After a truck accident, victims may have serious injuries the truck driver is responsible for. However, multiple parties might be responsible, such as both the driver and the driver’s employer. Holding each party accountable and recovering compensation from them can be complicated, especially when large insurance companies are protecting them.
In such a situation, a victim may want a lawyer on their side. A Hayward truck accident lawyer from our firm can identify all the parties involved in a truck accident case, hold them all accountable, and keep insurers in check. During a consultation, we can tell you exactly what a lawyer would do for you.
What Damages Can You Claim in a Truck Accident Case in Hayward?
A truck accident case is a type of personal injury case, so a victim can claim many of the same damages they’d be able to claim in any other personal injury case. However, truck accident cases can be especially serious, involving severe injuries or even loss of life, so a victim or a deceased victim’s family may be able to claim other damages too.
Personal Injury Damages
If your case involves injuries but no loss of life, depending on the severity of the situation, you could claim many of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Vehicle repair/replacement costs
- Medical bills
- Bills for therapies, like physical therapy
- Income you can’t earn due to your injuries
- Lost earning potential
- The costs of equipment needed for a disability
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we’re very sorry for your loss. In your legal action, you may claim such damages as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Unresolved bills
- Lost family income
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
How Do I Pursue Compensation from Multiple Parties in a Truck Accident Case?
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
In many Hayward truck accident cases, multiple at-fault parties are involved. Each party may share in the liability for the accident and the victim’s damages, but before a victim can pursue compensation, the victim must identify each liable party.
A Hayward truck accident attorney from our firm can do this for you. Your lawyer will investigate the accident to determine who is liable, such as the driver, the driver’s employer, and/or the party maintaining the truck’s operation.
During the investigation, your lawyer will look for evidence of each party’s fault. This evidence could include traffic camera footage, truck dash camera footage, witness cell phone pictures or recordings, the victim’s medical bills, and the police report from the accident. After the investigation, your lawyer may get corroborating statements from experts, like an accident reconstructionist and a medical expert.
To establish liability in your case, your lawyer must show how the other parties were negligent, that you were harmed, and that negligence was a significant factor in your harm, per California Civil Jury Instructions No. 400. Additionally, your lawyer may have to protect you against claims that you were negligent and are therefore partially responsible for the accident.
Keeping Insurance Companies in Check
Insurers tend to diminish a claimant’s case and damages. They do this to protect their clients from liability and protect themselves from having to pay out a lot of money. Your lawyer can protect you from the tactics insurers may use to diminish your damages and reduce your payout.
Fighting for You in or Out of Court
In pursuit of your compensation, your Hayward truck wreck lawyer can either negotiate a settlement with insurers or litigate your case with a judge. You can expect your lawyer to fight hard for a fair outcome.
Hiring Your Hayward Truck Accident Lawyer on Contingency
You can hire an attorney from our firm on a contingency basis, meaning your attorney will work for you at no charge unless they recover compensation for you. You’ll simply pay your attorney a percentage of your compensation amount.
This arrangement makes hiring an attorney affordable and motivates your attorney to fight hard for you. The more money your attorney recovers for you, the more money they make.
About Our Hayward Truck Accident Attorneys
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys have been helping people like you since 1990. Over the years, we’ve assisted many truck accident victims and other personal injury victims, and we have recovered over $350 million for our clients. We’re confident we can assist you too.
Your Hayward truck accident attorney will identify the parties involved in your accident and fight to hold them and their insurers accountable in or out of court.
Your California Truck Accident Lawyer Will Meet the Deadline for Your Case
California sets filing deadlines for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. If you’re considering filing a lawsuit, you’ll need to meet its filing deadline. Your lawyer can keep your case progressing to meet the deadline.
The filing deadline for a personal injury suit is two years from the date of your accident, and the deadline for a wrongful death suit is two years from the date of the loss of life, per CCP § 335.1.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen to Start Working With a Truck Accident Lawyer in Hayward
Truck accident cases can be complicated. However, our personal injury attorneys handle truck accident cases regularly. We can handle yours (or your loved one’s) and work toward a fair outcome.
With a lawyer from our firm on your side, you won’t have to worry about your case, so you can focus on getting better and taking care of family matters. We can work for you on contingency and offer a free consultation too. To learn more and consult with us, contact Nadrich & Cohen today.