Trucks are known to cause major accidents on the road and put other drivers at increased risk. From personal pickup trucks to large commercial big rigs, the large sizes and heavy weights of these vehicles can have more serious effects when involved in collisions. Some large trucks weigh up to 20 times more than the average passenger car and crashing into one of these massive vehicles can leave drivers with extensive injuries. A Beverly Hills truck accident attorney at Akiva Niamehr LLP can help anyone who is involved in an accident with a truck get compensation to cover his or her monetary damages like loss of income, medical treatment and bills and additionally compensation for pain and suffering. We reach settlements with the insurance companies of the liable third party through negotiations and when necessary, with the filing of a lawsuit.
Truck accidents are very dangerous as the vehicle itself poses a greater risk to its passenger and driver than perhaps an automobile or other motor vehicles. Due to the number of large trucks frequenting the freeways and roadways on a daily basis, the risk of an accident increases significantly. This causes increased danger and risk of injuries including paralysis, wrongful death, brain injuries, broken bones, amputation, and perhaps even burn injuries if the crash is significant and leads to a rollover or fire.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Despite federal safety regulations that truckers are supposed to follow, they may still be negligent behind the wheel and put other drivers on the road in danger. What constitutes negligence in the eyes of the law is the legal standard that must be met to have a meritorous and successful claim against a third-party. Click here to learn more about the legal negligence standard, what needs to be shown and how it is proven by your attorney to the opposing side and the court. Quite often, drivers of semi-trucks or the companies that employ them ignore safety laws to meet strict delivery deadlines, and this can increase the chances of having collisions with other motorists on the road if truckers speed or drive aggressively in other ways. Truckers who become distracted from eating, grooming or using mobile devices while trying to drive can also increase the chances of getting into a crash. Driver fatigue, unsecured loads and mechanical failures are other leading causes of truck accidents. Wet or icy roads along with other unsafe road conditions can further contribute to truck crashes and accidents with cars, bicyclists, pedestrians and even other trucks.
Legal Guidance from a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Akiva Niamehr can offer legal services to any driver who was injured from an accident caused by a big rig, an 18-wheeler, a semi-truck or another type of truck that was the negligent or at-fault party. The other driver would be found negligent or liable if he or she violated the law under the California Vehicle Code. Any parties who were at fault for the accident or their insurance companies can be sued or prompted to offer a fair settlement to cover clients’ injuries and medical bills. If a case needs to go to court, evidence will be gathered to support the client’s claim so that a jury will be more likely to award compensation. A lawyer from Akiva Niamehr can even call in witnesses and experts in tractor-trailers and other large truck model cases to testify. The attorney can also identify laws and regulations that were violated by the truck driver or the employer to try to prove negligence. All insurance lines will also be identified so that the correct parties are held responsible for the accident and the limits of insurance coverage are identified to the extent possible in advance of litigation, since there are many different types of automobile insurance coverage that would be of interest.
The Los Angeles truck accident personal injury attorneys on our team at Akiva Niamehr are in the business of getting remarkable recoveries and victories in terms of compensation for our clients. The money that is awarded typically covers lost wages if applicable, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Loss of consortium claims are also presented when applicable like in a wrongful death suit in regard to a trucking accident where a loved one (for a loss of consortium claim it would be the spouse who) was killed. Click here to learn about the results we have delivered for our personal injury clients in terms of settlements and victories.
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If you are in need of a truck or car accident attorney, contact us today for your free consultation at (800) 261-7001 or contact us online. Our law firm is dedicated to fighting the defendant and his or her insurance company to obtain successful and positive settlements for our clients who sustained injury as a result of a truck accident.
A truck accident occurs when a vehicle 10,000 pounds or larger hits another vehicle or a pedestrian. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year, 5,000 of which are fatal.