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California Truck Accident Attorneys

The injuries that resulted from your truck accident knocked you off your feet. Medical bills and other related expenses might be piling up – especially if you’re out of work. The insurance companies involved might have already begun contacting you. These situations can become overwhelming. Getting strong legal representation will get you on track toward obtaining justice and much-needed compensation. Our experienced California truck injury attorneys can help.

Extensive Experience with California Truck Accident Claims

When you file a lawsuit, you only have one shot at winning. Acting quickly and conducting a thorough investigation are key. When you contact CaseyGerry, our full-time investigators begin pursuing the details of the crash right away. We preserve all available evidence. When necessary, our lawyers get help from accident reconstruction experts to get a full picture of what happened and who is at fault.

For more than 70 years, CaseyGerry has been protecting the rights of injured people. Our attorneys have a full understanding of the complexities of truck crashes, including:

  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Severe property damage
  • Potential defendants
  • Lines of insurance coverage involved
  • California truck laws

On top of our depth of knowledge and aggressive investigative techniques, CaseyGerry has the resources to stand up to trucking companies. We won’t let anyone bully or intimidate our clients. Our San Diego firm aims for maximum compensation for their damages, because that is what our clients deserve.

Is there a statute of limitations for truck crash claims in California?

You have two years to sue from the date of the accident, or the judge may deny your claim. When the injured victim is a minor, the two-year period does not begin to run until they turn 18 years old, so they can file at any time before they turn 20.

If a governmental entity is involved, you must file a claim within six months of the accident or the judge may deny your claim, whether or not you are a minor.

If I file a truck crash lawsuit in California, from whom might I recover damages?

It depends on who is at fault for the accident. Whoever is negligent may be responsible. If applicable, the defendants in your case might include any or all of the following:

  • The truck driver,
  • The trucking company,
  • Insurance companies covering the truck, its driver, or the company,
  • Cargo shippers or loaders
  • The HAZMAT manufacturer,
  • The manufacturer of a defective vehicle part, and/or
  • A governmental entity that controls and maintains the road.

NOTE: If a governmental entity is involved, it will be given extra protection in California. You must file your governmental claim with it within six months of the accident or the judge may deny your claim, whether or not you are a minor.

Another driver caused me to collide with the truck. Can they be held responsible?

If someone forced you to take evasive maneuvers and you crashed as a result, you may pursue a claim against them if you can show they are responsible.

Should I contact a California truck accident lawyer? If so, when?

Medical care should be your first priority. Then, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as reasonably possible.

Acting quickly is critical for several reasons. When a lawyer has the opportunity to gather and preserve evidence immediately, he or she can better show what happened and who was at fault. In addition, trucking companies typically send investigators and lawyers to the scene of a crash immediately to protect their interests. CaseyGerry has two full-time investigators to enable us to move fast to protect our clients.

There is a statute of limitations for truck lawsuits. Truck crashes involving injuries are personal injury cases. An injured person or surviving family (if the victim died) has two years from the accident to file a claim in California. If the victim is a minor, the two-year period does not start to run until they turn 18. If the at-fault party is a government-owned entity, victims have only six months after the truck accident to file a governmental claim – including minors!

How much is my California truck accident case worth?

Every truck accident case is different. The value of each case depends on a variety of factors. One factor is how your injury interferes with your life, how painful it is, and whether or how soon you will recover. Other factors are your past and future medical bills, lost earnings, opportunities, etc.

More specifically, these factors will help determine the value of your case:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries,
  • The costs of the medical treatment needed for your injuries and whether you require ongoing treatment,
  • Whether your injuries caused you to miss work and lose income,
  • Whether your injuries caused any long-term or permanent impairments, disfigurement, or disabilities, and
  • Physical and/or emotional suffering you experienced because of your injuries.

An experienced truck accident attorney can review the circumstances of your individual case to determine what your claim may be worth. You can speak with the experienced California truck injury attorneys at CaseyGerry by calling (619) 238-1811.

Contact Our California Truck Injury Attorneys for Help

If you were injured in a crash, contact CaseyGerry to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer. Evidence disappears with time. Video might be erased, skid marks may disappear, road conditions may change, or a witness’s memory may fade. In addition, California limits the time you have to file a lawsuit. Contacting us today can help to protect your rights and begin the process of seeking compensation for your injuries.

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