Truck Accident Lawyer

    Have you been hurt in a truck accident in Los Angeles? Contact Golian Law Group today to speak with an attorney! 

    An 18-wheeler, also known as a semi-truck, combines a tractor unit and a semi-trailer to carry more freight than usual. 

    Accidents caused by large trucks such as these usually result in severe or fatal injuries to victims. 

    If you or someone you love has a severe injury in a truck accident due to another party’s negligence in Los Angeles, know that you may be entitled to receive compensation. Do not hesitate to contact the truck accident attorneys at Golian Law Group to inform you of your options and advise you on steps to take to obtain maximum compensation. 

    Why Do Truck Accidents Occur? 

    Accidents are never predictable, but specific actions knowingly or unknowingly lead to such events. Below are some common causes of truck accidents to be aware of: 

    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
    • Driving above the speed limit 
    • Lack of truck maintenance 
    • Driver fatigue 
    • Inappropriate lane changes 
    • Defective tires  
    • Driving while distracted 
    • Driving an overloaded truck 

    Common Injuries Associated with Truck Accidents 

    The causes mentioned above usually have a minor or catastrophic impact on the parties involved in the accident. Common trucking accident injuries include but are not limited to: 

    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), 
    • Burns and scars, 
    • Lacerations, 
    • Amputation of a limb, 
    • Paralysis, 
    • Spinal cord injury, 
    • Neck injury, 
    • Broken bones, 
    • Damaged organs, 
    • PTSD, 
    • And even death (in which case, you could file a wrongful death claim) 

    Liability for Truck Accidents in California 

    Crucial to your chance of receiving compensation for your injuries and damages is determining who is responsible for your injuries in a truck-related accident. 

    In California, liability in truck accidents comes from negligence. So, this means that to be eligible for recovering compensation, you must prove the other party’s negligent behavior caused you harm. Further, you can accomplish doing so by showing that the trucking company or truck driver owed a duty of care to you, breached that duty, and as a result, caused you harm. 

    A duty of care, in this case, implies that the trucking company owes you a legal or moral obligation to ensure your safety and well-being by operating their vehicle or by driving safely and correctly, in line with state, local, and national regulations. 

    What Benefits are Available for You if You’ve Sustained a Truck Accident Injury? 

    Depending on the severity of your injury after a truck-related accident, you may be entitled to receive the following benefits to help get your life back on track: 

    • Compensation to cover your medical bills 
    • Payment for your lost income 
    • Property damage 
    • Pay for your pain and suffering (which may include panic attacks, sleep disturbances, fear, and anxiety) 
    • Loss of life enjoyment 

    Steps to Take After Being Involved in a Truck-related Accident in Los Angeles 

    To increase your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve, here are a few steps you can take after sustaining a truck accident injury: 

    Get Medical Help 

    Be sure to call 911 if your truck accident injury is severe, and if it is not so serious, you can go to a hospital or urgent care clinic. Besides increasing your chance of properly recovering your health, receiving immediate medical care provides you with proof that your injury is related to the truck accident. Also, your medical report can serve as evidence later on in your case. 

    Report the Accident 

    Next, contact the police to have your accident reported and documented. Obtaining a police report can serve as evidence to support your injury claim and can significantly improve your chances of successfully receiving compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. 

    Document the Scene of the Accident 

    If you can, ensure to describe as vividly as you can remember the details of your truck accident. To do so, take notes of the accident scene and what happened before and after the accident. You can even take pictures. Also, be sure to get the names and contact information of any witnesses. Doing all of this will help you remember the essential details when filing a compensation claim. 

    Have a Truck Accident Attorney Evaluate Your Case 

    Lastly, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer as some insurance companies are known to deny or reduce the victim’s compensation benefits. Contacting a lawyer for your truck accident injury helps to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible. 

    The attorneys at Golian Law Group are well-versed and know the ins and outs of federal and state trucking regulations, which is why we are your best option for help when you want to file a compensation claim. 

    When you hire one of our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers for your case, you don’t pay unless we win. We do this because we have your best interest in mind, and we’ll fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We’d be delighted to help! For a free evaluation, call us today at 310-801-3028

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