Knowledgeable And Experienced In Truck Accident Claims

At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, our truck accident lawyers have the experience and technical knowledge to handle accidents effectively. For nearly 20 years, we've been helping accident victims obtain payment for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. We are familiar with the federal laws pertaining to the trucking industry and have obtained substantial settlements in car-truck crashes.

By working with an experienced truck accident attorney from Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, victims can have control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.

Holding Trucking Companies Accountable

Trucking companies are required to follow federal regulations regarding employee screening and background checks, truck weights, and time drivers spend on the road. When the negligent actions of a trucking company or truck driver result in injury, victims deserve to be fully compensated.

If you have been injured or if a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, contact Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney to speak with a dedicated truck accident attorney. We are committed to helping accident victims across California, including Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Sun City, Perris, Hemet and other communities in Riverside County.

We handle truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis, so we are paid only if we recover monetary damages for you.

These Accidents Are Serious. We Can Help.

Some of the most severe motor vehicle accidents are those involving 18-wheeler trucks. Trucking accidents tend to be more serious because the sheer size and weight of semis overpower smaller vehicles, resulting in serious injuries. It is not uncommon for truck accidents to cause injuries such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, permanent brain damage such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputation, chronic pain due to spinal cord injury or, sadly, death.

Another aggravating factor is that these accidents often occur on California highways, where higher speeds can contribute to the severity of the injuries.

Every year, nearly 500,000 large trucks are involved in traffic accidents in the United States. Approximately 5,000 of these accidents involving semi-trailer trucks result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck. Not surprisingly, most of the deaths and injuries involve passengers in the vehicles struck by tractor-trailers. Truck drivers typically escape unscathed.

Truck Accidents Require Thorough Investigation

In our experience, 18-wheeler accidents are caused by many forms of negligence, including:

  • Inexperienced and poorly trained drivers
  • Excessive speed or driving too fast for road conditions
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Tire blowouts
  • Defective truck parts

Our California truck accident lawyers will work to find the person or company responsible for your injuries and determine what insurance claims can be asserted. More importantly, we can protect your rights when it comes to the complex investigations that follow commercial trucking accidents, including discovering whether a product defect in the truck itself or a defective road contributed to the accident.

Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer Today

It is extremely important to consult with a personal injury attorney with experience in truck accident claims to protect your right to fair compensation. To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney by calling 951-331-3277.