Truck Accidents

Truck AccidentThe California Vehicle Code (CVC) permits trucks to weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a vehicle of this size collides with another road user, the results can be devastating. Crash victims often suffer severe, life-altering injuries. Some even lose their lives.

If you were involved in a truck crash that was caused by the negligent behavior of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach today for a free case evaluation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in California

Every year, thousands of people sustain injuries in truck accidents in Orange County and across the state of California. The following factors cause the vast majority of those crashes:

The factors that caused a truck crash are not always immediately evident. It sometimes requires weeks or even months of investigation to discover the cause of a collision.

If you suffered an injury at the hands of a drunk or distracted truck driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Newport Beach truck accident attorney.

Compensation in Newport Beach Truck Crash Cases

People who suffer burns, broken bones, or traumatic brain injuries as a result of a truck crash in Newport Beach can generally pursue compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Ongoing care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Mental anguish, and
  • Pain and suffering

When individuals lose their lives in truck accidents in Orange County, their family members may file a wrongful death suit and claim compensation for damages such as:

In some instances, plaintiffs may even be able to recover punitive damages from the defendant. There is no cap on punitive damages in the state of California.

If you would like to learn more about the compensation that might be available in your case, you can reach out to the team at Jamal Injury Law P.C. by phone or email. We’ll be happy to analyze your case and provide you with all the information you require.

Comparative Negligence in Newport Beach Truck Crash Cases

Many people believe that they cannot claim compensation for injuries sustained in a truck crash if they were partially responsible for the collision. Fortunately, this is not the case.

California’s comparative negligence law gives accident victims the right to pursue compensation even if they are partially to blame. However, it also gives courts the power to reduce their award in line with the percentage of fault the plaintiff holds.

If, for example, a Newport Beach resident received a $90,000 compensatory award after a truck accident for which they held 10 percent of the blame, they would not get a $90,000 check. Their payout would be reduced by $9,000 by the court, and they would receive $81,000.

Want to know how California’s comparative negligence law could impact your truck crash case? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the skilled personal injury lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions!

Your Trusted Newport Beach Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents can have a huge impact on your health and quality of life. Don’t let it harm your financial well-being as well. Contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach at 714-907-1021 to set up a free consultation with a truck crash attorney and begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.

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