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Truck accidents are made even more difficult than they already are because of the trucking companies that always try to deny any liability. If you were hit by a truck in Los Angeles, and you don’t think you’re going to get a fair amount of compensation for your injuries, then you should pick up the phone and dial(818) 873-0181. Connect with our truck accident attorneys of KJT Law Group to understand and utilize your options.

We are a law firm that can do so many things but was built with one core premise: everyone deserves a fair chance at fair compensation after an accident. Unfortunately, trucking companies and insurance corporations don’t see it that way. With us by your side and leading the way, you can have the strength and confidence to take them on.

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Who is Responsible for a Commercial Truck Accident?

Liability is a huge issue in a commercial truck accident case. It is often not placed on just one party, but instead on multiple. The details of each crash are unique, though, so our attorneys will need to investigate yours thoroughly to determine who is responsible for it and what they did wrong.

Liable parties in a truck accident case can include:

  • Truck driver: If the trucker was tired, drunk, or distracted when the crash happened, then they should be the one who pays for your damages, like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Trucking company: Through the legal rule of respondeat superior, an employer can become liable for the wrongdoing and harm caused by their workers. If the trucker who hit you was not an independent contractor, then we might be able to name the trucking company that employed them as a defendant as well.
  • Third-party company: Did you know that maintenance on commercial vehicles is often conducted by a third-party mechanic? Did you also know that load is usually placed on or taken off a truck by a third-party company, too, like a retailer? If your crash was caused by a mechanical or cargo defect, then we might have to file a claim against one such third party to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.

Important FMCSA Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a long list of rules and regulations that all truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. Each rule is designed to make the trucking industry safer for its workers as well as everyone who has to share the road with big rigs and semis. If an FMCSA regulation is violated, then there is a high chance it will put people in danger.

Important FMCSA regulations include but are not limited to:

  • Limiting most trucker schedules to 14-hour days
  • Limiting most truck weights to 80,000 pounds
  • Limiting most truck highway speeds to 55 or 65 mph
  • Limiting most truck routes to avoid suburban areas

We can investigate your truck accident to see if an FMCSA regulation was violated prior. If it was, then we can use that as a tipping point to shift as much liability as possible onto the defendant. In California, a pure comparative negligence rule allows you to collect a percentage of damages equal to the defendant’s percentage of liability. A truck driver who is 100% liable for a crash will owe you 100% of your damages.

California’s Statute of Limitations on Truck Accidents

You have two years from the date of your truck accident to file a claim against the defendant or defendants. This timeline is imposed by California’s two-year statute of limitations. Failing to file a claim in court within that time limit will effectively eliminate your chances of demanding compensation later.

You Deserve the Best – Let Us Fight for It

Don’t give up on your truck accident case before it has a chance to begin. No matter what the opposing insurance company says, you should always explore your legal options. If your truck accident happened in Los Angeles, make KJT Law Group the first law firm you call for help.

To talk with an attorney during a free consultation, dial (818) 873-0181.

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A Truck Driver Must Report an Accident to Their Supervisor

A truck driver must report an accident immediately to a supervisor or dispatcher. This often means that the trucking company’s lawyer will be on the scene in the blink of an eye.

The legal team of a trucking company has just one purpose: to ensure the minimum payout and exposure for the trucking company. Therefore, they start building a defense almost immediately and this gives them an advantage in protecting themselves.

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