Who Can I Sue for Wrongful Death After a Trucking Accident?
One of the most important things to consider after you have been involved in a Fresno trucking accident is to determine who is liable because it may be the case that more than one party is accountable for the injuries that you have sustained.
In trucking accidents, because there are numerous players involved, it is much more likely than a typical car accident that you could have third party claims. For example, liable parties could include the owner of the freight, the driver, the driver’s employer, the parent company, the tractor trailer cab and trailer owners, the cab manufacturer, the manufacturer of another vehicle, or the owner and driver of another vehicle.
Since there are frequently so many parties involved in these kinds of claims, it’s also likely that you’ll need to be working with multiple insurance companies. During this time, it is imperative that you consult with your Fresno trucking accident attorney to learn more. For individuals who have been injured seriously, they may be bringing forth the personal injury lawsuit on their own.
For family members of loved ones who have died as a result of the injuries they incurred in a trucking accident, it can be even more confusing to work through your grief and attempt to do all of the necessary steps to carry out a legal claim. It is imperative that you retain a law firm who is familiar with both trucking accidents as well as wrongful death situations.
Your attorney may work with the insurance adjustors for you. This removes the pressure of having to deal with other individuals and it can also help you make decisions about whether or not it is in your best interest to sign a settlement offer. Compensation recoverable in a lawsuit depends on whether this suit is filed for personal injury or wrongful death.
Personal injury compensation could include lost wages, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, lost future earnings and medical expenses. Compensation for wrongful death situations involving trucking accidents in Fresno could include funeral expenses, loss of care and companionship and lost economic contributions. As always, it is important to consult with an attorney before you agree to any settlements. Having an accident attorney who understands how the wrongful death process evolves in Fresno can be critically helpful.
Contact the experienced trucking accident attorneys of Torem & Associates for a free consultation. Our compassionate and caring attorneys will handle the legal aspects of your personal injury claim while you focus on what is most important — helping you and your loved ones recover from their injuries.