If you’ve been injured as a result of a truck accident, you may feel overwhelmed trying to understand the applicable law and determining who may be legally responsible. An experienced Orange County truck accident lawyer can walk you through what to expect.
One of the first tasks an Orange County truck accident attorney will discuss with an injured client is who may be legally and/or financially responsible for their client’s injuries. Generally, the at-fault truck driver will be named as a defendant for injuries he/she caused. The next step is to determine whether the truck driver acted as an agent or employee for a company or other individual. If so, your Orange County truck accident attorney can discuss whether a claim can be made against the employer as well.
Upon taking a case, an Orange County truck accident lawyer will carefully research the applicable law pertaining to truck accidents in your state. Truck drivers are also subject to federal laws relating to minimum levels of conduct. As your Orange County truck accident attorney will discuss, any accident injury claim, including truck accidents, will require a showing of negligence on the part of the at-fault driver. Negligence will require proof that the defendant breached a duty of care that, in turn, caused the injury.
An Orange County truck accident lawyer can carefully review the circumstances of your accident and advise you on who to sue. Your lawyer will discuss the potential strengths and weaknesses of your accident case. You can rely on your attorney’s expertise to advise you about whether a lawsuit is necessary and who to sue if need be.
For more information about how to pursue compensation for truck accident injuries, put an experienced Orange County truck accident lawyer in your corner. Call the law offices of Russell & Lazarus APC for a consultation at 949-851-0222.