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California Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Commercial vehicles fill California roadways. The drivers of these commercial vehicles are hard at work, transporting goods, making deliveries, shuttling between job sites and getting people from point A to point B.

With so many commercial drivers on the road, accidents involving these transportation professionals inevitably occur. These accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Whether it is on the open road, on a highway, in a loading dock or a parking lot.

Commercial vehicle operators and their employers are held to higher standards than other vehicle operators. If you have been involved in an accident that involves a commercial vehicle, it is important to seek out the services of an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyers, who can accurately determine who the at fault party is, and who is liable for damages.

At Wilshire Law Firm, our accident investigation process utilizes California's best accident investigators. The accident investigator, in partnership with the commercial vehicle accident legal team, can determine if fault lies with the commercial vehicle operator for any reason, whether human error or mechanical failure.

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Accidents involving a commercial vehicle, can cause serious personal injury simply due to their physical size and weight. The victims of accidents involving one of these big rigs, may incur extensive injuries. As such, treatment of these injuries can be equally extensive.

18 wheeler accidentAfter an accident, the victim may find that immediate attention at a hospital is needed, often requiring paramedics and transportation via ambulance or helicopter. Often, this is only the first step in a long road to recovery, which may include follow-up surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatments.

In addition to high medical costs, commercial vehicle accidents can also cause a great deal of property damage. The impact such a large vehicle makes when it collides with another object is often very significant, regularly resulting in total write-offs of other vehicles involved in the collision.

If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you deserve a top quality personal injury lawyer. You want an individual who is experienced with big rig accidents. Don't silently suffer through your pain and severe injuries. Instead, set-up a free consultation with an experienced and aggressive truck accident attorney.

Common Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries in Californina

Common causes of commercial vehicle accidents are:

  • Poorly maintained brakes, tires or lights of an 18 wheel semi-truck
  • Overloaded or oversized freight and cargo trucks
  • Tired truck driver who has been overworked and become sleepy due to long hours and busy delivery schedule
  • Negligence of a truck driver who crashed into another car, pedestrian, motorcycle, or other vehicle
  • Driver fatigue
  • Rushed delivery schedules
  • Road rage by a large truck driver
  • Aggressive delivery truck drivers
  • Tailgating or reckless driving by a truck driver
  • DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Jackknife 18 wheel semi truck accidents
  • Speeding or ignoring the speed limit for trucks on the freeway or highway

Why You Need a Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney in California

truck accident attorney can help to maximize the likelihood of obtaining full compensation for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses, and damage to property and belongings. Often they can also help to arrange for medical treatment which may be otherwise difficult to obtain for someone who does not have medical insurance or a doctor who can work on a lien basis.

Wilshire Law Firm truck accident attorneys have significant experience in providing aggressive representation that achieves great results for our clients. We are a client-focused firm that is here to help and ready to accommodate all of your financial and legal needs. We manage your case, schedule your appointments, and handle all of your paperwork, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Experience the Wilshire Law Firm difference for yourself, and you'll see why our clients become clients for life.k

Rights Regarding a Commercial Vehicle Accident in California

The at-fault party is generally deemed responsible for all damages incurred, and is expected to provide financial remuneration to restore the accident victims standard of living to what it was prior to the accident. This means that the victim can seek compensation for property damage, medical treatment, pain and suffering, current and future loss of earnings, future medical and rehabilitation expenses and diminished quality of life. As professionals held to a higher standard, most commercial vehicle drivers carry insurance policies with higher limits that can translate into higher awards. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, drivers, truck owners, manufacturers, the government or other negligent third party could be held accountable for your losses.

Wrongful Death Due To Commercial Vehicle Accident

Beyond injury, some accidents involving commercial vehicles, result in the death of a loved one. While nothing can be done to bring that loved one back, in such cases there are grounds for a lawsuit that seeks financial recompense. The court system understands the high cost of a loss of life. They are aware that in addition to the pain and suffering of the loss, that there are economic repercussions. If the deceased was a source of income for the household, the loss of the income they provided needs to be considered in any award sought in a lawsuit.

Determining Commercial Vehicle Accident Fault

Like any accident, the cause of a commercial vehicle accident can be attributed to variety of factors. A distracted, careless or negligent driver can be the cause of an accident, as can mechanical failure. An experienced attorney can accurately evaluate and determine liability discovering who should be held at fault, whether it is vehicle manufacturers, distributors, retailers, governmental entities and drivers are all parties that may be held liable for commercial vehicle accidents.

Common Contributing Factors of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

  • Mechanical Defect
  • Human Error
  • Environmental Issues

Another type of commercial vehicle accident that occurs, is one where a commercial vehicle hits a pedestrian or by-stander. While these occurrences are less common, the damage incurred, can be much more significant. With limited visibility, and multiple blind spots, these types of accidents do occur. In such cases, the degree of vulnerability is substantial and can result in injury of virtually any part of the victim’s body: head, legs, arms, knees, neck, and spine all being areas of potential injury.

 


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Call our California Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, or a loved one has lost their life in such an accident, let the commercial vehicle accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm fight for you. Our experienced and highly skilled accident attorneys can accurately evaluate the strength of your case, explain your legal rights to you and position your case to recover the highest level of compensation possible.

You can schedule a free consultation with one of our commercial vehicle accident lawyers, by contacting us online or by calling (800) 522-7274. For a list of local commercial vehicle accident lawyers near you, please visit our local law firm location page.

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