Truck Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles
Passionate & Aggressive Representation for Truck Crash Victims in Southern California
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident? A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while most passenger vehicles only weigh around 3,000 pounds. This weight disparity often results in serious and even fatal accidents, meaning you need an experienced and dedicated legal team on your side should you decide to file a claim for damages.
At The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC, our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers have more than two decades of combined experience standing up for the rights of accident victims and fighting to secure their right to just composition. Regardless of the severity of your accident or complexity of your claim, we can represent you in tractor trailer accident cases of all kinds.
Contact us now to set up your free, no obligation case evaluation so we can help you determine your legal options and fight for your right to fair compensation.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Truck Accidents?
The simple answer to this question is human error. While truck crashes can and do occur due to random acts of God (such as inclement weather) and other factors, truck accident claims focus on those accidents caused by the negligence or carelessness of an individual or entity.
This can manifest in many ways, including:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- Speeding, overtaking, and other reckless driving
- Poor driver training and follow up
- Improper cargo loading
- Lack of proper truck maintenance
- Pressure from higher ups to make deadlines
- Flawed or defective truck design or construction
In all the above scenarios, an individual or company can be held legally responsible if their action—or lack thereof—led to a crash.
Understanding Tractor Trailer Accident Laws
The main legal basis for seeking compensation in a tractor trailer accident is negligence. In order to prove a driver’s negligence, the plaintiff must show that the driver failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
Common causes of accidents by truck drivers include:
- Inadequate training regarding defensive driving, safety concerns, and driving technique.
- Faster speed and more hours of consecutive operation than is normally advised.
- Unrealistic expectations and schedules of trucking companies that encourage drivers to hurry with no regard to safety risks.
At The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC, our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers can investigate the incident and talk with you to determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation. We can also help you to determine whether the truck driver, a loading company, the truck’s manufacturer, or another person or entity was responsible for your injuries so we can hold the correct party accountable.
Reach Out to Our Team for Your Free Consultation
Determining the cause of a truck accident can be especially complex. As we mentioned above, numerous parties can be involved in commercial trucking operations from truckers to loading companies. Additionally, drivers of passenger vehicles can also contribute to accidents by driving in the “No-Zones” or blind spots behind or beside big trucks, merging improperly into traffic, passing trucks in an unsafe manner, and maneuvering to the right side of a truck about to make a right turn.
The Los Angeles and Southern California truck accident injury attorneys at The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC can look at photos of the accident, talk to witnesses, and examine police reports to determine whose negligence caused the accident. We offer multilingual legal services to answer your questions, and we are prepared to represent you against insurance companies in court if necessary.
Contact us today online or at (310) 997-4588 for more information. We speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Armenian, and Turkish.