Sacramento Trucking Accident Attorney

Call Tower Legal Group After a Trucking Accident to Protect Your Rights With the Best Advice and Best Lawyering!

Trucking accidents are responsible for some of the highest number of fatalities and catastrophic injuries that stem from auto collisions. As such, the stakes are often very high. The insurance companies representing these trucking companies are armed with a litany of lawyers and experts to try and minimize their liabilities after a trucking accident. Are you?

Tower Legal Group offers the best trucking accident representation with no upfront cost to you guaranteed. Regardless of the size of the case, Tower Legal Group will represent each client to the fullest extent of the law ensuring a full measure of justice for our deserving clients. Our attorneys have worked on numerous six, seven and eight-figure settlements and have been a part of legal teams that received record verdicts in jury trials where the insurance companies failed to pay their fair share.

Robert Nelsen, who heads Tower Legal Groups Personal Injury Department, is a pre-eminent figure in the field of personal injury throughout Northern California, which is why he currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA). He has also been selected by his peers as a “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers since 2015 and has been included in the Top Lawyers List in Sacramento Magazine. He has conducted teaching seminars for other lawyers in this field as well as law students.

When you hire Tower Legal Group, here are a few things you can expect:

  • Outstanding representation from aggressive, experienced, and conscientious lawyers with a track record of obtaining the biggest results for their deserving clients in trucking accident cases;
  • A dedication to holding wrongdoers and their respective insurance companies accountable for the harms they have caused to the fullest extent;
  • A commitment to educating our clients on the process so that they not only know what is going on with their case, but also why;
  • Access to the best experts for whatever needs fit the case, whether it be in the fields of accident reconstruction, life care planning, economists, etc.;
  • Determined advocacy from day one through until the conclusion of your case;


Tower Legal Group serves Sacramento, Yuba, Sutter, Yolo, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano and El Dorado counties

Call Tower Legal Group for a free consultation if you have suffered from any type of car accident to get advice on how to protect yourself

How Much Money Can I Get For My Trucking Accident?

Trucking accident cases can be very difficult, as they often involve multiple parties such as the commercial driver, his or her employer, the entity responsible for the load being carried, among others. Also, since trucking accident cases can sometimes result in major catastrophic injuries or death, the insurance companies for these entities are armed to bear and ready to defend the trucking accident case to limit their responsibilities.

Each case is different and many factors have to be considered to determine how much you are owed after a trucking accident. Generally speaking, a person injured in a trucking accident is entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages from the person who caused the collision. Economic damages include past and future medical expenses and missed wages, among others. Examples of non-economic damages include physical pain, mental suffering and emotional distress. That said, insurance companies will not compensate someone without sufficient proof of those losses, and often times a lawyer and/or lawsuit is required to hold the insurance companies and wrongdoers fully accountable for those amounts they legally owe as a result of the trucking accident.

While terms such as “pain and suffering” and “economic damages” get casually thrown around, it takes a seasoned attorney to help a deserving injury victim evaluate each of these categories to make sure nothing gets overlooked before agreeing to a settlement. Because once a person settles with the insurance company, they typically cannot come back later to try and recoup losses that were not contemplated at the time of that settlement.

Even if you are partly to blame for a trucking accident, you may still be able to get some compensation from the other driver for the damages referenced above at a comparable percentage of fault that person had.


Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Legal Rights After an Auto Accident


The most important thing is your health and safety. As such, it is important that you call 9-1-1 in an emergency setting or, at the very least, contact a doctor to establish the treatment you need. Too many individuals try to “tough it out” and either do more harm or face scrutiny from the insurance companies who later ask why you didn’t seek out medical care if you were in pain. Here at Tower Legal Group we take the approach of “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”.


If it is safe to do so, here are some things you may want to consider doing:


  • Try to take as many photos and/or videos of any damage to the vehicles.
  • Get the full name, date of birth, phone number and address of the person who caused the accident as well as their drivers license and insurance information.
  • Try to identify and get contact info for any witnesses to the accident and/or the aftermath. Even if that witness already gave a statement, it helps to have their information in case there are any details that are relevant to your case that weren’t discussed.
  • Be sure to keep copies of any expenses you have like medical bills, lost wages and anything that cost you money because of the accident.
  • If you have any injuries that are visible such as bruises, seatbelt marks or skin irritation after an airbag deploys, try to take photos as soon as possible. Insurance companies won’t take your word for it later.
  • Avoid giving recorded statements to the at-fault person’s insurance company, especially with respect to your injuries. It is important to understand that they are taking these to try and use them against you, not in an effort to be fair to you.
  • Be sure to reach out to an ethical and experienced auto accident attorney, like us at Tower Legal Group, to help you determine what the full value of your case might be and advocate on your behalf to ensure you get what you deserve.


California Trucking Accident Law Concepts and Procedure

California law allows a person who is injured in an auto accident to file a lawsuit against the person who is responsible, even if that person didn’t intentionally cause the trucking accident. But often times there are other entities who are legally (or “vicariously”) liable for the injuries the truck driver, as well. It is important that this information be investigated as quickly as possible.

Sometimes cases can be resolved with the insurance company or wrongdoer without the need to file a lawsuit, but contact us today so we can discuss if your case has any issues that might put you at jeopardy of violating a statute of limitations, which would bar your ability to recover anything.  For example, if road construction or a government agency is the cause of the accident, there could be a statute of limitations as short as six months from the date of your trucking accident to deal with.


No fees until we win for you!


In order to make our services available to everyone, we handle your trucking accident case on a Contingency Fee Basis. This means that we are only paid when we recover money for you. Through this arrangement you can obtain legal assistance even if you are unable to pay attorney’s fees. Our law firm advances expenses to pay for expert witnesses, court costs and other necessary fees. These expenses are reimbursed to the firm when we win a favorable verdict or settle your case.