Truck drivers have certain responsibilities. How could they not? Big trucks are, by their very name, bigger than most of the vehicles on the road. When they hit something, they can cause so much more damage than other kinds of vehicles can. So, they have to be as careful as possible. These trucks have to be well-maintained. When a big truck is involved in an accident, it can be especially dangerous. A big truck accident lawyer in Los Angeles from our personal injury law firm can give you the expertise and experience you need.
Like we said, when someone drives a big truck, they have a responsibility to be as careful as possible. When one of these big trucks is in an accident, the driver is probably responsible. Of course, they might not necessarily be responsible. Sure, if the driver is under the influence, or drove recklessly (by avoiding a stop sign/stop light, etc.) then yes, they would be primarily responsible.
But, it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone who drives a big truck and gets into an accident is automatically guilty. While they usually bear some responsibility, in some cases, they don’t bear all responsibility. There are other parties that are responsible in part, too. When you come to us, we can make sure that all parties who are responsible are held accountable.
A big truck is a powerful machine. To make sure that it’s as safe as possible, it has to be well-maintained. When it’s not, then that can lead to big rig accidents. Sometimes, these trucks have defects. Those defects might not come to light for a long time if they ever do. But, when these defects cause accidents, then someone has to be responsible for them. Often, it's’ the manufacturer, as they made the truck and they had the responsibility to do the best job possible.
Alternatively, it could be the last mechanic to work on the truck, too. Mechanics are supposed to go in there and fix things. If they made things worse, then they might be responsible on some level. With trucks, there are more parties involved than people realize. A great example of this: the cargo.
There are people who their entire job is to load cargo on the truck. It may not sound like much, but this is difficult yet delicate work. They have to load the cargo in properly. If they don’t, yes, the cargo could be damaged. But, (and some don’t realize this) but the truck could be damaged, too. Improperly loaded cargo has led to far more accidents than people realize. When it comes to accidents, the people who loaded the cargo in might be responsible, too.
Once you come to us and we take your case, we’ll get right to work figuring out what happened. With a team of pro investigators on the case, we’ll determine the real truth. From there, we’ll build you the most commanding, powerful case possible that touches on all of those who did wrong.
If you go with a lesser firm, that maybe isn’t able to do that same kind of investigation to have that same kind of resources, they might not be able to give you as thorough an investigation. They might not be able to determine which parties are truly responsible. Then, when they put together their case for you, it makes it that less likely that you'll get all of the compensation that you deserve.
Here at the LA Injury Group, we’ve been dealing with these kinds of cases for a long time. We can help you to get all of the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Whether you drive a big truck and someone crashed into you, or you were out on the road and someone hit you with their big truck, we can represent you aggressively, all towards getting you the right amount of compensation. To schedule a free consultation with us today, call (818) 240-1800.