California big rig accidents have the potential to be deadly. Those that do not end in a fatality can result in serious, lifelong injuries that involve permanent life changes. An experienced accident lawyer will be help you to recover the financial compensation you need to recover and life a full life. Here’s what you should know about California big rig accidents.
You Could Be Injured and Not Know It
When you’re involved in any type of accident, your body goes into fight or flight mode and releases certain chemicals that essentially numb the body. This means that you may be riding high on adrenaline and not feel like you’ve been hurt. However, because of the sheer force of the impact, it is very likely that you are injured and don’t know it. To ensure that you don’t have a minor or moderate injury that could be made worse without treatment, or to ensure that you don’t have a serious injury such as internal bleeding, it is imperative to seek immediately medical attention.
California Big Rig Accidents Can Be Complicated
In addition to causing serious injury or death, Los Angeles big rig accidents can be complicated when it comes to determining liability. We discuss this legal liability issue in detail in this blog post. Potential negligent parties can include, but may not be limited to, the driver, the trucking company that owns the big rig, the company contracted to perform maintenance, and even a manufacturing company who may have produced a faulty part that caused the accident. The commercial insurance company may have no interest in treating you fairly or even paying for all of your medical expenses. Fighting with the insurance company can be stressful. If you sign a settlement agreement, you may be giving up your legal rights for future help with other medical expenses resulting from the injuries.
Getting Help with Your California Big Rig Accident Claim
As a victim involved in a Los Angeles big rig accident, you have legal rights that need to be protected. To get help with your potential claim, schedule your free, no obligation consultation with our experienced big rig accident lawyer. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. You focus on getting better. Let us focus on protecting your claim and handling the insurance company on your behalf.