Previous posts on this blog have discussed how important it can be for a Los Angeles resident who is the victim of a truck or other commercial vehicle accident to explore getting compensation from anyone who may be responsible for the accident. This is especially true when the accident is catastrophic, leaving a Californian maimed, permanently disabled or even dead.
Figuring out exactly whom an injured victim of a truck accident, or, in the case of a fatality, the grieving family, can sue is not always an easy task. In some cases, for instance, it may be hard to determine exactly what relationship the truck driver has to the transportation company involved.
If the driver was operating as independent contractor, for instance, more information may be needed before one an hold the trucking company responsible.
Our law office considered the question about whom our clients have the option to sue to be just one of many that has to be answered in the course of our meticulous and determined process of investigating a truck accident.
We believe at our office that having as much information as possible about the accident, the surrounding circumstances and the parties in general is the best way to get our clients the most compensation possible.
From our experience, we know that going through this investigation may lead to being able to pursue compensation via another route, thus making sure that our clients get what they need and deserve.
On a related point, we are also careful to document the full extent of our clients’ injuries in order to make sure that the amount of compensation being asked for is sufficient. This process may also help in the event our client is able to pursue a claim against his or her own insurance company for underinsured motorists benefits.