Southern California is a densely populated metropolitan area, with cities and counties such as Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. Because of this and the large quantity of manufacturing, retail shopping outlets, construction sites, and businesses, thousands of commercial trucks cross the region's many highways and freeways transporting goods and materials daily. With this heavy traffic of trucks, from tankers to flatbeds to tractor-trailers, this geographical area has a high potential for truck accidents.
Being involved in an accident with a truck is a serious matter. Trucks handle differently than cars, take a longer time to stop, especially at higher speeds, often have more than one blind spot, and may be operated by a trucker on a tight schedule, who is fatigued, or involve a truck that has been poorly maintained, improperly loaded, or loaded with hazardous materials. When struck by a heavy truck, your chances for injury or death are significantly higher than those of the trucker. Common consequences of truck accidents in which a smaller vehicle has been struck are head injuries, broken bones, organ damage, and spinal cord injuries for motorists and their passengers.
Following a truck accident, the cause and those responsible must be determined through investigation and the gathering of evidence. Those who may have been negligent may include the truck driver, the trucking company, or the truck or truck parts manufacturer where defective equipment failed. In a truck accident case, you may be dealing with a large corporate entity who has dedicated personnel and lawyers of their own whose priority will be to minimize the financial obligations of their employer in any injury claim or lawsuit. That is why it is vital that you involve a competent personal injury attorney who is working solely for you and who will take every legal measure to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries or losses. That is the service that the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian provides for those unfortunate enough to be harmed in a truck accident.