Tarzana Truck Accident Lawyer
Any time you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident - Tarzana 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, delivery truck, 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 Tarzana truck accident lawyers at Walch Law can give you peace of mind. 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!Are Truck Accidents More Dangerous Than Other Car Accidents?
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
- Truck inspections
- Transporting hazardous material
- Driver licensing
- Hour limits for truck drivers
Tarzana, located in the San Fernando Valley area near Los Angeles, is located near busy freeways such as the 101. This is a popular route for trucks to use when hauling cargo in the area, so passenger vehicles share the roads with nearly 6 million commercial trucks registered in California each year. These trucks average over 62,000 miles per year, many traveled in and around Tarzana motorists and passengers near the Ventura Freeway, Burbank Boulevard, and Reseda Boulevard. This puts motorists both in the city and on the freeway at risk for a potentially fatal interaction with one of these massive vehicles.How to Win Your Case
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.What to Do After a Tarzana 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 Tarzana truck accident attorney right away.Talk to a Winning Lawyer Today
Truck accidents are traumatic experiences, but unfortunately the time afterwards can be even more stressful. For victims, not being able to work combined with mounting medical expenses can only add to the trauma of the accident itself. However, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether you can afford the Tarzana truck accident lawyers at Walch Law to fight for you - 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!