FACTS ABOUT TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Accidents involving trucks more often result in severe injuries or death due to the enormous difference in the size and weight of trucks relative to passenger cars and other vehicles. As set forth in national government statistics, 25,000 people were injured in 2012 in crashes involving large trucks, and 697 were killed.
Truck accidents involve unique issues, and are often caused by truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fail to brake correctly, refuse to allow another vehicle to merge, drive too fast for the conditions, are fatigued, or swing too wide when making turns.
Truck drivers also cause accidents when they shed tires or other objects on the road, drive a load which is too big, heavy or not properly secured, fail to properly inspect tires, brakes and lights, or are driving defective or poorly maintained rigs. Quite often, truck drivers work illegally long work shifts and have unrealistic schedules that make them drive negligently.
YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW OUR LOS ANGELES TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
It is important to hire an aggressive and knowledgeable truck accident attorney familiar with trucking laws, who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with truck insurance companies, and who will work energetically to obtain for you the compensation to which you are entitled.
At Yagoubzadeh Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accident cases with great success. Below are just a few of the things that our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys work tirelessly to accomplish for our clients involved in truck accidents:
– Vehicle repaired or replaced
– Rental car at no cost
– Ambulance and hospital bills paid in full
– Medical treatment at no out-of-pocket cost
– Payment for pain and suffering
– Reimbursement for lost time from work
To learn more about our results in truck accident cases and how our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers can help you, call us now for a free consultation. Our Truck Accident Attorneys are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-982-9070.
Facts About Truck Accidents
There are approximately 500,000 trucking accidents every year in the United States. These accidents cause a disproportionate amount of the fatalities in vehicular accidents. Approximately 5,000 of the trucking accidents each year result in death to at least one person, and one out of every eight fatal vehicular accidents involves a truck.
Cases involving truck accidents are a specialized area of motor vehicle law. Extensive state and federal regulations, an understanding of the different types of accidents involving trucks and aggressive defense lawyers and insurers make these cases significantly more complicated than the typical automobile accident case. Although several personal injury attorneys know how to handle case involving car accidents, fewer know how to skillfully litigate truck accidents. At the Yagoubzadeh Law Firm we have the skills and the experience needed to handle these extremely difficult and often extremely tragic cases.
A Complicated Area Of Law
Car drivers who are driving a vehicle for personal use only require a state issued drivers license. In contrast, truck drivers must undergo extensive training and receive a commercial driver’s license. CDL holders must follow both federal and state regulations relating to rest periods, vehicle maintenance and refresher safety training. Truck drivers must also keep detailed logs of when and where they are driving. These logs often contain crucial information to help build your case. Trucking companies are also governed by extensive regulations. They must keep records as to vehicle maintenance, hiring practices and vehicle loading capacity. At the Yagoubzadeh Law Firm we are well versed in federal and state laws that specifically govern the commercial trucking industry. We know how to gather the documents and information necessary to prove a case and are familiar with the legal standards that establish liability in truck accident cases.
Unique And Devastating Accidents
Cases involving trucks will feature accidents of a different kind and degree than than the typical car crash. Because of the significant difference in size and weight of trucks, they can cause much more damage to persons and vehicles. A driver’s failure to properly control a truck can also lead to unique types of accidents that can be particularly gruesome.
“Jacknife” accidents occur when the truck trailer skids and the driver fails to react in time to correct the skid. This results in the vehicle folding upon itself and causing the cab to collide with the tractor. “Underrides” occur when a passenger automobile collides with a trailer and slides underneath. “Rollovers” can be caused by the truck hitting an external object or if the truck is not properly stabilized. Each of these accidents are more likely to cause fatalities or serious injuries. They are also almost always preventable and usually result from the negligence of the truck driver, a defect in the vehicle or improper training and supervision by the trucking company. At the Yagoubzadeh law firm we are familiar with each of these types of accidents and have the resources to work with the top experts in the field who can help demonstrate how an accident occurred and how it caused your injuries.
Aggressive Defense Attorneys
Truck accident cases are also characterized by a much more aggressive defense by defense lawyers and insurance carriers. In a typical truck accident case the defendants will include the driver, the company hiring the driver and sometimes the vehicle and equipment manufacturers. In a typical automobile accident case, insurance carriers often recognize a settlement value that the parties can quickly agree upon. in truck accident cases, the insurers who provide for a defense often fight these cases tooth and nail due to the potential exposure caused by their clients’ negligence. Our firm sets itself apart from other personal injury firms because we are willing to take on the hard cases and are not deterred by an aggressive defense team. We are prepared to take such cases to verdict to make sure our clients obtain the result they deserve.
How We Can Help You
At the Yagoubzadeh Law Firm we focus solely on personal injury cases and are a premier Los Angeles Truck Accident law firm. From the moment we take a case we commit ourselves to providing personalized attention to our clients. We realize that they have gone through severe traumas and need a lawyer who is prepared to fight for their right to receive compensation for their injuries. We promptly investigate the accident and commit the resources necessary to hire the best investigators and experts. Because of our reputation as litigators, we are also able to negotiate aggressively with defendants’ lawyers and insurance carriers.
When we take on your case, we will fight to get you all types of damages and expenses to which you are entitled. We will seek to have you reimbursed for the damage to your vehicle and the cost of any replacement or rental. We will fight to make sure all of your medical expenses are covered and that you do not lose any income due to your absence from work. We will fight to have you compensated for the severe pain and suffering that you have experienced due to injury to yourself or the loss of a loved one. Finally, we will seek to deter the defendants from ever causing such injuries again by seeking appropriate punitive damages.
Our firm will not charge you up front for your case. We will only recover a fee if we successfully litigate your case to judgment or obtain a settlement that is acceptable to you. Our initial consultation is also free of charge.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a truck accident, you should seek an experienced Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer. We are happy to speak with you about your case. Our main office is in Los Angeles and we also have satellite offices in Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Kern County. You can call our firm 24 hours a day at our toll free number: 1-800-982-9070. We look forward to speaking with you.