Truck Accidents :
Right to compensation for Truck Accident Victims :
Truck Accident victims are eligible to get compensated for the damages. More often than not they only receive compensation for the damages to their vehicle through the insurance companies.
Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit is the only way out to get compensation for damages, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. In order to get rightfully compensated, it is important to prove that the other driver in the accident was at fault.
Why do I need a Truck Accidents Attorney?
When awarding Personal Injury damages, the court can apply a certain percentage of fault to each party involved in the accident. The damages you can claim and recover are proportional to the degree of fault (if any) you had in the accident.
If you suffer damages worth $ 20000, but if the defendant or the insurance company proves that you were 10% responsible for the accident, the court has the right to limit your compensation to $ 18000 under the “Comparative Negligence” appeal.
Insurance Companies/Claims Adjusters:
The claims adjuster from the insurance company will try to settle your claim for as little amount as possible. They persuade you to give up your rights to sue the driver in court in exchange of your settlement amount.
The best and the first thing to do after an Auto Accident is to contact our experienced Truck Accidents Attorney.
Our Auto Accident Attorneys have the knowledge, expertise and resources to negotiate with the insurance companies and navigate through the legal procedures to get you the rightful compensation for your pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitation to file a Truck Accident Claim :
The time-limit to file a Personal Injury Claim for the injuries occurred in an auto accident is 2 years, for property damages it is 3 years from the date of accident. If the defendant is a government entity, the time limit is 6 months from the date of accident. If the government entity denies the claim, you have another 6 months from the date of denial.
What you need to know about Truck, Big Rig & 18 Wheeler Accidents
Every 16 minutes, a person falls victim to a tractor trailer accident in the U.S. California is no exception, many people who have experienced a loss resulting from a tractor trailer accident understand the emotional toll and devastating consequences resulting from such an accident.
Our Truck Accidents Attorney deals with cases such as:
1. Tractor Trailer Driver Fatigue
2. Tractor Trailer Accidents Caused by Shifting and Falling Cargo
3. Tractor Trailer Accidents Resulting from Faulty Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
4. Tractor Trailer Accidents Caused by a Drunk Driver
5. Catastrophic Tractor Trailer Accidents and Wrongful Death from Trucking Accidents