Do you need a truck accident lawyer?
As a driver on the road in California, you are most likely aware of the many semi trucks that share the lanes with you. But are you aware of what your rights are if you are in an accident with one? If not, it’s best you understand what the laws surrounding trucks and how you can sue truck companies if you’ve been in an accident. Our lawyers at Eldessouky Law are here to provide you with all the help you need if you decide to pursue a suit against a truck company. We understand that truck accidents can be extremely catastrophic compared to other kinds of accidents because of the sheer size and weight of semis. Your injuries may be severe, and you may have been afflicted with emotional, physical, and property damage that may have lasting effects. Call our office at (714) 409-8991 to talk to one of our truck accident lawyers serving Lakewood, California so that you can see what your legal options are and how you can recover from such a significant accident that has impacted your life.
What are common causes of truck accidents in California?
While every case is different and accidents can be caused by a number of different factors, here are some of the more common causes of truck accidents caused by truck drivers:
- Inadequate training
- Systems of compensation that encourage faster speeds and more consecutive hours of driving
- Unrealistic schedules and expectations
If one of these was the cause of a truck accident you were in, then you may want to pursue a lawsuit against the truck company. The truck company may be considered negligent and be liable for your damages.
However, there are also times when a car is at fault for a truck accident. Some common causes of accidents committed by car drivers are:
- Driving in the no-zones where there’s little visibility to truck drivers
- Changing lanes abruptly
- Going to the right of a truck when the truck is turning right
- Misjudging an approaching truck’s speed
- Merging improperly into traffic
- Failure to slow down when a truck begins to change lanes
- Unsafe passing
- Driving between large trucks
- Abandoning a vehicle in a travel lane
Even if the accident was your fault, there may be a way for you to still recover damages. This is because of California’s comparative fault law. This means that if the accidents is deemed partially your fault, you can still receive partial recovery. Working with a lawyer will help you with the fight to prove fault. It’s best to not try to take on large truck companies alone. Instead, call our firm and receive help from one of our experience truck accidents lawyers today.
What kind of compensation can I receive from a truck accident suit?
Our lawyers will always fight for you to win as much compensation as possible in your case. In truck accident cases, you are usually able to recover compensatory damages. Some examples of compensatory damages are:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Car repair or replacement
- Loss of consortium
This is not an all-inclusive list, and speaking with one of our lawyers is the best way to see how much your case could be worth. In a small amount of cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. These are awarded when someone has acted especially malicious. One of our truck accident lawyers will be able to determine for you what kind of compensation you can receive.
How can I preserve evidence after an accident?
The best way to preserve evidence after a truck accident is to photograph everything. If you are able to, make sure you photograph all your property damages, the scene itself, road condition, your injuries, and anything else that is relevant. The more visual proof you can provide, the better our lawyer will be able to determine what you should do with your case. All your photographs are just a few of the things that you should bring to an initial consultation. It will also be in your interest to bring copies of the accident report, medical bills, and witness and other party information. All of this will help your lawyer give you accurate and helpful legal advice.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law to help me with my truck accident case?
You should use our firm to help you if you’ve been in a truck accident because we always prioritize our clients, not money. While other firms may only care about making money, our firm wants to make sure you are in good hands, are treated well, and have the potential to win a high amount of compensation. Our consultations are free; all you need to do is call our office. We also represent you in a lawsuit free of any upfront fees. If we do not win your case, then you will not owe us any money. Only if we win, will we ask for a small percentage. It’s time for you to contact our firm now!