Fearless Legal Representation For Truck Accident Cases
Driving large commercial trucks on the roadway can be a bit terrifying, and rightfully so. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and are much larger than traditional passenger vehicles.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our team is here to help if you need a California truck accident attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex injury cases in the Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County areas. We know how to investigate and litigate these cases and help our clients recover just compensation from negligent truck drivers and trucking companies.
Significant Injuries From Commercial Trucks
The size and weight discrepancy between large commercial trucks and traditional passenger vehicles mean that any collision between the two is likely to result in significant injuries for those involved. Data available from the National Safety Council, show there were approximately 118,000 total large trucks involved in injury crashes across the country during the latest reporting year and More than 5,000 large trucks were involved in fatal collisions during the same year.
The commercial truck accident lawyers at Licata & Yeremenko regularly help clients in these situations who have sustained the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Open head wounds
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
In addition to the physical injuries, truck crash victims in Southern California regularly suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident. Our personal injury attorneys strive to make sure that our clients receive proper medical treatment and to recover compensation for all of our clients’ injuries, including the visibly traumatic ones as well as the hidden psychological and emotional trauma they suffer from.
Who Is Liable For A Commercial Truck Crash?
There may be various parties who can be held liable in the aftermath of a truck crash that causes injuries. If the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver are responsible for the collision, it is very likely that the driver’s employer will be held vicariously liable for the driver’s actions.
If the driver was operating within the scope of their duties at the time the collision occurs, their employer and the employer’s insurance carrier will typically be responsible for paying out compensation to the injury victim. Other times, a faulty tire or other vehicle component may be to blame, leading to a product liability case against the appropriate manufacturer and/or distributor.
Call Our Truck Accident Lawyers For Help Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by the actions of a truck driver or trucking company, contact Licata & Yeremenko as soon as possible.
We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the case, determine liability, and secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a California truck accident attorney, contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or call us at 818-783-5757.