December 3, 2020

Who Can Bring a Fatal Trucking Accident Case in California?

Unfortunately, accidents involving 18 wheelers and big rigs rarely end with only minor injuries. In fact, many end with life-altering injuries and even fatalities. Over the past decade, fatalities from large truck accidents have increased despite technology becoming better at protecting us. When a family loses a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, they should call our experienced Los Angeles fatal trucking accident lawyers at the Amicus Legal Group.

When a large commercial vehicle comes into contact with a passenger vehicle, the size and weight difference often result in accidents causing severe injuries and even death to the individuals in the car. When it comes to large trucks versus cars in an accident, the car will almost always invariably lose. This means that occupants are more likely to suffer serious personal injuries.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. In California, certain surviving family members have rights to wrongful death benefits for such things as medical costs, funeral costs, loss of future earning capacity, loss of companionship, or other benefits.  Family members may also be entitled to bring a survival action against a defendant for their loved one’s pain and suffering.

Although wrongful death benefits can never compensate for the loss of a loved one, benefits can financially recompense for losses both monetarily as well as emotionally. Wrongful death compensation enables surviving family members to recover from the death of their loved one financially which can help serve to provide a sense of closure.

When you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident involving a large commercial vehicle, you should get the advice and counsel of a Los Angeles fatal trucking accident lawyer to understand your rights to wrongful death compensation. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.