If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck accident, it is important that you make informed decisions during this difficult time. While it may be easiest – for now – to put things off or trust the insurance companies to help you, these are mistakes that could have lasting consequences for decades to come.
Here are four facts you need to know after a truck accident in California. To find out how to protect your rights, schedule a free consultation at West Coast Trial Lawyers today.
First and foremost, after a truck accident, you have rights. You have the right to speak with an attorney, and you have the right to seek financial compensation from the party (or parties) responsible for your losses. You have the right to decide when (and if) to settle your case; and, if you do not receive a fair settlement offer, you have the right to present your case to a jury who will decide whether you are entitled to a financial recovery.
Like all states, California has a statute of limitations that bars accident victims from taking legal action if they wait too long to assert their rights. In addition, following a truck accident, it is critical to conduct an investigation as soon as possible, and you need to avoid common mistakes that could harm your claim for compensation. The best way to avoid these issues is to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The consequences of a serious truck collision can endure for years after the accident. In many cases, they affect victims and their families for the rest of their lives. The costs of long-term medical care alone can be too much for many people to bear, and when you add in lost income, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and the other losses that follow any type of traumatic accident, most people simply do not realize how much they have lost until they speak with an experienced attorney.
Each year, thousands of people are killed and tens of thousands more are injured in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Every day, more than 100 truck accidents occur in California and nationwide. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we regularly represent clients who have been injured and lost loved ones in truck accidents. We know what you are going through, we know how important it is for you to take legal action and we work hard to win the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about your rights after a truck accident in California, contact West Coast Trial Lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at our offices in Los Angeles, please call (888) 888-9285 or request an appointment online today.