Pasadena Truck Accident Attorney
Helping Victims Injured by Semi Trucks Throughout LA County
If you’ve ever commuted to work or even traveled on the 210 or the 5 in Pasadena, you have likely gotten a glimpse at California’s robust trucking industry. While semi-trucks and tractor-trailers deliver our food and other goods, truck accidents can cause serious injuries on and off local freeways.
Because of the sheer size and weight of 18-wheeler trucks, truck crashes can cause serious brain damage and spinal cord injuries, which may lead to permanent disabilities and full or partial paralysis. Other injuries can include broken bones, amputations, severe whiplash, cuts, and bruises. Very rarely do passenger vehicle occupants make it through trucking accidents unscathed. Even if your injuries are not obvious right away (brain damage often worsens over time), you need to hold negligent truck drivers and the companies who hire them accountable for their actions. With our help, you can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our Pasadena truck accident lawyers at KP Law can examine the circumstances of your accident to determine who is at fault and the factors behind the collision. Regardless of how many parties are to blame, we will stand by you through the entire process.
We will also help you determine liability by examining the truck driver, trucking company, and/or trucking parts manufacturer.
Reasons Why Truck Accidents Happen
When you retain our legal services, we can get to work immediately to investigate the accident scene, the truck, trucking company records, and more to identify the liable parties.
Truck accidents are usually caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inadequate driver training
As truck accident injuries tend to cause serious harm to victims, the costs of medical care will be high because of the need for ongoing treatment. With our help, you can identify all possible sources of compensation, so you are able to afford quality medical care.
Although the behavior of truck drivers causes many accidents, the trucking companies that employ these drivers may be partially at fault. For example, sometimes a trucking company either hires a driver with a history of traffic violations, alcohol abuse, or one who did not meet strict hiring standards. Because the trucking industry is highly regulated by the federal government, failure to adhere to these standards could be grounds for liability.
Fatal Truck Accidents
If you type “fatal truck accident,” into your search bar, you will see local news coverage from countless sources about fatal car accidents on Los Angeles freeways, specifically the 5 and the 210. You will also find troubling statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which reveal a total of 4,136 truck accident deaths in 2018. About 67% of these victims were the occupants of passenger vehicles. Tragically, these smaller cars and trucks are completely vulnerable when faced with the size and weight of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers.
If a trucker, trucking company, or mechanical defect caused your loved one’s death, the responsible parties should pay for their funeral and burial services. They should also compensate you for your pain and suffering and any loss of support you will endure.
A financial award cannot bring your loved one back, but it can give you the time and money you need to grieve and recover without financial burden.
Call a former insurance defense lawyer
When you retain our legal services, our Pasadena truck accident lawyers will help you fight for the damages you need to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more. With over 40 years of combined legal experience and a history of effectively handling numerous multi-million-dollar cases, you can count on us to be your personal advocates. We know how to deal with large insurance companies and their insureds because we used to counsel and advise them. When results matter, you need us on your side.
Call us today at (888) 493-3862. Consultations are free, and we are available 24/7!