Los Angeles Truck Driver Negligence Attorneys
If a Trucker Caused Your Crash, Hold Him Responsible
As a driver, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are following traffic laws and paying attention, so you don’t put yourself or others in danger. Unfortunately, no matter how cautious you are, someone else could make a mistake that could alter your life permanently.
Semi-trucks pose a serious risk on the road due to their size and weight. Something as simple as braking quickly or having to change lanes can be difficult for 18-wheelers. Truck drivers are not able to make abrupt changes and they might not even see you on the road. An incident that would be a small fender bender in a normal-sized car could cause serious injuries if you are hit by a large truck.
After suffering a crash with a semi, you need strong legal advocacy. Contact the Los Angeles truck accident lawyers at Novik & Stanley, A Professional Law Corporation, to protect yourself and get started getting the compensation you deserve. Call (818) 305-6041 for a free consultation today.
What Causes Truckers to Crash?
There are many factors that causes truck drivers to get into accidents, and the majority of the time, they are preventable. The most common truck driver errors are:
- Not paying attention (daydreaming, thinking about something else)
- Mobile phone use (calling, texting, etc.)
- Drugs or alcohol use
- Lack of training (inexperience)
- Lack of sleep/overworking
Many truckers suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, which makes them make little mistakes, cut corners, and react slowly to the changing situation outside the vehicle. The federal government has hours of service rules dictating how long a trucker is allowed to drive, but many drivers and companies push past these boundaries in their pursuit of more profit.
What Should I Do After Being in a Trucking Accident?
If you are involved in a trucking accident in Los Angeles, the first thing you need to do is stay calm and seek help immediately. Medical help first, and then tough legal help. Trucking companies are aggressive about protecting their interests, and they will seek to deny fault for the crash and blame you as soon as possible.
Since a trucking accident means that a driver crashed while on the clock, it’s a lot more complex to deal with than any other car accident. If the truck driver is found to be at fault, the company knows it will have to pay the victim from its multi-million dollar insurance policy. Because of that, several insurance companies will be involved, and they will try to pressure you into admitting blame for the accident. You do not want to be pressured into agreeing to something that will make you lose compensation that you deserve.
You need a law firm like Novik & Stanley, A Professional Law Corporation, to help you navigate your case and receive the best possible outcome. Give us a call at (818) 305-6041 for a free consultation. If you are too injured to come to our office, we will come to you. Our goal is to make this process as easy for you as possible.
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