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Injured in a Truck Accident in Northern California?

Let My Family Help You Get the Recovery You Deserve.

“What’s My Case Worth?”

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Recipient of SuperLawyer Award 2016-2017

Recognized as Outstanding Lawyer in San Francisco Magazine

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Highly Regarded on Yelp

Recipient of SuperLawyer Award 2016-2017

Recognized as Outstanding Lawyer in San Francisco Magazine

Five Star Reviews on Google

Truck Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will   Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

Truck Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will

  Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline and commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him to show compassion towards people who sustained injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

If you are injured, the most important priority is to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline, commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him compassion for other's injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries and his perspective reminds him to treat clients with respect and compassion.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

The most important priority should be to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

Our Attorneys

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"Truly has his client's best interest at heart as opposed to his pocket book. Unfortunately, this is a rare quality to find in an attorney."

-Roger Patrick Niello

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"I'm very confident so far in the work he's done and that the outcome will be amazing! Russ is very knowledgeable and complete opposite of most attorneys that I know, I really enjoy spending time speaking with him (and that's saying a lot considering for most attorneys you have to pay by the hour to talk to them LOL!!!)"

-R.B.

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Sacramento Truck Accident Attorneys

While not as common as collisions only involving passenger cars, truck accidents are often more devastating for the victims and their families. Anytime a tractor trailer, semi-truck, or 18-wheeler is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle, it is the smaller vehicle that bears the brunt of the impact.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates commercial trucks, there are nearly 4,000 fatal crashes each year involving “large trucks and buses.” For 2014, the last year for which the FMCSA has complete data, there were roughly 132,000 injuries attributed to truck and bus accidents. Approximately three-fourths of all injuries and fatalities in these accidents are sustained by “occupants of other vehicles.”

What Causes Truck Accidents?

The typical passenger car weighs about 5,000 pounds. In contrast, the legal limit for a commercial truck–that is, one that does not have an oversize or overweight permit–is 80,000 pounds. This 16-to-1 weight difference makes a commercial truck a dangerous instrument when left in the wrong hands.

There are a number of factors that may lead to a serious truck accident:

  • The driver lacks experience in handling the vehicle;
  • The truck is carrying a load above its legal weight limit;
  • The driver recklessly operates the truck on narrow roads that are not designed to handle commercial vehicles;
  • The driver fails to obey California and Sacramento traffic laws;
  • The driver does not see the victim’s car due to a commercial truck’s large “blind spot”; and
  • The driver is operating the vehicle while tired–and possibly in excess of the maximum hours permitted by FMCSA regulations.

Like anyone who operates a motor vehicle on California roads, truck drivers owe a duty of care to other motorists. If a driver’s negligence leads to an accident, the victims have the right to seek compensation. A qualified Sacramento truck accident attorney is an invaluable ally in holding the driver, among other parties, accountable.

Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident in the Sacramento Area?

Truck accidents are not simple fender benders. They typically involve a web of factual and legal issues. If you are a victim recovering from serious injuries, the last thing you should do is attempt to deal with such problems on your own.

Why are truck accidents so complicated? For one thing, it can be difficult to ascertain who actually owns the truck. Consider a normal car accident. You typically exchange insurance and registration with the other driver, who in most cases is also the owner of the car. It is therefore readily apparent who is liable for any potential damages.

With truck accidents, it is usually not that simple. There may be multiple parties who are potentially liable for your injuries:

  • the truck driver, who may be an employee or an independent contractor;
  • the company that employs the truck driver;
  • the company that owns the truck, which may be different than the company that employs the driver;
  • the company that leased the truck from its owner; or
  • the company that owns or leases the trailer attached to the truck, if it was carrying commercial cargo at the time of the accident.

Ownership interests are especially difficult to decipher because they often involve a variety of legal entities–corporations, LLCs, etc.–designed to minimize the true owner’s liability. Experienced personal injury lawyers know how to untangle this mess and identify the correct parties.

How Do You Investigate a Truck Accident?

But identification is just the first step. Commercial trucking accidents generate a lot of paperwork–which is information that may clarify a defendant’s liability. At the Law Office of Russ Wyatt we know how to sort through this mountain of evidence to get at the heart of the matter. There are a number of question we can investigate the answers to on your behalf:

  • Who was actually in control of the truck when the accident occurred?
  • Was the truck properly maintained according to the owner’s written records?
  • If the company failed to keep proper maintenance records, as required by federal law, who was responsible?
  • Has the same company–or even the same truck–been involved in any previous accidents?

There are also cases where the truck driver and owner did nothing wrong. In other words, the accident was not the fault of negligent driving but a physical defect in the truck itself. Trucks are enormously complex machines that require thousands of parts to function correctly at all times. If one of those parts failed due to a manufacturer’s error in design or production, an accident victim may have a cause of action for product liability.

What Compensation Can I Recover?

A truck accident can leave you with lifelong injuries. Traumatic brain injury and paralysis are just two examples. These are not the kinds of injuries that heal after a quick visit to the emergency room. In many cases victims find their quality of life significantly reduced. They may be unable to work or enjoy normal everyday activities.

Our attorneys can help a judge and jury understand the total financial and emotional impact of a truck accident. By law you are entitled to recover not only past and current medical expenses from the negligent parties, but also compensation for estimated future medical care–even if it lasts the rest of your life. You may also seek damages for lost wages and lost future earning capacity, as well as non-economic damages to compensate you for pain and suffering.

Why Should I Contact Sacramento Truck Accident Attorneys, Wyatt Law Corp?

The Law Office of Russ Wyatt is not a one-man affair. Russ Wyatt works with his entire family–including his parents and his brother–all of whom are experienced personal injury lawyers dedicated to serving the people of Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties. We know how to handle your case from start to finish, whether that involves a brief negotiation with an insurance company willing to admit liability, or an extended trial involving months of investigation, discovery, and possible appeals.

Our family is committed to helping your family seek justice. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a negligent truck driver, owner, or manufacturer, call the Wyatt Law Corp today at 916-277-8820 to schedule a free consultation.

We Serve the Following California Counties

We Serve the Following California Counties

Sacramento County
Placer County
El Dorado County
Yuba County
Yolo County
Solano County
Merced County
San Joaquin County
Calaveras County

Sacramento

901 H St. Suite 601
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 277-8820

Cameron Park

3350 Country Club Dr. #202
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Ph: (530) 350-6645