Large commercial trucks can weigh up to tens of thousands of pounds. The damage that results when a car or a passenger collides into one of these vehicles is devastating. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a truck, learn about your options for compensation. Contact our Los Angeles and Orange County personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of John J. Perlstein and we can review your case and help you understand your rights at this time.
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Liability in truck accidents
The trucking industry is regulated by numerous federal rules. There are requirements for nearly every aspect of the trucking business, from driver training and hours of service to weight limits for each truck. If any of these rules are violated, the driver and/or the company responsible can be held responsible. Because of this, trucking accidents are very complex because they can involve one or more liable individuals.
Liability in a truck accident can fall on one or more of the following:
Truck driver for driving fatigued or distracted
Trucking company for insufficient driver training or overscheduling, improper maintenance, etc.
Cargo loading company for overloading
Personally guiding you through your claim
We understand that the claims process can be confusing for many victims, especially as they are already struggling with the pain of their injuries, the emotional shock, and more. But we want you to know that you are not alone.
Our Los Angeles and Orange County truck accident lawyer can personally walk you through the entire process, from the investigation, the paperwork, all the way to negotiations with adjusters. If we believe a trial is necessary in order to maximize your claim, then we are always prepared to fight for you in court. From start to finish, you can count on us to be there for you and help you get through this challenging time.