J.B. Hunt is one of the largest trucking companies in the United States. With 120,000 employees and 12,000 trucks, it also provides trucking services throughout Canada and Mexico. According to the California Secretary of State, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., is a corporation that is organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, and it is authorized to do business in California.
If you were injured in a big rig accident that you believe was caused by J.B. Hunt or its driver, you’ll likely want to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit for purposes of pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages. There’s a right way and a wrong way of going about doing that. The right way is to serve your claim or lawsuit the registered agent in California for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Current records from the Office of the Secretary of State identify the registered agent as Corporation Service Company doing business in California as CSC-Lawyers Incorporating Service. The registered agent’s address is 2710 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 150 N., Sacramento, CA 95833-3505.
Personal Injury Claim vs. Personal Injury Lawsuit
Be careful about how you use the words “claim” and “lawsuit.” In personal injury law, they have different meanings. A claim is a request for compensation, and its recipient can simply ignore it. A lawsuit is a demand for compensation that generally can’t be ignored. Otherwise, a costly default judgment can be taken against the defendant.
The Statute of Limitations In California Big Rig Accidents
For purposes of personal injury law, a statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit alleging big rig accident damages. The general rule in California is that the victim of an accident has two years from the date of the accident to file his or her personal injury lawsuit. It’s highly likely that any such lawsuit filed after the statute of limitations expires will be dismissed. Although a truck accident victim might begin the pursuit of compensation with a claim, there are many reasons why he or she won’t want to remain in the claim stage for too long. The most important reason is because of the statute of limitations.
Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation
With its thousands of vehicles on the road, J.B. Hunt has extensive experience in dealing with truck crashes. The company and its insurer are known to act quickly to minimize their financial exposure. Investigators are sent to truck crash scenes while the wreckage is still on the road, and you can expect that their reports will be written in a light most favorable to the big rig driver or J.B. Hunt. That’s why you’re going to need experienced, quality and aggressive professional advocacy on your side of the case.
Martin Gasparian is a California truck accident lawyer, and he’s the founder of Maison Law. He focuses his practice on severe injuries and wrongful deaths that are caused by big rig drivers and trucking companies. After becoming a truck crash victim, you can arrange for a free consultation and case review with him on any California truck crash. He’s going to pay close attention to what you tell him about the details of your accident and injuries, and he’s going to answer your questions too. Then he’s going to inform you of each step that he will take in the claim or lawsuit process when pursuing the maximum compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages. By doing that, you’ll be making an informed decision on your next step.
Remember that J.B. Hunt and its insurer are likely going to act quickly in their attempts to reduce their financial exposure. California law doesn’t require you to relinquish control of the evidence in the case over to them. Even an innocent misstatement of fact or opinion will be used against you and result in significant devaluation of your case. Sustain your right to the maximum compensation that you deserve by arranging for that consultation with our California truck accident lawyer here at Maison Law before you do anything else.