Do you need a truck accident lawyer?
If you have been in an accident involving a truck, you very well may understand the severity of getting in such an accident. Truck accidents can be extremely damaging because of the sheer size of the vehicle you are dealing with. Unfortunately, California has some of the highest rates of truck accidents in the country. Luckily, however, Eldessouky Law is here to represent you if you have been in an accident. If you have suffered damages from a truck accident, it’s important to get help from a skilled lawyer who will protect you from big truck companies and make sure you are receiving the financial compensation that you deserve. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to speak with one of our attorneys today.
What do I do if I get in an accident with a semi?
If you find yourself in an accident with a semi, there are some important steps you should take immediately after. These include:
- Stay at the scene, it is illegal to drive away
- Call the police
- Take pictures
- Exchange information with the other parties
- Do not admit fault
- Seek medical attention
- Contact Eldessouky Law
The information that you gather at the scene of the accident will be important and helpful documents that you should bring with you to your consultation with one of our lawyers. Take as many pictures as you can after the scene so that your damages can be accurately documented, and any other related information such as road conditions or signs. You should also keep copies of all your medical documents and bills, as well as the accident report. If you are still unsure about what you need to bring to your initial consultation, just call our firm, and we will provide you with answers.
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Some common ways in which people may get into truck accidents involve:
- Brake failure
- Problems with lights
- Log violations
- Tire violations
- Mechanical defects
These are just a few examples, but there are numerous ways in which someone maybe get involved in an accident with a truck accident. There are also several different situations in which different parties may be at fault or liable. Truck companies may be liable for your damages if the accident was due to a driver not being properly trained or trying to meet unreasonable standards. In another case, a manufacturing company may be liable for your damages if the accident was due to equipment malfunction. Furthermore, if the accident was several parties’ fault, there’s still a possibility you will be able to get some of your damages. California’s comparative fault law allows for you to receive reduced compensation based on how much the accident is deemed your own fault. Your best bet in collecting the most compensation from your case is by getting a lawyer that can build you a strong case to win you more.
What kind of compensation can I win?
Most of the time, truck accidents cases sue for compensatory damages. Some examples of these are:
- Medical bills
- ER treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Medical supplies
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Future medical treatment
- Court costs
- Emotional distress
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Every case is unique, so to get a better idea of what your case is worth, it’s best to speak with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers. In some cases, you may even be able to collect punitive damages. This usually happens if the defendant acted with the intention to harm or in a particularly reckless manner. Get in touch with our office to learn more about what your legal options are.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law in a truck accident case?
Our lawyers at Eldessouky Law are extremely empathetic and understand the kind of devastation that can come with a truck accident. Truck accidents can be life-changing, and our goal is to help you find redemption in some way. Whether if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident or you have suffered your own injuries, one of our highly esteemed lawyers will be there to help you every step of the way. Our firm is also unique in that we will gladly give free legal advice to anyone that believes they have a case. All you need to do is give us a call. Since accidents are already such a losing game, we do not want you to continue to lose money by pursuing a lawsuit. Instead, we will represent you in a case free of charge. This way we can shift the focus on your story and your recovery. If we don’t win your case, you will not owe us anything. Only if you come out the other side with compensation will we ask for a small fee. It’s time for you to make the move and contact us right away!