Long Beach Truck Accident Lawyer
Getting into an accident with a truck can have a devastating effect on your life. Unlike a regular car accident, a truck accident could potentially result in major, life-threatening injuries as well as severe damage to your vehicle. The Port of Long Beach is the 2nd busiest port in the United States (next to the Port of Los Angeles), therefore the traffic created by semi trucks and 18-wheelers in local traffic can be overwhelming at times.
*Alert: In April of 2023, Robin Perry settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.275 Million involving a man killed by a truck on the freeway in Blythe, CA. Read more here.
If you’ve been in a truck accident, you’ll have to deal not only with the driver, but also with the company they work for and their insurance carrier. You’re trying to recover from your injuries at this time, and need someone on your side who can negotiate a fair settlement for you. If you’re looking for a Long Beach truck accident lawyer, Robin D. Perry is here for you.
Truck Accident Attorney Serving Southern California
For over two decades, we’ve been representing clients in Long Beach, Los Angeles and Southern California to fight to get the compensation our clients deserve. You can give us a call at 562-216-2944 to schedule your consultation today or simply to learn about what we can offer. In the meantime, learn more about our services below.
California Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries can range from minor injuries, like whiplash and back pain, to severe, life-altering injuries, such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. If you get into an accident with a truck, you could also suffer from burns, broken bones, and internal injuries to your kidneys, liver, or other organs.
Your expenses for your truck accident injuries could include examinations, a series of surgeries, hospital stays, X-rays, visits with specialists, medical equipment, and prescription medicine. Plus, if your vehicle and your belongings inside of it were also damaged, you’d have to cover those expenses as well.
If the accident was not your fault, then it’s not fair that you should have to pay for all these expenses. With an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side, you could get the settlement that is rightfully yours.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Trucks are frequently involved in accidents. In fact, being a truck driver is one of the most dangerous occupations around, since truck drivers face the highest number of fatalities for any occupation.
So, why do truck accidents happen? There are a number of reasons. A truck driver may be speeding to get to their destination because they are on a tight schedule and end up crashing into a vehicle. They could also be texting or otherwise distracted or fall asleep behind the wheel while driving through the night and cause an accident. Poor maintenance of a truck is another cause of accidents, since trucks go through so much wear and tear. A tire could pop and cause a truck to break down on the broad, or a broken windshield could limit a truck driver’s visibility.
Some truck drivers drink and take drugs and then go to work, which means they aren’t exercising caution on the job. If a truck driver is driving when it’s raining or snowing, or there’s ice on the road, their truck could veer off the road and hit another vehicle. Truck drivers have low visibility and aren’t able to see cars in their blind spot. If a car is trying to get around a truck but the truck driver can’t see it, this could lead to an accident.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
Immediately following a truck accident, call the police and start gathering proof of the accident. This includes witness statements, pictures of your visible injuries, damage to your car and belongings, and the scene of the accident, along with video footage, if possible. Make sure you get the truck driver’s name and insurance information, as well as the name of the company they work for. You should take a picture of the truck driver’s license and license plate, too.
Then, go to the hospital as soon as you’ve wrapped up at the scene. Get a thorough checkup and ask your doctor to take X-rays to see if there is any internal damage. Follow your doctor’s orders and stay on top of your treatment. If you do not, it’ll look like you aren’t taking your injuries seriously, and this could have a negative impact on your settlement amount.
Once you get in contact with a truck accident lawyer, they will ask you for proof you have, collect further proof if necessary, and get in touch with the trucker’s insurance company to attempt to negotiate a settlement for you… all at no cost to you unless you win.
Now is the time for you to rest and focus on your recovery. Let a truck accident lawyer help you now, when you need it the most.
Contact Us Now
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Long Beach or Los Angeles, then reach out to the Law Office of Robin D. Perry & Associates. You can call us at 562-216-2944 or contact us on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.