Just before 3 pm on Tuesday, May 1, a big rig traveling north on the 405 Freeway, near Mulholland Drive, crashed and crossed the center divider onto the southbound lanes, shedding its concrete load and trapping a Honda car underneath it. The driver of the car was trapped in the wreckage for some time, as bystanders tried everything in their power to free him from beneath the truck, car body, and concrete. Due to the vehicle bursting into flames, the male driver is reported to have suffered from burns to 80% of his body, although reports suggest he is expected to survive these severe injuries.
At least three people have been reported to have been injured in the fiery wreck which closed both sides of the 405 Freeway, including the driver mentioned earlier. One other person is said to also be in critical condition, with the third victim apparently in fair condition.
Any kind of traffic accident can potentially have catastrophic consequences, particularly in an area as busy and densely populated as Los Angeles and its surroundings. When a big rig or other truck is involved, this risk is magnified, due to a combination of the size, weight, and reduced maneuverability of such a large vehicle. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need expert legal representation from a truck accident attorney. While we will try to settle without putting you through the stress of a court case, you can be confident that your JML Law attorney will always be ready and willing to litigate on your behalf if required.
Truck accidents can have many causes, but there are several which are regularly encountered by Los Angeles truck accident attorney handling cases like yours. These common causes include:
Whatever the factors contributing to your accident, your truck accident attorney can apply their wealth of legal knowledge and expertise to secure the damages and compensation you are entitled to.
At JML Law, we understand that every case is different, and you are an individual. As such, we provide a fully personalized approach to each and every truck accident case, ensuring that we build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Our expert attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure you come out on top, and secure the maximum available compensation and damages.
To discuss the specifics of your case with an esteemed Los Angeles truck accident attorney, including how we can proceed with your claim, call us today on 818-610-8800 to schedule your free initial consultation.