City of Riverside’s Premier Truck Accident Attorneys
After a big rig accident, hold the negligent party accountable. Speak to a knowledgeable attorney today.
Trucking companies and their drivers have the duty to operate their large commercial fleet in a safe and secure manner. Regrettably, trucking accidents are a serious, and far too common occurrence in the State of California.
Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the State of California experiences an average of 315 fatalities caused as a result of large truck accidents. Many more victims suffer life-altering injuries.
When a large truck accident occurs, the consequences can be devastating. If the accident was caused as a result of negligence, the trucker or the company that employs him or her should be held accountable.
Over 30 Years of Experience in Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
The proficient trial attorneys at Castillo & Associates have the skills and experience necessary to help accident victims access the maximum amount of compensation available. Having worked with top insurance companies, the firm understands how to hold negligent trucking companies accountable for their negligent actions.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a trucking accident, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates are prepared to defend your legal rights. Consider scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation with the law firm today.
Protecting Your Rights in the Aftermath of a Truck Accident
In order to prevail in a truck accident claim, it is important to build a strong case against the negligent party. The following factors will help establish liability.
Obtain a Medical Evaluation
Being injured as a consequence of a trucking accident can result in some of the most severe injuries seen in traffic accidents. If you were injured in an accident, obtaining a comprehensive medical evaluation is imperative. This will set you on the path to a healthy recovery and protect your overall well-being. Additionally, it is likely that you may not recognize the extent of your injuries. The extreme stress and intense emotions typically associated with a car accident can affect your sensitivity and ultimately mask your pain for several days.
Aside from protecting your health, obtaining medical care will also establish a trail of documents, known as a medical record, which will solidify the existence of your injuries. An established medical record is imperative when filing a claim against the negligent truck driver or truck company.
Report the Truck Accident
After a commercial truck accident, report the incident to the authorities straightaway. A California Highway Patrol officer or local police officer will be dispatched to the accident and take a crash report. As an accident victim, it is in your best interest to obtain a copy of the police report, as this can be used as a key piece of evidence in your case.
Document the Incident
When filing a truck accident claim, it is likely your claim will face rebuttal from the driver and his or her insurer. Because of this, it is critically important to obtain as much supporting evidence as possible. The collection of the following pieces of evidence can be extremely beneficial:
- Pictures of the scene, property damage, and visible injuries
- The at-fault driver’s contact and insurance information
- The contact information of individuals who witnessed the scene
A Truck Accident Can Be Challenging – Hire a Skilled Attorney
If you were injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, you will need to file a personal injury claim to receive monetary compensation. Truck drivers and the companies that employ them are usually covered by multi-million dollar insurance policies, but obtaining a fair compensation can be a challenge as these insurance companies will work aggressively toward reducing the value of the settlement. Filing a personal injury claim in California is possible without the support of an attorney, but this does not guarantee obtaining a fair settlement offer.
Following your accident, it is important to take immediate action and seek the legal representation of a skilled truck accident attorney who will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you truly deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Castillo & Associates are committed to helping accident victims obtain a fair compensation for their damages. The law firm has an established track record of handling the most complex truck accident cases in Southern California. With more than 30 years of dedicated experience, the firm is prepared to fully investigate your case, help you assemble a strong case, and negotiate your right to a maximum settlement offer. Consider contacting the attorneys at Castillo & Associates today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.