The streets and highways of Southern California are increasing in the number of trucks that travel them every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a “large truck” is one weighing more than 10,000 pounds. An 18-wheeler tractor-trailer can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. A semi-truck or 18-wheeler rig can weigh 40 times as much as a car. Because of their enormous size, large blind spot, and inability to stop quickly or maneuver as easily as a car, accidents caused by trucks can cause catastrophic damage and involve many vehicles. The injuries sustained by truck accidents are generally more devastating than car or motorcycle accidents, and property damage is incredibly greater.
According to California Personal Injury Law, any person who has been injured during a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a truck driver’s negligence, may be entitled to monetary compensation from the negligent truck driver and/or the truck driver’s employer. Before a person can file a personal injury lawsuit, he or she must be able to prove that the other truck driver was negligent, and that he or she sustained an injury due to the truck driver’s negligence or recklessness. Even in the case that the truck driver may be driving his or her best, the companies that own the trucks may often be negligent in maintaining the vehicle. Tires, brakes, and other components may be worn or defective. These are issues a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at The Razi Law Group, will evaluate for your case.
Being involved in an accident can be an extremely trying time, so an experienced lawyer can help relieve some of the stress and anxiety while taking care of all of your needs and concerns. While you recover from your injuries, we will investigate the accident to develop a strong case that may gain you compensation for pain and suffering, time lost from work, future medical needs, and therapy- things insurance companies frequently ignore.
Insurance companies like to settle your claim for the least amount of money as quickly as they can, so it is often in your best interest not to accept their settlement. That is why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at The Razi Law Group, as soon as possible after an accident. We know the tactics the insurance companies will use to protect their interests, and we will help you pursue your claim to make sure that all of your interests receive the attention they deserve, so that you can receive the best settlement. We will make sure you receive maximum compensation for your pain and suffering as well as other needs. Even in cases where the person that hit you has no insurance, the attorneys at The Razi Law Group can still maximize your recovery costs from your own insurance company.
It is a fact that compensation is statistically higher for those who use a personal injury lawyer to negotiate their claim. Please contact us for a free initial consultation. Let us help you while you recuperate, and show you the importance of having a compassionate personal injury lawyer on your side.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact The Razi Law Group as soon as possible for a free initial consultation by calling (323) 653-4444.