Truck and Automobile Accidents

According to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010 the total economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in the United States was $242 billion. This represents the present value of lifetime economic costs for 32,999 fatalities, 3.9 million non-fatal injuries, and 24 million damaged vehicles. These figures include both police-reported and unreported crashes. When quality-of-life valuations are considered, the total value of societal harm from motor vehicle crashes in 2010 was $836 billion.

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties have experienced considerable population growth and development over the past few decades. As a result, these counties have some of the busiest freeways in the world. It follows that the streets and highways in the Inland Empire have become much more congested and the number of accidents involving trucks and cars has increased accordingly. The attorneys of Tiedt & Hurd have the extensive experience necessary in handling complicated accident claims in the Inland Empire and are ready to assist you with the aftermath of a truck or car accident.

For more than 25 years, each of the principals at Tiedt & Hurd have handled motor-vehicle and truck accident cases that resulted in death or serious injuries. Mr. Tiedt and Mr. Hurd started their careers in the truck and auto accident field by representing clients through the insurance companies, and therefore we know how those insurance companies operate.  Now, Tiedt & Hurd only represent the victims of vehicle accidents.  As an example, Tiedt & Hurd handled a complicated car accident case, with the insurance company claiming significant contributory negligence, and still managed to get the client $4.2 Million.

Truck accidents are common in the Inland Empire. Trucks are regulated due to the enormous potential for injury or death caused by a negligent operator. Many trucks on the road weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more and must be carefully maintained and operated in order to avoid terrible accidents.  Trucking companies must keep records regarding the maintenance and operation of their trucks. The principals at Tiedt & Hurd are familiar with the trucking regulations and standard of care for truckers as they both represented trucking companies in truck accident cases.  Now, you can have the experience of Tiedt & Hurd on your side. We will collect the relevant evidence and employ the top experts in the field of trucking to analyze each accident.

With respect to auto accidents in Southern California, Tiedt & Hurd only takes cases involving serious injuries that require exceptional legal services. We are exceptional advocates for the seriously injured.

Attorneys Who Understand Your Damages

When you are seriously injured in a car or truck accident, you likely have to worry about more than your medical bills. Tiedt & Hurd will identify and evaluate past, present and future damages. In addition to your initial medical costs, you must also consider loss of income and loss of earning capacity, the costs of future care, as well as the physical and emotional pain and suffering for which you are entitled to compensation.

Unfortunately, insurance companies are often seeking to pay nothing more than the bare minimum for your care. That is why you need trial attorneys who are experts on damages and are familiar with the games that some insurance companies play to save money on claims.  You are entitled to full compensation and Tiedt & Hurd will do their best to ensure that the insurance company pays all of your costs caused by the accident.

Experienced and Zealous Representation in Fatal Car Accidents

When a negligent driver of a car or truck accident causes the loss of life of a loved one, you need trial attorneys with experience handling Wrongful Death cases.  Wrongful Death cases are not simple.  Usually, the best witness to the accident is the deceased so Tiedt & Hurd have to immediately search and find percipient and expert witnesses to evaluate the liability issues of the accident.  Wrongful death cases require immediate professional investigation with experts in such fields as accident reconstruction, road design, automotive maintenance/repair, biomechanics and automobile design and engineering.

While no one can put a value on a life, it’s important to be fairly compensated for all of the financial loss you and your family will caused by the death of your loved one.  To prove damages in a wrongful death case, you will need experts who can present credible and accurate evidence of the losses you incurred.  In this emotionally difficult time, you need the clear thinking of an attorney who has handled wrongful death cases for several decades to ensure that you are justly compensated. While no amount of financial compensation will bring back your loved one, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering and to have your financial needs met as you move forward with life after loss.

In mere seconds, a car or truck accident can take the life of a loved one and your life will be changed forever.  The shock of losing someone you love is devastating and dealing with a wrongful death claim is a daunting task.  You need experienced legal experts on your side.  Don’t navigate the days after an accident without the right legal help and support.

Contact Tiedt & Hurd for the legal support you need from Inland Empire car accident lawyers as you rebuild your life after the devastation caused by a crash.