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FAQS Concerning Trucking Injuries

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to a trucking related accident, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions about your legal rights and options. A knowledgeable and proven truck accident lawyer in California from our firm can assist you in determining what your best course of action will be and how to proceed in negotiating a favorable outcome for your case.

The following are some of our clients' most frequently asked questions concerning trucking injuries:

  • If I have been injured in a trucking related accident is the employer or the employee responsible? Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident of your accident the blame can rest on the employer and/or the employee. Generally speaking the employer has the ultimate responsibility for the actions of the employee and there are many factors that can be investigated in determining if there has been employer negligence.
  • How long of a time period do I have in which to file a claim? In California you generally have 2 years from the date of accident in which to file you claim. If the vehicle was a government owned vehicle then the time limit is reduced to only 6 months.
  • After the accident occurs how long should I wait before contacting an attorney? You should contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights. Immediately following the accident the insurance adjustor for the trucking company may be attempting to contact you and to get a statement. It's important to safeguard your rights by having an attorney available to represent you during any such discussions.
  • How do car and trucking accidents differ? Due to the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck, a car will generally sustain greater damage in a truck vs. car accident than in a car vs. car accident. For this reason the injuries sustained by the occupants of the car will generally be more serious up to and including death.
  • Is it important to get a copy of the driver's log after an accident has occurred? It's vitally important to get a copy of the driver's log after the accident in an effort to establish if any violations of law contributed to the accident. Some of the most important information contained in the driver's log is the sleep record since drivers may only drive a predetermined number of hours before they are required by law to sleep to prevent a tired driver accident.

The information that must be acquired and the process that must be executed in filing a claim after a trucking related accident can be complex and overwhelming. Having an experienced attorney from our firm to assist you at this time can make a profound difference in the outcome of your case.

Truck Accident Lawyer Serving California

At Matiasic & Johnson LLP, we have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in representing clients in their trucking accident related injuries, including recovering over $12,000,000 in just the last few years. Recognized as a "Rising Star" in SuperLawyers magazine, our firm brings 25 years of experience to your aid in advocating for your cause. Our caring and skilled legal professionals pride ourselves in taking even the most difficult cases as far as necessary to bring about a just recovery of damages for your injuries. Give yourself the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have put your legal challenge in the hands of our established and proficient professionals.

Contact a California truck accident attorney from our firm today to learn more about how we can help you.

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