La Mirada Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
La Mirada Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in a trucking accident in California, consider reaching out to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for help. Our experienced truck accident lawyers will investigate your crash, gather evidence, and file a lawsuit on your behalf against the potentially liable parties. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a complimentary case review today.
Collisions with Commercial Vehicles
Commercial vehicles are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which imposes regulations on drivers and the companies that manage them. Evidence of failure to abide by these standards can form the basis of a negligence claim.
Examples of commercial vehicles include:
- Truck-trailer combinations
- Livestock carriers
- Cement mixers
- Utility vehicles
- Box trucks
- Moving trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Hazardous materials (Hazmat) vehicles
- Passenger buses
If you were involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, a different set of rules will apply to your case. Our La Mirada truck accident attorneys are well-versed in FMCSA regulations and know how to investigate commercial truck accidents, so you will be in capable hands when you work with us.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have handled claims arising from all types of careless and reckless conduct by truck drivers, motor carriers, maintenance providers, and manufacturers.
Through an in-depth investigation into the crash that caused you harm, we may uncover evidence of:
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Unsafe lane changing
- Distracted driving
- Deferred truck maintenance
- Wide turns
- Unsecured cargo loads
Gathering Concrete Evidence
Even if you did not contribute to your accident, an insurance carrier might still dispute your claim. Strong evidence is vital to rebutting any pushback you may face in the claims process as insurers fight to protect their bottom lines. Our lawyers will gather factual evidence by launching a thorough investigation. In many cases, we hire expert witnesses to testify in court as to what likely caused the accident and who was responsible.
Our attorneys may also gather the following forms of evidence:
- The accident report, if one exists
- Vehicle maintenance records for the truck involved in the accident
- Dashcam footage
- Photographs of the accident scene
- GPS data
- Eyewitness testimony
- Black box data
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
Discuss Your Case with a Truck Accident Lawyer Today.
Victims of truck accidents can face not only crippling, life-altering physical damage, but also financial stress due to mounting medical bills and lost wages. Every year, the lawyers in our truck accident practice group help victims recoup damages to pay for their medical expenses and other losses.
Our attorneys have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies and are here to represent you. To schedule a free case consultation with us, we welcome you to send us a message online or to call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you. We look forward to serving you and helping you navigate this difficult time.