Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accidents in Southern California
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents that occur on the road. Many of the most common injuries sustained in these traffic collisions are often catastrophic, resulting in lifelong health complications and pain.
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by negligence, reach out to the team at McGee, Lerer & Associates in Los Angeles for the compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance you need to ensure the responsible party is held liable for your suffering.
Who is Liable in a Truck Accident Case?
Most car accident cases are relatively straightforward when it comes to liability. However, in a truck accident case, matters of liability are typically more complex and it is not uncommon for more than one party to be at fault. To maximize compensation, you will need an attorney who knows what to look for in a truck accident case and how to skillfully negotiate with multiple parties to ensure you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
Below are some of the parties who might be held liable in a truck accident case:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The loader of the truck
- The manufacturer of the truck’s parts
- The owner of the truck
One or more of these parties might be responsible for the injuries you sustained in a truck accident. To determine fault, our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation and ensure no stone is left unturned.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Fatigued driving
- Severe weather
- Overloading cargo
- Break/ vehicle failure
Common Injuries in a Truck Accident
As mentioned above, the injuries sustained in a truck accident tend to be life-altering. Due to the weight, size, and force with which a commercial truck can strike, it is no wonder why these accidents have such a deadly track record.
Below are some of the most common injuries sustained in truck accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushed bones
- Traumatic amputation
- Severe lacerations
- Burn injuries
- Organ damage
Given the severe nature of these injuries, damages in a truck accident case are often far higher than they are in most other motor vehicle accidents. Survivors often require extensive medical care and treatment and, in many cases, they are never able to achieve a full recovery.
What Is the Truck Accident Statute of Limitations in California?
The statute of limitations, in California, for filing a truck accident claim is two years from the date of the crash.
How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Injuries sustained in a truck accident can change a person’s life forever. If you were involved in a truck accident caused by another party’s negligence, the team at McGee, Lerer & Associates in Los Angeles will assist you to ensure you obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injuries.
We understand the difficulties you and your family must be facing and will do what is necessary to ensure the responsible party is held accountable. You should not have to suffer for anyone else’s mistakes.
We have 5 offices in Southern California - Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach & Valencia.
We can be available nights and weekends and come to you at the hospital or at home.
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We take the time to understand all the unique factors of your case to achieve the best results.