Do you need a truck accident lawyer in Downey, California?
If you have ever driven on a California street or freeway, you have most likely encountered a semi truck. These trucks are large, heavy, and have the potential to cause collateral damage. This is why truck accident can be particularly scary and devastating. If you have been in a truck accident recently, you are most likely suffering in multiple ways and our lawyers at Eldessouky Law want to help you. We have skilled attorneys serving anyone who has been in a truck accident and needs help. Let one of our lawyer take off some of the stress and help you find redemption through a lawsuit that can win you compensation for your losses. All you need to do is call our office at 714-409-8991 and you can get started on your legal journey to success.
What do I do if a semi-truck has crushed my car?
If your car has been crushed by a semi-truck and you are looking for compensation for the repair or replacement of your car as well as any other injuries or losses, you need to take legal action. One of our truck accident lawyers will be to assess your case and tell you what your next steps are to receive recovery. It’s important you do not let truck companies take advantage of you, and one of our lawyers will make sure that you are protected from them. Every case is different, so it’s important you reach out for a consultation first so that our lawyers can decided what route is best for you.
Who is at fault in a truck accident?
There are endless ways in which a truck accident may occur. What will be important for you is determining who is at fault, because this will decide how much compensation you can receive. If your accident was caused by road conditions, the property manager may be liable for your damages. If it is faulty equipment on the truck that caused the accident, the the manufacturer may be liable. Finally, if the truck driver was negligent due to truck company policies that may encourage unsafe driving, then the company may be liable. Here are some common examples of times when the company is liable for your damages in a truck accident:
- Lack of training for truck drivers
- Overloading trailers
- Unbalanced cargo
- Allowing drivers to drive and operate in violation of safety laws
- Negligent hiring and training of employees
- Negligent retention of problem employees
- Encouraging drivers to violate hour and sleep restrictions
Every case is different and there may be a number of factors that cause your accident. Call our office to tell us your case so that we can give you the best legal advice.
What are other common causes of truck accidents?
Here are some other ways in which you may get into a truck accident caused by the truck driver:
- Distracted driving
- Drving under the influence of drugs
- Improper lane change
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Not obeying traffic signals
- Testing while driving
If your accident was related to something like this, then all you will need to do is prove that the driver was negligent. Negligent is proved in three steps:
- The truck driver owed you a duty of care
- The truck driver breached the duty of care
- The truck driver’s breach was a direct was a substantial cause for your injuries
If you have more questions about how to prove negligence in your truck accident case, feel free to call our office and one of our experience truck accident attorneys will be able to answer all your questions.
What type of compensation is available in a truck accident case?
Most truck accident cases seek compensatory damages. These include both economic and non economic damages. Examples of compensatory damages in a truck accident case 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 in life
To see what your case may be worth, contact our firm. Our lawyers will always fight for you to win as much compensation as possible for all your losses.
Why does Eldessouky Law stand out in truck accident cases?
Eldessouky Law is the firm that you should reach out to when looking to pursue a truck accident case, because we take an individualized approach to each case. If you call our office, we will schedule you a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We will also represent you if you have a case for free. This is our zero fee guarantee, which means that you do not owe us anything if we cannot win your case. So if you’re suffering from the effect of a truck accident and want to be taken care of, our lawyers at Eldessouky Law are ready to help you get back on your feet both emotionally and financially.