There are few accidents more disastrous than 18-wheeler-on-car accidents. If you have recently been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation so you can get the resources you need to heal and move on with your life. Our firm is ready to fight for you. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced San Mateo County, California truck accident lawyer to learn more about how what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can I sue a negligent 18-wheeler driver after an accident?
To sue a negligent 18-wheeler driver, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of his or her negligence. Unfortunately, this is not always easy, which is why you must retain the legal services of an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights. Some of the most common types of 18-wheeler negligence can include texting while driving/driving while distracted, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and fairly common in truck drivers due to their long work hours, driving while fatigued. If you were injured in an accident by someone who was doing any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
Our firm will fight for the compensation you deserve by collecting and presenting valuable evidence on your behalf. Some of this evidence includes surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the accident, records of how fast the 18-wheeler was moving at the time of impact, medical documents, and more.
How long will I have to sue a negligent truck driver?
If you are looking to sue an 18-wheeler driver for injuries you’ve sustained in an accident, you will have to do so within the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations in California is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent truck driver. If you wait past the legally-acceptable timeframe, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to do everything in our power to help you win the financial compensation you deserve.