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Bellflower Truck Accident Lawyers

Los Angeles 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.

Every day, hundreds of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor trailers ply Southern California’s Interstates and roadways, hauling everything from lumber, food, construction materials to pharmaceutical products. The I-5 and I-10 alone are home to more than 1,000 truck accidents each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities stemming from truck accidents reached their highest level in almost three decades. In 2017, some 4,761 people died in large truck crashes, and 74 percent of those fatalities were drivers and occupants of passenger vehicles.

At Ellis Injury Law, our Bellflower truck accident lawyers understand the complex laws and regulations governing the trucking industry and are well-positioned to handle these very difficult claims. We know the tactics used by negligent trucking companies and their insurers. They go to great lengths to shield themselves from liability and costly payouts. If you or a loved one needs seasoned legal advice, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case – free of charge – and determine if you have a viable claim for damages. You can schedule a complimentary consultation at your convenience, and if your injuries keep you from traveling, an Ellis Injury Law attorney can come to you.

Special laws that apply to truck accident cases

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes strict regulations on the trucking industry, including the legal “Hours of Service” allowable for truck drivers, which helps prevent crashes from sleep deprived drivers. When hiring a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer at our firm, you can rest assured we have in-depth knowledge of the state and federal guidelines that may apply to your accident claim. Personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from commercial vehicle accidents often entail violations of regulations on:

  • Mandatory driver training and licensing
  • Failure to comply with legal hours of service
  • The maintenance schedule for tractor trailers
  • Illegal use of alcohol or drugs while behind the wheel
  • The weight limits for cargo
  • Improper or unsecured loading

Driver fatigue a major cause of truck crashes

In light of the grueling schedules imposed on today’s truckers, it’s no surprise that driver fatigue is a significant factor in catastrophic crashes. If you suspect that a truck driver’s drowsiness or sleep deprivation was a factor in your accident, do not delay contacting a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that excessive fatigue plays a role in up to 40 percent of all accidents involving large trucks and semis. Studies have indicated that fatigue impacts concentration, reflexes and processing skills. Drivers, on the road for 12 plus hours a day, are more prone to nod off at the wheel, endangering lives. When hours of service regulations are ignored and you are harmed, the best way to ensure you get the damages you deserve is by working with a capable Los Angeles personal attorney.

No upfront costs to hire a Bellflower truck accident attorney

Victims of truck accidents rarely walk away with minor injuries. Loss of limbs, broken bones, burns, paralysis and traumatic brain injury are all too common in collisions between passenger vehicles and big rigs. There are no upfront fees to work with a personal injury lawyer. Ellis Injury Law works on contingency. There are no upfront costs. Contact us today for a free consultation.