Get Legal Advice From a Truck Accident Attorney
On the surface, truck accidents involving 18-wheelers and tractor-trailer rigs share many of the same characteristics as when a person is involved in a car accident. To be able to win a lawsuit against a person driving any kind of truck means that you must prove they were negligent in their actions. This may sound easy, but in reality, working on a truck accident case can be quite complicated. This also applies to any type of accident involving large pieces of equipment, such as bulldozers or crane accidents on construction sites, or other industrial accidents in manufacturing settings.
In the simplest of terms, proving negligence means proving that an operator of a truck, a crane, or any large piece of equipment has a duty to operate their equipment in a way that keeps other people from getting injured. When it can be proven that this was the case and that the operator’s actions led directly to a person getting injured or killed, then a plaintiff may be able to collect damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and a loss of companionship.
However, where a truck or heavy piece of machinery accident differs from a car accident is that in many cases, there may be more than one defendant who can be pursued for damages. A company that was negligent in performing needed maintenance on a truck could be held liable. Poor road conditions or unsafe working conditions may also lead to an expanded pool of defendants.
To determine who all of the parties are that are at fault requires the skill and due diligence on the part of an experienced truck and heavy machine equipment accident attorney. They will be able to ask the right questions and get the important answers you need to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.