Heitz Trucking, Inc., provides next-day refrigerated truck and trailer service throughout California. It’s a corporation that is organized and existing under the laws of California. If you were the victim of a big rig accident that was caused by Heitz Trucking, Inc., or a driver who was employed by the company, and you want to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the company, the most effective legal way of doing that is to serve the company’s registered agent and its driver with your claim or copies of a court summons and lawsuit. The driver should be personally served. According the California Secretary of State, the registered agent for Heitz Trucking, Inc., is the following individual: Zach Heitz, 3450 Industrial Drive #2, Yuba City, CA 95993.
The Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Big Rig Accident Lawsuit
Upon being injured in an accident involving a Heitz Trucking, Inc. truck and trailer, two options are open for the truck accident victim to receive compensation for their damages. Personal injury claims can be brought against Heitz Trucking, Inc. and its driver, or a lawsuit can be filed against both of them. Victims must be careful, as there is a world of difference between a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Although they both seek compensation for a victim’s injuries and damages, a claim might be ignored. A personal injury lawsuit, if properly served, can’t be ignored. Any failure of a defendant to answer or otherwise plead to a personal injury lawsuit can result in that defendant being held in default and a money judgment being entered.
The Statute of Limitations
In the context of personal injury law, a statute of limitations operates as a deadline for the filing of a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries and damages. The general rule in California is that the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit extends to two years from the date of the accident. Although a big rig accident victim might make a claim for personal injury damages shortly after the date of an accident, he or she will likely be barred from proceeding with a personal injury lawsuit it isn’t filed within the two-year limitation period.
Contact Maison Law for a Free Consultation and Case Review
When a truck crash occurs and injuries result, companies like Heitz Trucking, Inc., act quickly to try and thwart any personal injury claims against them. It’s not unusual for an insurer of semi-trailers to dispatch a team of investigators out to the scene of a truck crash before the wreckage is removed and the scene is cleaned up. The report of that investigation isn’t going to contain any information that might be favorable to a victim though. That’s why you’ll want your own team on your side of the case too. Martin Gasparian is a California truck accident lawyer who is the principal attorney at Maison Law. His practice is concentrated in severe and catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths that were caused by large truck crashes. At no cost whatsoever, you can tell him about what happened in your accident and how you and your family have been affected by your injuries and losses. He’s going to listen to you carefully and answer your questions too. Every step of the big rig accident claim or lawsuit process will be explained to you. By doing that, you’ll be able to make informed decisions. Then, you’ll be advised on how we think you should proceed.
Contact a California Truck Accident Lawyer Today.
You’ve been warned that Heitz Trucking, Inc., and its insurer will likely act quickly to reduce their financial exposure as a result of your accident. California law doesn’t require you to cooperate with them in setting up their defense to your personal injury claim or lawsuit. You’re not under any legal duty to speak with the company or its insurer. In fact, even an innocent misstatement made by you can be used against you to try and devalue your case. Preserve and protect your right to the compensation that you deserve by speaking with our California truck accident lawyer at Maison Law first.