- December 1, 2022
- In truck Accident
Any type of motor vehicle accident can impact your life, but those involving commercial truck or semi-truck can be even more devastating. This is even more the case when you are not at fault for the crash. In such cases, you may be entitled to compensation from the liable party who caused the crash. However, it is important to note that you only have a certain time frame, known as the statute of limitations, to bring claim damages.
If you have been in any type of big rig crash, you need to immediately call an experienced Orange County truck accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get the full compensation you deserve.
File a Timely Truck Accident Claim!
Similar to any other type of lawsuit, you have a certain time limit during which you can file your claim for damages. A statute of limitations is a law that sets a time limit for filing a lawsuit. California law for filing truck accident claims is two years from the date of the accident. This means if you do not resolve your case or file your lawsuit before the two year time limit expires, you will be prohibited to collect damages after your accident.
This statute of limitation makes it imperative that you do not wait to take action. Discuss your case with an experienced Orange County truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to allow plenty of time to handle your case.
Identifying Cause and Fault in Truck Accidents
California truck crash claims are based on negligence. To prove your claim and hold the truck driver, trucking company, trucking manufacturer or any other entity liable for the accident, you must prove that their negligence or reckless actions contributed to the crash.
You must prove the following elements:
- The truck driver, company, or manufacturer owed you a duty of care;
- They breached this duty of care;
- This breach was the actual and proximate (legal) cause of your accident; and
- The accident resulted in damages.
Below are some common examples of negligence in commercial, semi and 18-wheeler truck accidents claims include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Truck drivers speeding to meet unreasonable delivery deadlines
- Distracted truckers
- Drunk or intoxicated truckers
- Undertrained truck drivers
- Improperly loaded trailers
- Lack of proper truck maintenance
- Inadequate truck/trailer inspections.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck collision, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our Orange County truck accident attorneys specialize in handling truck accident cases and have the experience to help you get reimbursed for your lost wages, past and future medical expenses and any other costs related to your accident.
Please call us at (888) 848-5084 to discuss your case with an expert truck accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.
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