California is the most populous U.S. state and has very concentrated areas. Los Angeles is one of those areas notorious for its bottleneck traffic and busy streets. All the commotion on the highway and other roads can sometimes lead to collisions with commercial semi-trucks.
Large trucks can do a lot of damage and cause serious injury to the victim(s). If you are injured in a Los Angeles truck crash, contact one of the attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark as soon as possible to get started on your case.
Trucks are larger and heavier than regular passenger cars, making them more difficult to maneuver. This means that more time is needed when responding to external changes in the environment. Below are some of the more common reasons why truck accidents occur in Los Angeles.
Usually more than one of these factors is at play during an LA truck accident. Determining which was the most influential in causing the collision is an important piece of assigning fault.
If you hope to recover any compensation for a truck accident in Los Angeles, it’s important that you prove another party was liable for your damages. It would be wonderful if everything was always caught on camera, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Unless you can provide clear evidence that another party’s negligence led to your injuries, you may be out of luck.
A good Los Angeles truck accident lawyer will conduct an investigation and factor in all relevant pieces of evidence to ensure that your case is strong:
The list of admissible evidence goes on and on. GPS data, witness testimony, cell phone records, drug test results, and other pieces of information can all have an effect on how your lawsuit plays out. Our LA truck accident lawyers will help you find the evidence necessary to assign fault to the guilty party.
Accidents with trucks tend to be more severe than passenger vehicle injuries. Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks, they can deal a lot of damage to smaller cars, even at lower speeds.
Walking away from a truck accident with only minor injuries is rare, but possible. Regardless of the level of injury you sustain, reach out to a Chain | Cohn | Clark LA truck accident lawyer for advice on the next legal steps to take.
Filing a truck accident claim can be a long and complicated process. Trucking companies often have a legal team dedicated to taking advantage of your negotiation inexperience. Beyond the stress of determining who is at fault, you must also communicate with insurance companies and lawyers from the other party who do not want to pay you.
After a severe accident, you shouldn’t be focused on anything but physically and mentally recovering. Let us handle the financial and legal portion of helping you. The more you win, the more we earn, so we are incentivized to truly fight for what you deserve.
If you are the victim of a truck accident in California, you have a limited time period in which you can file a claim for compensation. California’s statute of limitations for truck injuries is two years from the date of the accident or the date the injury is discovered. If you do not file within this time period, your case will likely be thrown out.
Truck accident compensation is paid out based on specific factors after an accident. Instead of one single value, settlements are often the result of multiple smaller losses being added together. If you are injured in a truck crash, you may be eligible for financial compensation for the following costs:
These are all considered compensatory damages because they are meant to pay the victim back for any issues caused by an accident. Ideally, the settlement will be able to lift the victim to a place where they can continue life as though the accident never happened.
Truck accident cases also sometimes result in punitive damages for the victim. Punitive damages are additional fines tacked on to punish the guilty party for their negligence or ignorance. These do not affect compensatory earnings.
Severe or catastrophic accidents typically result in more compensation than minor claims. If the victim sustains a permanently disabling injury, or dies in an accident, a judge or jury will often reward more substantial benefits.
Each settlement is determined individually based on the factors above. Unfortunately, there is no easy formula for estimating how much your LA truck accident case is worth.
The best thing you can do is call a Chain | Cohn | Clark lawyer for a free case evaluation. We will let you know whether or not we think pursuing damages may be worth it and offer our services on a contingency basis. This means you don’t pay unless you win. The settlement increase earned with a lawyer compared to without almost always justifies the cost of legal assistance.
Our team of experienced attorneys have been helping auto accident victims in the greater California area for decades. We have a comprehensive understanding of what needs to be done to win a case and are willing to help you through the entire process.
The longer you wait, the harder it is to file a strong case. Reach out to us today or fill out our online contact form to get started with your truck accident claim in Los Angeles.
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