Trucking Accidents Attorney in Encino, CA

Today, our roadways are shared with vehicles of all sizes. The largest of them, including 18-wheeler trucks and tractor-trailers, are understandably intimidating to find yourself next to. These types of large trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and can do major damage when involved in a crash.

While most may prefer not to travel alongside them, large trucks play an important role in our national and state economies as they haul goods across our highways. However, when something goes wrong — whether due to the actions of the driver or a vehicle malfunction — a commercial truck can cause catastrophic damage and, sometimes, fatal injuries to the others involved.

Common Injuries of Trucking Accidents

Every crash will look different, from causes and resulting damages to victims involved, but there are some common injuries that occur in 18-wheeler truck accidents.

Due to the sheer size of these vehicles, the injuries tend to be more severe than what’s experienced with other accidents on the road. Some of the common semi-truck accident injuries include:

  • Amputation & Disfigurement
  • Back & Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Head & Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Our attorneys have decades of experience helping victims of truck accidents manage their personal injury claims.

Put Skilled Attorneys on Your Side

If you have been seriously injured in a commercial truck accident in Los Angeles or Southern California, Rice & Bloomfield, LLP is prepared to help. Our team of knowledgeable and skilled truck accident attorneys will establish where the fault lies for the accident and work to obtain the maximum compensation available for your case. We understand what it takes to prove liability and aggressively represent your rights.

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Proving Liability After a Trucking Accident

There are many different factors that can cause a catastrophic semi-truck or 18-wheeler accident. So it’s important to work with experienced attorneys who can help you investigate the cause and prove fault for the best possible outcome for your case.

Causes of Trucking Accidents

The unfortunate truth is that most accidents on the road can be prevented. Some of the common causes that have been found to lead to trucking accidents include:

  • Brake Failure
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Improper Loading
  • Inconsistent Maintenance
  • Poor Training
  • Speeding
  • Steering Failure
  • Weather Conditions

Out of the list above, some of these are clearly driver operating errors  — others are management errors by the trucking companies who employ these drivers. Establishing where the fault lies in this type of accident can be complicated, but our team of attorneys has the know-how that can make all the difference for you.

Types of Compensation in a Truck Accident Claim

Many people wonder what type of compensation they can seek with a personal injury claim or lawsuit after suffering injuries in a severe trucking accident. While it ultimately depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident, just compensation usually helps to cover:

  • Costs of Medical Bills - Serious injuries come with significant medical costs that could include surgery and extended hospital stays.
  • Lost Wages - If your injuries cause you to miss work for a period of time, an attorney can fight for you to be reimbursed for many of those lost hours.
  • Lost Earning Potential - When your injuries prevent you from returning to work, you may be able to claim these damages to your financial security.
  • Property Damage - Your vehicle was likely badly damaged, and your compensation can include this valuation in the final court-ordered award.
  • Pain and Suffering - It’s very possible that your quality of life is altered permanently after a serious trucking accident — this can play a major role in your settlement.

The ability to recover compensation that helps you cover the injuries and damages you’ve suffered largely depends on the legal assistance you have. 

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Los Angeles, or anywhere in Southern California, our goal is to help you focus on what matters most — your recovery. Don’t wait to seek the legal guidance and support you need to move forward.

Trucking Accidents Attorneys in Los Angeles, California

If you've suffered severe injuries or loss in a catastrophic trucking accident, don't wait to reach out for legal help. As dedicated personal injury attorneys experienced in trucking accidents, Rice & Bloomfield, LLP has the knowledge and skills to guide you through understanding your rights. We'll take on the legal fight for compensation on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery. Reach out to our Encino-based law firm to schedule a free consultation today.