Truck Accident Lawyers Serving All of Los Angeles & Beyond
Truck accidents can result in serious personal injuries and complex legal claims. When a semi or other large commercial truck crashes into a passenger vehicle, those in the smaller vehicle often sustain catastrophic injuries, if they survive.
The Paris Firm in Chino Hills is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in truck wrecks since 1994. We will demand that the trucking company and its insurer preserve evidence, including the black box data recorder and the driver’s log books.
Trucking Is Big Business
Far too often, trucking companies attempt to reduce costs by cutting corners on safety. Our law firm will work with truck accident experts to determine the cause of the crash. Then we will identify all the responsible parties and pursue full compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other damages.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving
- Improper driver training
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Defective tires
- Lack of reflective materials
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper signage
Often times these drivers are not violating safety rules for the first time. They often have a record, and this may be known to the trucking company, which may choose to ignore the driver’s record, or, in some cases, may encourage some dangerous behaviors.
Who Is Responsible?
Every truck accident claim is unique and must be studied carefully to determine all possible sources of liability. Responsible parties may include:
- The owner of the truck
- The owner of the trailer
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The truck driver
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
All Commercial Trucks and Vans
Our personal injury law firm represents clients injured in truck accidents involving all types of commercial vehicles, including:
- Semi trucks
- Tanker trucks
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- Moving vans
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Cement trucks
- Emergency vehicles
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you understand how serious truck accidents can be, the overwhelming size of the vehicle capable of crushing everything around it. 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 likely wants to blame you (or your lost loved one) for the accident.
An experienced truck accident attorney knows the strategies used by trucking companies to avoid paying your claim. Please call The Paris Firm at (909) 469-5127 or contact us online.