Personal injury statutes vary from state to state. If you are seeking truck accident compensation in California, read this article to see what specific laws apply to your situation. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Truck Accident Compensation in California | Partial Fault
The first thing that everyone should know about truck crash cases in California is that you will be able to receive compensation even if you are found partially at fault for the crash. You cannot, however, be deemed completely and entirely the cause of the crash and still receive compensation. But if you are 20% at fault, you will. The only catch is that you will have your award reduced by that amount. Let’s say you are awarded $100,000 for your injuries, and you are 20% at fault. You would be allowed to collect $80,000 from the award. Therefore, when insurance companies want to know about the crash and your injuries, it is best not to talk to them to avoid getting pegged as the at fault party. Once we understand that, and determine fault, we can go after the compensation.
Truck Accident Compensation in California | Case Value
In order to know how much your case is going to be worth, we have to determine just how injured you are and how long you are going to be affected by this. We encourage patience in this process. If you are taking a very long time to heal, it is better to know the full extent of your injuries and get complete compensation because you were patient rather than get a low settlement because you were not patient with the process.
Truck Accident Compensation in California | Hire an Attorney
It is wise to have our Newhall truck injury lawyers for the reason that you do not want to be at risk of getting taken advantage of. With truck wrecks, your injuries are probably very severe. You may need surgery, and you may need to have pain medication. The insurance company of the liable party knows this and will try to call you when you are your most vulnerable and likely to slip up and say the wrong thing. They will ask you questions about the crash in a way that makes it seem like you caused the crash. At all costs should you avoid making a comment for the insurance company. I would be hesitant to even tell the police too much about the collision to avoid this being deemed as your fault.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated Newhall truck injury lawyers.