Those who have been involved in a trucking accident may want to consider filing a lawsuit in order to seek compensation for their injuries. When you have been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you are likely to incur substantial damages, which can include both economic and non-economic damages. A lawyer can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and can help you build a strong case in order to receive the compensation you deserve.
A trucking accident may involve several parties, including the driver, the trucking company, and the other vehicles involved. When there are several parties involved, the average settlement can be higher. Moreover, trucking companies often have more insurance coverage than passenger vehicle drivers, which can increase the amount of the settlement.
In order to determine who is liable for the accident, your attorney can consult experts. These experts can explain the factors that contributed to the accident and why you deserve compensation. You may also be able to claim punitive damages, which are designed to punish the at-fault party for reprehensible acts. However, punitive damages are not guaranteed. You must also show that the driver was careless in their actions.
After determining who is liable, your lawyer can advise you whether or not you should accept the trucking company’s settlement offer. It is important to remember that, since most insurance companies do not have the financial resources to pay injury claims, the settlement may not cover your total medical costs. However, if you do accept the offer, your lawyer can negotiate with the trucking company’s insurance company and find a better settlement.
If you are a member of a family that has lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be able to recover damages under California wrongful death laws. However, a wrongful death lawsuit may be your only option for holding a trucking company accountable.
If you have lost a loved one in a trucking crash, it is important to contact a lawyer to find out if you have a claim. You may be able to recover damages for your loss, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Your family may also be able to seek punitive damages. These damages are not guaranteed, but can be awarded if there is evidence that the at-fault party was malicious.
Depending on your situation, your personal injury claim may have a statute of limitations. In California, personal injury claims can have a six-month statute of limitations, but this can vary depending on the situation. If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, the evidence may be lost, which can prevent you from building a strong truck accident case.
You may be able to pursue a claim against the manufacturer of the truck part that caused the accident. If the manufacturer of the truck part has a defective design, you may be able to hold them liable. You may also be able to hold a product manufacturer responsible for marketing an unsafe product. Lastly, you may be able to hold a commercial trucking company liable for its failure to hire qualified drivers.