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Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney

Fighting for Justice and Maximum Compensation

Los Angeles, California is known for its congested roadways and extensive network of freeways. Because of this reality, motor vehicle accidents—including trucking accidents—are common occurrences in the area. Truck accidents can be especially dangerous because they involve vehicles that carry extremely heavy loads. Large trucks can weight tens of thousands of pounds. Because of the higher level or risk these vehicles pose on the road, truck drivers are required to meet special qualifications and to follow certain trucking regulations. Trucking companies are also beholden to certain regulations, such those governing how many hours their employees can work (hours-of-service regulations) and those governing how often their trucks must receive inspections. Oftentimes, truck accidents are caused by truck drivers and trucking companies that failed to follow these rules and regulations.

If you are a victim of a truck accident in Los Angeles, a skilled Los Angeles truck accident lawyer from Matiasic & Johnson LLP can provide you with aggressive legal representation. We have a team of top-rate attorneys who have more than 25 years of experience. We have been successful in helping injury victims secure more than $12 million in compensation. Let us help you push for maximum compensation in your truck accident claim or lawsuit!

Case Types We Handle

There are many different ways truck accidents can occur. They can take the form of jackknife accidents, which occur when the trailer of a truck swings from side to side and then skids toward its tractor. This usually happens after a truck brakes suddenly. Underride accidents are some of the most dangerous types of truck accidents, as they involve the front of another vehicle sliding underneath the truck. These types of accident have the greatest incidence of catastrophic and fatal injuries. In addition to cases involving these accidents, we also handle cases stemming from truck rollovers and freeway accidents, among many other types. There is also a broad spectrum of truck accident injuries that we deal with.

Truck accidents can arise from a number of different factors. It might have been caused by a driver who was not operating a vehicle responsibly, such as a drunk driver, a texting driver or an aggressive driver. A truck driver could have caused the accident by failing to check for unsecure cargo or failing to maintain the truck properly. Or, a trucking company could be at fault, such when it failed to properly train or test drivers before allowing them to operate the company's trucks. This means they have allowed inexperienced drivers on the road and have therefore placed others in danger. This is just one of the many ways trucking companies can be guilty of employer negligence. We conduct full truck accident investigations on behalf of our clients, helping them to determine what caused their accidents and how to prove the guilty party's liability.

Facts About Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is California's most populous city and California's second-most populous city. It is the core of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The city of Los Angeles has about 3.8 million residents, Los Angeles County has about 9.8 million residents, and the greater six-county Los Angeles area has about 21 million residents, according to information provided by the LA Tourism & Convention Board. Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world and is a major tourist attraction. A few of the growth sectors in the Los Angeles area include apparel; health services and biomedical; and aerospace and technology, among others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 11.9% of workers in Los Angeles County had commutes of one hour or more in 2011. This percentage is higher than the 8.1% of workers nationwide with commutes of this duration.

Working with Capable Legal Professionals

Matiasic & Johnson LLP's legal team is more than equipped to handle your truck accident case. Our lawyers have been recognized for their professional excellence, having been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list and in Madison's Who's Who Among American Lawyers. We are not afraid to take on difficult cases, including those in which truck accidents led to fatalities. These are called wrongful death cases.

After you have been injured (or a loved one has been killed) from a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is battling with a commercial insurance company for compensation you need for recovery. We know how to deal with these insurance companies and can help you safeguard your best interests. Let us assist you in pushing for the maximum payment to which you are entitled!

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