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Southern California truck accident lawyers can help you get a larger settlement

Truck Accident Lawyers - California Personal Injury Lawyers serving Los Angeles and Orange County

Semi trucks, commonly called 18-wheelers, big-rigs, and tractor-trailers are a common sight on our Southern California roads and freeways: truck Accidents are very common. If you are injured or suffer a loss in a trucking accident, do not turn to the trucking companies’ insurance company or even your own for help. Insurance companies are, by nature, attempting to settle fir the least possible amount they can and will attempt to settle your claim as quickly as possible before you have a chance to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Southern California is home to 1,000’s of big, heavy, dangerous trucks sharing our roads

Southern California is a major transportation hub where goods come into the country from our sea ports in Long Beach and San Pedro. These goods are then trucked to local businesses and distribution warehouses for our consumption.  If that didn’t account for enough truck traffic, there is incredible tonnage of freight going to and from the ports and the major rail terminals further inland most commonly along the 710, 605, 5, and 60 Freeways. All this truck traffic means a large number of  semi trucks on our Southern California roads resulting in large numbers of accidents between these big trucks and normal passenger vehicles.

When big semi trucks and passenger vehicles collide, the results are often devastating personal injuries and/or wrongful deaths. If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury or a tragic loss as a result of an accident or collision with a semi tractor trailer, you and your family may be entitled to damages. These damages can include the cost of medical expenses, burial costs, mental anguish, pain and suffering, lost wages, bodily impairment, future damages, future cost and property damage to your vehicle or personal property. In some cases punitive damages are also available.

Truck-vs.-Car Accidents are Different than Car-vs.-Car Accidents

18-wheeler tractor-trailer accidents involve different aspects than typical motor vehicle accidents.  These differences include:

  • Greater likelihood of serious injuries or deaths
  • Potential for negligent hiring and supervision claims
  • Potential for negligent maintenance claims
  • Unique insurance coverage issues
  • Federal regulations
  • State regulations
  • Driver Drug testing
  • Tractor maintenance
  • Trailer maintenance
  • Trucking Records and Logs

California Trucks can be 63-feet long with gross weight up to 26 tons!

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation statistics, in 2011, 3,757 people were killed and 88,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). In the United States, 287,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2011.

Truck Accident Lawyers - California Personal Injury Lawyers serving Los Angeles and Orange CountiesTrucks in California can be 63-feet long and their gross weight can be up to 26 tons (52,000 pounds!). Consider that a 2010 Toyota Camry weighs a mere 3,483 pounds…  Because of the incredible size and weight of semi trucks, they are more dangerous to other drivers on the road and truck drivers must take great care when behind the wheels of these massive and sometimes deadly vehicles. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk for catastrophic injury.  Trucking companies and their drivers can add to the occurence of accidents when they choose to drive their semi trucks while tired or sick.

Not surprisingly, 500,000 trucking accidents occur in the U.S. every year, resulting in approximately 140,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths.  These statistics are shocking and in an effort to reduce truck accident related injuries and fatalities the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration employed new trucking guidelines to limit truck driver’s hours and enhance vehicle safety regulations.  Despite these efforts, semi truck accidents still frequently occur in Southern California and, unfortunately, many people are seriously injured in these accidents.

The most common causes of semi truck accidents include:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Drunk Driving
  • Decreased Visibility
  • Decreased Maneuverability
  • Driver Carelessness or Recklessness
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Worn Out Tires
  • Overweight and Unsafe Loads
  • Speeding
  • Longer Stopping Distances Needed for Trucks

Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a semi truck, our attorneys will take the proper legal action on your behalf to make sure you receive compensation.  If a truck driver was at fault for the accident because they failed to follow trucking safety guidelines, or drove recklessly or carelessly, a competent personal injury attorney will make sure they are held accountable for their actions.  An injury can affect many aspects of your life, and we will help make sure you are compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Severe injuries sustained from a semi truck accident

The types of truck accident injuries that you or a loved one can suffer include the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Burns to head or neck
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord paralysis
  • Broken or dislocated bones or limbs
  • Loss of a limb
  • Death

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents - California Personal Injury LawyersThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA), considered the driving force behind the regulation of the trucking industry to reduce truck accidents, covers issues such as driver qualifications, emergency equipment, safe loading, alcohol and drug usage and a number of other factors.

Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Lack of proper training
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Over-sized trucks / wheels set in wrong position
  • Brake failure/brake defects
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Damaged roads – poor road engineering
  • Inexperience Driver
    • Fatigue
    • Speeding
    • Running off the road
    • Failure to yield the right of way
    • Aggressive / reckless driving behavior
    • Driving under the influence of drugs / alcohol
    • Mechanical failure

Never Settle with an Insurance Company before seeking counsel of an experienced attorney

If you are injured or suffer a loss in a trucking accident, do not turn to the defendant’s insurance company for help. The insurance company will attempt to settle your claim as quickly as possible before you have a chance to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. You should never sign documents or agree to a settlement without first consulting an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. We will aggressively protect your rights if you have been injured in a trucking accident.

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If a truck has struck your vehicle and you were injured, it is in your best interest to retain a qualified personal injury attorney.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates represent clients injured on vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate in enlisting the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.

Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover and get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have several conveniently-located offices around Southern California Counties & Cities including, but not limited to:
  • Alhambra
  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Buena Park
  • Burbank
  • Carlsbad
  • Carson
  • Chula Vista
  • Compton
  • Corona
  • Costa Mesa
  • Downey
  • El Cajon
  • El Monte
  • Escondido
  • Fontana
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Glendale
  • Hawthore
  • Hemet
  • Hesperia
  • Huntington Beach
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine
  • Kern
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Mission Viejo
  • Moreno Valley
  • Murrieta
  • Newport Beach
  • Norwalk
  • Oceanside
  • Ontario
  • Orange
  • Oxnard
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rialto
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Simi Valley
  • South Gate
  • Temecula
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Torrance
  • Ventura
  • Victorville
  • Vista
  • West Covina
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • And more…

To schedule a FREE, confidential, no obligation consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney from the Vincent W. Davis & Associates, call us at (626) 446-6442 or submit a FREE Case Evaluation Form. Email: [email][/email]


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