Rowland Heights Truck Accident Attorney with 26+ Years Experience
If you live in or have ever driven through Rowland Heights you already know that it’s right at the crunch of two of the busiest freeways in Southern California – the 60 and 57. It’s not surprising that this city is 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. Crashes involving 18-wheelers and big rigs happen often, sometimes involving other cars, motorcycles or pedestrians. If you need a truck accident attorney in Rowland Heights, you’ve come to the right place.
The Paris Firm is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases in Rowland Heights and the greater Los Angeles area. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in commercial truck accidents for over two decades. Although Rowland Heights is about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our attorneys have handled numerous cases locally and all throughout Los Angeles County. After a consultation at your place or ours, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we never really leave your side.
Commercial trucks can weigh 20-30 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.
Who is Liable When a Truck is Involved in a Serious Accident?
Every truck accident claim is unique and must be studied carefully to determine all possible sources of liability. Responsible parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the trailer
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The owner of the truck
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for numerous reasons. Causes often include:
- Defective tires
- Lack of reflective materials
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving – texting, mobile phones, in cab televisions, Etc.
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper signage
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Improper driver training
- Driver inexperience
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- 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:
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Semitrailer trucks (big rigs)
- Tanker trucks
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- 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.
Do I Need an Attorney 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 Rowland 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.