You’ve likely encountered dump trucks, whether you live in a largely populated city or a more rural area. They are used to transport many materials, from construction supplies to waste. Their defining feature is a tipper body to unload cargo. Dump trucks are extremely heavy, especially when compared to passenger vehicles. The consequences of an accident can be catastrophic. If you suffered injuries in an accident with a dump truck, it’s important to hire a dump truck accident lawyer to protect your rights.
The Seriousness of Dump Truck Accidents
An accident with a dump truck, even a minor one, often leads to substantial damage and severe injuries. Due to their immense size and mass, dump trucks can cause significant destruction even with a slight sideswipe. Serious injuries, sometimes fatal, are unfortunately common outcomes. Read California news reports, and you’ll find multiple instances of dump trucks causing severe damage and injuries.
As your dedicated dump truck accident attorney, the Law Offices of Ali Yosefi, P.C., will provide legal guidance and support during this challenging time. We understand what’s necessary to handle complex vehicle accidents, particularly those involving large commercial vehicles like dump trucks. We know how to build a solid case to maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation.
Common Causes of Dump Truck Accidents
Dump trucks often carry loose materials like sand or gravel, which can shift during transit. This movement can cause the truck to become unbalanced or fishtail, especially at high speeds. Speeding remains one of the primary causes of dump truck accidents.
Another significant cause is driver fatigue due to extended working hours. Driving while fatigued results in drowsy driving, which can be as dangerous as intoxicated driving.
Driver inexperience can also lead to accidents. Trucking companies sometimes hire less experienced drivers to reduce costs. Or drivers might misrepresent their inexperience when applying for a job.
Establishing Liability in an Accident with a Dump Truck
Pinpointing the exact cause and establishing liability in a dump truck accident can be complex. In some cases, multiple parties are at fault. These responsible parties can include the following:
- Dump truck driver,
- Truck owner,
- Trucking company,
- Truck manufacturer, and
- Parts manufacturer.
As your dump truck accident attorney, Ali Youselfi will leverage his expertise to accurately identify all potentially liable parties who owe you money.
Don’t Navigate the Legal Landscape Alone
Following a dump truck accident, you may be contacted by the trucking company’s insurance provider. It is critical to remember that their primary objective is to limit their financial responsibility. They may propose a settlement far below what you justifiably deserve.
When you hire the Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C., we’re prepared to take on the insurance companies on your behalf. We understand their tactics and will work tirelessly to resolve your case for the maximum compensation possible.
Recoverable damages vary depending on the individual circumstances of your case. You can generally recover a wide range of economic and non-economic damages. The most common ones include the following:
- Medical bills to date,
- Future expected medical costs,
- Lost wages,
- Future loss of earning capacity,
- Pain and suffering,
- Permanent disfigurement or disability,
- Out-of-pocket expenses,
- Property damage,
- Mental anguish,
- Loss of consortium,
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and
- Wrongful death.
Your attorney will explain which types of damages you’re eligible to receive.
Contact our Sacramento Dump Truck Accident Lawyer
Remember, you do not have to navigate the complexities of a dump truck accident case alone. Mr. Yousefi is committed to protecting your rights, offering knowledgeable legal advice, and seeking the justice you deserve. He has years of experience assisting injured California victims. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let our skilled legal team meet with you to discuss your case and the best course of legal action.