When you drive on the highway, few things are more intimidating than the grill of an 18-wheeler in your rearview mirror. These trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, and they present extraordinary risks to motorists who are helpless to protect themselves when truck drivers make mistakes or truck components malfunction. If you have been unfortunate enough to be involved in a serious accident or tragically lose a loved one, we encourage you to speak with a Los Angeles 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your legal rights.
With few exceptions, when an 18-wheeler is involved in an accident, a mistake by the truck driver or an issue with the truck itself will be to blame. At Banafshe Law Firm, PC, we help individuals and families in Los Angeles recover just compensation for 18-wheeler accidents resulting from all commercial vehicle-related factors. Some examples of these factors include:
Liability will vary based on the individual circumstances of your case. If you are injured in a trucking accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer in Beverly Hills can help you determine who you can sue for compensation. In some cases, the truck company can be held liable for the accident if one of its drivers was operating a company vehicle at the time of the accident. The trucking company can be held liable for a negligent driver in a number of situations, i.e., if the driver was operating the truck without the proper credentials, or if the trucking accident was caused by a vehicle malfunction.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about filing a lawsuit after an 18-wheeler accident in the Los Angeles area, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. To speak with an attorney in confidence as soon as possible, call 800-789-8840 or get in touch online now.