Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are some of the most severe crashes on the road. The long-term physical and financial harm after a truck accident may be too much to handle on your own. The lawyers at Girardi | Keese explore every opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Determining Liability After A Truck Accident

Who can be held liable after a truck accident? Truck drivers and truck companies have a duty to safely operate their commercial vehicles on the road. Our personal injury attorneys have seen many causes of truck accidents including:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate training
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Improper loading or weight issues

Truck drivers and companies are required to follow strict federal safety guidelines. These guidelines include rules on how long drivers can operate a vehicle in a given day and during the work week, vehicle maintenance checks and proper loading techniques based on the weight of the trailer.

After an accident, we will thoroughly investigate what caused the crash by working with accident reconstruction experts and reviewing police reports to determine liability. Once liability is established, we will file a personal injury claim against all parties responsible to improve your chance of a fair recovery.

Common Questions About Truck Accidents And Personal Injury Claims

At Girardi | Keese, we hear a lot of questions after an accident. With more than 40 years of experience representing victims and their families in the Los Angeles area, we understand the challenges you face and the importance of addressing your concerns from a source you can trust.

What type of compensation can I receive after being injured in a truck accident?

You may be able to receive compensation to help pay for your medical expenses and care, lost wages and loss of future earnings depending on your injuries, and pain and suffering in some cases. Families of loved ones killed in a truck crash may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, but it is important to file a claim as soon as possible due to statute of limitation requirements.

What is considered a commercial vehicle?

Commercial vehicles transport goods and drivers are required to have a valid commercial driver's license to operate the vehicle. Examples of commercial vehicles include big rigs or 18-wheeler tractor trailers, delivery trucks, cement trucks and other large freight trucks.

Can you sue a truck driver after any type of truck accident?

Your claim will need to prove negligence of the truck driver, so it all depends on what factors contributed to the crash. If the truck driver had to abruptly move to avoid hitting another motorist or due to weather conditions, you may have a harder time proving negligence and recovering. Several factors can contribute to a crash, so it is important to discuss your case with an attorney.

Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault?

In California, your liability or fault in the accident will be taken into account when determining damages (if you have a case). Your percentage of liability will be deducted from the amount the other party is required to pay in damages.

Committed To Holding Truck Companies Liable

Life after a trucking accident may never be the same. Negligence on the road can lead to devastating consequences for those traveling in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We are committed to helping victims and their families hold negligent parties accountable for the dangerous actions. Our law firm has extensive experience helping victims pursue damages after an accident. We will provide sound legal advice to protect your family's future.

Contact us right away if you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident. Call 800-401-4530 or contact us online to learn more. We represent clients in California and nationwide.