Were you or someone you love injured in a truck accident? Are you unsure what to do next? Truck accidents can be particularly devastating, as these colossal vehicles often weigh around 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, making them a potentially greater threat on the road than typical vehicular accidents. Belal Hamideh, an experienced truck accident attorney serving Beverly Hills and the surrounding area, can help in a variety of ways.
Why Reach Out to a Truck Accident Attorney?
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, seeking legal counsel from a qualified lawyer can be a crucial step towards securing your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve. Belal can guide you through the entire process, from the initial free case evaluation through the successful outcome.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can result from various factors, some of which include:
Fatigue: Truck drivers sometimes exceed their mandated driving hours, leading to slower reaction times and impaired decision-making abilities.
Excessive Speed: Tight deadlines and the physics of large trucks can lead to speeding issues.
Distracted Driving: Truck drivers are not immune to distractions, like texting or eating, which can lead to accidents.
Driving Under the Influence: In some cases, truck drivers operate vehicles while intoxicated or impaired.
Improperly Maintained Trucks: Neglected maintenance, including brakes, tires, wheels, and steering issues, can be accident culprits.
Defects in the Truck: Manufacturer defects pose a significant crash risk.
Improper Loading: Something as simple as improper cargo loading can lead to accidents.
Environmental Factors: Harsh weather conditions like snow, ice, strong winds, or heavy rain can be contributing factors in truck accidents.
Belal can help you through these or many other kinds of truck accidents.
What to Do After a Truck Accident?
In the aftermath of a truck accident, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by injuries, shock, and mental distress. Taking the following steps can significantly help your case:
Get to Safety: First course of action is to get to safety. Assess your injuries as well as others involved.
Call the Police: Even seemingly minor accidents should be reported, as damage may emerge later. Police reports can serve as essential evidence.
Seek Medical Treatment: Even if you feel fine, you may have sustained hidden injuries. Documenting medical treatment is crucial for your claim.
Collect Evidence: If possible, document your injuries, vehicle damage, and any environmental evidence like skid marks or structural damage. Witness information is also valuable.
Get the Other Party’s Information: Collect contact and insurance information from all involved parties, including witnesses. Do not admit fault.
Contact your Insurance Company: Tell them the truth of what happened without embellishment.
Contact Belal Hamideh for a free case evaluation: Reaching out as soon as possible allows you to start building a strong case for compensation.
Who’s Liable for in a Truck Accident Case?
Truck accident cases can be intricate and challenging for victims to navigate independently. Trucking companies often employ extensive defense strategies, collaborating with insurance companies to minimize compensation for victims. Multiple parties can be liable in these cases, including the truck driver, trucking company, cargo loading company, manufacturer, and more. Belal can determine who is at fault and ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive for my Truck Accident?
In a truck accident, you can claim both economic and non-economic damages:
Economic Damages: These cover your financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and compensation for catastrophic injuries.
Non-Economic Damages: These encompass pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of quality of life, and loss of consortium. Belal Hamideh will advocate aggressively to secure comprehensive compensation.
Can I Receive Compensation Even if I’m Partially At Fault for the Accident?
Yes. Even if you bear partial responsibility for the accident, you can still recover damages. The principle of “comparative negligence” means your compensation may be reduced proportionally based on your level of fault. An experienced attorney can help allocate liability correctly to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Belal Hamideh: Truck Accident Attorney in Beverly Hills
After a truck accident, you deserve a dedicated legal team on your side. We have a proven track record of holding trucking companies accountable and fighting for your rights. We can handle your case, allowing you to focus on recovery, while they work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve.
Truck accidents are complex and potentially life-altering events. We can help you navigate the intricacies of your case, establish liability, and ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.
Belal and the team here work on contingency. That means you don’t have to pay for our services out of pocket. In fact, our payment will come out of your eventual settlement. You only pay if we win. We do win 99% of the time.
To schedule a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call.