Due to the massive size and weight of tractor trailers, anything they collide with often results in serious personal injury or even death. Data shows that approximately 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in commercial truck accidents. Consult an experienced truck accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources necessary to help you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.
Truck Accident Attorney Identifies Responsible Parties
Truck accident lawsuits are more complex than automobile accident cases because they can involve multiple responsible parties including:
- The actual truck driver
- Trucking company
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Departments of the city, state or government
Causes of Trucking Accidents
An important part of any lawsuit is determining who is at fault. To determine fault, you must first determine the cause of the accident. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Trucking company negligence
- Unreasonable schedules
- Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
- Defective equipment
- Poorly maintained truck
- Lack of driver training and experience
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Defective roadways
- Excessive speed
Whether or not a big rig is loaded, these massive vehicles are capable of causing serious and debilitating damage to people, vehicles and property. Injuries from an accident involving a truck often result in compensation for physical, emotional, and financial losses.
If you have suffered whiplash, nerve damage, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries, brain injuries, or spinal cord injuries, you need a skilled truck accident attorney to represent your rights and interests to assure maximum compensation.
Areas of compensation from a devastating semi-truck accident may include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
If you or a loved one has been injured in a big-rig accident, you need an experienced truck accident attorney.
In these types of legal matters, it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Attorney Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington with one-on-one personal attention.
Mr. Finn takes these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees for a truck accident attorney until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your issues and put his 40 years of experience to work for you!