Truck accidents can be the most devastating accidents on the roads of California because of the sheer size and force of the vehicles. Trucks need more time to stop because of their size and weight, which is why most accidents can be horrific. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, here’s the steps you should take to obtain compensation in Manhattan Beach.
You will first need to gather as much information about the accident as possible. This includes who was at fault, what the scene of the accident was like and your version of how the accident happened. All of this information is pertinent to a case if you hope to acquire compensation.
Obtain the contact information for any and all witnesses to the accident. After the accident scene calms down and everyone has been moved safely out of the travel lanes, start speaking with witnesses who stayed around to speak with law enforcement. Ask for their contact information, including their address, email, home and cell numbers and any other way they can be reached.
Prior to filing a compensation claim, you will need to determine how much money you will request. This can be done by assessing the amount of damage done to your vehicle, injuries suffered by you, cost of medical bills, missed time at work and if you suffered injuries that could lead to long-term issues.
Once you acquire all of the aforementioned information, you will need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney in California. This is not something that should be done on your own or with an inexperienced attorney. You want someone on your side who knows the laws of the state and how to fight for victims of these horrific accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Manhattan Beach, contact our firm to discuss your case and how you can obtain compensation for the injuries you and your loved ones suffered.