Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer

The overwhelming size of a commercial truck compared to other passenger vehicles on Los Angeles highways, inevitably lead to severe accidents with catastrophic injuries. When these collisions occur due to jackknifing or tire blowouts, entire families can be devastated as a result.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 4,000 people in the United States died because of truck accidents in 2018. For those who survive these crashes, their injuries often require long-term care and financial support. This reality makes it crucial to have an experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer on your side if you or a family member were injured in a truck accident.

Types of Negligence that Lead to Truck Accidents and Injuries

Commercial trucks are gigantic, and the level of damage they cause in a collision is undeniable. With incidents of these accidents on the rise around the U.S. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, it is important to understand how negligence plays a role in the majority of Los Angeles trucking crashes:

  • Speeding

  • Reckless overtaking

  • Fatigue

  • Not maintaining the condition of the truck or trailer

  • Hauling an overweight load

  • Lack of or poor driver training

  • Distracted driving

  • Negligent hiring or retention by the company

  • Unbalanced loads

  • Violating safety regulations

  • Intoxicated or under the influence of drugs

  • Company pressuring drivers to violate rest time regulations

 

While some truck accident victims can walk away from a collision with minimal injuries like bruising, this is not typical. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Whiplash of the spine and neck

  • Burn injuries

  • Back injuries

  • Fractured bones

  • Wrongful death

  • Concussions and comas

 

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries like those above after involvement in a Los Angeles truck accident, consult with the experienced personal injury attorneys of Brand Law Group right away to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

In Los Angeles, fault in a trucking accident relies on proving that the negligent actions of one or both parties involved led to your injuries. Proving negligence on the part of the truck driver or their parent company relies on demonstrating a violation of traffic laws or failing to drive with care.

To prove negligence, these three factors must be shown:

  • The truck driver had a duty of care to the victim, and;

  • This duty was breached, and;

  • This breach of care caused your injuries.

State law also allows for related parties to be held responsible through what is known as vicarious liability. This form of responsibility means that both the driver and the trucking company could be negligent.

Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in Los Angeles

Generally, the catastrophic nature of truck accidents warrants significant compensation compared to collisions only involving passenger vehicles. Both economic and non-economic damages are likely because of this fact, including:

  • Current and future medical expenses

  • Lost wages

  • Pain and suffering

  • Past and future losses

  • Related out-of-pocket expenses

  • Short and Long-term disabilities

  • Vehicle damages

  • Punitive damages

The type of damages you can expect after a Los Angeles truck accident depends on the circumstances of your case. Any settlement or judgment you receive should account for all current and future needs that may affect your well-being.

Speak With a Truck Accident Lawyer About Your Case Today

Brand Law Group provides our clients with a highly skilled litigator who has the experience and training to skillfully advocate for their rights and due compensation after a devastating truck accident. Attorney Anton Abramyan and his legal team staff, Rozie Kanimian, will be by your side every step of the way and are eager to speak with you about your case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.