If injured by a truck, you understand how abruptly your life can be thrown off path. Tractor trailers and commercial trucks are much heavier than passenger vehicles, causing damages with lasting consequences. Your injuries may be severe, and you may have lost loved ones in the collision.
As attorneys, we are incredibly sorry for any losses you incurred. Our mission is to fight for victims with severe injuries and damages. Insurance companies often try to deny or blame the victim. It is tough to hear when you are unsure of your future and facing the difficulties of meeting your immediate needs. A Los Angeles truck accident lawyer from Greenberg Gross can help.
Filing a Truck Accident Claim Can Recover Damages
Our Los Angeles truck accident lawyer can help you file a claim after your accident. We are no strangers to the claim-filing process and know how difficult it can be. Insurance companies representing truck drivers often try to deflect the blame back on the victim. Our attorneys will stand up to these large industries and defend your need for a fair settlement.
You are entitled to recover damages. In California, you can collect financial damages as well as non-economic damages. You can add up the accident’s economic costs and expect reimbursement. Pain and suffering, along with other non-economic damages, can be significant, too.
Economic or Financial Losses
- Ambulance charges
- Hospital bills
- Physician charges
- Prescription costs
- Property damage
- Vehicle replacement
- Temporary transportation
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Loss of limbs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society
Understanding the Liable Parties in a Truck Accident
Drivers are required to carry insurance to drive on California highways. In a car accident, you generally have only one other defendant to determine liability. Generally, you would file your claim against the other party’s insurance to reimburse your losses.
Many people and industries participate in the delivery of goods. When you are in an accident with a commercial vehicle, multiple parties could be involved in your lawsuit. Liable parties can include the truck driver, the transportation company, insurance companies, parts manufacturers, or even the loading service.
Our truck accident attorneys benefit our victims by using our knowledge and experience to investigate the cause of your collision. Our team can use science, evidence, and additional information to resolve the cause of your crash. When we determine the liable parties involved, we can then work to maximize the compensation you will need.
Benefits of Having a Truck Accident Attorney on Your Team
- Determine the initial cause of the crash
- Pull safety records on the driver and transportation company
- Request the driver’s phone and work data
- Discover liable parties
- Collect medical evidence
- Determine the value of property damage
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Hire expert medical testimony
- File your claim
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- File a lawsuit, if necessary
- Defend you in court
- File any appeals necessary
When we take over your truck accident claim, you can let go of the worries about how your family will get through this. We can manage your case from start to finish while you can focus on healing.
You Can Afford to Hire Our Firm
We offer a free consultation. Our legal representatives can discuss your case with you so you can learn your options. We can examine the details of your circumstances and inform you of your chances of success. If there are any questions, we can deliver a resolution for you. We can also explain our fee process.
You can leave with the knowledge you need to understand all your options. If we accept your case, we can do that in exchange for a percentage of your settlement. No need for concern over whether you can afford us. There are no upfront costs. We are an affordable law firm that puts our clients’ needs first.
The California Statute to Know in Your Case
The time limit for filing a truck accident lawsuit in California is two years. It is set by California law, CCP § 335.1, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. While two years may seem like a while, there is plenty of work to do to ensure a strong case. In addition, evidence can disappear, as can witnesses’ memories of the accident. Don’t delay in getting our legal help. The sooner you begin working with us, the better.
What Is Considered a Commercial Truck in Los Angeles?
A commercial truck could be any number of vehicles. If a vehicle is used for hire, to transport people or goods, or used for business, it could be a commercial vehicle. Here are a few different types of commercial trucks:
- Box trucks
- Tanker trucks
- Moving trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery vehicles
- Mail trucks
- Cement trucks
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Common causes of commercial truck accidents are listed below.
- Driving while stressed or tired
- Distracted driving
- Failure to adjust to inclement weather
- Failure of the transportation company to vet employee
- Reckless driving
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Poor training
- Bad maintenance practices
- Failing to observe hour limits or enforce mandatory break periods
- Aggressive driving
You Need Resources to Stand Up to the Trucking Industry
When you want a lawyer to stand up to the powerful trucking companies with their highly paid corporate attorneys, you want a team with the resources to see it through to the end. We can provide that and more. If you are unsure of your next steps and face a complicated legal process to regain your losses, you might want to connect with our Los Angeles truck accident attorney.
When you need answers, please get to know the members of our firm. We have a reputation for standing up and fighting for victims facing large corporations, like trucking and insurance companies. Our team can resolve your case while you focus on your wellbeing.
Call Now for Your Free Consultation
Our focus is on protecting victims. Every step of the way, your needs are the priority. Our team can protect your rights and negotiate a fair settlement for your Los Angeles County truck accident claim. If a fair settlement is unattainable, we have no problem going to trial and continuing the fight for you in court. Let Greenberg Gross take the burden of your case off your shoulders, and you can focus on your health and family. Call now.