Santa Ana Truck Accident Lawyer
Drivers of large trucks often have to travel long distances and drive for long hours while transporting their cargo to its final destination. Driver fatigue, distraction, and any of the other common causes of auto accidents can cause an 18-wheeler to veer off course and create an accident.
When these accidents involve cars and other non-commercial vehicles, these drivers are almost certain to suffer the worst of the accident—severe injuries, massive repair bills, and emotional trauma from the terrifying experience.
If this is your situation, a Santa Ana truck accident lawyer from Dickson, Kohan and Bablove, LLP can help you seek compensation that could enable you to pay off the resulting expenses and bring closure to a traumatic experience.
How an Attorney Can Help
An attorney from our firm will treat your case as if it were his or her own. We will assist you through every step of the process:
- Gathering evidence to prove negligence
- Negotiating with an insurance company
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
- Representing you in court
- Making sure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected
The entire legal process can be confusing and overwhelming. We can handle it for you so you can focus on your recovery and rest assured that your case is being handled with the care and attention it deserves.
Comparative Negligence in California
Under California comparative negligence laws, all parties can be assigned a percentage of responsibility for the events that led to a crash. Whatever percentage is assigned to you will directly reduce your total compensation. For example, if your case is valued at $30,000 and you are 20 percent at fault, you would only receive $24,000.
Minimizing the fault you are responsible for is one of the most important things that our attorneys can assist you with. Building your case and successfully arguing it in court are essential to illustrating just how the trucker was at fault for causing your accident.
Watch for Undiagnosed Injuries
Most injuries will manifest quickly after a crash with an 18-wheeler. However, many people fail to realize that some of the symptoms they experience are actually accident related.
For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is incredibly common after a major accident, especially one as violent and dramatic as many tractor-trailer accidents are. The disorder can manifest itself as fear of riding in a vehicle, emotional instability, and a variety of other symptoms that will need to be diagnosed by a professional psychologist.
Additionally, you may suffer from a variety of pains or health problems that you may not realize are a result of your accident. Visit your doctor for a full diagnosis to ensure that all of your injuries are documented so that you can receive financial compensation for them.
Speak with a Truck Accident Attorney
An attorney from Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP can accurately value your claim and ensure that all expenses are factored in to your end settlement amount. Any settlement you are offered should fully account for everything you have had to endure after your large truck accident.
Whether you want to negotiate with the insurance company first or go straight to court, we can represent you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best opportunity for reaching a successful outcome to your case. Call 1-844-404-2400 to speak with an attorney, or submit the form at the bottom of this page to have a representative from our office contact you.