Truck Accident Lawyer
If your loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a truck accident, you deserve justice and restitution.
Filing a lawsuit can help you secure financial compensation for all of your losses resulting from the truck accident.
At Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Napa and Oakland, CA, our truck accident attorneys have collected millions on behalf of injured victims...
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Why Choose Us?
We Offer Free Consultations
We offer free truck accident consultations so you have the opportunity to discuss your case and get trusted legal advice. During your consultation, one of our team members will listen to the details of your case and recommend the next steps to take.
We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
Paying for a truck accident lawyer when you are injured can be a major burden. We represent victims of personal injury and wrongful death on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us anything until, and unless, we recover a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
We Will Come to You
We understand that it can be difficult to travel to one of our offices in the aftermath of a serious truck accident. Our attorneys can visit you in your home, your loved one's hospital room, or another convenient location to provide counsel as soon as possible.
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We Can Guide You through This Difficult Time
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“Excellent legal care. Achieved a settlement to my satisfaction. I would recommend Bill Johnson to anyone.” Leslie
Contact Us about Your Truck Accident Case
Get trusted legal advice and find out if you should file a truck accident claim. We serve clients from Oakland, Napa, Santa Maria, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have also secured maximum compensation for clients from throughout the Central Valley and Central Coast.
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"I hired William C. Johnson to represent me in a personal injury claim. My car had been rear-ended on the freeway at very high speeds which totaled the car and left me with neck and back injuries. My insurer... tried to impugn my description of the incident by scoffing at it. For several months in meetings, they insinuated that I had caused the accident on purpose! Mr. Johnson heatedly defended me against their insulting and improbable accusations, which went a long way towards mitigating the nightmarish situation. Finally a witness was found who had seen the whole thing... Mr. Johnson held firm and tough, and eventually the case was awarded a good settlement." Alexandra
Important Aspects of Your Case Under California Law
California follows a system of pure comparative negligence to award damages to victims in car accident and other personal injury cases. This means that damages are paid according to the amount of fault assigned to each party.
Can I File Suit If I'm Partially at Fault?
Drivers in California can still seek damages even if they are assigned the majority of fault in the truck accident. However, the amount of compensation awarded in a car accident case will be reduced depending on the amount of fault assigned. For example, if you are 80 percent at-fault for an accident, you can only be awarded 20 percent of the damages.
How Is Fault Assigned?
Typically, insurance adjusters determine who is at fault based on what drivers say after the accident, the police report, traffic violations, location of the vehicle damage, or signs of negligence. If both drivers are at fault, the adjuster determines how much fault is assigned to each party. Our truck accident attorneys can negotiate with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys to determine the amount of fault assigned to each party and obtain a higher settlement offer.
If our attorneys can't reach a reasonable settlement with the insurance company, we can take your case to trial. In this case, the judge and jury determine who is liable for the accident and if any compensation should be awarded.
Statutes of Limitations
Every state has a statute of limitations, or a time limit, on filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. How soon do you have to file a lawsuit in California? It depends on the circumstances.
In personal injury cases, which include car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If the injury was not discovered until a later date, you have one year after the injury was discovered to file a truck accident lawsuit.
In a wrongful death case, eligible loved ones must file a claim within two years of the death.
It is important to note that it is always in your best interest to secure the help of our truck accident attorneys immediately. While we can obtain evidence several months after the accident, it is best to begin collecting and preserving evidence as soon as possible.
Perhaps the most important reason to hire a truck accident attorney is because they know how to obtain, review, and submit the evidence needed to show the defendant acted in a negligent manner.
Another good reason to hire a truck accident lawyer: They know there are multiple parties that may be liable, and will pursue every possible avenue of compensation.
We Will Hold All Responsible Parties Accountable
Local government if they did not properly maintain the roads.
Contact Our Law Firm
Reach out to our truck accident lawyers to request a free consultation. We serve clients from Oakland, Napa, Santa Maria, and communities throughout the Bay Area. We have also obtained substantial awards for clients from the Sacramento area, throughout the Central Valley, and Santa Barbara.
Highly Recommended by Clients
“The best damn personal injury lawyer in AMERICA!!!... One year to the date of the accident I received a nice settlement” Jay E.
Types of Compensatory Damages
Depending on the extent of the injuries, the financial consequences can be crushing, especially if the truck accident victim can no longer work. Compensation can cover medical bills, medication, lost wages, the cost of future medical care, transportation, and so much more.
Truck accident injuries are often life-changing. Many victims suffer injuries that affect their motor skills, cause paralysis, require amputation, and more. Even with extensive treatment, this can severely impede your quality of life and capacity to work. You deserve to be compensated for these losses.
Trucking accidents can be traumatic events for victims and their families, especially when they are fatal. Truck accident victims often struggle with their mental state, experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression due to their injuries and the life-altering repercussions they can have. You can be compensated for this suffering.
Compensatory Damages FAQ Answered by Truck Accident Attorneys
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
How Do I Obtain the Most Compensation?
Early settlement offers are notoriously low. It can be tempting to take an early settlement offer to pay your bills, but you should speak to our truck accident lawyers, serving Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria, first. They may find that your case is actually worth far more, and they are prepared to help you collect the amount of compensation you are truly owed.
How Do I Pay My Medical Bills after a Truck Accident?
To put it in the simplest terms, you will be responsible for arranging payment until a settlement or jury award is achieved. If you are insured, you should file a claim with your insurance providers. If you are uninsured, you may be able to arrange to receive care on a lien basis, meaning you will pay once your case has concluded. You can depend on our firm to speak to medical providers on your behalf and reach an agreement that will minimize the financial strain on your family until we have collected compensation.
"Explain from the 1st visit what our chance was to have a case. Said he needed to talk a ENT specialist and pull all medical records and then let us know whether he would take the case and make a decision if he thought our chances were good. He was very professional. Acquired all records. Always kept us informed of his findings. Very satisfied on all that he did for us."