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Because of their larger size and heavier weight, accidents involving  commercial trucks often result in significant property damage, severe bodily injury, and death. But injuries caused by a Redding truck accident may not be your responsibility to bear. If the trucking accident you were in was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses.

Rebuilding your life after a serious trucking accident is taxing both physically and mentally.  We can help.

While you put your energy towards your l recovery,  our lawyers can pursue the compensation you and your family deserve to rebuild your lives and secure your future

Call (855) 248-5659 for a free case evaluation

Truck Accidents Are Unfortunate Realities in Redding

Trucking accidents are unfortunately common in the Redding area.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines “Transportation and Material Moving occupations” as a “Major Occupational Group” in Redding. When irresponsible truckers travel through Redding, particularly on the I-5 corridor , they cause unnecessary accidents that injure people.

When a trucking accident was caused by negligence, the victims of the crash have the opportunity   to file a claim or bring a lawsuit in order to obtain the compensation they deserve. While we  hope you won’t ever  need us, Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, is here if you do.

Call (855) 248-5659 for a free case evaluation

Potential Causes of Truck Accidents in Redding

Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20.7 percent of truck drivers who are in an accident have been in an accident before. This percentage is greater than that of non-truck drivers.

A truck driver can cause an accident by:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while intoxicated or on drugs
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to secure their load
  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Driving while tired
  • Driving while distracted

The negligence of drivers is not the only cause of trucking accidents.  Some trucking accidents may result from:

  • A defect in the truck’s design or assembly
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Pedestrians interfering in the roadway
  • Other hazards

A public entity like the City of Redding, Shasta County or the State of Califrnia is responsible for keeping its roads safe.  There are 427 miles of roadway in Redding, per the City of Redding Public Works Department. If an unsafe roadway caused your accident, the public entity responsible for its safety may be financially liable.

Hiring a Lawyer with Our Firm Can Be Beneficial for Your Truck Accident Case

When seeking a law firm, you should consider:

  • Your comfort level when speaking with the law firm
  • The law firm’s practice areas
  • The law firm’s results in cases like yours
  • How the law firm responds to your questions and concerns
  • How former clients speak about the law firm
  • The law firm’s experience and reputation

What to Know About Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel

Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel has been in the Redding area for over 40 years. As our clients are our neighbors, every case is personal—as yours will be.
Our firm offers:
  • 150 years of combined legal experience
  • Experience handling truck accident cases
  • The necessary resources for cases involving catastrophic injuries
  • Unwavering tenacity and integrity
  • Accolades from Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Association, AVVO, and Martindale Hubbell

What to Know About Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel

At the end of the day, results matter.  While every case is unique, Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel has won more than $600 million for clients.

What we offer is a firm that has built a a national reputation but while also having the the local experience and knowledge to provide the attention to your case that only a local law firm could.

Why Do Clients Turn to Us for Help After a Truck Accident?

Nearly all of our clients have never needed a lawyer before calling us.  Most never imagined they would ever hire a lawyer or be involved in a legal claim.  Generally, our clients come to us because:

  • They want to minimize  stress caused by the legal process
  • They do not have the time to attempt to handle their case on their own
  • They recognize that handling a serious personal injury case can be complex, expensive and time consuming.
  • They realize that having their case handled by lawyers who specialize in personal injury law gives them the best chance to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.

What Types of Injuries Come from Truck Accidents?

Injuries that can result from truck accidents include:

  • Broken bones in your face, upper body, arms, and other body parts
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Dislocated or amputated limbs
  • Injuries to internal organs

Typical Damages You May Seek After a Truck Accident

Damages are specific to each truck accident victim.

With non-fatal injuries, your recoverable damages may include:

  • Diagnostic costs: You may need X-rays, CT scans, direct examination, and other procedures to diagnose your injuries.
  • Treatment costs: You may need surgery, rehabilitation, medications, injections, or other costly treatments.
  • Lost income: If injuries keep you from working for any period, then you may receive awards for lost income.
  • Additional professional losses: You may lose retirement benefits, performance bonuses, productivity, and other recoverable damages while you are injured.
  • Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering may cover certain non-economic costs like trauma.
  • Property damage: A truck may do massive damage to smaller vehicles, so you may receive coverage to repair your vehicle or replace a totaled one.

Losing a loved one in a Redding truck accident is devasting, and you have our condolences. We know money cannot replace the loss, but we can help your family through this terrible event. The damages you may additionally pursue could include funeral expenses, loss of spousal and parental support, and loss of financial support.

Who Is Responsible For Your Losses After a Truck Accident?

This factor depends on how your accident happened. If a truck driver caused your accident in Redding, then the driver may be liable. However, if they were on the clock, then their employer, the trucking company, may be liable for your damages due to the principle of vicarious liability.

If a vehicle defect caused your accident, then the vehicle or part manufacturer may be liable. When dangerous road conditions cause a truck accident, a federal or local government agency may be responsible for your losses.

Are There Time Limits for Filing a Truck Accident Case?

California law generally allows injured truck accident victims to file lawsuits within two years of their collision. This is known as the statute of limitations.  The same statute generally allows two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit following a fatal truck accident.

However, there are exceptions that alter these deadlines, such as a victim’s age or the involvement of a government entity will result in different deadlines that apply to the case.  It is critical to evaluate early on what time deadline applies.

What Does It Cost to Hire Our Firm for Your Truck Accident Case in Redding?

None of our clients pay us anything upfront. We will never ask a client to advance us costs, or pay us by the hour for our time. We only get paid if we win your case.
You owe us nothing if we don’t obtain a financial recovery for you.

Complete Your FREE Consultation with Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel

Connect with Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel today at (530) 241-0290 for your case review. Your consultation is absolutely free.

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case.

~ Sandra P.

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