El Segundo Injury Attorney Seeks Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in Los Angeles County
Southern California firm assists people hit by commercial vehicles
Large trucks roar down Southern California’s freeways and local streets at all hours of the day or night. These vehicles are vital to keep the economy running, but are capable of inflicting devastating harm if they get into a crash. The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen in El Segundo provides exceptional advice and advocacy to truck accident victims in Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas. We know how to assert the rights of plaintiffs no matter how complex the medical or factual evidence might seem.
Factors that frequently contribute to large truck collisions
As crashes involving commercial vehicles are capable of causing much more harm than standard auto accidents due to the trucks’ size and weight, special regulations govern the operation of big rigs. Still, severe collisions can happen, and common causes include:
- Improper operation — A commercial driver’s license is required to operate a semi-truck or a similar vehicle. If the person behind the wheel is not properly trained on how to drive that particular vehicle, serious problems can occur. Our firm reviews trucks’ electronic data recorders and other evidence to see if the driver was operating in an unsafe manner prior to the crash.
- Oversized and overloaded trucks — Strict rules exist regarding the size of trucks and the weight of the loads they are allowed to carry. If a contracting business or a trucking company attempts to cut corners by breaking the rules, a driver might not be able to control the vehicle well enough to avoid a collision.
- Driver fatigue and impairment — Pressure to get a delivery completed on deadline or just to get home might compel a commercial vehicle operator to spend long hours behind the wheel. Studies have shown that fatigue has a similar effect on a driver as alcohol use. Violating the guidelines on driver rest or taking pills or other substances to remain alert threatens the safety of others on the road.
Whether your claim arises from a jackknifed tractor-trailer, a sideswipe, underride, rear-end collision or some other type of impact, our firm is prepared to battle in court and at the negotiation table to maximize the payment you receive.
Skillful advocate takes on negligent drivers and trucking companies
Passenger vehicles are almost always driven by their owners or someone in the owner’s household. On the other hand, several different individuals and businesses might be responsible for the safe operation of a large truck. You can rely on us for knowledgeable guidance regarding potential defendants in your truck accident claim. After reviewing the facts in your case, we’ll advise you on whether the trucking company that employs the driver also bears legal fault due to a lack of proper training, poor maintenance or a failure to ensure safe operation. Vehicle and parts manufacturers might also be required to pay damages if a defective part contributed to the crash.
Dedicated litigator handles a full range of truck injury claims
Even when empty, a tractor-trailer weighs around 35,000 pounds. At any speed, these massive machines can cause all types of impact-related injuries, including concussions, broken bones and severe organ damage. Depending on the circumstances and the type of load that is carried, victims could also suffer burns and harm associated with exposure to hazardous substances. Crashes involving trucks are also more likely to be fatal. With more than 40 years of litigation experience, attorney Sanford Jossen is able to handle even the most complex personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from commercial vehicle collisions.
Contact a proven Los Angeles County truck accident lawyer for a free consultation
The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen in El Segundo represents victims of truck accidents throughout Southern California. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, please call 310-546-9118 or contact us online. Se habla español.