Has a sudden collision with an 18-wheeler left you injured and unable to work? Have costly medical expenses and the burden of lost wages put you in a difficult financial situation? Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible parties. At Eliot Reiner, APLC, our trial-tested Sacramento truck accident lawyer can walk you through the process of filing a claim and advocate for a fair settlement on your behalf.
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While truck accidents can be caused by a myriad of different factors, some are more common than others. These devastating collisions are oftentimes the result of truck driver negligence, causing those involved to suffer serious injuries such as broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, disfiguring soft tissue damage, and sometimes death. In many cases, this negligence is in direct violation of federal trucking safety laws.
Truck driver negligence can take several different forms, including:
If you were injured in a collision caused by negligent truck driver, you may be able to seek monetary compensation by filing a personal injury claim against several potential defendants, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of any defective truck parts that contributed to the accident, and the loader of the truck’s cargo. If successful, you may be awarded monetary damages for things like medical expenses, lost income, damaged property, and pain and suffering. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is highly recommended you consult with an attorney from our firm to determine your legal options.
Personal injury claims in California are subject to a statute of limitations, or a window of time in which a person is permitted to take legal action. Under this statute of limitations, truck accident injury claims must be filed within two years of a person’s injury or discovery of their injury. If this time limit expires, a person may lose their right to seek compensation.
This deadline can sometimes be extended if the injured party was deemed mentally incompetent or was otherwise incapable of filing a claim within the allotted time. Injured minors are given until their 18th birthday to file a claim in addition to the two-year statutory period.
At Eliot Reiner, APLC, we understand the anguish you must be experiencing and are prepared to make every effort to ensure your rights are protected. Having earned a prestigious Super Lawyers® designation for our unparalleled advocacy, we can provide the top-rated representation you need to give you the edge in your pursuit of compensation. Let us negotiate with the involved insurance companies and handle all of the paperwork on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery with peace of mind.
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