lawyer at Shea & Shea, we will use our expertise every step of the way. Speak with a member of our team by calling 408-716-1564 for a free consultation about your case.

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