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Avalon Truck Accident Lawyers
Avalon Truck Accident Attorney- Andrew L. Ellis Andy Ellis is one of the most successful truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles California. Meet Mr. Ellis and find out how he helps his clients who are injured in truck accidents. http://ellisinjurylaw.com.

Semis, flatbeds, and tractor trailers travel more than 24.8 billion miles on California roadways each year. From long hauls to the last mile, over 78 percent of California communities depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods. Meanwhile, cars travel 327.8 billion miles throughout the state of California. With all these vehicles sharing the road, there are bound to be a few accidents. Many of these truck/car collisions were preventable.

While there is no doubting the importance of trucks to our local economy here in Avalon, drivers must be held to higher standards due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles they drive. Ellis Injury Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are honored to serve all of Los Angeles County — including Avalon, the southernmost city, located on Santa Catalina Island. When drivers do not adhere to federal safety standards, exercise impeccable judgment behind the wheel, secure their cargo with care, or properly maintain their vehicles, we hold them accountable for their negligence.

Did you know…

  • Los Angeles County is the most dangerous place to drive in California, with 2,691 truck accidents.
  • There are over 1,000 truck accidents on nearby Highway 5 alone. 

Gain Legal Advocacy In A “Fault” State

Many drivers mistakenly assume the trucker’s commercial insurance will cover the cost of their injuries. The insurer of reckless truck drivers may be legally responsible to pay for the injured party’s medical bills, lost time off work, disability-related home modifications, and an estimate of the emotional pain and suffering endured as a result of the preventable accident. However, it’s an uphill battle – and, without a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer, it’s nearly impossible.

California is a “fault” state, so the other driver’s union and insurance company will likely look at every possible angle to place at least some of the blame on you to avoid paying full compensation. If the settlement negotiation is for $100,000, but the insurer is able to place 25% of the blame on you, your offer immediately reduces down to $75,000.

Prove The Extent of Your Injuries

Another trick insurance companies use to dodge liability is to minimize the amount of injury you suffered or blame some of your physical trauma on a pre-existing condition. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney works with top medical experts to verify the nature of your claim. Injuries tend to be very serious when large trucks are involved. The propensity for serious injuries like spinal disk damage, head trauma, bone fractures, and amputations, not to mention fatalities, increases along with the size of the vehicle and the speed it is traveling. The cost to treat a serious injury can easily reach $200,000, with fatalities costing an average of $3.6 million.

Pressure The Insurer To Offer A Higher Settlement

Insurance companies are notorious for making lowball offers to self-represented plaintiffs. The Insurance Research Council found that plaintiffs who hired a achieved 3.5 times what their self-represented peers received. The average insurance payout without a personal injury lawyer  was $5,237. You could be leaving tens of thousands, if not millions, of dollars on the table after a big rig collision.

Ellis Injury Law has a 99% success rate and has secured over $350 million for personal injury clients. Contact  us for a free consultation. You don’t owe us a single cent unless we win money on your behalf. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking maximum compensation with the help of a lawyer, but you must act fast. California only allows two years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim.

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