If you or someone you love has been injured severely in a truck accident due to the driver's negligence, you have every right to pursue full compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Negligent parties must be held accountable. Though, it is possible you may receive considerably lower than the full or fair amount of compensation in damages if you face them alone, even though trucking companies and their drivers are almost always extremely well insured. At Khachikyan Law Firm, APC an experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney is available around the clock to help you get the fair and complete amount of compensation you deserve as a victim of a trucking accident.
In all our time as a law firm, we have helped a considerable number of individuals and families alike recover damages for their life-changing injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. Our previous clients swear by us because of our dedication to serving them and striving for the best possible outcome for their claim.
After a severe trucking accident, a trucking company has but one main goal: to avoid any sort of liability. Regardless of having massively strong insurance policies, almost all trucking companies will never admit fault for a collision. They will typically use powerful legal resources to fight off any liability and save their money. Our attorneys possess the same resources that they have access to. Your appointed specialized attorney will build a strong claim against the trucking company in question and will assist you in proving liability by using a well thought and efficiently executed legal approach to the case. Our truck accident attorneys will never allow you to settle for anything less than what your claim is worth during an insurance negotiation. We will fight for the highest possible amount of compensation from any and all parties that are responsible, whether it be a commercial trucking company or an individual trucker.
The trucking business is regulated by the federal government in an attempt to promote safety for the driver as well as others on the road. Neglecting to follow all regulations can certainly lead to catastrophic injuries being dealt to innocent people. For example, forcing a truck driver to work long hours on the road can result in hazardous errors while driving or sometimes even falling asleep at the wheel due to the driver’s inevitable fatigue. Failure to properly load up cargo or abide by all weight restrictions can cause cargo to become dislodged during travel. It may also cause the truck to swerve on very busy highways and cause some serious injuries to all those on the roads and streets around them. Other examples of negligence by truckers that can cause accidents can include driving while distracted, driving while intoxicated, or driving at excessive speeds in an attempt to meet short deadlines.
While some victims of truck accident-related injuries may in some cases be able to walk away from it with minor wounds like scrapes or bruises, large truck accidents tend to often result in devastating injury or even worse, a wrongful death. Common injuries following a truck accident include:
If you or a loved one you know has been seriously hurt in a truck accident in Los Angeles, you should consult with an experienced truck accident attorney right away to learn how to protect yourself and your rights.
A majority of truck accidents in the Los Angeles area come down to the truck companies liability. It is the trucking company’s responsibility to do their very best to prevent any accidents from happening. The company in question can accomplish this through consistently performing regular vehicle inspections, taking proper caution and care in their hiring and training procedures, and also by abiding by all federal and state trucking regulations. If a trucking company is negligent in participating in these duties of care causing an avoidable accident, the company is most likely liable for the damages.
By rule of vicarious liability, trucking companies will also be fully liable for the negligent behavior of their employees. Including contracted truck drivers that work independently. If a truck driver or any other employee of said trucking company caused your accident, the company itself will maintain liability as long as the party at fault was working at the same moment that the negligent actions took place. The trucking company will always have far more powerful insurance coverage than the driver will, so it’s a better idea to hold the company liable for your injuries.
Call us today to discuss your trucking accident claim with an experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney and schedule a free consultation.