Questions and Answers about Los Angeles Truck Accidents

What are my rights after a truck accident?

After being involved in a truck accident you may wish to seek financial damages for your injuries. If someone else caused your accident, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim in order to seek money for medical care and other damages associated with your injuries. Consulting an attorney is a helpful step to take to get a better idea of your rights and options immediately following an accident, as well as what you can do at this point to positively impact your case.

How do I know if I can file a claim to receive financial compensation?

This will depend on who caused the truck accident and therefore who can be held liable. Truck accident liability is typically established based upon the following:

  • The defendant (person you are bringing a claim against) acted without proper caution or care, or intentionally, and caused the accident
  • Your injuries were caused by the accident and therefore the defendant’s conduct

What types of damages can I receive compensation for?

Depending on the specific case, you may be able to receive financial compensation for medical care, any lost earnings, loss of earning potential, future medical expenses and supplies, emotional trauma, and possibly more.

Why should I involve a lawyer?

A lawyer will understand exactly how to approach your case in order to give you the best opportunity at a positive resolution. This may be accomplished by assisting you with your insurance claim and negotiating for a fair settlement on your behalf. In some cases, courtroom litigation may be necessary. In any event, a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer can work to protect your rights throughout the entire legal process associated with your claim.

Who can be held liable?

The liable (legally responsible) party in a truck accident case may be another driver who was negligent, the truck driver, the trucking company, or perhaps an auto part manufacturer for a defective product. An attorney can evaluate your specific case to determine what party or parties should be held responsible for your injuries.

For more information, contact a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group.