If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck in Los Angeles County, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for any damages suffered.
Damages may include medical expenses incurred for injuries, costs of vehicle repair, and lost income if you are unable to work for a period of time.
At MAJK Law, we have helped countless motor vehicle accident victims, including those injured in commercial truck accidents, obtain the full compensation they deserve in a timely manner.
Following a truck accident, the last thing you want to deal with is negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement.
Let us handle the heavy lifting for you; the only thing you should be focused on is healing. Contact an 18-wheeler accident lawyer today at MAJK Law for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Why choose MAJK Law
Due to their massive size and weight, crashes involving commercial trucks often have devastating consequences. Injuries are frequently serious, and sometimes fatal. Vehicle damage is typically extensive. If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal counsel.
Although legal representation is beneficial in any type of motor vehicle accident, truck accidents are particularly complicated. For starters, multiple parties are often involved.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve by:
Investigating the incident and determining fault
Collecting and analyzing the police report
Communicating and negotiating with insurance companies and other involved parties
Drafting an insurance demand letter
Representing your interests in court
Ensuring that you have access to the maximum compensation to which you are entitled
Following an accident, there are many competing interests.
The insurance company wants to save money, and its representatives are notorious for encouraging injury victims to accept the lowest settlement possible. Additionally, any other individuals involved in the crash will want a favorable outcome for themselves.
Having an experienced commercial truck accident attorney by your side allows you to advocate effectively for your own interests.
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Common commercial vehicle/18 wheeler accidents
Truck accidents can occur for myriad reasons, but negligence is often a factor.
Common causes of truck accidents include distracted or reckless driving, driver substance abuse, fatigued or drowsy driving, improper training, equipment failure, and improperly-loaded cargo.
Negligence can be attributed to the driver, trucking company, third-party vendor, or all of the above, and it can lead to any of the following types of large truck accidents:
Head-on and rear-end crashes: Unfortunately, when an 18-wheeler smashes head-on into or rear-ends, a smaller vehicle, the results are frequently deadly. Tractor-trailers can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, and they have a much greater braking distance than their passenger vehicle counterparts.
Jackknife accidents: These occur when a truck stops suddenly and its trailer swings out at a 90-degree angle, often resulting in a roll-over and/or causing a dangerous roadway obstruction for oncoming traffic.
Roll-overs: When a tractor-trailer loses control and rolls over, the results may be deadly. In addition to the truck itself, any cargo that spills out of the trailer can create a serious hazard for oncoming traffic.
Underride accidents: One of the deadliest types of large truck accidents, underride accidents occur when a smaller vehicle slides under a moving tractor-trailer and gets stuck. According to the US Department of Transportation, the use of side guards could dramatically reduce the risk of these deadly accidents.
Blindspot accidents: The blind spot on an 18-wheeler is significant. Basically, if you can’t see the truck driver or their side mirrors, you are likely in their blind spot.
Tire blowouts: Although the tires on any vehicle can fail, this problem is especially common on commercial trucks, due to their sheer size and weight, the number of tires, and the number of miles driven. Furthermore, the consequences of a tire blowout on a heavy tractor-trailer can be much more dangerous than on a smaller vehicle.
Common truck accident injuries
Although injuries sustained in a truck accident can range from minor scrapes and bruises to death, certain injuries are particularly common in truck accidents. These include:
If you want to get your life back on track following a truck accident, obtaining the compensation you need for quality medical care, vehicle damage repairs, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering is critical.
That is why it is so important to hire an injury lawyer with extensive experience in 18-wheeler accidents. These are complex injury cases, and a favorable outcome is largely dependent on having highly-skilled legal representation.
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