Nearly every item you touch or see today traveled by truck at some time. The streets and highways in Los Angeles County and Orange County carry a lot of truck traffic from pickups to huge eighteen wheelers, and every one of them can cause an accident. Trucks have enormous blind spots and lack the maneuverability and ability to stop quickly. They often can’t see smaller cars, so even if the truck doesn’t jackknife or roll over, they can hit or crush cars and injure those people inside.
Because of their size, truck accidents often result in more serious injuries, such as burn injuries, and extensive damage to property than car accidents or motorcycle accidents do. While the truck driver may be driving his or her best, the companies that own the truck may often be negligent in maintaining the vehicle, and tires, brakes, and other components may be worn or defective. These factors may not be noticed by you, especially if you or a loved one has suffered any injury, but these are factors a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with Banafshe Law Firm, PC, will check while you recover.
If you’re in a truck accident, chances are hiring an attorney is not your first priority, especially if anyone’s been hurt. While you should always seek prompt medical care for anyone who’s been injured and collect insurance and personal information from everyone involved in the crash, it’s best to keep from discussing the accident with anyone except the police and an attorney at Banafshe Law Firm. Don’t assume blame or assign it to anyone since this can affect your settlement.
The insurance company will offer you an initial settlement, but their proposal only takes into account their own interests. They want to settle the claim quickly with no complications, but no matter how pleasant the adjuster seems, don’t make any decision or sign anything until you’ve spoken with a personal injury attorney with Banafshe Law Firm, PC. Statistically, those who have their claims negotiated by an experienced attorney receive higher settlements than those offered by insurance companies, who regularly fail to provide any compensation for pain and suffering. We know the tactics the insurance companies will use to protect their interests, and we will help you pursue your claim to make sure that all of your interests receive the attention they deserve so that you can receive the best settlement.
While you recover from your injuries, we can review the police report, interview potential witnesses, investigate the accident, and build a solid case that includes compensation for time lost from work, future medical considerations, pain and suffering and therapy treatments, and other factors that insurance companies typically ignore.
Please contact us for a free initial consultation where we can review your case and give you an honest appraisal of its strengths and merits. Every case is different, but our experience with cases that are similar to yours gives us an advantage. The trucking companies often have lawyers to protect their interests, and it’s our job to make sure that your interests receive just as much consideration.
If you have been involved in an accident, contact Banafshe Law Firm, PC as soon as possible for a free initial consultation by calling (888) LAW-9991. A delay may affect the outcome of your settlement. Remember, we advance all costs and we don’t charge if we don’t collect money for you.