Truck Wreck Attorneys Helping Injury Victims in Dana Point, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA
When truck accidents happen, what you see on the news are images of the jackknifed truck and traffic snarled on the 5 or the 405. What you don’t see are the lasting impacts experienced by victims and their families.
There is no such thing as a fender bender when a big rig is involved – if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, then you understand the devastating effects these accidents can cause. Serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, wrongful death – these words don’t even begin to describe the consequences that families face in the aftermath of accidents involving large commercial trucks. A momentary lapse in judgment can lead to a lifetime of repercussions, and if a truck driver, trucking company, or someone else made a mistake that has altered your life, you deserve to recover full financial compensation under the law.
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing truck accident victims and their families in Southern California. We know what it is like to stand in your shoes, and we know that you want to be treated like more than just another case file. You have experienced a traumatic event, and need more than just a law firm – you need an advocate who has the compassion, experience, and dedication to help you understand your options and do what it takes to secure a maximum recovery.
Experienced Representation for Your Truck Accident Claim
At Neale & Fhima, senior partners Matt Neale and Aaron Fhima are personally involved in all aspects of our clients’ truck accident claims. From the initial investigation to settlement negotiations and, if necessary, going to trial, if you choose us, you can expect to work closely with an experienced attorney throughout your truck accident claim.
We believe that this is critical. Truck accident cases can be exceedingly complex, and if you have inexperienced individuals responsible for the bulk of your case, it is easy for key details to fall through the cracks. From (i) identifying the responsible parties to (ii) making sure that you know how much you’ve truly lost, there is far too much at stake to put an inexperienced team on your side.
Who is Responsible for Truck Accident Victims’ Losses?
Following a truck accident, one of the first and most important steps involved in pursuing a financial recovery is to conduct a thorough investigation. This investigation will focus on uncovering the specific cause (or causes) of the accident, which in turn will reveal who is responsible for the victims’ losses. In many truck accident cases, there will be several parties that are to blame. These parties can include:
- The Truck Driver – Truck drivers frequently make mistakes that lead to major collisions. Texting, drinking, using drugs, and falling asleep behind the wheel are all among the most common causes of truck accidents in California and nationwide. Speeding, tailgating, failing to yield, and merging into approaching vehicles are all common forms of truck driver negligence, as well.
- The Trucking Company – Trucking companies can be held financially responsible for their drivers’ mistakes, and in truck accident cases, they will frequently be liable for their own negligence. Hiring untrained drivers, forcing drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel, overloading trucks, and failing to properly maintain their fleets are just some of the many trucking company mistakes that can lead to claims for compensation.
- Repair and Maintenance Shops – Repairing and maintaining large commercial trucks requires special training and expertise. In appropriate cases, shops that perform faulty brake jobs or otherwise fail to meet the appropriate standard of care can be held liable for victims’ injuries.
- Vehicle Manufacturers – Sometimes, it isn’t a faulty repair job that is the problem, but rather an issue with the truck itself. Defects in tires, electrical systems, engine parts, tie straps, and other components can all lead to serious truck accidents.
Each case is unique, and in certain circumstances, other parties – such as other drivers and the agencies responsible for maintaining the roads – can be liable, as well.
How Much Can Truck Accident Victims Expect to Recover?
Another key step involved in seeking compensation after a truck accident is to accurately assess the extent of your losses. Serious injuries, including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, can lead to a lifetime of expenses, and can make it impossible to return to work or even simply enjoy life. In cases of wrongful death, families will often suffer unimaginable emotional and financial losses, as well. At Neale & Fhima, we have extensive experience in cases involving all types of catastrophic and fatal injuries, and we can make sure that you don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Speak with an Experienced Attorney about Your Truck Accident Claim
If you would like to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights, we invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. To find out if you have a claim, call (888) 407-2955 or contact our truck accident attorneys online today.