Truck Accidents

Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving a large commercial truck, such as a big-rig, flatbed truck, dump truck, semi, 18-wheeler or tanker truck can be catastrophic. Large commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are typically 25 percent heavier than the average passenger vehicle. In a collision with a commercial truck, a 4,000-pound vehicle is no match. Sadly, vehicle passengers involved in a crash with a commercial truck are often seriously injured or worse, tragically killed. According to the NHTSA, 73 percent of the people injured in 2012 truck crashes were occupants of passenger vehicles. Some other sobering 2012 truck crash statistics from the NHTSA are:

  • More than 3,920 people were tragically killed and approximately 104,000 were injured in truck accidents throughout the nation.
  • Commercial trucks were more likely to be involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle crash than passenger vehicles.
  • Of the more than hundreds of thousands of truck crashes that occurred, 31 percent were head-on collisions.

If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a truck accident, please seek the guidance of an aggressive truck collision attorney in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation. We have a proven record of success and an excellent reputation with our clients. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients suffering from a serious head injury, back injury, internal organ injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, bone injury, amputation injury or burn injury.

Types of Commercial Truck Collision Compensation

With the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation, victims are much more likely to receive a larger financial settlement then victims who try to handle a case on their own. We can help victims obtain maximum compensation for various accident-related damages, such as:

  • Surgeries
  • Hospitalizations
  • Rehabilitation
  • Impaired earning capacity
  • Physical pain and disfigurement
  • Quality of life
  • Loss of relations (if applicable)
  • Emotional anguish.

Common Causes of San Diego Truck Accidents

Of the 700,000 truck collisions that take place every year in the U.S., 45 percent are caused by the truck driver. Truck drivers are responsible for operating large vehicles that can cause mass destruction, which is why special rules and regulations apply to truck drivers. Unfortunately, many truck drivers do not comply with federal regulations and as a result, can contribute to an accident occurring. Some of the more common ways truck drivers violate regulations, include driving too fast, prescription or illegal drug abuse, aggressive behavior, driving while tired, performing an illegal driving maneuver, alcohol abuse, texting while driving, and falsification of logbook.

Examples of other causes of truck crashes, include:

  • Defective vehicle parts
  • Faulty tires
  • Inadequate trailer lights or truck mirrors
  • Poor road conditions
  • Overloading of cargo
  • Poor truck maintenance.

Help with Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Truck collision claims can be challenging to represent due to the involvement of both state and federal governments The truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation have extensive experience handling truck accident cases and are familiar with the laws that apply in a truck crash claim. We can put our knowledge to work for you.

Due to the complexity of truck accident claims, it is imperative that injured victims take action immediately after a collision. Victims who delay contacting us may lose the opportunity to take legal action and therefore, lose the opportunity to collect monetary compensation.

No Legal Fees Unless We Win

Call today to schedule an appointment for a free case consultation. If you are in the San Diego area, please call (619) 702-6518. If you are in the Los Angeles Area, dial (310) 442-9380. If we can help you, you do not have to pay any legal fees unless and until we win your case.