Chatsworth Truck Accident Lawyer
Any time you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident – Chatsworth or elsewhere – you’re likely to face painful and costly results from the collision and its aftermath. However, if you are involved in a truck accident with an 18-wheeler, semi, tractor trailer, tow truck, dump truck, or other massive commercial vehicle, those consequences can be much more severe. We know you may be confused and overwhelmed after an accident, but calling the experienced Chatsworth truck accident attorneys at Walch Law Group can put your mind at east. We can answer your questions and help you get paid for your injuries. We’ll start working on your case right away because we understand you need results sooner rather than later. Call us today to get started!Why are Truck Accidents so Dangerous?
Any motor vehicle accident can have disastrous consequences for everyone involved, but when a truck accident happens the risk of for catastrophic injury or death is much greater. Large commercial trucks often weigh over 100,000 pounds – which means the damage for occupants of a much smaller passenger car is usually much more severe. Most truck accidents also take place on highways or other roads where the vehicles travel at much higher speeds than on city roads. This means the force of a collision increases and more damage results. This danger is why truckers in California are have special federal and state laws they must follow related to:
- Truck maintenance
- Transporting hazardous material
- Driver licensing
- Hour limits for truck drivers
Chatsworth, located in the San Fernando Valley area near Los Angeles, has a population of 41,309 and is located on the busy 118 freeway near the massive 405, 5, and 210 freeways. These are popular routes trucks use when hauling cargo in the area, so passenger vehicles share the roads with nearly 6 million commercial trucks registered in California. These trucks average over 62,000 miles per year, many traveled in and around Chatsworth motorists and passengers. All motorists are at risk of truck accidents both on and off the city’s freeways; in 2019 a motorcyclist died when he was struck by a stake-bed truck at the corner of Lassen Street and Winnetka Avenue.How Do I Win My Case and Get Paid for My Injuries?
To get compensation for any injuries from your truck accident, the best way is normally to show someone’s negligence caused the collision and your injuries. Though truck drivers are most commonly to blame for truck accidents, others may be to blame as well and owe you for your injuries. Other responsible parties may include:
- The trucking company that hired the driver,
- The company that maintains the truck,
- Your auto maintenance provider,
- Your vehicle manufacturer, or
- The government responsible for maintaining the roads.
If you can establish liability, the responsible party may owe you for any physical, mental, or even emotional injuries you can prove occurred as a result of the truck accident.Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
It can be confusing to know what you should do after a truck accident, a few simple steps you can take will help your health and make your personal injury case stronger. After the accident, notify law enforcement and take pictures of the accident scene if you can. Get phone numbers for any witnesses to the accident, but avoid admitting fault to anyone, saying you’re sorry, taking about whether or not you’re hurt, or giving recorded statements to anyone. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, follow the treatment plan you receive from your medical providers. Save all records, documents, receipts, paystubs, or other evidence related to the accident and your injuries. Most importantly, contact an experienced Chatsworth truck accident attorney right away.Don’t Wait - Contact Us Today
Truck accidents are traumatic, and the time afterwards can be stressful. For victims, inability to work and medical expenses can only add to the trauma. However, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether you can afford the Chatsworth truck accident attorneys at Walch Law – you pay nothing until we get you paid. With over 45 years of experience helping victims like you, Robert and Gary are the ones you want in your corner after your truck accident. Call us to schedule your confidential, no obligation initial consultation and get your road to recovery started today!