Unfortunately, truck accidents are common. It doesn’t matter where or when – it is always possible to be involved in a truck accident. A semi-truck hit my car; what do I do? If a commercial truck hit your car and caused you a number of injuries, you can pursue a truck accident claim against the party liable for your injuries. If a truck accident resulted in the death of a member of your family, you can pursue a wrongful death claim against a liable party.
After being involved in a truck accident, it is important that you seek legal assistance from Eldessouky Law. The Whittier truck accident attorneys at Eldessouky Law are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to file a successful truck accident claim against the party liable for the harm suffered. If you would like to discuss your claim with our knowledgeable attorneys, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
The Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Why do truck accidents occur? Truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents involve negligence – a truck driver negligently causes the accident. Although every situation is different, some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Truck drivers being distracted by their cell phones (or other distractions)
- Truck drivers being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Truck drivers weaving in and out of traffic
- Truck drivers ignoring traffic lights (and all other signals/laws)
- Truck drivers failing to exercise caution while behind the wheel
- Truck drivers failing to check for other vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians while driving.
- Truck drivers failing to keep up with the maintenance of their trucks
- Trucking companies failing to keep up with the maintenance of their vehicles
- Employers are enforcing strict rules that result in drivers acting recklessly.
Understanding Liability after a Truck Accident
Who is responsible for the medical bills incurred after being involved in a truck accident? The answer to this question depends on the party liable for the accident. Liability is based on negligence, which is based on four elements – duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. All truck drivers have a duty of care to all other drivers or parties on the road. They must exercise care to ensure that their recklessness does not cause any accidents. If they breach their duty of care and cause accidents which result in harm to other parties, the truck drivers could be liable. To learn more about establishing liability for truck accidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance today.
The Difficulties Associated with Truck Accidents
Truck accidents usually result in victims dealing with large insurance companies – insurance companies that do not want to pay. Many truck companies and their insurance companies are ready to do everything possible to avoid paying you, even if your claim is valid. When you contact our law firm, you can be certain that our lawyers will always do everything within their reach to ensure that your claim is successful. We will protect you and your claim against the trucking company and their insurance company.
The Compensation Available after Truck Accidents
You were involved in a truck accident, are you eligible to receive compensation? Without a doubt, you could recover compensation – there are different types of compensation that you could recover. Although every claim is different, some of the common types of compensation listed for recovery include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Regardless of the specific details of your claim, you could be certain that the experts at Eldessouky Law are ready to provide you with the guidance necessary to ensure that you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
What Should Victims and Surviving Family Members Do after Truck Accidents?
There are many steps that should take after an accident. Following these specific steps ensures that you can both preserve evidence for your claim and prepare to pursue your claim. These steps are the same whether or not the accident was caused by truck driver fatigue. Consider the following recommended steps:
- Take photos of all injuries suffered
- Take photos of all property damage (if applicable)
- File a police report (even if the truck driver asks you to not file a report)
- Collect driver information (of all drivers involved)
- Collect insurance information
- Collect witness contact information
- Seek medical care
- Seek legal assistance
When you talk to a lawyer, you will need to present them with all information that might be relevant to your claim. You can be certain that our lawyers will evaluate this information and provide you with the guidance you need to reach a successful outcome for your truck accident claim.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Eldessouky Law stands out from the rest – we are committed to your claim and will not rest until your claim reaches a successful outcome. We have a thorough understanding of the difficulties resulting from truck accidents, and we genuinely want to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to discuss your claim with the Whittier truck accident lawyers at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact Eldessouky Law as soon as possible.