Los Angeles Trucking Accidents Lawyer
Mann & Elias personal injury attorneys are well acquainted with the facts about California truck accidents. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, drivers in Los Angeles county run about twice the risk of being involved in truck accidents than do drivers in less populated counties. Trucks of all sorts can be found on local streets and highways, and light truck accident fatality rates are significant: in 2009, 84 light truck occupants died and hundreds more were injured in Los Angeles county alone, due to involvement in truck accidents.
Truck Accidents in Los Angeles County
Being in any vehicle accident is distressing, dangerous and at times even life-threatening. Many people select light trucks to drive because they believe they are better protected in a larger vehicle and that they would have better visibility than in an automobile. Your Los Angeles injury lawyer will tell you that in Los Angeles County, your chances of being involved in a truck accident are much higher than you would find in other counties. This is due partly to the higher population and to the large number of trucks on the roads serving the high number of large shipping ports, construction sites and manufacturers that are located in this densely populated metropolitan area.
What Are Causes of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are caused by many of the same problems other drivers struggle with on the road. Trucks, even light trucks, handle differently than automobiles, and visibility is different also. Here are some of the most common problems Mann & Elias Law Firm has seen that cause Los Angeles truck accidents:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inexperience and unfamiliarity with local road systems
- Tire blowouts
- Negligent or reckless driving; violating truck safety standards
- Brake failure
- Load shifting or improperly secured cargo
- Improper maintenance of truck
As statistics point out, the truck driver is often killed in a collision. If this happens, your Mann & Elias truck accident attorney can work with you to file a claim against the trucker’s employer or whatever company the driver worked for. Those companies may have been negligent in hiring that driver or in regularly maintaining the truck. Your attorney will investigate all possible circumstances that could result in winning your case.
Will Mann & Elias Attorneys Help?
Your legal representatives from Mann & Elias will conduct a complete review of your case, bring in expert witnesses as needed, and conduct a thorough investigation of all truck accident evidence. You will have their depth of experience backing up arguments and an excellent opportunity for getting the highest value from your case.
Los Angeles Trucking Accident Attorney
Someone else’s negligence, inexperience, substance abuse or general carelessness should not stop you in your tracks when their truck hits your vehicle or property. You are entitled to pursue fair compensation for your personal injuries and property damage. Highly skilled Los Angeles trucking accident attorneys at Mann & Elias Law Firm are ready to see that you get the support and results you deserve. Call now, 323-857-9500 and set up an appointment with one of our winning legal representatives.