Were you involved in a truck accident in the West Covina area? If so, you might have many questions surrounding your right to sue the party liable for your injuries. If you would like to learn more about your right to take legal action after a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today – we have the answers that you need.
What are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are, unfortunately, very common. Why are the most common causes of truck accidents. Although truck accidents occur for a number of reasons, the most common causes behind truck accidents include the following:
- Driver distraction (usually cellphones or other mobile devices)
- Driver failure to exercise caution in general
- Driver fatigue and drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Driver incompetence maintaining trucks
- Driver intoxication (under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
- Driver recklessness (weaving in/out of traffic, ignoring traffic laws, failing to yield)
- Employer time requirements (forcing drivers to be reckless to meet strict deadlines)
- Trucking company failure to maintain/repair trucks
All of the reasons mentioned above could result in truck accidents. If the truck accident that affected you was caused by any of the reason mentioned above, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the details of your claim, you might also be eligible to receive compensation. If you are unsure of whether you have the right to sue based on the cause of your truck accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Eldessouky Law as soon as possible.
Who is Liable for Truck Accidents?
Who is liable for paying the medical costs associated with the truck accident that you suffered? Depending on the details of your claim, the truck’s insurance policy might cover your medical bills; however, your own insurance company could also cover your medical bills. Over all, liability for truck accidents depends on the cause behind the accident. Liability is based on negligence – which consists of four different elements. If all four elements are present (duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm), the party will likely be liable for all damages suffered – including medical bills. For more information about liability for truck accidents, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Eldessouky Law as soon as possible.
What Common Difficulties are Associated with Truck Accidents?
Some of the most common difficulties surrounding truck accidents involve insurance companies. Every time that insurance companies pay claims, they are losing money; therefore, they don’t want to pay – even if claims are valid. Because of this, insurance companies resort to certain tricks and gimmicks to avoid paying you what you deserve. Trucking companies are usually covered by insurance companies that will do anything within their grasp to avoid paying you. By aggressively representing your rights, our law firm will protect you against trucking companies and their insurance companies. When you allow the experts at Eldessouky Law to handle your claim, you can be certain that there will always be someone. Eldessouky Law stands out from all other law firms in West Covina because of our commitment to our clients – we will not rest until you win your claim.
Could You Recover Compensation?
What are the different types of compensation that you might be eligible to receive? In general, victims are eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain/suffering, and punitive damages. If the victim lost his or her life, surviving family members might be eligible to recover compensation for funeral/burial costs and loss of consortium, for example. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive after the truck accident that affected you and your family, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Important Steps to take after Truck Accidents
You were in a truck accident; what should you do? Although all claims are different, the parties affected should aim to do all of the following:
- Photographs all injuries sustained (if injuries are visible)
- Photograph any property damage caused by the accident
- File a police report – even if the truck driver asks you not too do so
- Gather the information of all drivers involved
- Gather witness information (if there were any witness to the accident)
- Seek medical attention for all injuries suffered
- Seek legal guidance as soon as possible
Are the steps above relevant to accidents caused by driver fatigue? Regardless of the cause of the accident, the recommended steps are the same. Following the steps above allows you to collect the evidence that you might need for your claim. When you talk to a lawyer for the first time, following the steps above will help you be prepared to begin your claim.
Contact Us Today
If you were involved in a truck accident in West Covina, you could be certain that the knowledgeable attorneys at Eldessouky Law are ready to fight for your rights. How can our law firm help you? Our experts will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a truck accident claim against the parties that caused the harm that you and your family suffered. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.