Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Cerritos, CA
Getting hit by a truck can be a very catastrophic event and much more severe than a regular auto accident because of the sheer size and weight of trucks. There are many semi-trucks that roam the roads and freeways of California, and as a driver on the road, you may be susceptible to a truck accident. Truck drivers are actually held to a higher standard when it comes to being on the road, and if you have been in an accident, the manufacturer or company may be liable for your injuries. To see if you have a truck accident case, call our office at 714-409-8991 to speak with a Eldessouky Law lawyer who serves Cerritos, California.
What are the first steps I need to take after a truck accident?
If you find yourself in a truck accident, there are several steps you need to take legally and to ensure you can have a strong case if you decide to pursue a lawsuit. These steps include:
- Seek medical attention
- Call the police
- Take photos
- Exchange information
- Get witness testimonies
- Contact your insurance company
- Call Eldessouky Law
When you are in an accident with a truck, you will want to make sure you document everything such as the scene, any property damages, your injuries, road conditions, and anything else related. Picture will be the best way to preserve the evidence after the crash. Once you call the police, they will file an accident report, and you will want to keep a copy of that as well. If you are treated for your injuries, it will also be important to save all medical and hospital bills. The more you can bring to your initial consultation with a lawyer, the better they will be able to assess your case and give you accurate legal advice.
How can Eldessouky Law protect me against a trucking company?
Truck drivers and companies are subject to state and federal laws regarding licenses, rest breaks, weight, quality control, hazardous waste, and insurance policies. If a truck was not meeting the standards for any of these regulations, then the company may be liable for your damages in an accident. Some other examples of common causes of truck accidents are:
- Unrealistic schedules for the drivers
- Driving in the wrong lane
- Inadequate training
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted drivers
- Over speeding or overtaking
Many of these causes can be traced back to negligence on behalf of the company. To receive compensation from a truck company, you will need to prove negligence. This can come in many different forms. For instance, if a driver’s fatigue caused your accident, this may be due to the companies’ negligence in hiring or promoting incentives to drive longer hours without rest. This may also be the case for speeding, if a company encourages truck drivers to get to their destination in shorts amount of time.
One of our very skilled truck accident lawyers will be able to build you a strong case against a trucking company. This is also helpful because trucking companies usually have higher insurance coverage for accidents, which means you may be able to receive more from your accident. Our lawyers will also make sure you are not taken advantage of by their insurance and will fight to protect you and your rights.
What type of compensation is available from truck accidents?
With the help of one of our dedicated truck accident attorneys, you may be able to receive compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Special damages
Every case is different, and a lawyer at our firm will look at your case specifically to determine what kind of damages you can receive. To find out what you may be able to win, and to get started on a lawsuit against a truck company, get in touch with our firm immediately.
How can Eldessouky Law help a person with their truck-accident lawsuit?
If you have been in a truck accident, it is best you do not try to take on a big truck company alone. Our lawyers at Eldessouky Law have years of experience taking on big companies who try to rob those with less resources. Getting in a truck accident is scary, and facing a lawsuit alone can be just as scary. Let one of our lawyers guide you through the process and come out successful. At Eldessouky Law we offer a free consultation to anyone that contacts us. A top-notch lawyer serving Cerritos, California will help you with your case free of charge. Our zero fee guarantee means that we will take on your case for free, without any upfront fees. If we do not win, you will not owe us anything. However, our goal is always to recover you as much compensation as possible.