When a traffic accident involving a truck occurs, the law provides various remedies for victims to potentially recover compensation for injuries and damages sustained in the accident. A Murrieta CA truck accident lawyer can provide legal advice and representation to those who have been involved in an accident. They can help you understand your rights and what options are available under the law.
In a truck accident, both the driver of the truck and the entity employing the truck driver may be held responsible for the accident. Many times, the truck driver has insufficient financial resources to adequately compensate you for your injuries, so it makes sense to involve their employer. If the accident occurred while the truck driver was on the job, or in the course of their employment, then you may pursue legal action against their employer.
In order to recover money damages from a truck accident, you must be able to show that the truck driver was negligent. Their behavior must also have caused the accident and your injuries. Some examples of negligent behavior may include speeding, failure to yield, following too closely, inattentive driving, impaired driving, failure to obey traffic signals, and drowsy driving among other things. In addition, truck drivers are subject to restrictions and requirements specific to the trucking industry that must be followed. If the truck driver failed to follow these requirements, then it may give rise to a damages claim.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact a Murrieta CA truck accident lawyer immediately. A truck accident lawyer can help you pursue a claim for money damages and will protect your interests. They will help you understand how the law applies to your situation, so you will be able to make informed decisions. Contact Mova Law Group to learn more.