Truck Accident FAQs
Pursuing a lawsuit against a truck company can be a difficult affair, especially without help from a reliable legal professional. Contact the Jurewitz Law Group today to get the quality representation you need to protect your rights and assert your entitlement to full and fair compensation. Our experienced staff can answer any of your questions and give you a full understanding of your best legal options. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.
A: : If you were in an accident involving a large truck, you may hold not only the truck driver accountable for damages, but also the owner, the employer, and the lessor of the truck and/or the trailer, depending on the circumstances. In other words, you may have a viable claim against multiple parties.
A: In order to get the compensation you deserve, you must be able to prove liability. You can do this by presenting two primary types of evidence: testimonial and material. Testimonial evidence can include detailed accounts from witnesses and evaluations from experts. Material evidence can include photos of damages to vehicles and physical injuries, video footage of the accident, tire marks on the road, and even driver logs and inspection records. An attorney should be able to compile substantial supporting evidence for your claim.
A: In California, there is no limit to the amount of money you can receive after being injured in a trucking collision. However, in order to get the full and fair compensation you deserve, you must be able to establish the full extent of your damages, including harder-to-prove non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. It is not uncommon for victims to win millions of dollars in settlement awards and verdicts.
Q: I may have been partially at fault for the tractor trailer crash. Can I still recover in a lawsuit?
A: In California, which follows the legal doctrine of "comparative negligence," you may still be able to recover some damages after an accident, even if you were partially at fault. However, the amount of your claim is going to be reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributed to you. For instance, if the court awards you $10,000 in compensation but finds that you were 25 percent at fault, you would receive a final amount of $7,500 (10,000 – 25 percent of 10,000).
A: The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in California is two years. In other words, if you fail to sue the parties liable for your injuries within two years of the accident, then you will completely forfeit your right to pursue compensation for damages. This is why you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
A: When looking for an attorney to represent you in your semi truck crash case, you should look for experience, a good win record, and communication skills. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced and dedicated San Diego big rig accident lawyers possess all of these qualities. You may call our office at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 or fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
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