Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers

Commercial trucks, including semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers, delivery trucks, and construction vehicles, travel the highways surrounding Los Angeles around the clock. Some of these oversized trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and be more than 30 feet long, causing other vehicle passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, or bicyclists’ severe injuries when involved in an accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident because of a negligent truck driver, the experienced truck accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm can help you. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are committed to helping you get the best result possible

Why Do I Need a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer?

After a truck accident, insurance companies will do almost anything to avoid liability for the accident and try to undervalue your claim. Typically, trucking companies carry large amounts of liability coverage for their drivers, which translates to higher payouts from a trucking accident. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm will help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. When you choose The Barnes Firm, the team of attorneys working on your case will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE
  • Investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who is liable
  • Protect you against counterclaims from the other party
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Prepare and take your case to trial, if necessary

Our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers have helped many truck accident victims maximize their compensation and will fight hard to help you get the best result possible, while you focus on your health. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.

How Do Los Angeles Truck Accidents Happen?

In recent years, California was ranked second in the United States for the highest numbers of trucking collisions and fatalities. Our team of experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have found most truck accidents can be attributed to one of more of the following:

  • Truck driver fatigue, a very common cause of LA truck accidents. Truck drivers often drive for extended hours and ignore guidelines and regulations about how long they are allowed to drive.
  • Unsecured loads, known to be extremely dangerous and can be catastrophic if the load falls off during a truck accident.
  • Longer brake time requirements are due to heavy weight being carried. When a truck driver fails to estimate the distance needed for proper braking, a rear-end truck accident can occur.
  • Improper turning occurs when truck drivers do not give themselves adequate space to turn, or do not check their blind spots before turning, causing sideswipe accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is extremely dangerous, and illegal, when operating a commercial vehicle.
  • Speeding is a common way to make up lost time when truck drivers are trying to meet a tight deadline but can lead to unsafe driving conditions and truck accidents.
  • Distracted driving occurs when a truck driver does not give the road their full attention. On long drives, it is easy to become distracted, leading to truck accidents.
  • Poor truck maintenance can lead to truck accidents because the commercial vehicle is unsafe to operate or drive.
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Types of Truck Accidents we Handle

At The Barnes Firm, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in truck accidents, identifying the most common types of truck accidents to be:

  • Blind spot accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side Impact/T-bone accidents
  • Rollover incidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Speeding accidents

Our trusted team of truck accident attorneys has handled cases involving the following types of trucks:

  • Tractor trailers
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Big rigs
  • Semi-trucks
  • FedEx, UPS, USPS, Amazon, and other delivery trucks
  • Utility trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Cement trucks

No matter what type of truck caused your injuries, our team of experienced truck accident attorneys are ready to take on your case and help you get the best result possible.

Injuries Resulting from Truck Accidents

Due to the large size of trucks and commercial vehicles, injuries sustained in these accidents tend to be more severe. It is extremely important to seek medical attention after being injured in a truck accident as symptoms can take days or weeks to appear. Visiting a medical professional can help you identify any injuries sustained in a truck accident and start you on the road to recovery with treatment. The most common injuries resulting from a truck accident may include:

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Liability in a truck accident can be extremely complicated, as more than one party can be responsible. These parties could include:

  • Truck drivers
  • Truck maintenance company
  • Manufacturers
  • Truck companies
  • The company who loaded the truck
  • Municipalities
  • Third-party drivers

Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident can be a frightening experience. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is advised you take the following steps:

  • Call the police to report the accident and request an ambulance, if necessary.
  • Collect evidence from the accident scene, including:
    • Other drivers personal and insurance information
    • Police report
    • Photos of the accident, vehicles, and injuries
    • Witness information
  • Seek medical attention and save any medical records or bills you receive
  • Contact a Los Angeles truck accident attorney at The Barnes Firm

Taking these steps can help build a strong personal injury claim and assure you receive the maximum compensation for your accident case.

How Long do I have to File a Truck Accident Claim?

In California, you have two years from the date of the truck accident, or injury discovery, to file a personal injury claim. To ensure you meet this deadline, you should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as you can. Our team of Los Angeles truck accident attorneys are available 24/7 to evaluate your case for FREE, answer any questions you may have regarding your accident, and assist you in filing your personal injury claim. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to get started.

Damages to Recover in a Truck Accident

The damages you can recover after a truck accident are based upon the circumstances surrounding your accident. After investigating your case, the experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm will work hard to help you recover the best result possible for your accident. This could include compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Lost future earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress, and more

If you or a loved one have been injured because a trucking company was negligent, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. Our team of trusted truck accident attorneys are here to help you get the best result possible for your truck accident claim.

Get Our Team of Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers on your Case

After a truck accident, call The Barnes Firm. Our trusted team of Los Angeles truck accident attorneys are available 24/7 to help you navigate your personal injury claim and help you get the best result possible.

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 today and see what your case is worth – it could be the best call you make.

Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Los Angeles and surrounding areas: Alhambra, Anaheim, Arcadia, Azusa, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Boron, Burbank, Buttonwillow, Carson, Compton, Culver City, Delano, Diamond Bar, Downey Edison, El Monte, Frazier Park, Glendale, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, Lakewood, Lancaster, Long Beach, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Norwalk, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Ridgecrest, Rosemond, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Wasco, West Covina, and more…

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Los Angeles, CA 90071

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