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Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents are handled much differently than crashes with an ordinary passenger car. Let an experienced personal injury lawyer fight to get the maximum compensation for your accident.

Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in Modesto, CA

Getting in an accident involving a commercial truck (AKA semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or tractor trailer) is one of a driver’s worst nightmares. These accidents can be terrifying and life-altering, leading to severe injuries, wrongful death, and significant mental trauma. Unfortunately, receiving fair compensation also means fighting against high-powered truck companies who will do anything in their power to minimize their fault—and your damages.

Thankfully, you don’t have to face the corporate lawyers alone. Derek L. Casey is prepared to take an uncompromising approach to your case, fighting for your best interests every step of the way. Don’t let the trucking company’s representatives short-change you for their own benefit—call an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Semi-Truck Accidents

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When one of their drivers is involved in an accident, trucking companies send their lawyers or damage control teams to investigate almost immediately. Because the proceedings in truck accident cases can become very complex very fast, you need a personal injury attorney with the experience and commitment to fight for what you rightfully deserve. That means being prepared to take the case to trial if they won’t agree to full compensation in a settlement.

Derek L. Casey’s formidable representation has helped drivers face the trucking companies and receive full compensation for a number of losses, including but not limited to:

  • Repair or replacement value of your vehicle
  • Medical bills, both current and ongoing
  • Lost wages from time off work
  • Pain, suffering, & emotional distress
  • Punitive damages 
  • Loss of future earning potential

Commercial Truck Accident FAQs

What do I do if the trucking company contacts me after an accident?
After a commercial truck accident, the trucking company’s lawyers or insurance representatives will likely try to talk you into a settlement. This offer will almost certainly be much less than you truly deserve, as their only goal is to mitigate their own losses. You can tell them you are not willing to speak to them without an attorney present, even if you haven’t yet hired one. Then, call Derek L. Casey for a consultation to determine your next steps.
What should I do after a semi-truck crash?
Your first call should always be 911—your health and safety are the first priority. Your next call should be to an experienced truck accident attorney who can advocate for you from the beginning. The truck company will send their representatives out immediately—arm yourself with your own representation as soon as possible by contacting Derek L. Casey at (209) 622-0079.
How do you know who is at fault in a truck accident?
Determining fault is more complicated than it may seem: the truck driver, the truck company, or even the manufacturer of the truck’s parts could be at fault. Of course, the truck company will always try to blame you. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation as part of the legal process, gathering evidence and documentation to determine who was really responsible for the accident and ultimately strengthen your case.

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