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Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers

If I am the victim of a trucking accident, who can I sue?

Trucking accidents can be horrible events that change the lives of many people instantly. They can also be complicated crashes when all injured parties come forward with injury claims because many times several vehicles are involved. When a commercial vehicle becomes out of control on the highway everyone in close proximity could be at risk because there is no physical match on the highway for a big-rig. Even innocent bystanders can be affected in some instances. But, the most serious of truck accident crashes occur on the open highways at high rates of speed, often in excess of the speed limit. When this occurs in heavy traffic, crashes can produce a significant number of injuries and be very complicated when the court determines fault. Understanding how the cases are handled legally can help claimants understand who could be held responsible to some degree for the causation of a trucking accident, including passenger vehicle operators.

Comparative Negligence in Truck Wrecks

All states use some form of comparative negligence law. Comparative negligence is the legal notion that most accidents are not the direct fault of one actor and each operator is assessed a percentage of comparative fault. This percentage is used to discount accident claims after total compensatory damages have been calculated. As a result, some accidents can include multiple negligent actors, and injured parties can only collect according to their percentage of fault as well. However, in trucking accidents, the transportation company could well be held liable if a truck accident attorney can prove that the company has also been negligent in requirements of the driver beyond legal standard or failed to meet required maintenance schedules or inspection of trucks. In addition, product liability claims could be available if the crash occurred due to a part malfunction on any vehicle involved in the wreck.

Differing Comparative Fault States

The law in the state in which the accident occurs can be vital regarding the ability to recover damages legally. Pure comparative fault states will allow anyone not totally at fault for the accident to recover some level of damages from all negligent actors. However, problems can occur in damage recovery in modified comparative fault or pure contributory negligence states. Modified comparative fault restricts a claimant from receiving any damages when they are over 51% at fault for an accident, which means that a trucking company or driver may not be sued in certain accidents by drivers with a higher comparative fault percentage. In pure contributory states, and there are four along with the District of Columbia, any injured claimant in a trucking accident still cannot collect any damages if they are even 1% at fault for the injury. Depending on auto accident recovery laws in the state of occurrence, there could potentially be zero negligent actors to pursue for damages.

Standard Accidents

The law in the state in which the accident occurs can be vital regarding the ability to recover damages legally. Pure comparative fault states will allow anyone not totally at fault for the accident to recover some level of damages from all negligent actors. However, problems can occur in damage recovery in modified comparative fault or pure contributory negligence states. Modified comparative fault restricts a claimant from receiving any damages when they are over 51% at fault for an accident, which means that a trucking company or driver may not be sued in certain accidents by drivers with a higher comparative fault percentage. In pure contributory states, and there are four along with the District of Columbia, any injured claimant in a trucking accident still cannot collect any damages if they are even 1% at fault for the injury. Depending on auto accident recovery laws in the state of occurrence, there could potentially be zero negligent actors to pursue for damages.

Multiple Negligent Parties

Truck crashes involving several vehicles can be very complicated and are always strongly defended by the transportation companies and other negligent parties as well. All claimants will have their own legal team arguing for a reduction in the comparative negligence rating of their client, with potentially both the shipping company and truck owner-operator defending the case. Even in obvious negligence cases, insurance company lawyers will be attempting to lessen the value of any claim, and sometimes they are successful in having cases summarily dismissed in court on technicalities. These claims are evaluated in court on a preponderance of the evidence in a totality of circumstances, which means that even a seemingly small factor can have major impact on the allowance or value of a claim.

Never attempt to handle a personal injury claim from a trucking accident personally. The respondent insurance companies have trained professional negotiators who deny claims daily as part of their responsibilities. The are only obligated to the company and their client beyond policy limitations. Having your own trucking accident attorney means you have your own professional negotiation team as well enforcing all of your recovery rights.

What should I do if I’ve been in an accident with a large truck?

In the United States each year, large truck accidents kill 5,000 people and injure 115,000. And in 27 percent of these accidents, the drivers of the trucks have had prior convictions for speeding or other driving infractions. Unfortunately, as today’s highways become more congested with vehicles, the chances of being involved in an accident with a large truck are increasing each year. If you find yourself involved in an accident with a large truck, there are many steps you should take as soon as possible to ensure justice is served and you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Get Medical Attention
When a person is involved in an accident involving large trucks, San Diego personal injury lawyers know that getting immediate medical attention is a must. Not only are such injuries as broken arms, broken legs, and internal injuries like broken ribs common in these accidents, but so are even more serious injuries such as those associated with the spinal cord. Because of this, it’s imperative you seek immediate medical attention if involved in such accidents.

Stay Safe
At many accident scenes, victims often find themselves facing additional danger. In fact, San Diego personal injury lawyers often hear of victims who are struck by other vehicles while waiting for assistance from first responders. Because of this, it’s recommended that if possible you stay a safe distance away from the scene while waiting for help to arrive.

Seek Legal Advice
Once you have gotten appropriate medical attention for your injuries, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with an attorney who is experienced in dealing with large truck accidents. Since in many of these accidents the truck drivers have been shown to be involved in numerous other accidents over the years, chances are failing to bring them to justice will result in other innocent victims being hurt later on. Therefore, speak to an attorney who can assess your situation and begin the process of helping you gain the financial compensation you deserve.

Gather Necessary Evidence
After an accident and before speaking with an attorney, attempt to gather as much evidence as possible to show who was at fault. For example, take pictures while at the accident scene if possible, since this can be critical to helping your case. Along with this, gather any police reports about the accident and bring them with you when you meet with an attorney. This evidence, along with GPS data, logbook information, and a visual inspection of the accident scene by your attorneys and their investigators, can play a vital role in helping establish who was at fault.

Beware of Insurance Companies
If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, expect to receive a call from the insurance company representing the trucking company. More than likely, they will be offering you the chance to settle quickly for a small amount of money. If this happens, refuse the offer and immediately tell them you have retained a personal injury attorney, and that any further communication will be handled by your attorney. Although an insurance adjuster will try to make you believe the insurance company is only interested in helping you, the fact is they are only interested in paying out as little money as possible. Rather than take a quick settlement that may sound good initially, let your attorney handle any dealings with the insurance company.

Work With An Experienced Attorney
Since most of these cases are settled out of court and never make it to trial, it’s important to be represented by San Diego personal injury lawyers who have experience dealing with these complex cases. To ensure you gain compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, make sure you are represented by an attorney who not only understands these cases, but is committed to seeing that justice is served.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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