LOS ANGELES TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to be serious but accidents involving semi-trucks can be especially dangerous as most semi-trucks usually weigh about 80,000 pounds, which is approximately 20 times the weight of the average car or pickup truck.
Semi-trucks are more difficult to maneuver than passenger vehicles and often carry hazardous materials. In addition, truck accident claims are often complex in nature due to the various parties who could be responsible for damages caused by a truck accident.
If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, you need an experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer on your side to help you through the claims process. We have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Los Angeles Truck Accident Liability Issues
Determining liability can be complicated in truck accidents, which is why it is important to have an experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer representing you. Usually, one of three parties is responsible for causing a truck accident in whole or part: the driver; the trucking company; and/or the vehicle manufacturer. Each of these potentially liable parties has a responsibility to ensure truck safety, and if anyone is negligent, that individual or company may be responsible for the resulting damages.
Trucking Company Liability
Trucking companies that do not follow specific trucking regulations could be liable for any crashes caused by their negligence, for example, if a company fails to properly train a driver and that driver ends up causing an accident, the company could be held liable.
Drivers are responsible for their actions when operating commercial vehicles. If a driver fails to follow traffic laws, uses drugs or alcohol while driving, or fails to take required breaks in order to prevent drowsy driving, he or she may be held liable.
Parts or Vehicle Manufacturer Liability
In the event that an accident is caused by negligence of the vehicle manufacturer, they may be held responsible for any damage attributable to their negligence. For example, brakes or a steering system that is negligently designed and/or manufactured could cause an accident, and the company responsible for the negligent design or manufacturing could be liable for the damages caused.
Injured In A Truck Accident?
A personal injury claim based on a truck accident can allow you to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If the other driver was legally intoxicated, you may also be to obtain additional compensation through punitive damages claim.
After you hire the Pacitti Law Firm to represent you, we will assess and evaluate more than just your current injuries. We will also consider the potential impact of the accident on your job, your career, your future medical needs, and the long-term impact on your life.
Recovery Amounts For Truck Accident Injuries
How much is your truck accident case worth? The answer depends on the specifics of your accident claim. Generally, those injured in a truck accident can receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills.
- Lost wages or salary and loss of earning capacity.
- Pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life and the ability to engage in the daily activities of living.
- PTSD and other emotional trauma.
- Punitive damages in extreme cases (such as accidents caused by drunk drivers).
If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who can evaluate all aspects of your claim and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
No Recovery – No Fee
You only pay attorney fees if we win your case or obtain a settlement. All personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means we only earn a fee if we get you results.
The Pacitti Law Firm Can Help You Recover The Compensation You Deserve After A Truck Accident
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a truck accident in Los Angeles, or anywhere else in California, we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney by calling toll free at 800-590-6905 or contact us online today.