Truck accidents are a serious concern in California, with the state ranking second in the nation for fatalities resulting from large truck crashes. Truck accidents that cause injuries in southern California can be legally complicated because, in addition to California law, the interstate trucking industry is federally regulated. Almost 100,000 serious injuries are sustained in truck accidents each year in the U.S.
The personal injury attorneys of Aydin Law, APC in California have years of experience handling personal injury cases, especially truck accidents, and we are available to help with your case today. Don’t wait to take action; contact a truck accident attorney who can help you with the next steps in filing your claim now. Contact us for a FREE consultation.
There are several reasons why truck accidents can happen, such as driver exhaustion, driving too fast, issues with brakes, and the impact of prescribed drugs. Additionally, poorly maintained trucks, malfunctioning brakes, insufficient tires, and inadequate lighting can also play a role in causing truck accidents.
Some of the leading causes of truck and big-rig accidents include driver exhaustion, driving while distracted, incorrect loading, inadequate upkeep, inexperienced drivers, reckless driving, unfavorable weather and road conditions.
California is a state where fault is taken into account when determining liability for truck accidents. In order to hold another driver or entity responsible for your injuries, you must prove the accident was caused by negligence playing a role in contributing to the accident.
Negligence refers to reckless or careless behavior that falls below the standard of what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation. Examples of negligence include speeding, failure to yield, tailgating, running stop signs, and distracted driving.
To prove negligence, you need strong evidence. California follows a comparative liability system, meaning that even an at-fault driver may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit for some damages, regardless of whether they were partially at-fault for the collision5
To prove negligence in a truck accident case, the injured driver must demonstrate that the truck driver was careless, and that carelessness was the direct and proximate cause of the accident
It’s important to contact experienced truck accident attorneys in California to help build a strong legal claim and establish facts about the partial or complete fault in receiving compensation for your financial recovery.
Winning a truck accident injury claim involves more than just proving liability. Even if the other party is clearly at fault, insurance companies will try to settle for the least amount possible. To receive full compensation under California law, you need to provide detailed evidence of your damages. Aydin Law’s truck accident lawyers can assist you in getting the maximum financial recovery possible, including damages for:
Submitting a claim or taking legal action after a truck accident in California enables you to pursue monetary compensation for both tangible losses that can be measured and intangible losses that are subjective in value, and the personal injury attorneys of Aydin Law, APC can calculate the fair amount of damages you are entitled to receive in your case.