SEMI-TRUCK & 18-WHEELER TRUCK ACCIDENTS VS. DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENTS
At The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara, we understand the impact a semi-truck accident or a delivery truck accident can have on your life and the challenges of navigating the legal process to obtain the compensation you deserve while focusing on healing and moving forward. That’s why we’re here to help.
Our experienced team of truck accident experts has many years of combined experience in handling complex traffic injury claims. We boldly represent trucking accident victims and pursue trucking insurance providers to ensure you receive a full, fast, and fair settlement. We take on the stress of the legal process, so you can focus on your recovery from the trauma of the accident. Our team’s negotiation skills mean you can often avoid the hassle of a court appearance while still obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Semi-truck and 18-wheeler truck accidents involve multiple people and organizations, including yourself, the trucker, the trucker’s employer, their insurance company, and many more. With at least 15 people and organizations involved, it can be overwhelming to navigate the legal process alone. That’s why hiring a lawyer can be a huge relief. We’ll help you organize your case and take some of the work off your shoulders during this challenging time.
Contact The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara today to learn more about how we can help you secure high-value accident compensation for your semi-truck or 18-wheeler truck accident in Escondido, San Diego County, or anywhere in California. Call us today at 760-294-0808.
MAKING INSURANCE CLAIMS IN TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara can help you navigate the complicated legal process of making an insurance claim and holding the responsible parties accountable.
Trucking companies typically carry large insurance policies, but that doesn’t mean they’ll willingly pay out your claim. Their insurance carrier may try to minimize your injuries or pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement. We understand how frustrating this can be, which is why we aggressively fight for our clients’ rights. Our team of experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We’ll investigate the accident, determine who’s at fault, and negotiate with the insurance company to secure a fair settlement. If necessary, we’re also prepared to take your case to court.
In California, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) is mandatory, including for trucking companies. If the truck driver is uninsured or underinsured, UIM coverage can help cover your costs. However, claiming UIM can be a lengthy process and may become more complicated if you were a passenger in the vehicle.
Trucking companies have powerful legal teams who will fight against your claim, so it’s crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara has the knowledge and expertise to handle complex trucking accident claims and fight for your right to compensation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at 760-294-0808.
Delivery trucks are a common sight in Escondido and around San Diego County, speeding across the city to bring goods to people and businesses. But what happens when one of these trucks collides with you? Suddenly, you find yourself dealing with a complex situation involving multiple parties and insurance companies, each trying to shift the blame. At The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara, we understand the challenges you face after a delivery truck accident. Trucking companies and their insurers are notoriously aggressive in defending against claims, which can leave the average person feeling overwhelmed and powerless. That’s why we’ve created this page to help you understand your rights and options. If you’ve been injured in an accident with a delivery vehicle, you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Our
experienced attorneys have decades of combined experience handling complex traffic injury claims, and we are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. We’ll take on the trucking company and its insurance provider, working tirelessly to secure a full and fair settlement.
By hiring us, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal process. Our skilled negotiation means we can often reach a settlement without going to court, sparing you the hassle and stress of a trial. Trust us to be your advocate and guide as you navigate the aftermath of a delivery truck accident in Escondido and the greater San Diego County area.
Delivery truck accidents can be complex and involve numerous individuals and companies. These parties may include yourself, your insurance company, the delivery driver, the driver’s employer, the employer’s insurance company, the car driver (if you were a passenger), and even a rideshare driver or company like Uber. In addition to these parties, you may interact with police, witnesses, EMTs, emergency room workers, doctors, auto repair mechanics, and insurance claims adjusters.
Clearly, this can be an overwhelming situation to navigate on your own. Having an experienced lawyer by your side can provide a huge relief, helping you organize your case and taking some of the work off your shoulders during this difficult time. If you’ve been involved in a delivery truck accident, reach out to the Law Offices of Louis Gabbara for expert legal assistance.
The streets of Escondido and San Diego County see a range of delivery truck accidents. While there are many types of accidents that can occur, here are some of the more common reasons people reach out to The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara for assistance with their delivery truck accident claims:
- A delivery truck driver negligently backs into a cyclist
- A distracted Uber delivery driver crashes into another vehicle
- A truck driver under the influence of marijuana swerves and hits someone
- A speeding truck driver runs over someone in a crosswalk
- A truck driver travels the wrong way down a street and hits someone
- A delivery truck collides with a scooter or e-bike rider
DELIVERY TRUCK DANGERS TO CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS
DID YOU KNOW THAT HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
WILL GET YOU 3.5X MORE MONEY VS. NO ATTORNEY?
The Insurance Research Council found that:
“Accident victims with a lawyer receive an average of 3.5 times more than those who are unrepresented.”
When injury victims file successful lawsuits or personal injury claims, they may receive compensation for a range of damages including medical bills and expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.
In California, pedestrian deaths on the road have increased by 35% since 2008. While it’s great to see people out walking for their health or commuting, the number of people getting hit by vehicles, including delivery trucks, is alarming.
As a pedestrian, you are at risk of severe injuries when a truck driver:
- Backs into you while exiting a driveway
- Runs you over in a parking lot
- Accelerates suddenly and hits you in a crosswalk
- Makes a quick right turn and hits you on the sidewalk
- Fails to see you while you’re crossing the street
Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating accidents in Escondido and San Diego County, and surviving an impact with a large delivery truck is fortunate. Let The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara hold the truck driver and their employer accountable for your injuries.
HAS A DELIVERY DRIVER BEEN INVOLVED IN YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Escondido and San Diego County are a major market for rideshare companies like Uber, as well as other delivery drivers from companies like DoorDash, GrubHub, and Amazon. If your accident involved a delivery driver, it’s important to know that recent California regulations have made it easier to hold these companies liable for their drivers’ accidents.
Rideshare companies are now required to carry $1 million insurance policies for accident victims, and delivery companies are often held responsible for their drivers’ negligence on the road. An Escondido and San Diego County personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options after a delivery truck accident.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT
If you suspect anyone was injured or driving under the influence, call 911 immediately. Accept medical care, even if you don’t feel injured, as pain can often arise later. Take photos and videos of the scene, gather witness information, and save all relevant paperwork. If you suspect the driver was under the influence, make a note of it and contact a Escondido and San Diego County DUI injury accident attorney. However, refrain from accusing anyone of a crime or discussing the accident until you have spoken with your attorney.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR MY INJURIES FOLLOWING A DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Trucking insurance companies have a history of trying to avoid paying claims by shifting blame and intimidating victims. They may attempt to minimize your injuries and push for a minimal settlement, hoping you’ll give up and go away.
At The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara, we believe that trucking companies and their insurance carriers should be held accountable for their actions. Our goal is to make sure that you receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Our truck accident attorneys can help by:
- Investigating the circumstances surrounding the delivery truck accident
- Identifying all the parties involved and contacting them
- Negotiating compensation from the trucking insurance company
- Assisting you in getting your car repairs covered
- Obtaining payment for your medical bills
- Negotiating a fair settlement
- Going to court, if necessary
- Reducing your stress levels so that you can concentrate on recovering from the
The Law Offices of Louis Gabbara has the knowledge and expertise to handle complex trucking accident claims and fight for your right to compensation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at 760-294-0808.