Were you hit and struck by a J. B. Hunt truck? Are you unsure what to do next? J. B. Hunt is one of the most popular shipping carriers in America. As of this writing, there are somewhere around 20,000 J. B. Hunt trucks throughout the country and every year that number goes up. If you were hit and injured in an accident involving one of these trucks, it’s natural to be unsure what to do next. Belal Hamideh, California truck accident lawyer, and the rest of the team here can help you to recover the maximum compensation you’re owed for everything that you’ve been through.
Many who may have been injured in an accident are reticent about reaching out to an attorney. While this is understandable, we recommend that, if you believe there was even a slight chance that you were hurt in an accident involving a J. B. Hunt vehicle, you reach out to us for a free case evaluation. The worst-case scenario is that we tell you we believe you may not have the strongest case. However, it’s likely that we will take your case and help you to recover maximum compensation.
What to Know About J. B. Hunt
In the “Safety Policy Statement” on their site, J.B. Hunt says that this policy “originated from the company’s commitment to the well-being of its employees and the general public, as well as its desire to comply with all federal, state and local laws and safety regulations” and goes on to say that “the company strives to provide a safe working environment for its employees.”
That said, however, according to the “Federal Motor Carrier Administration,” as of this writing, J. B. Hunt has racked up 3,180 “Unsafe Driving Violations” as well as 3,001 “Driver Inspections with Unsafe Driving Violations.” Those numbers may very well change by the time that you read this.
Unfortunately, truck accidents can be even more devastating than those involving other vehicles. As the trucks that J. B. Hunt uses are large, often packed with cargo and traveling at high speeds, they can do significant, serious damage to small vehicles, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. That way, we can help you to recover maximum damages for everything that you’ve been through.
First Steps in a Truck Accident
To the best extent that you’re able, we encourage you to remain calm. Slowing your breathing can help you to calm yourself, even if it’s just a little. You want to be in the best possible position to make decisions.
Assess your injuries as best you can. Remove yourself from harm’s way if you’re able. Contact the authorities. If nothing else, the police will be able to provide a detailed report which can be a great benefit to your eventual case.
You’ll want to get medical attention, too. Again, truck accidents can be even more harmful than other vehicular accidents. Even if you don’t believe that you were injured it’s in your best interests to be checked out. Maybe you have internal injuries that you are currently unaware of, and so forth.
Once you’ve done all of that, you can inform your insurance company what happened. Just as when you’re talking to the other party and collecting their information, keep it short with your insurance company. Do not say anything to anyone that could be construed as you accepting any degree of blame for the accident.
Then, after completing all of the above, reach out to us for a free case evaluation. From there, we can schedule a time to sit down with you and figure out how we can best serve you.
Why it’s Important to Work with an Experienced Attorney if You’re Hit by a J. B. Hunt Truck
From the moment that they’re able, the driver of the J. B. Hunt truck will be on the phone with J. B. Hunt. J. B. Hunt and their attorneys will be right on the case, trying to figure out the best way possible to make sure that you receive little compensation (if anything) for everything that you’re going through.
We can keep that from happening. Over the years, we’ve stood up to plenty of the biggest, most intimidating companies on behalf of our clients. Now, we can put that experience to work for you.
Moreover, in a truck accident case such as those involving J. B. Hunt trucks, multiple parties could be liable, even if just partially, for your injuries. For example, yes, the driver very well may be liable, as perhaps they violated a traffic law which led to your injury, or maybe they were driving under the influence, etc.
However, J. B. Hunt could be liable as well. For all their stated goals of hiring safe drivers, perhaps they hired someone that they shouldn’t have, missing obvious red flags, and so forth. Beyond that, so many of the trucks involved in these accidents are carrying cargo. If that cargo was loaded incorrectly and that led to your injuries, then those parties could be liable as well.
When we take your case, we begin an investigation to determine exactly who was at fault and to what extent. Then, from there, once that’s determined, we do everything in our power to make sure that you receive everything you should from everyone liable.
Belal Hamideh: California Truck Accident Lawyer
The truth is that, over the years, J. B. Hunt has been involved in many truck accident cases. They know how to “win” these. Of course, to them, a “win” is keeping those injured in these accidents from receiving what they should.
Belal Hamideh and the team here also have a winning track record, too. Specifically, we have a track record of helping our clients to recover all of the compensation that they deserve. If you were injured in a truck accident involving J. B. Hunt or any other company, we very well may be able to help.
For a free consultation, message us through our site or call.