An important legal concept in semi truck accident litigation is “joint and several liability.” In a nutshell, this doctrine ensures that victims receive compensation for economic damages from someone responsible, regardless of whether the guilty parties can each pay their share. Thus, if the driver in a semi truck accident is deemed most at fault, but is very poor, and his employer is deemed only partially at fault, but has more money, the employer will have to cover whatever damages the driver cannot. After the fact, the employer can seek restitution from the driver via separate legal action that does not involve the victim. This system (which does not apply to non-economic damages such as pain and suffering) ensures that victims of personal injury are compensated and not forced to suffer through endless legal battles involving every party responsible for their harms. Determining who is responsible and bringing them to court requires the expertise of a skilled attorney. Contact Southern California semi truck accident lawyer Sean M. Burke for help with your case today.
Pedestrian, Motorcycle, And Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury when involved in an auto or semi truck accident. Attorney Sean M. Burke is a skilled lawyer who understands the circumstances and tragic effects of these unfortunate incidents. The driver may be engaging in irresponsible behavior such as speeding, using drugs or alcohol, or disobeying other traffic regulations, leading to devastating consequences. Victims are often seriously injured, permanently disabled, and some do not survive. High medical bills often combine with emotional strain to cause intense suffering. Drivers have a responsibility to look out for those most vulnerable to accidents, and the legal system is set up to make sure victims suffer as little as possible.
Many statistics show that wearing a seatbelt can significantly lower the risk of injury during an auto or semi truck accident. Thus, almost all states require drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts. A malfunctioning seatbelt, then, is one of the most dangerous types of common defective products. When a seatbelt fails to serve as a restraint during an auto accident and a person is injured or killed, the vehicle or seat belt manufacturer may be legally responsible and owe the victim compensation. The Southern California office of semi truck and auto accident lawyer Sean M. Burke, Attorney at Law, which is located in Newport Beach, can help secure that compensation.
Defective Child Restraints
It is a harsh reality that some of the child restraints used to protect our children are defective. Although they are required to undergo dynamic testing by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and are required to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213, many of these seats still do not meet safety standards. Inadequate lateral support, weak shell material, confusing instructions, and lack of torso restraint in these defective products are responsible for killing thousands of children each year. If your child has been injured due to a faulty restraint device, our auto and semi truck attorney, longtime personal injury lawyer Sean M. Burke, can help you recover compensation. And by holding car manufacturers responsible for their actions, you can also help prevent injuries from defective restraints in the future.
Contact Southern California Auto/semi Truck Accident Lawyer Sean M. Burke Today
Secure the services of an expert auto accident attorney today. Located in Newport Beach , California, Sean M. Burke is a respected auto/ semi truck accident lawyer seeking justice and an end to suffering for all of his valued clients. If you have been a victim of an accident involving an auto collision, contact him as soon as possible.