If you’ve been involved in an accident with a truck, you should call a lawyer as soon as possible. There is a limit on how long you can wait to file a truck accident claim and, generally speaking, the longer you wait the harder it becomes to compile strong evidence that supports your case.
Statutes of limitations exist for both civil and criminal causes of action, and begin to run from the date of the injury, or the date it was discovered, or the date on which it would have been discovered with reasonable efforts. In the state of California, you have two years starting from the date of your accident to file a claim for damages. Ideally, immediately after getting into an accident, your first step should be to seek medical care. Your second step should be to contact an attorney who can ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
No matter how strong your claim is, you will lose your right to seek compensation if you fail to file your claim within the two year statute of limitations set by the state of California. At The Accident Network Law Group, we recommend that truck accident victims file their claim as soon as they possibly can, as the sooner you and your attorney start building your truck accident case, the stronger your case will be. We offer a free consultation to victims in this situation and will help you with the personal injury claim process every step of the way.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get For A Truck Accident Claim?
If you file a truck accident claim within the two year statute of limitations, there are many different types of compensation that might be included in your settlement. Your lawyer will fight to get you the maximum amount of money in your settlement so you can recover from the accident sooner and get your life back on track.
Truck accidents can be extremely debilitating, especially if you were a pedestrian or driving a regular car when you got hit. Most injuries after a truck accident are severe, and victims often need to take time off of work to recuperate and nurse their injuries. Your truck accident attorney will fight for your right to receive lost wage compensation so you don’t have to suffer financial hardship while you heal. If your accident did not occur on your workplace’s premises or during your allotted work hours, you won’t be able to receive workers’ compensation to make up for the missed hours in your paycheck.
If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay the price. Medical treatment can put an unsuspecting victim in thousands of dollars of medical debt, and this can put anyone, regardless of their income, in a tight financial spot. Our attorneys will fight for your right medical bill compensation that covers the cost of your hospital stay, surgeries, prescription medication or rehabilitative care that are associated with your truck accident injury. From surgeries to rehab sessions to constant visits to see how you have progressed, these medical expenses can add up quickly. If you aren’t well insured, these visits can be costly and you may be responsible for paying them out of your own pocket.
Common carriers offer transportation as a regular business and are liable for losses and injuries arising from the carriage. These carriers, or trucks, are governed by a larger trucking company who insure the driver and the vehicle. Standing up to these big trucking companies and their insurers are difficult to do. Insurance companies always try to pay the minimum amount of compensation to accident victims, so it’s important that you work with an attorney who has experiencing negotiating these kinds of settlements.
How Much Does It Cost To Speak With A Truck Accident Lawyer In California?
At The Accident Network Law Group, we charge no fees for your initial consultation. You can call one of our California truck accident lawyers at any time and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to have your questions and concerns addressed.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis as well. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win your case. If you recover no settlement, you pay no fees. We understand how hard it can be to recover financially and medically after a bad truck accident, and for that reason we make ourselves available to any truck accident victim in California free of charge.
Not all truck accident lawyers in California offer a free consultation for accident victims, and many charge high legal fees throughout the entire truck accident claim process. Don’t work with just any attorney. Paying high legal fees and spending money on consultations can make your financial situation worse while you’re healing from an accident, and there’s no need to waste any more money while you’re already paying medical bills and missing time at work. The team of attorneys at The Accident Network Law Group has years of experience helping truck accident victims get the help they need after an accident, and you never have to worry about hidden or excessive costs.
Call The Accident Network Law Group Today To Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Remember: in the state of California, you have two years to file a truck accident claim. If you fail to process your claim within this statute of limitations, you will miss out on the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track after a truck accident. Call our team of attorneys at The Accident Network Law Group to get started on your truck accident claim right away. You may be entitled to compensation that changes your life after a bad injury.
Call The Accident Network Law Group today at (951) 291-0976 or send us an email at [email protected] to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We have truck accident law offices in Costa Mesa and Riverside, California. Remember, you pay no fees at all unless we win your case.