If i get hit by a commercial truck, will my lawsuit proceed as a standard car accident claim?

Commercial trucks such as semi’s, box trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers are always on the road, logging hundreds of miles in a single day. In California traffic, accidents involving commercial trucks are a common occurrence. Because these trucks are so large, accident victims are typically left with severe injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. If you have been hit by a commercial truck there are many things a Poway CA truck accident lawyer can do to help you.

After An Accident

If you have been injured by a commercial truck, your accident claim will move forth as a standard accident claim but there are some fundamental differences. The biggest difference is that you must determine who you will file a lawsuit against after a commercial truck accident. You may be able to take legal action against:

  • The Driver Of The Truck
  • The Driver’s Employer
  • The Manufacturer Of The Commercial Truck If Defective

Personal injury law involving commercial vehicles is complex and best handled by an experienced Poway CA truck accident lawyer for best results.

What If The Driver Was An Independent Contractor?

Some commercial truck drivers do not have a formal employer and work for themselves on a contract basis. In these cases, a lawsuit would be filed against the driver and the owner of the truck if possible. A jury would decide if the truck owner is responsible for the negligent act of the driver who caused your injuries.

Being hurt in an accident with a commercial truck, is never a pleasant experience. However, you can reduce the stress and increase the chances of obtaining a settlement by hiring a personal injury attorney to guide you through the legal process. Contact Mova Law Group today!

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