Truck Accident Injury Attorney Law Firm is the gold standard when it comes to handling California Truck Accident Injury cases. Our seasoned legal team has expertise in handling truck collision claims caused by negligent parties.
We believe that one of the most valuable assets for an individual is good health. When you are injured because of somebody else or a company's negligence, you deserve more than apologies. You require compensation for lost income, medical attention, and loss of life quality. Truck accident injuries could be life-changing and affect different aspects of life like financial, social, relational, and emotional.
We take pride in practicing law by principles of integrity and excellence. This mission is the catalyst to realize significant settlement amounts, verdicts, and satisfied clients across California.
Call us today at 888-511-3139 if you have been injured in a Truck Accident.
All truck accident cases are handled by one of our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys. When you decide to hire us, you will receive direct access to the lawyer handling your case.
We focus on insurance and injury claims related to truck accidents and do not represent insurance companies. All our team members are members of the State Bar of California and have practiced personal injury law for many years. You do not have to worry about unqualified personnel making management decisions about your claim or dealing with case managers or paralegals.
Moreover, we use the latest technological advancements to keep you updated on your case progress.
Suffering an injury after an accident can be life-altering and devastating. It challenges the victim fiscally and could lower the quality of life. Bearing that in mind, we offer personal and uncompromising service, which has earned us a reputation throughout California.
We have confidence in our ability, and you should feel comfortable knowing that you owe us nothing until you recover your damages.
If you have been injured because of another person's negligence, it is essential to have a qualified attorney at your side. Establishing negligence and getting compensation from the defendant or their insurance provider could be challenging. There are numerous insurance firms to select from in California, but your choice matters. Not every law firm has the same experience, skills, and resources that our firm has.
Due to our law firm's size and reach, we could assign several attorneys to your case, depending on the case circumstances. We have Legal assistants, retained experts, investigators, and administrators at our disposal and are part of the many resources you gain from hiring a law firm. Having skilled personnel in numbers leads to better legal representation and case outcomes.
Focus on truck accident claims
By focusing truck accident claims, we understand every aspect of a truck accident injury case . Unlike most law firms where attorneys work on all types of personal injury cases, we focus on truck collisions and have become experts in receiving just compensation for our clients. Overall, we can confidently say that we are more experienced in the field; therefore, you have a better chance of successful results and services from our attorneys.
State of the art technology and infrastructure
We use world-class tools and technology to maximize our work efficiency. We have direct access to legal databases, online resources, and specialized software to do technical research and sophisticated investigations. Moreover, we use technology to conduct presentations at case settlements and trials. We use technology to expedite the litigation and case-handling processes.
Hospital and home consultations
We understand the challenges that most people face following truck accident injuries. Most can't travel to our office because of their severe conditions. When you contact us, we can visit you at your convenience and start the representation immediately. It can be at your home, hospital, or any location. We will make sure there's no delay in legal representation.
On your own, bringing a personal injury claim could be complicated or even impossible. Due to the expertise needed, it's not in your best interest to represent yourself. Working with our competent legal team will make the process easier and increase the chances of recovering compensation. With legal guidance, you can focus on staying healthy and your recovery.
You need to fill out legal documents in order to file your claim. Typically, these documents are complicated and difficult to understand. Should you make an error, the lawsuit might be dismissed or delayed. Our lawyers will aid you in understanding the documents and ensure you fill them out completely and correctly.
When your attorney works on a contingency basis, they won't charge you upfront fees to represent you. The Law Firm is only paid if your claim is successful.
The attorneys at the Truck Accident Injury Attorney Law Firm work on a contingency basis, so it nullifies your financial risk.
The claims should either be settled through a court trial or settled out of court. Our lawyers will recommend what option will provide the best compensation for you.
Most truck accident claims are settled out of court. Once the case is settled, you receive compensation from the liable party, and you lose the right to proceed to trial. A settlement permits you to get compensation faster than you would if your claim went to court.
If no settlement is reached, your personal injury claim will proceed to trial. A trial could take months or even years to settle. If you lose at the trial, you might not receive compensation.
After the truck accident claim is brought, our attorneys will begin preparing the case. We will work to establish that your injuries or losses were due to the defendant's negligence. To achieve this, the attorney will ask you to provide the following information:
As the claim proceeds, your attorney will keep you updated. We can also request for more information to aid strengthen your claim.
Even if you have filled out your legal paperwork correctly, your lawsuit could be unsuccessful if filed not on time. In California, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of your accident. Our lawyers can help you understand the rules and file the case before the timeframe elapses.
There are many types of information that we need to gather in order to build a solid case against the negligible party. In the following sections, we will explain various factors to know before pursuing a Truck Accident lawsuit.
A fully-loaded truck can weigh eighty thousand pounds when an SUV or passenger car can weigh between three thousand and six thousand pounds hinging on the vehicle type. The truck's vast size and weight mean severe injuries, significant property damage, and an increased possibility of death should an accident occur. When you know the forms of truck crashes, you have reduced chances of causing an accident or suffer injuries due to another person's negligence. As discussed below, you'll find the various forms of truck collisions:
Liability in truck accidents in California is founded on negligence. The negligent motorist is accountable
to other road users for damages resulting from the accident. The negligence could be proven by demonstrating
a traffic law violation or the failure to operate the vehicle with due care. A trucking company can also be
Per the negligence law, the negligent motorist should be held responsible for your injuries. However, to recover compensation, you should prove the following elements of negligence:
The duty of due care needs the truck motorist to:
You can still receive compensation after an accident, even when you shared some portion of fault. Per comparative fault laws, you can be awarded compensation based on your degree of responsibility.
However, you can be partially negligent even when you didn't cause the collision. It could be a legal defense to a defendant if you weren't wearing a seat belt.
Even when you think you are partially or wholly accountable for causing your accident, it's essential not to accept liability at the accident scene. You don't have every detail at the scene. You might admit fault only to discover the truck driver was operating on a suspended driver's license or drunk driving. Don't admit fault, or you might not recover the compensation you deserve.
Compensatory damages are tailored to compensate you for losses incurred. The damages in the claim include non-economic and economic damages.
Economic damages include damages where dollar value could be assessed and offer compensation for current and future financial costs. On the other hand, non-economic damages are difficult to attach to dollar value. They include losses that you've suffered emotionally and psychologically.
Some of the common damages include:
Your compensation award could include medical care costs. It involves calculating both what you have spent and the estimated future medical expenses. An experienced attorney will engage experts like accountants, actuaries, and physicians to determine the total future medical costs and needs.
You could recover compensation for lost wages due to the collision. It could include the time you've taken off from your work after the injury, loss of earning capacity, and income reduction if you had to return to a different job. Loss of earning capacity is the difference between what you would have made for the remainder of your lifetime and what you will make after the truck accident.
These damages go beyond sex. Suppose your loved one has been involved in a truck collision and lost the capacity to offer comfort, love, affection, companionship, or the ability to engage in household responsibilities. In that case, you can recover loss of consortium damages.
You are also entitled to compensation for the costs of repairing and replacing your motor vehicle and other property.
These damages compensate for the non-physical impact of your injuries. It could include sleep disturbances, anxiety, and fear.
Life is more than necessities. You could be sleeping, functioning, or eating but unable to enjoy your life? If you are a pianist and have lost the ability to use your hands after your truck accident, you could be suffering since you have lost a significant amount of enjoyment in life. If you are hurt to the degree that you lost the capacity to engage in things you previously enjoyed, you could qualify for loss of life enjoyment.
If the at-fault party was careless or egregious, the judge could decide that they should be punished. In this case, the judge awards punitive (exemplary) damages. The judge should consider the following factors when determining the rationality of an exemplary damage award:
If you have been involved in a truck crash, you will want to receive full compensation for your injuries and losses. Discussed below are steps that can help you build a successful personal injury claim. The steps will help determine your compensation amount and prevent you from violating the law or having the driver's license suspended.
If any person has been injured or died, stay at the scene of the truck accident until law enforcers arrive unless you require medical care.
Leaving an accident scene involving injuries could result in a hit and run charge. The offense is punishable by a year in county jail and ten thousand dollars in fines.
If it's safe, move your motor vehicle to a secure place. Cars blocking traffic could lead to more injuries.
Leave your car where it is if moving it could be hazardous. Moreover, you should leave your car where it is and wait for the police if a person is severely injured or killed unless the vehicle could cause substantial risk.
If you are hurt and require medical care, don't wait for the law enforcers.
Call 911. If taken to an emergency room, give your contact details to the other parties involved in your accident.
After you've moved your motor vehicle and sought medical care for those hurt, take photographs, or write down the following:
You'll require these details when reporting your collision to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Vehicle Identification Number is in the insurance registration and insurance card. However, it is advisable to verify it physically, particularly when the truck driver is not insured. You can get the VIN on the dashboard and in the motorist's side door. Make sure you get the VIN with the truck motorist's consent.
Request to see the truck driver's license, registration, and insurance card. If possible, write the
details or capture photos of the
Also, gather contact info of those involved in or witnessed your truck crash.
If the police responded to the accident, get the name of the police officer.
Finally, give those involved in your accident your contact information, notwithstanding who caused your accident.
Even when you believe that you are not hurt, don't tell anyone.
Some injuries, such as a soft-tissue injury, do not manifest immediately. Claiming you aren't injured might make the insurance company offer you an unsatisfactory compensation offer or even deny the claim.
However, this does not imply that you ought to lie. Lying might affect your credibility. You might say you are not aware and will seek medical care if required.
Photographs of the collision scene and vehicles involved can help your attorney and insurance adjuster
decide what took place. Capture
images of your injuries and vehicle damage from different angles.
Photos could also prevent the defendant from claiming you caused your injuries or property damage.
If the victim had to leave the scene to get medical attention or it is unsafe to take photographs, they should return to the scene once they can if it's safe to capture the images.
Using your smartphone or camera, take images of all visible injuries. If you visit a medical facility, request your physician to take pictures of the injuries as well. Also, record or note down the impressions of what injuries are. The more proof of the injuries you have, the increased possibility of receiving compensation.
Note down every detail of the accident irrespective of how minor it might seem. Some of the things you can record include:
These details might fade with time, so the sooner you write them down, the better.
Most people fail to file a truck accident claim because they fear their insurance rates will go up. However, it is illegal for insurance providers to raise rates in California if the policyholder did not cause the accident.
Many auto insurance policies need drivers to promptly report collisions, even if it is not their fault. The defendant might report the accident, leading to canceled car insurance or suspended driver's license.
The law requires an accident victim to notify the DMV of the accident within ten days if any person was hurt, killed, or the truck accident led to damages that exceeded one thousand dollars.