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Riverside Truck Accident FAQ

Truck accidents in Riverside can be traumatic and cause a significant amount of damage. If you know someone else caused your truck wreck, you can file a lawsuit to hold them accountable. Taking legal action can help you recover a settlement and pick up the pieces of your life.

A Riverside truck accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP can guide you through the legal process if you need assistance. Our team has in-depth experience with personal injury litigation. We strive to seek justice on behalf of all our clients. You’ll likely have many questions if you’ve never sued anyone before, which is why we’re here to help. Continue reading to learn more. 

Is there a time limit to file my truck accident claim?

The state of California employs a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury cases. If you don’t file your truck accident claim within two years of when the collision occurred, the court won’t hear your claim and you won’t receive compensation for your damages. 

What are the recoverable damages in truck wrecks?

You can recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages in your truck wreck. Economic damages comprise your financial losses, which may include medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages.

Non-economic damages are non-financial losses, which may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and scarring and disfigurement.

What are some common causes of truck accidents?

Truck accidents can occur for many of the same reasons car accidents occur; however, truck wrecks often involve negligence on behalf of the truck driver or a truck-related entity.

With such a demanding job, truck drivers may cause a wreck because they’re drowsy or distracted behind the wheel. Truck malfunctions can also cause accidents because the truck itself runs for thousands of miles each day. Roadway hazards, bad weather, and issues with cargo can also cause accidents.  

Who could be at fault for an 18-wheeler wreck?

If you determine that the truck driver caused your wreck, the truck driver or the trucking company that employs the driver may be at fault. The truck manufacturer may be at fault if a truck malfunction causes your wreck. Government entities and cargo loading companies can also be responsible for truck accidents, depending on the situation. 

What if I shared fault in my truck collision?

California has a pure comparative fault law, so even if you shared fault in your truck collision, you can recover compensation for the damages you suffered. The court will calculate your percentage of fault and deduct this percentage from your overall settlement amount.

Reach Out to a Riverside Truck Accident Attorney

It’s understandable to have questions when pursuing a truck accident lawsuit. At Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP, we offer a free consultation to address your concerns before you commit to pursuing a case. To speak with a Riverside truck accident lawyer from our team, fill out the contact form below or call 1-844-404-2400.