The trucking industry plays a very important role in how businesses move products across our state. It is a billion dollar a year business that delivers the goods we want and need, and employs people throughout the state. As a result, there are many of these extremely large vehicles on Southern California roads and freeways, and when they are involved in an accident, individuals are often seriously injured or killed.
Each year in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, thousands of people are permanently injured or killed in truck accidents due to the negligent operation of big rigs. Semi-truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to ensure these large vehicles are operated in a manner that is safe for other drivers and pedestrians. Despite this elevated duty of care, unsafe driving practices, oversized loads and improperly maintained trucks place the truck drivers and the public in danger.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?
Investigation and re-creation of a truck accident are critical, and are two of the essential things a skilled truck accident attorney does. Important physical evidence can be lost and witnesses may forget important information, so not only is it vital to hire a truck accident attorney, it is imperative to hire one quickly. The attorney will immediately deploy experts to the scene of the accident to begin the detailed investigation necessary to aggressively pursue the personal injury case. Eyewitness statements and pictures will be taken and the truck’s “black box” information will be obtained and analyzed. If a truck involved in an accident was equipped with a video camera, a copy of the video will immediately be requested. The attorney will also review the trucking company’s hiring, training and maintenance records to determine if, in addition to the driver, the trucking company is liable for injuries incurred.
Most importantly, the personal injury attorney will ensure his client is seen and treated by all the necessary top medical professionals.
Contact an Experienced Long Beach Truck Accident Attorney for More Information
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My law practice exclusively represents personal injury victims. It does so with a deep understanding of their suffering and an absolute commitment to their recovery. I take your injuries personally, and that is why I directly handle all aspects of every case to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Call The Law Office of Michael D. Waks at 888-394-1174 or use the convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation. You are under no obligation and you will never pay any money unless you recover damages for your injuries. I offer bilingual services as part of my comprehensive approach to legal representation and I am available 24/7 to talk to you about your case.
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