The entire freeway system in the L.A. area is extremely dangerous even under perfect conditions. When there are a large number of semi trucks, the risk of injury is greatly increased for other drivers. The 60 Freeway, as well as the 57, are heavily travelled by big rigs delivering goods throughout the area. Truck drivers have a tough job – long hours, delivery time requirements, as well as many federal training and safety requirements.
There are truck drivers that even if having carefully adhered to the requirements regarding sleep, after a long haul, are overtired and less capable of operating a vehicle of such massive size and weight. There are also those that although they stopped their truck, spent the time drinking or other activity that could inhibit their ability to safety drive when back behind the wheel. There are a shockingly high number of truck accidents on the freeways throughout the USA, and unfortunately, innocent drivers and their passengers that are sharing the freeway usually pay the price, either by being seriously injured or killed. A jackknife accident, rollover, underride or collision of any kind will most often destroy the other vehicle, and the driver and passengers have little hope of survival. When they do survive the accident, the injuries are usually life-threatening or result in permanent disability.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver, you must retain the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer without delay. These are complex cases, and there could be several liable parties. If the truck driver had falsified records, was on drugs or DUI, the truck driver and firm can be held accountable. Other accidents are the result of the failure of a safety system such as brakes, tires or the truck may have been loaded incorrectly, leading to the possibility of a jackknife or overturn. In each case, various parties could be named in a claim or lawsuit. Allow a professional to manage your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer will manage every detail of your claim, and will ensure that every possible form of compensation is sought for you.
Contact the Ghozland Law Firm for information about recovering compensation for damages after a truck accident, or any personal injury claim in the La Puente area.