If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Negligent parties need to be held accountable. However, you may receive lower than a full and fair financial recovery if you face them alone, despite the fact that trucking companies and their drivers are well insured. At Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, a qualified Los Angeles truck accident attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve following a big rig accident.
Our personal injury law firm was founded in 1936. Since then, we have helped countless individuals and families recover compensation for their catastrophic injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. We have been in business for over 80 years because of our devotion to serving clients and striving for the best possible outcome in their case.
With 10 office locations, we serve clients throughout Southern California and those living in California’s Central Valley, including those in Bakersfield, Fresno, and the Visalia-Porterville area
How Can a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
After a trucking accident, a truck company has one main goal: to avoid liability. Despite having ample insurance, most trucking companies do not want to claim fault for collisions. They will use significant legal resources to fight liability and save money. An attorney has matching resources he or she can put to good use on your behalf. Your lawyer can build a strong case against the trucking company and help you prove liability using aggressive legal strategies. One of our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys will not let you settle for less than your case is worth during insurance negotiations. We will fight for maximum compensation from all at-fault parties, whether that be commercial trucking companies or an individual trucker.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is federally regulated in order to promote safety for both the driver and others on the road. Failure to follow these regulations is negligence and can lead to catastrophic injury. For instance, forcing a truck driver to spend long hours on the road may result in careless driving mistakes or falling asleep at the wheel due to driver fatigue. Failing to properly load cargo or adhere to weight restrictions can cause cargo to dislodge during travel. It may also cause the truck to jackknife on busy highways and cause serious injuries to those on the roads around them. Other examples of trucker negligence in large commercial truck accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, or speeding to meet unrealistic deadlines.
Our success in truck accident cases stems from our meticulous investigation of the causes of the truck crash. Following a commercial truck accident, we look at all the facts to determine if the accident was caused by a negligent driver or if there are other factors such as defective auto parts. Sometimes, more than one party may be at fault for a semi truck accident. Our skilled truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles aggressively approach each accident case to help make sure all negligent parties are held accountable.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Large truck accidents can be devastating to those in a smaller vehicle. A passenger vehicle that gets into a car accident with another passenger vehicle is likely to have a much different outcome than one that gets into a truck crash. Although some accident injury victims may be able to walk away from a semi truck accident with minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises, large truck accidents often end in catastrophic injury or worse, wrongful death.
Common truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Bone fractures
- Wrongful death
Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in California
One common question we can answer for clients during free initial case evaluations in Los Angeles is, “How much is my injury claim worth?” Although the answer will be unique for each client, the types of damages available remain relatively the same from case to case, including economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. A settlement or judgment award could reimburse you for many different losses according to the facts of your truck accident injury case. Find out what your specific accident case could be worth during a free consultation with a lead Los Angeles truck accident attorney from our law firm.
As a truck accident victim, you could be eligible for noneconomic, economic and punitive damages depending on the situation. If the defendant was grossly negligent or reckless in causing your accident, punitive damages are an additional award you may receive from a judge. Our attorneys are not afraid to take claims to court if we believe it will result in better compensation for the client.