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Granada Hills Truck Accident Lawyer

Though car accidents are always cause for concern and can result in serious injury or death, these consequences are much more likely in whenever a truck accident occurs. We know you may be confused and overwhelmed after an accident, so the experienced Granada Hills truck accident attorneys at Walch Law are here to help you through the process and get you the check and closure you need. We can answer your questions and help you get paid quickly 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?

Though any car accident can result in severe injuries or death, the risk of catastrophic injury or death is much higher when a large truck is involved. Commercial trucks such as:

  • 18-wheelers
  • Semi-trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Tow trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Garbage trucks

commonly weigh more than 100,000 pounds. This means occupants of smaller vehicles are at much higher risk of harm or death. Also, truck accidents usually occur at higher speeds on California’s freeways, which means the collision’s force is much stronger. State and federal governments recognized these dangers and passed laws that must be obeyed concerning:

  • Maintenance requirements
  • Driver licensing
  • Hazardous material transportation
  • Driving under the influence
  • Hour limits for truck drivers during a single shift
Am I Likely to be Involved in a Truck Accident?

Granada Hills is city of over 53,266 residents in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley. The city is at the crossroads of the massive 5, 118, and 405 freeways, which are commonly used by commercial trucks transporting cargo. Other motorists have a high likelihood of encountering one of the nearly 6 million commercial trucks registered in California, each averaging over 62,000 miles annually. Many of those miles are traveled near Granada Hills. Unfortunately, residents are not safe from truck accidents simply by traveling the city’s streets and avoiding freeways. Recently, two college students were killed and one injured when their vehicle collided with a garbage truck on North San Fernando Road. This means motorists need to exercise caution on all roads to avoid truck collisions, injuries, and death.

Recovering for Your Injuries

Victims usually file a lawsuit seeking compensation for truck accident injuries caused due to someone’s negligence. If you can establish someone breached a legal duty of care owed to you and caused your injuries, they will be liable for your damages. Though truck drivers are usually sued, anyone that behaved negligently and caused your injuries may also be sued and held to account. This includes:

  • Trucking companies
  • Repair shops and maintenance shops
  • Government entities responsible for maintaining safe roads

A negligent party may owe you compensation for injuries such as property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Steps to Take After a Granada Hills Truck Accident

The trauma and high emotions surrounding a truck accident can cause victims to feel confused, overwhelmed, or unsure of what to do next. A few simple actions can greatly help both your legal case as well as your physical and emotional recovery.

  • Call 911 if anyone was injured or any property was damaged
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Cooperate with responding officers and get a copy of the accident report from the police
  • If possible, photograph the involved vehicles, all injuries, and evidence such as traffic signs or skid marks
  • Get contact information for any witnesses to the accident and all people involved in the crash
  • Don’t admit fault, apologize, speaking about your injuries or lack thereof, guessing the answer to any questions, or giving recorded statements to anyone
  • Seek medical help as soon as possible – even if you believe you weren’t hurt
  • Save all records, documents, receipts, paystubs, or other evidence related to the accident and your injuries
  • Contact an attorney
Speak to a Lawyer

Truck accidents are traumatic for everyone involved even before the added stress of an inability to work, dealing with injuries sustained, or simple the added financial burden in victims’ lives are factored into the equation. The Granada Hills truck accident attorneys at Walch Law believe you shouldn’t let your financial situation keep you from hiring skilled attorneys to fight for you. We take all cases on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing until you get 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 today to schedule your confidential, no obligation initial consultation and get started.

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You guys did a great job in settling my case! Hope you all do well and prosper. Thank you for a job well done. Jackie C.
We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you! A.M. and M.A.
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