Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney
A truck accident – whether it is with a tractor-trailer, semi, big rig, van, trash truck, or emergency vehicle – almost always results in huge medical bills, financial hardship, and emotional trauma for those in the passenger vehicle.
The truck accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes are experienced in successfully representing people who have suffered serious personal injuries or the family who has lost a loved one in a truck accident.
It is absolutely critical that your attorney have experience representing people in truck accidents as proving liability may be complicated. Contact us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Who Is Responsible Can Be Complicated
A truck accident is not the same as a motor vehicle accident between two cars. Trucks are subject to many federal, state, and local laws, which can complicate your personal injury claim.
The truck accident also could be the responsibility of more than one entity or person. Who is at fault is not always obvious. The truck driver could be partially responsible, as could the company who loaded the truck or even the manufacturer of the truck.
Your truck accident attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will initiate a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident, including using experts to develop an accident reconstruction.
Causes of Truck Accidents
A tractor-trailer, semi, or big rig truck accident can be due to the negligence of one party or a number of parties.
- Truck Driver – examples of truck driver negligence include driver fatigue, using a cell phone, drugs and/or alcohol, reckless driving, or aggressive driving.
- Truck Owner – (1) the entire truck (trailer and cab), may be owned by the same person or company. Sometimes each is owned by a different person or company. (2)
The truck owner(s) may be liable for the truck accident (or part of it) if, for example, the driver was forced to drive too many hours; the truck was loaded improperly; or the truck was not serviced or inspected adequately.
- Truck Manufacturer – if the truck manufacturer, or the manufacturer of any part of the truck, built the truck with a defective part, the manufacturer may be completely or partially responsible for the truck accident.
- Loading Company – sometimes the truck is loaded by an independent company, which could be responsible for all or part of the tractor-trailer, semi, or big rig truck accident.
- Government Owned – if the truck accident involved an emergency vehicle like a fire truck, ambulance, or police car, or if the truck accident was caused by a defective or unsafe road, the federal, state, or local government may be responsible for all or part of your accident.
Building the Case for Compensation
Your truck accident attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will review every aspect of your case, as well as handle all dealings with the insurance companies. Working with a professional accident reconstruction expert, who will document how the accident happened and the liability of all the responsible parties, the truck accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will build your case.
Your truck accident attorney will work with your doctor and other medical experts to ensure that you get the medical treatment and rehabilitation you need.
Finally, he will calculate your lost earnings and other compensation you are due. With Pocrass & De Los Reyes handling the legal side of your truck accident, you can concentrate on healing and recovering your health.
The Cost of a Truck Accident Attorney
At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, we take cases on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing – no costs, no retainer, nothing – until we resolve your case. We are in this with you, every step of the way.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact a truck accident attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes.
Truck Accident Results
$2.5 Million Settlement
Truck Accident – Wrongful Death
Our client’s 30-year-old husband was killed when an alignment rack fell off of a trailer during delivery. The rack landed on the man’s head, killing him instantly. We filed suit against the trucking company for the improper unloading of the rack. We also demonstrated that the company had prior delivery problems.
$2 Million Settlement
Truck Accident – Wrongful Death
Our clients’ son, an 18-year-old college student, was stranded on the freeway when his car spun out in the rain and stalled in one of the lanes of traffic. While our clients’ son waited in his car for assistance, his car was struck from behind by the driver of a truck. The truck penetrated the passenger compartment of the car. The young man was killed on impact.
$1.25 Million Settlement
A pilot was helping to set-up at an event and was riding in the back of a pick-up truck when it crashed. His injuries were so severe that he will never be able to pilot a plane again.
$1 Million Settlement
A private street sweeper’s truck was crushed when a cement truck trailer came loose and hit him. Among the life-threatening injuries he suffered were serious back injuries.
Bus Accident – Serious Personal Injuries
While our client was a passenger on an airport bus in San Francisco, the driver lost control of the bus on the freeway causing a bus accident. The bus hit a concrete bridge pillar. Our client was badly injured and two fingers on one of her hands had to be amputated. Even though the bus company had limited insurance, the company agreed to contribute additional money to what its insurance company was offering.
Truck Accident – Serious Personal Injuries
A courier was making a delivery of heavy rolls of aluminum. At his destination an employee of the receiving company tried to unload the shipment with a pallet jack. The employee lost control of the pallet jack. It caught our client’s foot as he tried to jump off the truck and his leg was severely fractured, resulting in chronic regional pain syndrome. We sued the company that originally loaded the shipment in such a way that a forklift couldn’t be used to unload it. We also sued the company that unloaded the shipment. The case settled a few days before trial.
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