Have You Been Injured in an Accident with a Commercial Truck? Find the Help You Need
If you have suffered in an accident with a commercial truck then it is important to begin thinking about how you can get the compensation you deserve. The truth is that this can be a difficult place to be in. It is likely that you do not know the laws. It is likely that you have injuries and medical issues to deal with, let alone costs associated with lost wages. The good news is that getting the compensation you need does not have to involve giving up time or money. Read on to learn more and then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for your free legal consultation.
The basics of truck accidents
There are a number of variables involved in the average truck accident. The more you understand about these types of crashes, the better position you will be in to file a claim. First of all, the basic types of truck accidents including accidents with big rigs, industrial trucks, tractor trailers, dump trucks, mail delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and 18-wheelers.
The type of truck you were involved in an accident with will have an impact on how the case is handled. For example, a big rig and a garbage truck have different safety laws and safety standards. The larger the truck is, the more likely it is to cause serious damage and catastrophic injuries, even at low speeds. Make sure that you know exactly what type of truck you were involved in an accident with and then contact us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
Truck accidents can happen in just about any way
Many people have one particular type of truck accident in mind when they consider the wrecks, but they can happen in just about any way. For example, you could be rear ended by a truck at a red light, loose cargo could fall off the truck into the street or highway, you could collide with a truck head-on in an intersection or experience a T-bone. The tractor trailer could jackknife and in some cases, the trailer could actually tip over and cause an accident.
We will discover who is at fault and liable for your trucking accident
What is interesting about trucking accidents is that the at-fault party may not be the same as the party who is liable to pay for your damages – including medical bills. For example, if a truck driver was on the clock and his employer required them to drive more hours in a row than was legally allowed, then the employer may be held accountable.
If the issue was the fact that the truck’s cargo was not property loaded then the company that loaded the cargo may be responsible. These cases can get complicated but luckily you have Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas on your side. Reach out to us today at 909-982-0707 and we can figure out who should be held responsible for your accident.