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Newport Beach Trucking Accident Attorneys
Holding Responsible Parties Accountable for Serious Injuries
With the largest number of registered vehicles in the nation and, among them, several thousand trucks, California roads are busy and accidents frequently happen. When an accident involves a large commercial truck, the damage can be extensive. The Newport Beach trucking accident lawyers at Manning Law, APC represent clients throughout California with injuries sustained in collisions with big rigs and semi-trailer trucks.
Is it Worth Hiring Lawyers For a Truck Accident?
An experienced truck accident attorney can help you receive the maximum compensation for your or your loved ones injuries. The difference in size between a passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck leaves the people in the smaller vehicle at an increased risk of serious or catastrophic injury in an accident.
The injured person can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, future medical costs, prescription drugs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the event that a person is killed in a trucking accident, their surviving family may be able to pursue compensation for wrongful death.
The Importance of Acting Quickly After a Truck Accident
After a truck accident, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Trucking companies and their insurance providers often have teams of lawyers and investigators working to minimize their liability and avoid paying out large settlements. That's why it's essential to have a skilled truck accident lawyer on your side.
Our Newport Beach truck accident lawyers understand the complexities of truck accident cases and have the experience and resources needed to fight for your rights. We can:
- Investigate the accident scene to gather critical evidence
- Interview witnesses and experts to build a strong case
- Negotiate with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement
- Take your case to court if necessary to obtain maximum compensation
By acting quickly and hiring a skilled truck accident lawyer, you can level the playing field and protect your rights. Don't wait - contact Manning Law, APC today for a free consultation with a Newport Beach truck accident lawyer.
How To Prove Fault in a Truck Accident
In order to recover damages, we must prove fault on the part of the driver or another party.
Trucking accidents may be caused by:
- Driver negligence or violation of traffic laws
- Negligence on the part of the trucking company
- Defective parts
- Semi-truck defects
- Improper signage
- Unsafe road conditions
We carefully prepare your case and seek all possible sources of compensation. For example, you may be able to recover damages from the trucking company, if there was negligence in hiring drivers or following state and federal commercial trucking regulations. We gather evidence, police reports, witnesses, and other records and information to build a solid personal injury claim.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Due to the sheer size difference between a typical car and a truck, the injuries you can sustain in a trucking accident can be life changing. The pain and suffering you can experience because of a truck accident can significantly decrease your quality of life. Some common injuries from truck accidents include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain or head injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Broken ribs
Our Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
The first step to recovering fair compensation for your damages is to understand your rights and have your case evaluated by an attorney. Our Newport Beach trucking accident attorneys will listen to your concerns, assess your case, evaluate your damages, and explain your legal rights and options.
There is no charge for the initial consultation and we work on a contingency fee arrangement, so you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?When your injury is caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you can take legal action to recover costs resulting from your injury. We represent clients seeking damages for the following:
Past and future medical bills:Oftentimes medical bills can extend far beyond the individual's initial accident. The victim may require extended hospital stays, operations, and even regular checkups during their recovery process. If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, we will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for these expenses.
Rehabilitation:For injuries resulting in long-term side effects, it is important for the victim to be able to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation, rather than worrying about how they will pay for their recovery process.
Lost income:Most serious accidents will be accompanied by significant amount of time off of work. If someone else's negligence has rendered you unable to work, they should be held responsible for your loss of income during that time.
Mental anguish:Mental anguish can include various forms of depression and anxiety that someone may experience as a result of their accident, or even the loss of someone close to them.
Physical pain and suffering:This type of compensation can be pursued in regards to the physical injuries a victim has experienced and the pain and suffering that those injuries have caused them.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?Under California’s personal injury statute of limitations, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a civil lawsuit in court against the responsible party. If the at-fault party is a government agency, you have an even tighter deadline of six months. If you do not seek legal action within this timeframe, the court will likely refuse to hear your case at any time to the future and you will lose your right to seek compensation. These deadlines can sometimes be extended under specific circumstances, such as if the injured party is a minor, the injury or the cause of the injury was not immediately apparent, or the injured individual suffers mental or physical incapacitation due to the injury. Regardless, if you are unsure how the statute of limitations applies to your case, it is important that you get an attorney involved promptly to guard your legal rights.
If I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer, Will I Have to Go to Court?While going to court is certainly a possibility, many personal injury claims are settled out of court through negotiations between your attorney and the responsible party’s insurance company. A trial may only be necessary if these negotiations should fail, such as in circumstances where fault is disputed or if there is a disagreement over the value of your claim. Our attorneys prepare each case as if it were going to trial to give us the best positioning possible during settlement negotiations.
How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?Your case could take several months or even years to settle depending on the situation. The timeline of your case will vary depending on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, complications of liability, and the level of cooperation of the responsible party’s insurance company.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?Your case’s value will be based on factors such as the severity and long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, the strength of evidence proving the other party’s liability, and the amount of insurance coverage available in your case. It is best to discuss your case with a skilled attorney to get a more accurate picture of your case’s potential value.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Manning Law, APC?Manning Law, APC accepts all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs for you. We only get paid if we are successful in your case.
How Do I Know Manning Law, Apc Is Right for My Case?Manning Law, APC offers free consultations, works on contingency, and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we have what it takes to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
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