Norwalk Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucks are beneficial and necessary to our economy, but they also present an increased level of danger compared to cars because of their size and weight.
A danger to Southern Californians
Unfortunately, trucking accidents are all too common in Southern California; in 2011, 245 people in the State of California lost their lives in crashes involving large trucks. In that same year, 5,115 Californians were injured in truck collisions. Your life can change in the blink of an eye because of a trucking accident, and if that happens to you or a loved one, you need personal injury lawyers— someone on your side that you can trust.
Why you need an expert on your side
If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident, do not make the mistake of hiring a truck accident lawyer who isn’t experienced in handling these specialized types of cases, and do not make the mistake of attempting to “go it alone.” Making either mistake can cost you and your family millions of dollars and untold heartache. You need a Norwalk truck accident attorney who understands the nuances of these types of cases. Even more so than with a car accident, it is crucial to begin investigating a truck accident immediately. Many truck drivers enjoy union protection, and because this accident puts a driver’s career at stake, he or she will often try to avoid liability at all costs.
Another unique complexity of these cases that your Norwalk truck accident attorney needs to understand is the variety of parties that may be potentially held liable in a lawsuit. These include the driver, the trucking company that employs the driver, the maintenance company that services the vehicle, the truck manufacturer and even the shipper of the goods being transported. Our Norwalk truck accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge and resources to handle these complex cases and advise you as to which parties may be held responsible in your particular situation.
Do not let insurance companies take advantage of you
As soon as a trucking accident occurs, insurance companies have a one-track mind: to get you, the victim, to settle for pennies on the dollar – if anything at all – before you attain quality legal representation. Unfortunately, too many victims of these accidents see financial insult added to their injuries when they fall for this tactic. That’s one reason why insurance companies make so much money. You won’t fall for this, though, because you now know better. You know where to find a personal injury attorney who can help you maximize your compensation for your injuries.
Typical causes of truck accidents
Truck accidents are often caused by negligence of the driver of the truck, whether due to high speeds, lack of focus or not taking the necessary safety precautions required when at the wheel of such a large vehicle. These mistakes can lead to dangerous lane departures, loss of control or rear-end accidents, all of which can cause serious injuries.
Injuries that may result from these accidents
We sincerely hope this type of accident never happens to anyone, but the reality is that they do happen. These accidents often cause:
- Serious back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Brain injuries
- Paralysis or even death
What can you recover?
Medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death damages are just some of the expenses for which the victims in these cases may seek compensation from the negligent party. When you consider the possible ramifications, it becomes clear that you need the best representation on your side.
If Ellis Injury Law is such a good firm, what will it cost you to work with us?
Not only do we offer a completely free consultation, but we don’t get paid unless you get paid. So not only do you get the best representation for this type of case, but you do so at zero risk to you and your family.
We give each and every client of ours the personal attention that they deserve. In doing so, we help our clients put their lives back together piece by piece by working with integrity, compassion and honesty. From the minute you become a client of ours, our primary focus is your best interests. We collaborate with highly regarded experts from physicians and accountants to engineers and psychologists to provide our clients with the expert testimony necessary to establish liability and damages and thereby maximize their recovery.
Call now for a free consultation
Our attorneys have recovered over $350 Million for our clients, and we’re standing by, ready to begin working on your case right away. The statute of limitations for truck accidents in California is two years, meaning that if you delay, it could cost you and your family millions of dollars. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident contact us right now for a free consultation.