Hermosa Beach Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck accidents are an inevitable part of life, as passenger vehicles share the roads with commercial trucks. Whether a semi, garbage, dump, or tow truck, the damage is quite substantial, given the sheer size and weight of the commercial vehicle. Broken bones, perforated organs, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, burns, scarring lacerations, and emotional fears are all resulting consequences of a truck collision. If you or a loved one have been affected by a truck accident in the idyllic seaside community of Hermosa Beach, Ellis Injury Law invites you to call our team of experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyers for a free case review to explore your legal options.
Proudly serving all of Los Angeles County
Ellis Injury Law has served Los Angeles County with legal expertise for more than two decades. This South Bay city has come a long way from the early days of barley growing and sheep grazing. Now it is a beautiful stretch of land beloved for shopping, eating, sand, and surf, particularly along The Strand. From Hermosa Beach, to Inglewood, to Torrance, a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer from our firm is here to help.
What causes truck accidents?
Top contributing human error factors in large truck crashes include:
- Driver inattention, distraction, or cell phone use
- Driver fatigue or driving too many hours
- Following too closely
- Failure to keep right or yield right-of-way
- Unsafe lane changing
- Passing or improper lane use
- Unsafe speed
- Pedestrian or bicycle confusion
A good Los Angeles personal injury attorney will work tirelessly to trace back liability to the truck driver or the trucking firm.
California injury compensation
California is considered a “no-fault” insurance state, meaning that your insurance provider will pay for the cost of your injuries, regardless of who was at-fault – that is, the first $15,000 anyway. If your medical bills and losses (including reduced wages) are larger than this, a Hermosa Beach personal injury lawyer can help you seek additional compensation from the “at-fault” party.
Damages related to truck accidents include:
- Past, present, and future medical bills, including the cost of surgeries, doctor’s co-pays, rehabilitation, medication, and therapies.
- Lost wages from time off work, reduced earning capacity from disability, and loss of financial support for family members.
- Modifications related to disability, such as assistive devices and technology, ramps, new showers, and other home renovations to accommodate a wheelchair or other type of disability caused by the crash.
- Pain and suffering, including the physical pain of rehabilitation and treatment, the permanence of your injury, scarring, surgery, the impact on your relationships, loss of hobbies, and the impact on your quality of life.
- Emotional distress may be granted in cases where the accident victim is fearful of getting into a vehicle again or suffers a crippling phobia of losing control again.
- Wrongful death if there is a fatality, which can help pay for additional expenses like a funeral and burial.
California allows a reduction of damages when plaintiffs are deemed partially at-fault for the accident, so it helps to build a strong case with the help of a winning attorney. Ellis Injury Law has won over $350 million for personal injury clients, including truck accident victims. Contact us for a free case evaluation. If we take your case, we agree to represent you at no upfront cost. No recovery, no fee!