Maximizing Compensation After Truck Accidents

Individuals who file a claim for a truck accident on their own often receive significantly less financial compensation than they deserve. This is even though trucking companies typically have ample insurance coverage. At Fiore Legal, our skilled personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles are familiar with trucking and insurance companies' tactics to avoid taking responsibility for accidents. We are prepared to stand up to these powerful defendants and fight for your right to receive the maximum compensation after your truck accident.

Types of Truck Accident Claims in Los Angeles

Countless factors contribute to big rig wrecks, with nearly all collisions involving some form of negligence. The personal injury attorneys at Fiore Legal can tailor specific legal strategies to match the facts of your legal claim. We know what is needed to win substantial verdicts and settlements in truck accident cases such as the following:

  • Truck rollovers
  • Underride accidents
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Spilled cargo
  • Tire blowouts
  • Imbalanced or overloaded trucks
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving 
  • Drunk driving
  • Hours of Service violations
  • Trucking company’s pressure on drivers to meet unrealistic delivery deadlines
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Gathering Evidence of Negligence to Prove Claim

When filing a claim for a truck accident in Los Angeles, an insurance company may dispute your claim for several reasons, even if you were not at fault. For example, an insurance adjuster may argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or that you did not take reasonable steps to minimize damages. To avoid or overcome these disputes, providing substantial evidence to support your claim is essential.

Our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys at Fiore Legal will promptly investigate to collect the necessary evidence for your case. It is essential to act quickly, as valuable evidence can become unavailable or altered over time. This is particularly true for truck accidents, where the electronic data recorder or black box can be tampered with. Other common types of evidence include the following:

  • Police report
  • Black box data
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance reports
  • Trucking company’s employment records
  • Driver’s logbooks
  • Bills of lading
  • Electronic data logs
  • Photos and videos 
  • Forensic evidence from the crash site 
  • An account of the accident from reconstruction experts
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Steps to Take After a Truck Accident in Los Angeles

If you are involved in a truck accident, staying calm and gathering any physical evidence you can find is essential. This includes taking photographs and videos of the scene, obtaining the truck driver's information, and collecting contact details of potential eyewitnesses. It is also crucial to report the accident to the police. Do not ignore any injuries you may have sustained; seek medical attention at the nearest emergency room immediately. Afterward, you should speak with our experienced truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles and file a claim with your insurance company.

When filing an insurance claim, an adjuster will review your case and determine your eligibility for benefits. It is essential to be cautious when communicating with the adjuster. Please do not agree to any recorded or written statements during conversations. Do not sign medical release forms or enter into direct claim negotiations without first speaking with our attorneys. We can help protect your rights and ensure you receive your deserved compensation.

California Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents

To ensure you do not miss the deadline for filing a claim, it is crucial to act promptly and bring your case on time. Typically, accident victims have two years from the accident date to file an injury claim. Failing to file a lawsuit within this time limit may result in the court throwing out your claim. However, waiting until you have achieved maximum medical improvement (MMI) before accepting any settlement offers is critical. To protect your legal rights and receive the compensation you deserve, it is essential to speak with a top-rated truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

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Get Legal Representation from a Formidable Truck Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles

At Fiore Legal, our skilled Los Angeles truck accident attorneys will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the highest possible settlement for your claim. We understand the complexities of truck accident cases and have the experience and expertise to build a strong case for you. With our dedicated legal team by your side, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected and you will receive the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys have won over $250,000,000 for clients throughout California, with some of the more substantial victories achieved in truck accident cases. To schedule your free and confidential consultation with us today, call us at 800-440-4157 or write to us online.

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