Experienced California Truck Accident Attorney

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Our accident attorneys are here for you.

While federal laws mandate that truck drivers take mandatory rest periods, some drivers take foolish risks and stay on the road to maximize profits. When this happens, it can have devastating results. At Amicus Legal Group, we represent victims of truck accidents throughout the state. Our law firm works to help clients get the medical care necessary and maximum compensation for their injuries and suffering. We will protect your rights and interests against truck drivers and their insurance companies who did not meet their duty of care toward you.

By working with us, you can trust that you are working with a legal team that has the experience and focus on getting you the compensation you deserve. A monetary award can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

We focus on a wide range of truck accident claims.

Due to the government’s oversight over the trucking industry, injured parties have a number of tools at their disposal when investigating a trucking accident. In California, truck drivers and their employers are required to keep driver logs and maintenance records for their vehicles. Some trucks are equipped with black boxes that record valuable accident data.

Trucking accidents are different from traditional motor vehicle accidents. Not only is the vehicle much larger and heavier, but there are also different laws by which truck drivers abide, such as highway safety regulations and licensing.

Count on Our Team

While recovering from your accident, you can count on our team to utilize all of our resources to help you get your life back. If you decide to hire a truck accident attorney at our firm, we will tenaciously push back against low-ball insurance settlement offers. Amicus Legal Group will help you pursue a truck accident claim if you or a loved one were negligently injured by:

  • Semi-trucks

  • Logging trucks

  • Commercial buses

  • Moving vans

  • Construction vehicles

  • Government vehicles

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents are often catastrophic for the victims. The injuries are often more severe and permanent than the typical accident case, and can include:

Fractures & broken bones

Head injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Facial injuries

Spinal cord injury

Loss of limbs

Whiplash

Organ damage

Death

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Hold responsible parties accountable

Another significant difference between truck accidents and passenger vehicles is that there is typically more than one party involved. Depending upon the chain-of-command and facts of your case, it is likely that your claim may extend beyond the driver.

Hold responsible parties accountable

Another significant difference between truck accidents and passenger vehicles is that there is typically more than one party involved. Depending upon the chain-of-command and facts of your case, it is likely that your claim may extend beyond the driver.

Negligent parties in truck accident cases

Amicus Legal Group will help you go after compensation from the following parties as applicable:

Any of these parties can be on the hook to compensate you for your current and future financial losses. Estimating how much your case is worth without speaking to a truck accident attorney is a challenge since no two cases are alike.

  • Insurance companies

  • Truck drivers

  • Truck companies or operators

  • Shipping companies

  • Loading companies

  • Government entities

Fight the Insurance Company

The insurance company only has one agenda – to resolve your claim for the least amount possible. They hope you will make the mistake of trying to represent yourself, as that could lead to your claim being denied or resolved for less than what it is actually worth. Industry studies show that settlements for claimants who are represented by an attorney are 40 percent higher than those without a lawyer.

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Recover compensation for your losses

You can anticipate that the insurance company will not readily pay an adequate settlement for your injuries. Do not let them get away with a subpar offer. Hold them accountable by hiring a truck accident attorney to represent your needs and interests.

Recover compensation for your losses

You can anticipate that the insurance company will not readily pay an adequate settlement for your injuries. Do not let them get away with a subpar offer. Hold them accountable by hiring a truck accident attorney to represent your needs and interests.

We will document your injuries as well as ongoing losses, such as new injuries that develop as you may find that you are permanently unable to work. We have an extensive and responsive network of expert witnesses that will help prove liability if needed. While all cases are unique, we have a proven track record of winning compensation for damages related to:

  • Medical expenses

  • Lost wages & benefits

  • Wrongful death benefits

  • Pain and suffering

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

  • Property damage

  • Punitive damages

  • Any other recoverrable benefits under CA law

Strict Deadlines for Truck Accident Injury Cases

The statute of limitations is a legal concept that refers to the amount of time that civil courts require you to bring a lawsuit seeking compensation for personal injuries. If you miss these deadlines, you no longer have a legal right to seek restitution for your losses. Pursuing an insurance claim or filing a court petition will only result in its denial or dismissal, respectively.

Statues of limitations in California

In California, the statute of limitations  is as follows:

  • General personal injury: Up to two years from the date of your injury.
  • Wrongful death: Up to two years from the date of your family member’s death.
  • Product liability: Up to two years from the date of your injury.

While there are exclusions that may apply, they are limited and rare. If you are wondering about what deadlines apply to your accident injury or wrongful death claim, seek the legal advice of a truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

At Amicus Legal Group, our team commits to protecting your rights and interests throughout the entire legal process. We will maintain contact with your doctors and medical providers to ensure your prompt recovery. We will seek full and complete compensation for all possible losses.

Do not leave your case to chance - contact a truck accident attorney for a free consultation at (888) 588-1777 or sending us a message here. There is no obligation to make this call. Let our firm know what we can do to serve you best.

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Client Testimonials

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John-Paul took my civil case when no one else would because other lawyers didn’t have confidence in my daughter who has special needs to testify, if needed. John-Paul won her case against the school district without a jury because he cared about my child, believed she was honest and deserved justice. He still doesn’t mind taking my calls whenever I have a question regarding her case.
Dionne L.

Occasionally you meet another attorney who is so impressive both personally and professionally that you want to be affiliated with them in any way you can both personally and professionally. That is how I feel about John-Paul. I not only consider him one of the finest attorneys I know, but I now proudly call him my friend. He is among the very best.

David Booth

Attorney John Paul-Serrao helped us to win our case against the insurance company after we were involved in a traffic accident where our car was rear ended, we tried to handle it ourselves with the insurance company and they did not want to cooperate with us, so we hired Mr. Serrao and he was able to get us a settlement above with the insurance company was willing to pay. I would highly recommend him.

Lupe G.

John-Paul is well known in our community as a smart and effective criminal defense lawyer who is sensitive to his clients’ situations and responsive to their needs. I refer my clients to him with confidence when they need help with the criminal justice system.

Lawrence Brock

John-Paul is a superb attorney. He was my mentor when I was in law school, and now as an attorney I still go to him for advice on complex cases. When my brother required representation I referred him to John-Paul. That is how highly I think of JP as an attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs representation.

Kit Westbrook

I had the pleasure of working a very large scale drug case with Mr. Serrao, representing co-defendants. Mr. Serrao was a pleasure to work with. Highly skilled and very aggressive in his advocacy on his client’s behalf. I highly recommend Mr. Serrao for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.

Babak Farahan

Mr. Serrao worked on my DUI charge earlier this year and all I can say is WOW! Not only did he keep me updated with the case but his knowledge of the process helped calm my nerves, which was very important to me. He showed care for me as a client and I can’t thank him enough. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a quality criminal defense attorney.

Derrick J.

John-Paul is an extremely effective criminal defense attorney. The one thing that makes him stand out from other defense attorneys is that he talks to his clients to learn the circumstances surrounding their incident and then he makes a forceful and articulate argument in defense of his clients. I recommend my clients to John-Paul when they are in need of a criminal defense attorney because I know he will stand up for them.

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