Accidents in which one of the vehicles is a large truck, can bring catastrophic consequences for those involved. At worst it can cause death, leaving the victim’s family grieving and bereft of support, compassion and several other vital things in life. In California as well as many other states, liability may be assigned to the trucker if they are shown to have been negligent to the extent of causing injury or death to the other people involved in the crash.
For example, many truckers have hard deadlines to meet when it comes to making deliveries, and often drive under fatigue, or get careless or reckless while behind the wheel. Such a thing could cause serious problems, consider they are handling machinery which weighs around 20 times as much as the average car. Sometimes, it is the trucking company that is at fault, because they failed to inspect the safety of the vehicle, or to make sure the driver did not drive more hours than he was legally allowed to. If a truck leaves a yard with faulty brakes, or any other issues, the trucking company would be at least partially liable for any accident caused as a result.
Anyone that has suffered physical or emotional injury as a direct consequence of a trucking accident, can sue for compensation towards damages suffered. At the Law Offices of Joseph Y. Avrahamy, wemake sure you are more than adequately represented when you negotiate a settlement, or even bring the cause to court. Before you call us, make sure you start getting the medical assistance which you need. Clearly relate to what happened when the police show up, leaving no detail out. If speaking to the other driver for any purpose, make sure to keep your words to a minimum, while still being civil. Hold off on calling your insurance agent until we have had a look at the situation for you.
Our California trucking accident lawyer would get right to work investigating the incident and calculating the damages it heaped on you. If negligence was the cause, then evidence would need to be gathered, so as to indisputably show before a jury that you were an unwitting victim, and deserve to be paid compensation for your troubles. Call us now and we can give you a free evaluation of your case.