Cargo trucks are large commercial vehicles. Traffic accidents involving cargo trucks can cause catastrophic accidents. Unfortunately, the occupants of passenger vehicles sustain the most injuries with large trucks.
Our Los Angeles cargo truck accident lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers have substantial experience handling truck accident claims. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have recovered over $400 million in compensation for our clients. Our top-rated personal injury lawyers received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award and are listed as the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.
Contact our Los Angeles, CA law firm at (877) 300-4535 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles cargo truck accident attorneys to discuss your case.
How Our Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You After a Cargo Truck Collision
Truck accident cases often involve multiple parties, large insurance companies, and massive trucking companies. They have the resources to fight claims brought by accident victims. At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we have the resources and experience to fight back and win.
Our legal team frequently protects drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians injured in cargo truck accidents. We’ll work to get you the money you deserve from the negligent parties responsible for the truck crash. We stand up to insurance providers and large trucking companies to demand fair and just compensation for accident victims.
When you hire us to handle your cargo truck accident claim, you can expect us to:
- Conduct an independent accident investigation to determine how the crash occurred and identify each party liable for your damages
- Verify insurance coverage and file insurance claims
- Work with accident reconstructionists, medical specialists, engineers, and other expert witnesses to gather evidence proving fault, liability, and damages
- Provide sound legal advice, guidance, and support throughout the claims process
- Aggressively pursue the full extent of compensation available for your claim
- File a lawsuit and argue the case in court if the parties refuse to agree to a fair settlement amount
You do not have to handle a truck accident claim alone. Contact our law office for a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Los Angeles, California.
What Is a Cargo Truck?
Cargo trucks haul materials, goods, and other items throughout the United States. They are better known as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and tractor-trailers. We share the road with them every day throughout Los Angeles.
Some cargo trucks are owned by trucking companies, while others are owned independently. Cargo trucks can include smaller vehicles used for moving items, such as delivery trucks, box vans, and moving vans.
What Are Common Causes of Cargo Truck Accidents in Los Angeles, CA?
The causes of cargo truck accidents are similar to the causes of other traffic accidents. Driver negligence is the most common reason for these crashes.
Factors that can contribute to the cause of truck crashes include:
- Driver fatigue and drowsy driving
- Prescription and illegal drug use
- Distracted driving
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol (drunk driving)
- Illegal maneuvers
- Failing to follow traffic laws
In addition to driver negligence, weather and road conditions could contribute to the cause of the crash. However, truck drivers are responsible for adjusting their driving in response to changing conditions. Defective truck parts, truck driver error, poor maintenance, and negligent hiring may also be factors in a cargo truck accident.
Cargo Truck Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Because of the size difference, occupants of other vehicles often sustain traumatic injuries in a cargo truck crash.
Injuries can include:
The damages caused by cargo truck accidents include significant economic damages. Medical bills and loss of income can total hundreds of thousands of dollars. Additionally, future medical care and diminished earning capacity can be substantial.
Injured victims also experience extreme physical pain and suffering. They may sustain permanent disabilities. Personal injury laws allow them to recover compensation for emotional distress, decreased quality of life, mental anguish, disfigurement, and other non-economic damages.
Who Is Responsible for Damages Caused By a Los Angeles Cargo Truck Accident?
Generally, the truck driver and the trucking company are liable for damages caused by a truck crash. However, third parties could be liable. For example, truck manufacturers, maintenance companies, loaders, shippers, government entities, and repair companies could also be partially liable for damages.
Our legal team will identify each party who shares liability for your damages. Doing so increases the chance that you receive compensation for all damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers
Let us help you receive the compensation you need and deserve for injuries caused by a cargo truck crash in Los Angeles, California. Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with one of our experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorneys.