What to do After a Delivery Truck Collision
Delivery trucks are a frequent sight on the road‚, but these drivers aren’t always the most cautious, and their vehicles aren’t always well-maintained. After being injured or losing a family member in a truck accident due to negligence, there are numerous things to handle in addition to coping physically and emotionally. The lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers have been protecting the rights of accident survivors and family members of wrongful death victims for years. We understand the odds you are up against and are prepared to put our years of experience to work for you. To find out if you have a case‚ please contact a San Diego trucking accident lawyer today at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation.
How Our San Diego Truck Accident Attorneys Help Our Clients
The personal injury process can be overwhelming and confusing. However‚ when you are working with a skilled attorney‚ you can be more aware of your legal rights and options to help you make the best decision for the matter at hand. The Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers legal team has handled several truck crash cases‚ providing our clients with various resources and insight.
Proving Fault in a Collision with a Delivery Truck in San Diego
Any trucking crash has the capability of drastically changing the lives of those involved. Delivery truck accidents can happen in a wide range of places‚ from major freeways to small residential streets and may be caused by many circumstances‚ including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
Proving fault is necessary to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim and to prove fault‚ you may require extensive evidence from the medical field‚ witnesses‚ and those who conduct accident reconstruction.
The Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers may be able to take care of investigations and gathering the appropriate evidence to build a strong case.
Getting Justice After a San Diego Delivery Truck Accident
Far too often‚ a delivery truck wreck is caused by a negligent truck driver‚ reckless trucking companies‚ defective truck part‚ or a maintenance flaw due to poor repair or lack of repairs. Most of the time‚ if such acts of oversight go unpunished‚ they will keep happening. A successful claim or lawsuit helps you‚, but it may also save the lives of others and bring negligence to light.
Taking legal action can help you and your family seek compensation for pain and suffering; lost earnings and benefits; hospital expenses; medical care and treatment; loss of consortium; loss of quality of life; and other damages. No amount of money can undo the difficulties that you’ve had to endure,but you may find some relief in knowing that negligent parties have been held accountable and justice has been won.
Frequently Asked Questions About Delivery Truck Accidents
If you were hurt in a delivery truck accident, you likely have questions about your rights and legal options. Read some of our frequently asked questions below and reach out to Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers to discuss the specific details of your San Diego truck accident.
What is negligence and how do I prove it?
If someone (the truck driver, the trucking company that employs them, third party maintenance companies, or others) failed to act in a reasonably safe and responsible manner and their actions cause you harm, you could be eligible to pursue legal action to recover compensation. You will need to show evidence that the person or party was reckless, careless, or otherwise failed in their duty to protect you from harm. You’ll also have to show that their actions directly caused your injuries and that it had an impact on your life.
How much money can I recover for my delivery truck accident?
Each case is different, and the amount of money you could recover will depend mainly on the extent of your injuries and the details of the crash. Your attorney will be able to tell you how much they think you might be owed, based on the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, damage to your property, and how the accident will impact your health and finances in the future.
In general, injury victims are eligible to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, which include:
- Medical costs (both current and future)
- Loss of wages and loss of potential earnings
- Damage to your vehicle and other personal property
- Loss of consortium and loss of household services
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and stress
What should I do after an accident with a delivery truck?
After immediately calling 911 from the scene, your health should be the number one priority after an accident involving a delivery truck. Make sure you are properly treated for your injuries. The police report, when it becomes available, should contain the names of the parties, their contact information, and their insurance companies, but if you are up to, try to take pictures or videos from the scene. This includes road conditions and positions of the vehicles and damage to them. Contact information for any witnesses will also be crucial.
Also, be wary of signing any agreements with an insurance company without first consulting a lawyer. When you are most vulnerable, they may try to take advantage of you by offering much less than what you deserve to settle your claim. Hiring a lawyer to take charge of the negotiations, and filing a lawsuit when necessary, will help prevent you from being bullied into accepting a settlement that is far less than what you deserve.
Legal Experience for the Results You Need
With so much happening after a delivery truck accident, a lawyer will handle all of the legal legwork so that you can focus on healing from your injuries or caring for your family. We know that this is not an easy time‚ but we are here to help in every way we can. From handling the insurance companies to providing effective legal representation, we support and protect our clients.
Attorney Ross Jurewitz and his legal team are committed to justice and getting clients the money that they need and deserve from reckless parties. We are not intimidated by large trucking companies or major corporations. Our law firm is armed with extensive knowledge to help our clients obtain a favorable outcome for your case.
Get in touch with the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers today by filling out a contact form or calling our office at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.