Can I Sue a Trucking Company After an Accident?

Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact Our Trusted Personal Injury Law Firm

Were you recently involved in a truck accident? Did you suffer serious injuries as a result of this collision? If you were not at fault for the accident, there is no reason you should foot the bill for it. The time for you to take action is now. Your best bet will be to contact a personal injury attorney from Accident Lawyers Firm.

Who is Responsible for Your Truck Accident?

Determining liability after a truck accident is not always easy. There is often more than one party involved that could be liable for the accident that resulted in your losses or injuries. In California, truck drivers are held to the highest standards. When it comes to filing a lawsuit, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • That the truck driver owed you a duty of care while driving
  • The truck driver breached that duty through negligence
  • Their negligence was a key factor in your injuries and losses

There’s never a wrong time to go after a trucking company or its drivers. However, an accident claim must be filed within two years of the day you were injured.

When Should You Sue the Trucking Company?

Colliding with a truck is different from the average car accident. Normally the first thing you would usually consider is submitting a claim to your insurance company. With a semi-truck driver, the process is different. Because trucking companies are notorious for getting out of lawsuits, it would be best to consult with a lawyer before notifying your insurance.

At Accident Lawyers Firm, we will liaison you and the defendant’s insurance agency. In most cases, the trucking company will try to offer a much lower amount than what you seek. This is standard practice in the industry. We can refute their offer for an appropriate amount that covers medical expenses, loss of income, and property damages. Our attorneys will stand with you through every step of the process until we win your case.

How Do You Sue the Trucking Company?

Your truck accident attorney will help you file all of the paperwork to put your claim into play. From there, it will be a matter of proving that the company was liable for your accident. This is usually easy to do because of the amount of evidence available. Truck drivers are required to record their every move.

There will be evidence that you can get from the driver’s logs. Many trucks also have an onboard dashcam video that you can request to see the footage from. There are maintenance records, checklists, and other forms of evidence.

Your lawyer can help you gather all of this evidence together to make your case with. Meanwhile, you have your own evidence. You should collect your medical reports, eyewitness reports from police and emergency medical personnel, and any photos or videos you have. All of this will help to strengthen your claim.

The Time to Contact a Lawyer is Now

There is no time like the present to get started on filing your truck accident claim. This is your best bet to recover the money you need to pay your medical bills and other expenses. You shouldn’t be driven to the point of financial ruin because of your accident. The company that is held liable should pay for it.

About Accident Lawyers Firm

Accident Lawyers Firm is a Newport Beach-based law firm that wins our clients maximum compensation for their personal injury lawsuits. Our attorneys work tirelessly to add up your bodily damages, emotional damages, property damages, and overall pain and suffering that the negligent party should pay for. We also tap into our network of accident and health experts to gather thorough research and evidence to make your case for compensation as strong as possible. Contact us if you were injured in a:

  • Car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bike accident
  • Rideshare accident
  • Dog attack
  • Construction accident

You don’t need additional stress while you recover from your injuries, so leave the legal battle up to us. With our extensive connections and hard-working lawyers, you can focus on recovering physically, mentally, and emotionally. To set up a free consultation, call us at 949-203-5780 or email us at intake@accidentlawyersfirm.com.

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