Long Beach Truck Accident Attorney
Injured as a Result of a Truck Accident?
Trucks transport all conceivable consumer goods, raw materials and equipment essential in the various routines of American life. Road safety laws allow for co-mingled sharing of highways and bi-ways, but not without risk. The sheer size and weight of a truck is massive compared to the ordinary car. When accidents between trucks and other vehicles occur, injuries and fatalities are not uncommon. Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists also happen within the boundaries of our local communities. When injuries happen because of a truck driver's negligence, you have legal options. Speaking with a Long Beach personal injury attorney may provide you with sound legal advice. Understanding the full scope of your situation may clarify damages and losses allowed for legal compensation.
The reasons that may explain why and how your accident happened are many. Truck drivers, their trucks, equipment and managing companies all fall under heavy regulation and scrutiny. When they are negligent in ability, condition of equipment or other safety standards and an accident with injuries result, they are responsible. Negotiating with the various regulatory agencies, direct and third-party companies, along with the insurance claims process is best left to skilled legal counsel looking out for you best interests. The process is nothing shy of complicated. Early settlement offers may come as a surprise to an unsuspecting accident victim, but only because it suits the interests of truck companies and their insurance providers by reducing overall costs. You legal representative with The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk will not settle your claim prematurely. We stand firm on defending your rights and seeking the maximum compensation allowed.
While there are plenty of decent truck drivers on the roads, there are a percentage of truck drivers who do not abide by the proper "hours of service" requirements, and there are those who fail to practice safe driving practices. Some common examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Violating hours of service set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration;
- Texting while driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Driving with an overloaded vehicle;
- Driving with faulty brakes;
- Driving while under the influence of prescription medications that cause drowsiness (e.g. Celexa Effexor, Wellbutrin, Prozac, and certain allergy medications and cough remedies);
- Methamphetamine use;
- Falling asleep at the wheel (tired driving);
- Reckless driving; and
Truck Accident Lawyer in Long Beach
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries caused by a truck accident, you may want to seek legal representation immediately. Medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, future impact on income earnings are some of the potential damages you may be able to recover. Our legal team is ready to review and evaluate your case.
For an initial consultation,
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