Being injured in a truck accident is one of the most terrifying things a person can go through. One minute you are driving down the 405 on the way to work, and the next you are fighting for your life, dumbfounded as to how this eight-ton big rig managed to crash into your car.
Truck collision injuries are frequently very severe and may require years—or even a lifetime—of treatment and therapy. In addition to affecting your physical and mental well-being, your finances can also suffer greatly. Southern California truck accident injuries can come with a big price tag, but when an accident is not your fault, you should not have to pay a dime out of your own pocket because of another person's negligent actions. By bringing your case to an experienced Woodland Hills truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of John P. Rosenberg, you can feel confident that you have a professional fighting for the settlement you deserve.
Call the Law Offices of John P. Rosenberg at 818-716-6400 today for a free consultation and request a FREE copy of our book, The 5 Worst Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Injury Claim.
The Scary Truth About Truck Accidents in Los Angeles County
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident in or around Los Angeles, you are probably scared, confused and wondering how something like this could have happened to you. Unfortunately, this type of wreck is far too common in our area. In fact, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety, Los Angeles County had more truck collisions than every other county in the entire state of California between 2006 and 2010, and this is in spite of the fact that most California trucking companies have strict hiring requirements for drivers.
What were the main causes of these accidents? In situations where the truck driver was at fault, the primary causes were:
- Driving at an unsafe speed
- Improper turning
- Automobile right-of-way
- Pedestrian right-of-way
- Not following traffic signs and signals
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Following too closely
You would think these types of cases would be fairly straightforward, but when the trucker's insurance company gets involved, things can get complicated very quickly. They probably arrived at the scene of your accident almost immediately, and you may not have noticed them because you were on the way to the hospital.
Trucking company insurance adjusters know just what to look for and how to handle these situations so that things somehow work out in the trucker's favor, even if they accident was their fault. They will probably try to give you settlement offer that is wildly too low, or even try to completely deny you a settlement. This is not fair and you need an experienced truck collision attorney on your side to make sure you walk away with the amount you need to get your life back on track.
Contact a Woodland Hills Truck Accident Lawyer For a FREE Consultation
Don't wait to contact a California truck collision attorney after being injured in a serious big rig accident. It's always better to take advantage of the free consultation to learn about what your options are and how you should proceed going forward. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Call the Law Offices of John P. Rosenberg today at 818-716-6400 and rest easier tonight.