A semi truck crushed my car, what do I do?
Have you been involved in a truck accident? Even if you haven’t its good to know what you should do if the unfortunate event does occur. If you get in a truck accident, there are a few things that you should do immediately. These include:
- Call the police
- Take photos
- Exchange information with other drivers
- Seek medical attention
- Contact Eldessouky Law
It’s important to obtain as much information as possible after your accident. You will want to take photos of the accident, the location, your injuries, and property damages. Also, make sure you receive copies of the accident report, medical bills, insurance claim, and any other related documents. The more information you can bring to your legal consultation, the better. Taking photos is also the best way to preserve evidence after a crash, so do not hesitate to take as many as possible. After performing all the immediate actions necessary, you will want to get in contact with Eldessouky Law in order to get free legal advice from one of our truck accidents lawyers serving Pico Rivera, California.
Who is responsible for the medical bills after my accident?
A skilled lawyer will be able to get you compensation for medical bills, and more! Other types of compensation our truck accident lawyers will fight to get you are:
- Pain and suffering
- Rental cars
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
California law also does not put a cap on compensatory damages, so this is why it’s important to get help of a skilled Eldessouky Law lawyer to receive as much as possible. If you can prove fault, even if you don’t have insurance, you may be eligible to receive recovery for economic damages, just not non-economic damages. It’s best to not try to go into a truck accident claim alone. Our lawyers will guide you through the process and make sure you receive as much as possible for your medical bills and other losses.
How can you protect me against a trucking company?
Our truck accident attorneys will work their best to make you a strong case. A truck accident suit will be best if you can prove negligence on behalf of the truck company. This may be in the form of lack of sufficient training, payment systems that encourage long hours and faster speeds, and unrealistic schedules. A company’s policies may be the catalyst for driver fatigue, so if driver fatigue was the cause of an accident, you may want to go after the truck company instead of the individual. Also, companies may have insurance that can will cover more of your medical bills. Get in contact with one of our truck accidents lawyers serving Pico Rivera so that you can be advised on how to handle insurance companies and truck companies. Call to schedule a free consultation at 714-409-8991.
What are the most common reasons truck accidents occur?
Some common reasons truck accidents occur are because of:
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Poor training and truck maintenance
- Over speeding and overtaking
- Distracted drivers
It’s also important to know California laws regarding truck lanes. Trucks must stay in the lane designated for them and if there is no designated lane, they must stay in the right lane. If there are more than four lanes, a truck can go to the second to right lane. If a truck wants to pass they must use either a designated lane, the right lane, or the second to right lane. If you have more questions regarding your rights and the laws of the road, feel free to contact one of our lawyers today.
How can Eldessouky Law help with a truck accident lawsuit?
Being involved in a truck accident can be terrifying. These large vehicles are monsters on the road, and have the capability of crushing others and taking lives. If you have been in an accident or have a loved on that was killed in a truck accident, Eldessouky Law will fight to keep you or your loved one safe. Truck accidents may also involve large truck companies with a lot of money. If this is the case, you should not be scared because our lawyers are fully equipped to take on these companies and make sure you are not robbed of your right and compensation. Contact Eldessouky Law for a free consultation where one of our will listen to your story and give you the best advice for your situation. We also offer a zero fee guarantee which means we will take on your case for free, and you will not owe us anything if we do not win your case. If a truck accident has negatively affected your life, it’s time to take back the steering wheel and pursue a lawsuit with the help of our firm.