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La Mesa Truck Accident Lawyer

If a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle has injured you, hire a La Mesa truck wreck attorney to win the compensation you deserve.

Any auto collision can lead to devastating injury, but collisions involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are more likely to cause serious injuries or death. Sometimes, an accident is just an accident, but if negligence or recklessness was involved, you should seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a truck wreck caused by another party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation for all the losses you’ve suffered, such as medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages.

A La Mesa truck accident lawyer from our office will fight to see that you are fully compensated so you can move beyond this experience.

Determining Fault in Commercial Truck Wrecks

When any accident occurs, one of the most important factors that must be determined is whose fault it was. The reason we care about who caused the crash is because that person must be held responsible.

Sometimes, the at-fault party will be held criminally responsible, meaning he or she could go to jail or be punished in some other way for causing a wreck. But that doesn’t compensate you, the victim. Luckily, in many cases, you can hold someone accountable in civil court when it’s been found that negligence played a role in your collision.

In trucking collisions, many different parties could have played a role in your wreck: the trucker, a mechanic, the trucking company, and others. Below, you will find some common causes of semi-truck wrecks in La Mesa and examples of who might be responsible:

  • Drowsy Driving – The trucker or the trucking company could be held liable.
  • Unsecured Load – The loading company could be responsible if a load came loose and caused your crash.
  • Drunk Driving – The truck driver would be responsible for a drunk driving accident.
  • Mechanical Error – A mechanic could be liable if negligence played a role in the mechanical failure that caused your crash.
  • Distracted Driving – The trucker would be responsible.
  • Faulty Manufacturer-Installed Parts – The manufacturer that installed the parts would likely be considered negligent.
  • Speeding – The truck driver would be responsible.

Dealing with the Trucker’s Insurance Company

Insurance is supposed to be there to protect you in the event of an accident, but because insurance companies are for-profit, they are pretty much in it for themselves. Sure, they’ll pay out on a claim when they can’t find any reason not to, but you can be sure they’re looking to exploit the slightest weakness in your case.

They will do anything to lower the value of your claim, including recording your statements, attempting to convince you that a low settlement is the best you can get, and even skewing crash evidence in a way that makes it look like you were slightly liable for the accident.

Fortunately, your La Mesa 18-wheeler crash attorney can deal with the insurers so you won’t have to.

Get in Touch with a La Mesa Semi-Truck Crash Attorney

When you’ve collided with an 18-wheeler or other large commercial truck, chances are you’ve suffered a substantial injury. When a negligent party caused the accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially for it when you’re already suffering physically and mentally.

Calling a La Mesa truck accident lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC, is an excellent first step toward recovering your losses. You can reach us by phone at 619-550-1313, or you can fill out our contact form below to arrange a free consultation.

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