Palm Springs Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured in a semi-truck accident? Contact a Palm Springs truck crash lawyer who can help you recover the compensation you need.
Being involved in a commercial truck accident can be serious. The size and weight of an 18-wheeler can make it difficult to control, making accidents more common and more dangerous. If the cargo is a hazardous material, the chance for serious injury only gets worse.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, especially if it wasn’t your fault, you are likely not just injured, but struggling financially. If you have a claim, a Palm Springs truck accident lawyer from our firm can be on your side as soon as you call.
Assessing Fault in Palm Springs Commercial Truck Accidents
In most motor vehicle accidents, fault is a simple matter—there are typically two drivers involved in the collision, and one or both were negligent behind the wheel.
This is a much more complicated issue with semi-trucks in Palm Springs. In accidents involving commercial trucks, the trucker is not the only potentially liable party in question. Because ensuring you have the proper defendant is part of filing your claim, it is important to know exactly who to name as liable.
In many cases, employers have to pay for the damages resulting from truck accidents their truckers were involved in. Even in cases of driver negligence, the company or corporation itself may be implicated; after all, it is the company’s responsibility to ensure its employees are meeting state and federal standards.
This is further complicated if the driver is an independent contractor. In this case, you need to know how much supervision is expected and given through the company, as well as who would be implicated. Finding fault in a truck accident can be complicated, but our Palm Springs 18-wheeler wreck attorneys are here to simplify the process every step of the way.
Severe injuries are common in Palm Springs truck accidents, and you may be suffering from a serious injury for weeks, months, or even years after your accident. It’s important to consider both the financial aspects of the collision, such as a totaled car, and the mental or emotional effects.
Below is a small sampling of the damages for which you could pursue compensation:
- Medical Expenses – Head injuries, for instance, are often significant and lingering. You could be compensated for both current and future medical expenses.
- Loss of Wages – If you are unable to work after an accident, you can include lost income in your claim, as well.
- Mental Anguish – Your emotional distress can make moving on from the accident difficult and can negatively impact your life as much as a physical injury.
Call a Palm Springs Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, we’re ready to speak with you today about your claim. At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we are prepared to address the complications of a truck accident case and get you the compensation you deserve.
For our new clients, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. If you are unsure and want to speak to a Palm Springs truck accident lawyer, simply fill out our online contact form below or call us at 561-659-6366.