Why You Want to Hire a Lawyer for a Commercial Vehicle Accident in California
Many people feel very comfortable in their ability to handle their own problems. Following most car accidents, most people do not hesitate to contact their insurers and provide the necessary details to help achieve a desired resolution.
When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by any kind of commercial vehicle, it can become much more difficult to determine how to get justice. People in such cases should not hesitate to seek legal representation.
The Los Angeles Injury Group represents victims of commercial vehicle accidents throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Our firm also assists the families of those killed in filing wrongful death claims. Call (310) 954-7248 to have our firm provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation
Determining Liability for California Commercial Vehicle Accidents
One of the primary reasons a person will want to immediately retain legal counsel after a commercial vehicle crash is for assistance in determining all negligent parties. Unlike most common car accidents in which negligent drivers alone are to blame, commercial vehicle accidents can involve various causes in which several different parties could have certain degrees of liability.
In many of these cases, truck drivers rarely have the personal insurance limits or resources necessary to pay the types of damages caused. Fortunately for victims, the parties responsible for other aspects relating to the commercial vehicle are not only better off, but are also typically required to maintain insurance policies with much higher limits than traditional policies.
Some of the other parties besides a commercial vehicle driver that could be liable for an accident include:
- Vehicle owners
- Employers of vehicle drivers
- Vehicle parts manufacturers
- Maintenance companies
- Freight owners
Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Another reason that it is important to contact an attorney and immediately begin an independent investigation concerns identifying the cause of the crash. In certain cases, this process can involve trying to obtain certain key records relating to the maintenance of a commercial vehicle or its driving history.
Commercial motor carriers or their insurance companies will frequently send agents to crash scenes to not only try and get victims to agree to settlements but also to seize important evidence. Some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents in California include:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Lack of driver training
- Brake failure
- Defective parts
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Overloaded vehicle
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Actions of other motorists
Find a Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer in California
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial vehicle crash in Southern California, it is in your best interest to avoid speaking to any insurance company until you have legal representation. Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible.
Our firm represents victims of commercial vehicle wrecks in communities throughout Southern California. Call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to have our attorney review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free consultation.