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Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Los Angeles Truck Accident Questions and Answers

Are my rights after a truck accident different than those associated with a car accident? Yes, trucks are required to carry higher amounts of insurance coverage. Drivers must also meet higher safety standards than drivers of other vehicles. Trucking companies also have responsibilities - government regulated hiring procedures and period evaluations of current employees apply. If a truck driver is responsible for your truck accident, you may have grounds for an injury claim for medical care and other damages associated with your injuries.

Who can file a claim to receive financial compensation? Who can file a claim is dependent upon who caused the truck accident. The party responsible for the accident is usually established when:

  • The person you are bringing a claim against acted negligently without proper care or caution causing the accident, and
  • Your injuries were the result of the defendant's conduct.

In the case of wrongful death, a spouse or family member can bring a claim against the truck driver or trucking company.

What damages can I expect to recover, or compensation can a family member expect to receive? Severity of your truck accident injuries and specific circumstances of the case determine the amount. Typically, you may be able to receive financial compensation for medical care, lost wages or earnings, loss of earning potential, future medical expenses, emotional trauma and possibly more depending on the circumstances of your case.

In the case of wrongful death of a loved one, the family may recover damages due to loss of support and care, comfort, guidance formerly provided by the deceased, in addition to medical costs and loss of earnings.

Who can be held liable? Legally responsible parties in a truck accident case may be the truck driver, the trucking company, another negligent driver and sometimes the manufacturer of defective equipment. There may be more than one liable party.

Why should I hire an attorney? An attorney understands how to prepare your case for the best outcome whether a settlement or at trial. Legal representation provides you aggressive support in negotiations with insurance companies for full and fair compensation for your damages. In some cases, a jury trial may be needed. In all situations, a Los Angeles truck accident attorney will advocate for your rights throughout the legal process.

To pursue full and fair compensation of your truck accident claim, contact a Los Angeles truck accident attorney at the Lagstein Law Firm today .

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