If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident, you can seek compensation for your expenses through a civil case. Although there are many types of damages that you can recover in a claim or lawsuit, there are also quite a few steps that must be taken before you are awarded compensation.
Working with an attorney from our firm can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that the right steps are in fact being taken on your behalf, that your rights are being protected, and that you are taking a most prudent course of action to avoid ever having to settle for less than you deserve. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our Long Beach truck accident lawyers are passionate advocates for the injured. We offer a free consultation during which you can learn more about what our representation involves and how we will go to work on making your life better despite your unfortunate accident.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer on Our Team Will Help You
After a truck accident, you may be coping with life-changing injuries and other serious disruptions in your life. Many accident victims cannot go to work, take care of their children, or even handle daily chores like dressing and bathing. The expenses related to these impacts can be financially devastating for an injury victim and their family.
Figuring out how to assert your legal right to compensation, how much your case might be worth, and who owes you can be legally complex questions to answer—there can be a lot of research and time involved. Working with a lawyer from our firm will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your case is being taken care of on a daily basis by experienced, dedicated truck accident lawyers.
Our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on getting back on your feet. A few of the ways that our legal professionals will take care of your case include:
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Identifying liable parties
- Communicating with all parties for you
- Gathering evidence
- Determining a value for your case
- Fighting relentlessly to win the very best case outcome for you
Liable Parties After a Truck Accident
A truck accident can happen for a variety of reasons. It is important to understand why your collision occurred because it will help us determine who to name as a defendant in your lawsuit. Anyone who contributed to your injuries can be liable for your damages.
A few parties who may be liable for your injuries include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company that employs the driver
- Another motorist who contributed to the happening of the accident
- A third-party company using or benefitting from the truck’s services company that performed maintenance on the truck
- The party that loaded or unloaded cargo from the truck
- Government agencies in charge of road maintenance and signage
- The company that manufactured the truck or defective vehicle part
Sometimes it is necessary to investigate the parties connected to your case to determine their relationship and whether they owe you compensation. This can require pulling up public business records, and otherwise researching the entities involved. It is important to include all potentially liable parties so that we may maximize the chances of being able to recover every dollar of the compensation you ultimately deserve.
Proving Fault in a Truck Accident
If you hire us to proceed with a claim or lawsuit on your behalf our team will need to prove that the other parties in the accident were careless and that this carelessness caused your injuries. While in many cases this may sound straightforward, truck accidents can be complex. If multiple parties are involved, they may try to blame each other for the collision.
Your lawyer will work diligently to gather evidence that shows what happened and how the other parties are at fault. It is okay if you do not know why or how your accident happened—one of the main services we provide is an investigation into the accident.
Evidence Can Point to Multiple Acts of Negligence
There are numerous ways that a party can act negligently and cause a truck accident. A few examples of negligence that we could look for in your truck accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driving in a manner inconsistent with Inclement weather conditions
- Driving in a manner inconsistent with heavy traffic volume
- Improperly trained drivers
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Road hazards or unsafe road design
Learn More With Our Attorneys During a Free Consultation
It is easy to feel hopeless after a devastating truck accident, but help is available. If you are still curious about how a lawyer from our firm will assist you with your truck accident case, call us now for a free case review. This is a great way to get to know more about our Long Beach truck accident lawyers.
We will listen to you. We will treat you with respect and the dignity you deserve. We will answer your questions and address your concerns patiently and with compassion for the trauma, you have experienced as well as the aftermath that you are working your way through now.
Our firm exists to help accident injury victims and we want to help you. You can ask questions about the legal process, the value of your damages, and which steps you should be taking. Since the consultation is free, you have nothing to lose.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 now to learn more about working with us on your truck accident case.