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Murrieta Truck Accident Lawyer

Murrieta Truck Accident Lawyer

Murrieta Truck Accident Attorney

Accidents occur every day, particularly on the crowded streets of California. With so many individuals sharing the road on their daily commute, accidents just don’t happen between passenger vehicles and pedestrians. They also happen with large commercial trucks. Truck accidents can be devastating, resulting in injuries ranging from minor to severe or even fatal. If you are involved in a truck accident, you deserve the help of a Murrieta truck accident lawyer.

At Karlin & Karlin, our team has the knowledge and experience needed to help you receive the compensation you deserve after a truck accident. From battling insurance companies to filing a claim against the driver, the company they work for, or the manufacturing company responsible for malfunctioning parts, you shouldn’t have to pay because of the negligence of others. We fight to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Murrieta Truck Accident Lawyer

Types of Claims We Handle

Accidents involving trucks can be the result of a multitude of factors. However, one common denominator in many of these accidents is negligence. Some of the types of cases that we handle include:

  • Dislodged cargo. When cargo is improperly secured, or there is a manufacturer’s defect in safety equipment, cargo can become loose and end up on the roadway or throw off the balance of the truck.
  • Rollovers. Trucks have a high center of gravity, which means they are more susceptible to rolling over. This can occur when the load balance is off or road conditions are unsafe, but the driver chooses to put the truck on the road anyway, such as in cases of high winds.
  • Exhaustion. Long routes and long hours can lead to exhaustion in truck drivers. With tight deadlines, drivers are forced to overexert themselves. This can lead to fatigue, a condition that not only reduces reaction times but also could result in falling asleep at the wheel.
  • Improper or unsafe lane changes. Trucks have large blind spots that make lane changes difficult. Even with the right safety features, a driver’s view of the road is limited, and without constant awareness of all the other vehicles on the road, accidents can occur.

These are just a few of the types of accidents that we handle. No matter the circumstances of your accident in Murrieta, after receiving a medical evaluation, contact our offices so we can start a full review of your case.

Investigating Your Accident

Our services begin with an evaluation of your case in order to understand the initial details. We then complete a thorough investigation to collect evidence that can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our services include a review of many of the following details:

  • Reports by police. The police report will contain many pertinent details about your accident, including the time, location, and road conditions, and an initial determination of who or what may be at fault for the accident.
  • Black box information. Most well-known for being in airplanes to maintain important flight details, many commercial trucks also have tracking systems on board that help to monitor speed, the rate of acceleration, the frequency and pressure of the brake system, and more. This information can help to determine the circumstances leading up to the accident and what may have occurred in the moments before the accident.
  • Truck maintenance records. Businesses and drivers have a responsibility to keep the truck’s maintenance up to date. If the truck is not properly maintained, then the malfunctioning equipment could be the cause of the accident.
  • Photo and video evidence. Many drivers today, including commercial drivers, utilize dashboard cameras to track driving behaviors and other vehicles on the road. In addition, there may be traffic cameras or building cameras in the area. These videos and photos of the accident scene immediately after the incident can all provide clues and evidence to what may have happened.
  • Other pertinent evidence. Other evidence, such as blood tests after the accident, witness statements, GPS data, and even cell phone records, can all help to piece together the accident puzzle.

All this information helps our office to build a case designed to fight for the compensation you may be owed as a result of this unexpected incident.


Q: How Much Are Most Truck Accident Settlements?

A: The maximum settlement for truck accidents in California can vary. The amount you could receive is based on many factors, including lost wages, medical recovery expenses, future medical expenses, and other incurred damages. While no amount of money can replace what is lost in an accident, your attorney can help you understand the monetary value you may receive in your case.

Q: How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in California?

A: The statute of limitations for accidents in California is two years from the time of the accident. However, this timeline can vary depending on a few circumstances. If the accident involves a commercial vehicle operated by a government entity in a government capacity, the timeline is reduced to six months. If the accident involves a minor under the age of 18, the two years begin at the time of their 18th birthday.

Q: What Is a Trucking Settlement?

A: A trucking settlement is an agreement reached through mediation, arbitration, or litigation in which a compensatory amount is agreed upon between the parties involved in a trucking accident. These settlements help to recover damages owed for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Q: How Do Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

A: Settlement negotiations are conducted by attorneys who represent their clients. In negotiations, attorneys work to determine liability or who is at fault. They then look at the collective damages caused by that fault and work to recover the compensation or minimize the liability payments each of their clients may be responsible for.

Murrieta Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is important to seek representation as soon as possible. With the help of the team at Karlin & Karlin, our truck accident attorneys can help you recover the damages you may be owed. Our team puts your needs first and understands how life-changing these events can be. Contact us today, and let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

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