Commercial trucks are a common sight on the streets in and around Los Angeles. While these trucks are essential to the smooth operation of our economy, they can also cause significant injuries when they are involved in a crash with a traditional passenger vehicle. At JML Law, our qualified team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles commercial truck accident attorney. We can investigate every aspect of the collision in order to secure the compensation victims need.
When we turn to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we can see that Commercial trucks are typically those that weigh more than 10,000 pounds. However, a fully-loaded tractor-trailer can wait for as much as 80,000 pounds, much more than a traditional passenger vehicle. The size and weight disparity between a commercial truck and a traditional passenger vehicle often mean that severe injuries occur in these collisions.
The Los Angeles truck accident lawyers at JML Law regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries:
There are various causes of commercial truck accidents in and around the Los Angeles area. Often, the liability falls onto truck drivers and trucking companies.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those on the road around them. However, the following types of truck driving behavior often cause accidents:
Trucking companies also have a duty to ensure the safety of their drivers as well as others on the roadway. Truck companies and operators can be liable if they:
The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that victims of truck accidents have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent truck driver or trucking company.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck in Los Angeles, contact the team at JML Law as soon as possible. Our skilled and experienced attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the crash. We want to ensure our clients receive full compensation for their losses, which can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.