South Bay Truck Accident Lawyer
Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is important for you to consult with a South Bay personal injury lawyer without delay. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the truck driver or the trucking company, and with success you could recover monetary damages for your losses. Your claim could provide you with financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and pain, suffering and emotional distress. Come to Layfield & Wallace, APC for help from a team of accident attorneys who have won more than $70 million for clients from Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance, El Segundo, Redondo Beach and throughout the metro area.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel has a responsibility to take precautions to avoid causing accidents, but this is especially true in the case of commercial truck drivers. Truckers receive special training and licensing, since their massive vehicles can legally weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which is 40 times more than an average passenger vehicle. While most truck drivers do their best to live up to this responsibility, it only takes one to cause catastrophic injuries or death in a semi-truck accident.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck drivers cause 18-wheeler accidents in a number of different ways. They may be driving while distracted by a cell phone or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They may violate the federal Hours of Service regulations by staying on the road for long hours despite being fatigued. They may drive without having conducted the required routine vehicle inspections and maintenance. Many accidents are caused by drivers who lack proper training or who simply make mistakes, such as causing a jackknife accident by hitting the brakes too suddenly while traveling at speed. When you come to us for a free case evaluation, we will review the circumstances of the accident to determine whether you have grounds to sue for damages and to estimate how much your case may be worth. Take the first step now and contact our office!