Los Angeles Trucking Accident Lawyer

Accidents seem to happen when they are least expected. Even the safest drivers cannot control the actions of negligent drivers when out on the palm tree-studded roads of Los Angeles, California. While all drivers of motor vehicles have a responsibility to one another to practice safe driving habits in hopes of avoiding an accident, truck drivers have to be especially cautious due to the sheer size and mass of the vehicles they operate. Because trucks are larger and heavier than many other motor vehicles on the roads, the results may be devastating if an accident does occur. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a truck, you may want to partner with a Los Angeles trucking accident lawyer to help with your claim. 

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP is a team of experienced trucking accident attorneys helping clients in Los Angeles. Our skilled legal team has over 35 years of experience helping clients get back on their feet as they recover from life-altering injuries. A trucking accident may leave victims suffering physically and emotionally, which is why we work to provide our clients with the personalized care needed during this difficult time in their lives. We are proud to provide the award-winning representation it takes to help clients recover the best possible financial compensation they are eligible to receive. 

Steps to Follow After a Los Angeles Trucking Accident

Trucking accidents may be devastating for the victims involved. While the moments following the accident may be highly stressful, it is important for victims to follow these steps to help ensure the safety of themselves and anyone else involved. 

  • Call emergency services: Do not rely on anyone else to call for help after an accident. It is crucial that police and emergency medical assistance is called to the accident scene ASAP following an accident to make sure there is a report taken of the accident and anyone who needs medical help is cared for. 
  • Check for injuries: Check yourself and any passengers for injuries that may require immediate medical attention. 
  • Take photos and videos: Take photos and videos of the accident scene, property damages, and any visible injuries. 
  • Get witness statements: If any witnesses approach you, ask if they would be comfortable providing you with their contact information and a short statement.
  • Get driver information: Get the contact and insurance information from the other driver. However, remember not to discuss who is at fault with them.
  • Seek medical attention: Even if you do not feel injured at the accident scene, it is important to remember that shock may make injury symptoms go unnoticed, so getting proper medical attention is vital to your health and safety. 

As soon as possible after a trucking accident, you should reach out to one of our knowledgeable trucking accident injury lawyers to understand your rights and to begin the process of filing your insurance claim.

Common Trucking Accident Injuries

Each year, there are about 500,000 trucking accidents reported in the United States. Due to the sheer size and mass of a truck, these accidents often leave victims with catastrophic injuries and may even result in fatalities. 

  • Head injuries or traumatic brain injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Back, neck, and spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Deafness or blindness
  • Internal bleeding
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Death

If you have been injured in a trucking accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to be compensated for the losses you have suffered. Our experienced trucking accident injury attorneys have the knowledge and resources to help our clients build a strong claim as they work to get justice. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Collect After a Truck Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles truck accident, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation in the form of damages. 

  • Medical expenses: After a trucking accident injury, victims may incur vast medical expenses as they heal. They may also incur future medical care and expenses necessary to treat their injuries.
  • Lost wages: As victims recover, they may be unable to work for extended periods of time, resulting in the loss of pay. 
  • Lost earning potential: If an injury leaves a victim with a disability or chronic pain, they may lose their potential to perform at a certain level at work. This may result in the stunting of their ability to earn more money in their career.
  • Property damage: After a trucking accident, victims’ motor vehicles and/or other personal property may be severely damaged and require expensive repairs or replacement. 
  • Pain and suffering: Accident victims should be compensated for any physical or emotional pain they may suffer after the accident. 

Our experienced Los Angeles attorneys may be able to help you understand what damages you may be eligible to collect based on the details of your claim. 

Partner With a Los Angeles Trucking Accident Attorney

All motor vehicle accidents can be devastating to the individuals involved, but trucking accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Los Angeles trucking accident, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. To build a strong trucking accident injury claim, consider partnering with a Los Angeles trucking accident lawyer. 

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP is an award-winning trucking accident law firm helping clients in Los Angeles, California. Our skilled lawyers recognize that clients are going through a stressful time as they heal from their trucking accident injuries, so we are proud to provide them with the personalized and dedicated service they deserve. Schedule a free consultation here or call (310) 844-9696.