If you have been injured in a collision with a truck, you may be entitled to a cash settlement for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost future earning capacity, loss of consortium and other expenses. However, if you are not represented by an attorney, the insurance companies will try to take advantage of you. You need aggressive legal representation on your side to make it a fair fight.
We are hard-hitting personal injury lawyers who represent injured truck-accident victims for a contingent fee, which means that we only charge a fee if we win you a judgment or a cash settlement. Call the Levinson Law Group at 1-866-643-HURT (4878) today for your free consultation.
At the Levinson Law Group, we are familiar with the unique issues associated with truck accidents. An estimated 15.5 million trucks operate in the United States. Of theses trucks, 1.9 million are tractor trailers. Truck accidents are more likely to lead to serious injuries or fatalities than passenger vehicle accidents due to the sheer mass of the vehicles involved.
In 2003, there were 58,512 total vehicle accidents resulting in fatalities in the U.S. Of these, 4,669 involved large trucks. The majority of truck accidents resulting in fatalities took place in rural areas, during the daytime and on a weekday. The driver, trucking company, truck loading company, truck manufacturer or owner of the load being carried may be held liable. Therefore, numerous different insurance carriers and defendants may be involved, and the legal issues may be complex. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will provide you with the best legal representation available, so that you can stay focused on recovering from your injuries.
Common truck accident causes include:
- Improperly or overly loaded trucks/trailers
- Disobeying safety procedures
- Vehicle inspection repair or maintenance failure
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Illegally parked trucks
- Alcohol or drug usage
- Driver error or fatigue
- Truck overturn or rollover
- Truck brake failure
Heavy truck drivers in California must have a valid class A drivers license. These drivers operate tractor-trailers that can be up to 75 feet long and weigh up to 20,000 pounds per axle. Because they operate large expensive equipment they are subject to special regulations by both the federal and state governments. Most trucks are insured under commercial policies, which typically have higher limits available to pay for the damage.
Trucking laws are designed to make us safer on the road, but sometimes those laws are disregarded. Sometimes unrealistic scheduling by trucking agencies or companies cause truckers to break the law. According to The Trucker’s Report: “It is a practical impossibility to run entirely legal if you were to include waiting time, etc.” We at the Levinson Law Group are familiar with the special circumstances and laws that apply to truck drivers and their employers, and we will use that knowledge to your advantage.
Attorney Gordon Levinson used to work with the largest insurers in North America. Now he uses that insider knowledge to represent personal injury victims against the big insurance companies. At the Levinson Law Group, our personal injury lawyers know how to maximize financial recoveries for truck accident victims, and we will fight to get you the justice you deserve. Call Levinson Law Group at 1-866-643-HURT (4878) to schedule a free consultation today.