Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney

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Joshua W. Glotzer, Esq

Managing Partner

Hurt in a truck accident in Los Angeles? Call Anaheim personal injury attorney Glotzer & Leib, LLP today for a free consultation: (747) 241-8288

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Simply because truckers drive for a living does not mean that their experiences make them less likely to commit a mistake behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, it’s those in other vehicles who suffer the most as a result of trucking accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of those killed in large truck wrecks are people in passenger vehicles.

If you have been in a big-rig accident, contact Los Angeles truck accident attorney Joshua Glotzer today. We have over 20 years of experience helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve after an accident.

Why It’s Important to Have a Truck Accident Attorney

Trucks are massive vehicles, and any accident involving them has the potential to leave destruction in its wake.

For instance, a collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and an Amtrak train in North Carolina left the train devastated, with three of its cars derailing and 54 of its passengers injured.

If a truck can do that to something as imposing as a train, what chance does someone in a passenger vehicle have?

Trucking companies know all too well the level of damage that their vehicles cause, and they attempt to stack the deck in their favor after a wreck.

These companies are backed by insurance companies with armies of lawyers and accident investigators.

In many cases, they have already begun building a case against the other driver by the time the first responders have arrived at the accident scene.

An experienced truck accident attorney can even the odds.

We help those who were hurt in truck crashes due to the negligence or recklessness of a trucker or trucking company build a case.

Our goal is to prove fault and damages for the serious and often catastrophic injuries that can occur as a result of a truck accident.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me If I Was in a Truck Injury Accident?

Just as there are insurance companies and attorneys working on behalf of truck drivers and trucking companies, there are lawyers who represent those who have been injured or the families of those killed because of trucking industry negligence.

Attorneys Glotzer & Leib, LLP have experienced truck injury lawyers who have been defending the rights of truck accident victims against insurance companies and trucking industry attorneys on a day-to-day basis for decades.

Having that level of experience on your side is a necessity if you hope to hold those who did you harm accountable, as your attorney will:

  • Know what evidence is required to bring a claim and how to find and preserve it;
  • How to defend you against tactics the opposition might use to discredit your case or minimize your injuries;
  • Provide you with an aggressive representative to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf;
  • Have access to the necessary investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and expert witnesses needed to make your case if litigation and trial become necessary.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim In Los Angeles?

In California, you typically only have 2-years to file a claim.

Given the time it takes to properly investigate the accident, it is in your best interests to contact a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles as soon as possible.

Type of Compensation in Truck Accidents

Personal injuries arising from truck accidents may lead to different types of compensation. You can recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills, including future surgeries and future medical care
  • Lost wages or in the case of wrongful death, for lost wages or earning ability of the deceased spouse or parent who suffered injury in the truck accident
  • Past, present, and future pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Other non-pecuniary damages

What to Do after a Truck Accident

Before anything else, it’s important for anyone involved in a truck accident to obtain medical treatment for their injuries.

After receiving proper care, the next step is to speak to a lawyer who has a background in truck accidents involving driver fatigue and failure to take legally required rest breaks.

An experienced lawyer can gather documents pertaining to the driver, showing:

  • how long they were driving,
  • reported rest stops,
  • whether or not they were under the influence or under any other kind of chemicals, prescription medicines, or narcotics
  • which may have caused the driver to be inattentive and violate the law.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents on busy highways or freeways often result in catastrophic injuries, including death or paralysis.

These accidents are often linked to maintenance issues affecting the vehicle’s lights, brakes, and rigs that cause injury. Truck accidents can also occur as a result of driver exhaustion and driver inattention.

These factors are covered by California law

  • making it unlawful for truck drivers, and
  • trucking companies not to implement proper maintenance of their vehicles and to drive beyond the lawful amount of time without taking a rest break.

If you or a loved one suffers catastrophic injuries, becomes quadriplegic, paraplegic, or lost their life as a result of a severe truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Whether you were injured driving your motorcycle or your car, we can help.

Calling the Police after a Truck Accident, But No Injury

A person involved in a truck accident may suffer a small injury or maybe too shocked to realize that they have been injured at the time of the accident.

As well, truck accidents often happen on busy highways or freeways – in dangerous situations where other accidents can happen as a result of both parties stopping on the highway.

In all these situations, those involved in a truck accident should always call:

  • the police,
  • sheriff’s department, or
  • the California Highway Patrol,

to assist them in writing a report on the truck accident.

If they don’t have the time to call the police, they should immediately talk to a lawyer who can secure their rights and contact the proper authorities and insurance companies, to notify them of the truck accident.

When Driver Does Not Want to Report an Accident

Truck drivers can lose their commercial license, their jobs, and are ordinarily exposed to legal penalties if they violate laws prohibiting driving too long, hauling excessive loads, failing to report rest stops, and not maintaining their vehicles in a proper condition.

Not surprisingly, truck drivers and truck companies will do whatever they can to avoid those penalties and will tell victims not to report the accident.

Ignore any suggestion by a negligent truck driver not to report the truck accident and call not only the police but also an attorney, as soon as possible.

Schedule a free consultation where you can understand how to proceed when you’re a victim of a truck accident.

Speak With a Los Angeles Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Today

Our firm has the experience and legal knowledge to understand the issues involved in a truck accident.

We can determine the right parties and/or companies to sue, and where to sue them.

We can prepare and file a lawsuit against the negligent parties, conduct the necessary discovery, which can include taking the deposition of the other party, hiring experts, and taking the deposition of the truck company’s experts.

We are prepared and willing to try the case in court if the truck company does not offer a reasonable settlement that our clients legally deserve. 

If you were hurt in a truck accident in Los Angeles, contact GLOTZER & LEIB, LLP today for a free consultation or call us today: (747) 241-8288

Why should I hire a truck accident attorney? 

Being a victim of a serious truck accident can be one of the most difficult and traumatic experiences anyone can go through, as a truck accident attorney Los Angeles residents count on knows. If you have suffered any injuries, you’ll likely have many medical bills to pay off and other expenses that need to be taken care of. There are several reasons that you may want to hire an attorney, such as if your situation is complex or if you have multiple injuries, hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer who has years of experience advocating for clients who have been victims in car accidents may be your best option if you hope to get the settlement that you deserve; contact an attorney at Glotzer & Leib, LLP.

Who can be sued in a truck accident? 

Because it usually takes multiple parties to deliver products to various locations, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a number of people. For example, commercial trucks are just one part of a large supply chain. Besides the truck driver, you can sue one or more parties if you have been in a truck accident. If your accident involves a commercial truck or a moving truck, you may be able to sue the companies that employ the drivers. You can also sue vendors who could be employed as third-party contractors. The manufacturer can also be held liable if a defect or assembly error contributed to the accident. 

Should I file a truck accident lawsuit? 

It may be necessary to file a truck accident lawsuit if you are dealing with a scenario that is too hard for you to resolve on your own. For instance, if you may have suffered multiple injuries, have many medical expenses, or one of the defendants you are facing is a large company, it is recommended that you reach out to a skilled Los Angeles truck accident attorney for specialized legal assistance. They will make sure that you are given full legal support so that you can boost your chances of obtaining the compensation that you deserve as a truck accident victim. 

What can a truck accident attorney do for me? 

There are many legal services that a truck accident attorney can provide for you, such as a full case assessment, protection of your legal rights, and legal representation. They will review your case, determine what damages you are entitled to recover, and assist you with every part of the process so that you can navigate to claim successfully. Going through the car accident claims process can be difficult. There are many things about the process that are hard to understand. However, with the help of a skilled truck accident attorney you can go through the process with peace of mind.

How do I know if I need an attorney? 

If you are not sure how to resolve your case, are in need of personalized legal advice, getting an attorney may be necessary. Many commercial truck drivers work for large companies who have their own legal team, so you will want to have an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer as well. Do not wait another day to get the help that you need. Allow a truck accident attorney to help you with your accident case. They can improve your chances and give you the compensation you need. Call a top-rated firm now to find out more information about legal services a Los Angeles truck accident attorney can give you at Glotzer & Leib, LLP.

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    Glotzer & Leib, LLP
    714 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 632
    Los Angeles, California 90015 (213) 309-3050

    Our Los Angeles office is conveniently located at the junction of the 110 and 10 freeways and in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.