Do you think the truck accident you were involved with four years ago is ancient history? Ask Herron Construction a California based Construction Company if they believe that is true. Earlier this month Herron Construction was found responsible for paying worker’s compensation to an injured worker from a truck accident occurring four years ago.
This case involved some very interesting interpretations. Herron Construction had contended they were not liable since this sub-contractor did not technically work for them and had taken it upon himself to move the truck to protect his own interests.
The injured worker reported he was asked by a Herron Construction employee to move the truck to ease the process of pouring concrete on the site. This simple request is what helped solidify the court’s decision.
So what does this have to do with you as a normal driver in California? It goes to illustrate the fact that even though your car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident happened years ago it does not relieve you or the other person from liability.
Many people believe since they did not seek damages for an accident which caused them property loss and medical expenses in the past that there is not possibility of compensation today. This is not always the case. If you experienced an accident in the past which is still financially haunting you it might be time for you to talk with a California car accident lawyer. They can examine the facts of your case and provide you with a clear answer on your chances to getting compensation even years after the accident.
As is seen in this case of a truck accident on a construction site the biggest thing a person must do is not give up just because a little time has elapsed. You may have chosen not to pursue any compensation in the past because you were too mentally distraught and did not want to deal with the process. This does not mean you cannot take action today.
In many situations the low cost initial consultation with a car accident lawyer can lead to you making new decisions which will lead you out of your financial difficulties which arose due to an accident you were not responsible for.
Make sure as you consider your options you gather up all information you have about the accident and any insurance papers you have. This will help your car accident lawyer during his investigation and discovery phase to get you the best answer possible.
On the reverse side of this situation is your own personal liability. You should never be caught off-guard when an old accident suddenly resurfaces with a claim against you. Just take it one step at a time making sure your first step is to contact an experience California car or truck accident attorney to give you guidance and support you through the case. They will be able to determine quickly if the case has merit or is just someone on a fishing expedition hoping you settle out of court.