Truck Accident FAQ
Answers From a San Jose Truck Accident Lawyer
- What makes truck accidents different from car accidents?
- What are commercial trucks?
- I’ve been injured in a truck accident. Who is responsible?
- What happens when a truck accident results in death?
- Do I need an attorney to file a claim?
Victims injured during truck accidents deserve to have the information they need to protect their rights and their personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, our San Jose truck accident lawyer makes it a point to address all of our clients’ questions and concerns. The following questions and answers can help you better understand truck accident cases, your rights, and how you can recover your damages.
What makes truck accidents different from car accidents? Size. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and are difficult to quickly stop and maneuver. Cars typically weigh about 3,000 pounds. Because of their sheer size, weight, and inability to avoid collisions, truck often cause some of the more devastating auto accidents. Statistically, truck accidents have high rates of injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death.
What are commercial trucks? Commercial trucks are generally any vehicles that transport freight or are owned by a commercial vehicle. These may include large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers, flat-bed trucks, service trucks, garbage trucks, and others. Commercial trucks and the companies that operate them are heavily regulated. The same holds true for commercial passenger carrying vehicles such as buses.
I’ve been injured in a truck accident. Who is responsible? Who can be held responsible for your accident will always depend on the circumstances involved in an accident. Generally, however, trucking companies can be held liable if they– or if the drivers whom they employ – fail to keep others safe from preventable harm. You can learn more about holding trucking companies liable on our blog.
What happens when a truck accident results in death? When preventable truck accidents result in the death of another person, surviving relatives will have a right to file a lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are difficult emotional experiences and rough legal journeys. At the Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, we provide compassionate support and representation to families filing wrongful death claims and fight for the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Do I need an attorney to file a claim? You are not legally required to have representation when filing a claim. Filing a personal injury claim without legal assistance, however, can result in unfair compensation. As the personal injury claim is so complex and because trucking companies and insurance corporations do everything they can to pay victims as little as possible, you need an advocate on your side.
Attorney Caroline Nasseri has more than 25 years of experience and has helped numerous victims and families navigate the personal injury and wrongful death claim process. Her insight into the ways in which these claims are handled by trucking companies and their insurance providers can be invaluable to victims in need of fair compensation.
If you have any additional questions about truck accidents, your rights as a victim, and how we can help, feel free to contact a San Jose personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri today.