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What specific rights do I have as a person injured in a commercial vehicle accident?

What specific rights do I have as a person injured in a commercial vehicle accident

As a person injured in a commercial vehicle accident in California, you have specific rights granted by law to protect your interests and seek compensation for your injuries and damages. Learning about your legal rights can allow you to make an informed decision regarding how you want to proceed with your claim.


What Are My Legal Rights After Being Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Collision?

Some of the key rights you have in this situation include:

Right to Seek Compensation

If you were injured due to the negligence or fault of the commercial vehicle driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Right to Medical Treatment

You have the right to receive appropriate medical treatment for your injuries. It is essential to seek medical attention promptly to document your injuries and ensure you receive the necessary care to aid in your recovery.

Right to Legal Representation

You have the right to hire a commercial vehicle accident lawyer to represent your interests in the case. An experienced attorney can advocate on your behalf, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue a fair settlement or take your case to trial if necessary.

Right to Establish Liability

You have the right to establish liability for the accident. This involves gathering evidence to show that the commercial vehicle driver or their employer was negligent or at fault for the collision. Evidence may include police reports, eyewitness testimonies, black box data, truck maintenance records, and other relevant information.

Right to Privacy

Your medical information and personal details should be treated with confidentiality and privacy throughout the legal process. Your attorney should handle sensitive information responsibly and only share it as necessary for your case.

Right to Fair Compensation

You have the right to receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages. This includes both economic damages (such as medical expenses and lost wages) and non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering). An attorney can help ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Right to File a Lawsuit

If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. A lawsuit allows you to present your case before a court and seek a judgment that holds the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Right to Pursue Punitive Damages

In certain cases involving extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, you may have the right to pursue punitive damages. These damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.


Can An Attorney Protect My Rights After a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

It's important to note that California's legal process can be complex, especially in cases involving commercial vehicles. To protect your rights and ensure you receive the fair settlement you deserve, you should speak with an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer. An attorney can provide valuable guidance, ensure your rights are upheld, and work to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.


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If you've been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, don't settle for less than you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with a commercial vehicle accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. Contact us today to learn more.


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Brett Sachs

Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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