A Sacramento box truck accident lawyer is invaluable if you are in a crash involving a commercial vehicle like a freight truck. They can help you gather important evidence should you wish to pursue a compensation claim. Additionally, because box trucks weigh over 33,000 pounds, the damage they can cause can be extensive and expensive. This makes it especially important for the victim of a box truck accident to seek a financial award to cover their expenses. An attorney can help by negotiating with insurance companies or corporations and preparing and presenting arguments to increase the likelihood the victim recoups their losses.
At the Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C., we provide professional and personalized representation to those who’ve been in a crash with a box truck. The aftermath of collisions can be disorienting. An injured party can be thrust into a new life consisting of medical appointments, repair shop trips, and insurance company calls. If you hire our office for your case, we take on the legal burden so you can have a reprieve from the stressors of figuring out a claim for compensation after your accident.
Special Considerations in Box Truck Accident Cases
Box truck accidents may involve commercial users, like delivery drivers, or those renting a vehicle for personal use, like U-Haul truck renters. These variables make box truck collisions unique and often complex.
As the injured party seeking compensation, you must prove that someone else’s mistake caused the accident and your injuries. In these cases, you may be able to accomplish this by reviewing employment records to examine whether the freight truck driver had a reckless driving history. Distracted driving is a common cause of accidents. You may need to find evidence to show that the driver was speeding or texting while driving.
Box trucks are often used commercially, meaning the driver, the driver’s employer, or another company may also be responsible for an accident. An attorney can help you locate the appropriate records to determine the liable parties. They can also interview key witnesses to help ascertain these liable parties.
Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit
California law requires those injured in box truck accidents to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the collision. You may have up to three years to file a lawsuit for property damage, such as a totaled vehicle.
Injured parties usually have substantially less time to file a claim if the at-fault driver worked for the government and was carrying out their governmental duties at the time of the accident. Typically you must file within six months after following a separate administrative procedure.
Negotiating With Insurance Companies
Injured parties may have to deal with several insurance companies in box truck collisions involving commercial vehicles, such as:
- Their insurance company or the driver’s if they were a passenger;
- The negligent driver’s insurance company; and
- The insurance company that covers the box truck.
It’s incredibly important for victims to gather as much information as possible from those involved in the accident. This can help them to understand the insurance companies they may need to contact to get compensation.
Although you may contact an insurance company to file a claim, do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without speaking with a lawyer first. The lawyer can tell you whether the proposal is fair and will cover your costs. The lawyer can also calculate the compensation you are eligible for given the context of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the damages similarly situated victims have received in other cases.
How Can a Sacramento Box Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Fighting against negligent drivers and keeping insurance companies at bay can be daunting, but an attorney can take these burdens off your shoulders. An excellent attorney will have training in California’s laws governing box truck accidents and can guide you through the compensation claims process.
For example, the principal lawyer in our office, Ali Yousefi, understands firsthand the stress and trauma victims experience in a car accident. He’s spent years studying California law so that he can fight for victims of car accidents. He genuinely cares about his clients and is a relentless advocate for those who are hurting.
Fight for You in Court
Navigating a court case can be overwhelming if you also try to handle your day-to-day struggles and manage your physical health. A lawyer for a box truck accident carries this burden for you, freeing up your time and lessening your worry, so you can focus on what matters to you. A good personal injury attorney can leverage their special knowledge of California law to fight for a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
Insurance companies commonly try to get victims to accept quick-fix settlement offers after they submit a claim. The insurance companies may tell the victim that the proposal is the best they can do to pressure them into taking a low offer. They often use this tactic to minimize how much they have to pay.
Our office understands the deceptive techniques responsible parties use to get a victim to sign away their rights and accept a lowball proposal. We will aggressively and tactfully negotiate with the involved parties to reach an agreement that maximizes your interests.
Track Important Deadlines
There’s a lot to take care of after an auto wreck involving a box truck. You may have doctor’s appointments, medication schedules, and daily errands. On top of that, you need to keep track of and meet important filing deadlines, such as California’s statute of limitations. If you miss these deadlines, a judge may dismiss your case.
An attorney can worry about filing deadlines for you. They have a deep knowledge of deadlines, procedures, and how best to pursue a favorable outcome.
Contact a Box Truck Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C.
Box truck accidents can leave lasting consequences on those left behind, forever changing their lives. Victims can best help themselves by hiring an attorney to handle the legal aspects of their compensation claims. Then, they can focus on picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives.
The Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C., helps clients throughout the Bay Area hold negligent drivers accountable for the wreckage they cause when they drive carelessly. Our team has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for car wreck victims. Clients praise Ali Yousefi for his dedication, diligence, and detailed explanations of the litigation and settlement processes.
If you were in a box truck accident, call our team today or contact us online to schedule a consultation.