Proving Your Los Angeles Truck Accident Case
A typical Los Angeles truck accident can result in horrific injuries and
significant losses. In order to obtain the compensation to which you are
entitled, it is vital that you prove all of the legal elements of your case.
The best way to ensure that you meet all of the legal requirements to obtain
the compensation you need is to retain a skilled Los Angeles truck accident
lawyer, like a member of the experienced legal team at Doan Law at 424-334-0000.
Doing Battle with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are in business for one reason and one reason only.
They exist to make money. Insurance companies make more money when the
pay less money on claims. In the end, it is a matter of simple math. Less
money out to injured people like you, more money into the pockets of wealthy
insurance company executives and stockholders.
Because of this reality, insurance companies engage in a wide array of
dilatory strategies to prevent an injured person like you from getting
the appropriate amount of compensation. This reality underscores the reason
why you need a capable, experienced and tenacious Los Angeles truck accident
attorney on your side when pursuing a claim for compensation with an insurance company.
Duty of Care
The legal term duty of care is a legal phrase you will hear when involved
in pursuing a claim for compensation associated with a Los Angeles truck
accident case. Duty of care is a fancy way of saying that the operator
of a semi-truck, and other individual or entity associated with that operation,
are obligated to other motorists to ensure the rig is run in a reasonably
The duty of care owed to other motorists is breached or broken when the
driver or others associated with the truck fail to exercise reasonable
care. For example, a driver breaches his duty to exercise reasonable care
is he or she operates a rig while intoxicated. An owner breaches the duty
of care if proper maintenance on the rig is not provided.
An experienced attorney at Doan Law, which can be reached at 424-334-000
can explain all relevant legal concepts to you. This type of tutorial
usually is part of an initial consultation with a Los Angeles truck accident attorney.
Another legal element of a Los Angeles truck accident case is what is known
as proximate cause. In basic terms, proximate cause means that the negligence
of the driver, or some other person or entity, actually resulted in the
accident that caused the injuries you sustained. There must be a connection.
In the aftermath of a truck accident, you also must demonstrate that you
suffered actual losses as a result of the accident. In most cases involving
a collision with a truck, a person endures extensive injuries and significant
Examples of losses in a semi-truck accident case include medical bills
and expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. These losses are not limited
to what you experience at the present time. You likely will face future
losses in all three of these categories as well, losses for which you
are entitled to compensation.
Statute of Limitations
Part of making your case is ensuring that you do it in a timely manner.
In California, there is a law on the books called the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations establishes a specific deadline by which you
must file a lawsuit in a personal injury case, including in a Los Angeles
truck accident case. A lawsuit must be filed no later than two years from
the date of the accident.
If you do not make that deadline, you likely will forever be precluded
from suing to obtain truly necessary compensation for your injuries and
losses. There can be some limited exceptions to this general rule, which
an attorney from Doan Law can identify for you.
Hire an Experienced Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer at Doan Law
You do not need to go it alone after a collision with semi-truck. You best
protect your legal rights and interest by retaining the services if a
skilled, experienced and compassionate Los Angeles truck accident attorney
from Doan Law.
You can schedule an initial consultation with a Doan Law truck accident
lawyer by calling 424-334-0000. We can schedule an appoint for you at
a time that is convenient for you. We can meet at our offices or in your
home. Indeed, if you are hospitalized, we can meet you there.
There is no charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law truck accident
lawyer. Indeed, we will not charge a fee in your case until we obtain
a settlement or judgment in your favor.
The Doan Law firm conveniently is located at:
12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90025