Hacienda Heights Truck Accident Attorney with 26+ Years Experience
If you live in or have ever driven through Hacienda Heights you already know that it’s sandwiched between two of the busiest freeways in Southern California – the 605 and 57 running along the 60 freeway. It’s no surprise that it’s a main thoroughfare for big rigs and commercial trucks, consequently there are a fair number of accidents involving big rigs and 18-wheelers on the freeways and neighborhood streets. Big rig crashes like this are almost a monthly occurrence, which is why you may need a Hacienda Heights truck accident lawyer at this very moment.
Commercial trucks can weigh upwards of 30 times that of an average commuter car or SUV. Consequently, accidents involving commercial trucks, big rigs, semi trailers and 18-wheelers can result in significant personal injuries and complex legal claims. When a semi or other large commercial truck has an accident with an average car, those in the smaller vehicle often suffer catastrophic injuries, if they survive.
The Paris Firm is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases in Hacienda Heights and the greater Los Angeles area. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in commercial truck accidents for over two decades. Although Hacienda Heights is about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our attorneys have handled numerous cases locally and all throughout LA County. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at your place or ours, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we never really leave your side.
When a Truck is Involved in a Serious Accident, Who is Liable?
Every truck accident claim is unique and must be studied carefully to determine all possible sources of liability. Responsible parties may include:
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The truck driver
- The owner of the trailer
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for numerous reasons. Causes often include:
- Distracted driving – texting, mobile phones, in cab televisions, Etc.
- Improper driver training
- Defective tires
- Lack of reflective materials
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper signage
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
Often times truck drivers are not first time violators of safety rules. Sometimes they have a record of irresponsibility which may be known to the trucking company, who may choose to ignore the driver’s record, or, in some cases, may encourage dangerous behaviors to ensure timely deliveries.
Collisions involving Commercial Trucks and Vans
Our lawyers represents clients injured in truck accidents involving all types of commercial vehicles, including:
- Semitrailer trucks (big rigs)
- Tanker trucks
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Cement trucks
- Emergency vehicles
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a truck accident in Southern California, you understand how serious truck accidents can be. You also understand how hard it can be to get a fair claim for your injuries out of the trucking company’s insurance company, which may try to blame you (or your lost loved one) for the accident.
Is a Lawyer Needed to Pursue my Truck Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to the negligence or carelessness of a commercial truck driver, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040, serving car accident victims in Hacienda Heights, California, and schedule a no obligation consultation. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.