Woodland Hills Truck Accident Attorney
Because being involved in an accident with a semitruck is never minor, you need a truck accident lawyer who knows how to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
The lawyers at Freeman & Freeman, LLP, have been on the side of injury victims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California for decades. We have helped our clients obtain more than $220 million in compensation for their suffering. We know the law, and we know how to get the justice that our clients deserve.
You may be grieving a wrongful death after a catastrophe or you or a loved one may require lifelong 24-hour medical care after a truck crash. We know how to pursue maximum compensation for you and your family if you have been involved in a truck accident anywhere in Southern California.
Detail-Oriented Legal Counsel And Representation
When you contact our experienced lawyers and our diligent team of support staff and investigators, you will maximize your chances of obtaining compensation. We offer free consultations and if we do not win your case, you will owe us nothing.
We have access to engineers and accident scene investigators who will study the precise details of your case to determine the accident’s cause. Some of the types of questions we will ask during our investigation:
- Was the truck properly maintained?
- Was the truck driver fatigued or using drugs or alcohol?
- Was the load properly secured?
- Did the truck operator observe road signs and the speed limit?
- Was the driver texting, talking on a cellphone or distracted in any way?
- Did the vehicles involved have any manufacturing defects?
- Was the road properly maintained by a municipal, state or any other authority?
Our experience and our record of success make us more than prepared for the challenges of truck accident cases. Such cases often involve massive corporations and their insurance companies.
These corporations may aggressively fight to avoid taking responsibility. We know how to challenge them and we know how to win. From our offices in Woodland Hills, we represent truck accident victims throughout Los Angeles and the entire state of California.
Some victims of auto-truck collisions develop emotional or psychological symptoms such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Others develop progressive physical conditions, such as heart problems because of the ongoing stress of having been in a crash. The long-lasting impact of a trucking accident cannot be overstated.
We have access to medical experts who will help you heal and help us determine what fair compensation will be for you. This compensation may exceed a “low ball” settlement that a trucking company offers. Before you agree to any such settlement, call our trucking accident injury attorneys. We know how to protect your rights and best long-term interests.
Truck Accidents FAQ
We have gathered common questions and concerns about truck injuries, which we have addressed at Freeman & Freeman, LLP:
If I was injured due to a collision with a commercial truck, can I recover compensation from the company?
Yes, but you must prove the accident was due to the trucking company’s liability. A seasoned lawyer can help you gather and analyze all the evidence and information available from your accident to establish liability. Trucking companies can be liable due to their inaction to provide, for example, proper maintenance to their units. This inaction is also known as “direct liability.”
What is vicarious negligence in commercial truck accidents?
It refers to the liability of an employer before the actions or negligence of its employees. If a trucking accident occurs during a driver’s working hours, and if the driver is the party at fault for the accident, then the company is also liable for its driver’s actions and omissions. Vicarious negligence also includes the failure of a company to assess a driver’s qualifications to drive or screening their employees for alcohol/ prohibited substances before the start of the working day.
When you are at the discovery phase (gathering evidence) with your lawyer, they will also verify the company’s record to monitor vicarious liability.
A loved one did not survive a trucking accident. Am I entitled to compensation?
We understand that you are going through difficult times, and yes, you are entitled to recover compensation if a loved one is no longer with us due to a trucking accident. If a loved one is no longer with us due to a trucking accident, we advise you to have a lawyer with you to build your case and seek the compensation you and your family deserve to start anew.
Lawyers like us at Freeman & Freeman, LLP, work on a contingency basis. Therefore, you pay our bills only if we recover your compensation. You, your family and your loved ones deserve peace of mind and a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer to help you with the whole legal process involved. However, you have a time limit of two years to file a claim to recover compensation.
If a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries, how do I know we are offered fair compensation?
Fair compensation should include all costs related to your health, treatment and potential recovery. Catastrophic injuries frequently result in permanent disability, chronic pain and psychological trauma. You need to prove this to the insurance company and the parties at fault to calculate your compensation. If you are unsure if your compensation is fair, you need the assistance of a lawyer.
As your lawyers in California, we will make every reasonable effort to advocate for your rights and will not settle for less. Call today.
Call Today To Protect Your Right To Fair Compensation
As a personal injury law firm, we pride ourselves on serving our community at our Freeman & Freeman, LLP. Call our Woodland Hills office at 818-574-5865 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.