California, including Santa Monica is the center of automobile culture in the United States. Our cars and the ability to travel from one part of the city to another is an important aspect of our Southern California Culture
. Santa Monica massive highway system, the large amount of truck on the streets because of our proximity to shipping hubs in Long Beach /San Pedro, and high traffic congestion pose a lethal combination on our streets leading to a high rate of Small Truck and 18-Wheeler accident in Santa Monica
Our Santa Monica Truck Accident Lawyers
have the skills and knowledge to protect your rights; we will stop at nothing until we are able to provide you with the maximum compensation for you Truck Accident
that is legally possible.
What You Need to Know
: Truck accidents in Santa Monica are often the most brutal form of motor vehicle accident
and require an added level of skill and expertise. Often times, the law dictates that several different forms of insurance are required of the driver, such as leasing insurance, hazardous materials, 3rd party coverage, etc. creating issues in liability and coverage, and the insurance companies are well adept at avoiding responsibility. We know how to handle insurance companies. If an insurance company will not abide by its duty to compensate those which are covered by their policy then possible Punitive damages based on an Insurance Bad Faith
Claim will be issued by our attorneys.
Learn more about your legal options: Call (888) 649-7166 to speak with a representative now.
Facts about Santa Monica Truck Accidents and Santa Monica Tractor-Trailer Accidents
: Truck accidents often lead to grave injuries and in many cases death. Below are some important statistics
regarding Small Truck and Big Rig Accidents in the United States.
How to Prove Your Case in Court:
- Each year, close to 100,000 victims are injured in large truck accidents.
- Each yearly nearly 5,200 victims are killed in Trucking Accidents in the United States
- California is one of the states with the highest number of truck accidents and truck accident deaths.
- Tractor/Semi-Trailers account for 63% of all Truck Accidents related deaths, and 45% of all injuries. [Tractor Trailers are larger the regular sized double axel or triple axel trucks]
- A large percentage of Truck accidents are related to Driving Under the Influence, Poor Visibility, and Lack of Sleep [Sleep deprivation].
In order to receive compensation for a Santa Monica Truck Accident, a victim will have to show the defendant driver was negligent in his driving. In many instances negligence is placed on the truck manufacturer for defective product or the truck company the driver was working for. Usually Negligence is established through any of the below:
- Failure to maintain dangerous equipment
- Loads were note restrained properly
- Unbalanced or overweight loads on the Trucks
- Speeding or unsafe driving of any kind
- Driving under the influence [DWI or DUI] In cases of death this can lead to a Felony DUI Charge.
- Failure to maintain roads
- Negligent hiring practices or training by trucking companies
- Lack of Sleep, Sleep Deprivation because of grueling schedule, Driver fatigue
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Truck Accident Fatalities and Wrongful Death Suits:
Dozens of individuals perish in Truck Accidents in Santa Monica, leaving family, children, parents or siblings behind without their loved one. In the most tragic instance of tractor trailer accidents entire families are involved a truck accident leading to the tragic death of sever injure of entire households.
A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed because of a negligent by a defendant. A wrongful death claim in common law jurisdiction has been specifically made due to a loophole where a person cannot file a lawsuit if he or she is technically dead.
Our Truck accident wrongful death lawyers are skilled in representing families who have experience the death of a child, sibling, parent, due to an accident with a Truck. Let us help; for a free consultation regarding a Wrongful Death claim in a Santa Monica truck accident call (855) 385-2529
Santa Monica Jackknifing Accidents and Rollover Accidents:
A Jackknifing takes place when the Tractor-Trailer truck, usually a truck carrying a load, folds into itself. It resembles a folding clamp or knife. This is a horrendous incident and any cars caught in between the folding truck will be in great danger of serious bodily harm or even death.
A jack-knife accident is the result of the front cab of the vehicle skidding while towing a trailer causing the trailer to push from behind forcing it to spin around and face backwards.
Our Santa Monica Truck Jackknifing accident lawyers have expert knowledge of jackknife trucks and will do everything possible to see to it you and your loved ones are compensation for your loss.
Truck Rollover Accident Lawyers:
As well as jackknifing another danger posed by trucks on Santa Monica Roads is Rollovers. Rollovers can happen for many reasons that are often tied to the negligence of the driver, or the company he works for. Rollovers will often lead to the crushing of the car that does not have enough time to escape the incoming tragedy.
Rollover Accidents are a serious matter leading to grave bodily harm and in many cases death of the passenger and driver of the vehicle.
WHY CHOOSE US: Downtown LA Law Group for a Free Consultation
We understand that a serious injury or a death of a family member is tragedy for all loved ones. We offer our skilled Los Angles Truck Accident Injury Lawyers to represent you in your case. We possess the knowledge and determination to maximize the compensation for your injuries you deserve.
If you have been injured is a Santa Monica Jackknifing accident or any other Truck related accident then contact our collision hotline (888) 649-7166; a personal injury lawyer will provide you with a free consultation regarding your matter.