Truck Accident In North Hollywood
Our North Hollywood truck accident personal injury lawyers and wrongful death accident attorneys offer expert personal injury legal services. If you or someone you love have been involved in a truck accident in North Hollywood or any other place in Southern California, our experienced truck accident personal injury lawyers will assist you at every step of the way. Our aggressive yet compassionate lawyers and legal counselors have over 40 years of experience in handling truck accident and other personal injury claims for the victim or the victim’s family, especially including wrongful death victims. Our North Hollywood personal injury lawyers also provide legal services for car accidents, motorcycle accidents, uninsured motorist (UM), underinsured motorist (UIM) and wrongful death claims. For more information about our truck accident law firm and experience, please visit our home page and testimonial pages.
North Hollywood is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company established North Hollywood in 1887. It was actually named “Toluca” before being renamed “Lankershim" in 1896 and then finally "North Hollywood" in 1927. According to the Census 2010, the total population of the city is 56, 343. North Hollywood has a significantly diverse population that includes Latinos, Asian Americans, Armenian Americans, African Americans, Jewish, Jamaican Americans, Middle Eastern, Iranian Americans, German Americans, Filipino Americans, etc.North Hollywood, California – Truck Accident Information
California has the second largest metropolitan area in the country and the nation’s largest container port complex with heavy truck traffic lies within the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. Southern California also includes cities like Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, North Hollywood and Ventura with heavy truck travel. Southern California also shares a border with Mexico, making it a very important gateway for international truck trade. According to the Department of Transportation, millions of commercial trucks move goods over the national transportation network each year. This staggering volume of commercial trucks on national highways has been a cause of concern for motorists who need to share congested roads with those trucks. Subsequently, the risk or threat of wrongful death or catastrophic injury because of truck accidents has increased.Reasons for Truck Accidents
The major cause of fatal truck accidents is due to the mammoth size of many trucks. Other reasons can be low visibility and large blind spots. Large size trucks can pose a great threat to a nearby vehicle in motion, explaining why it is strongly advised to always drive at a safe distance from a truck. According to the California Vehicle Code, the average weight of big rig vehicles on California roads is up to 80,000 lbs. As the average passenger car weighs only 4,000 lbs, the vast difference between the two vehicle types is a major cause of safety concern. Motorists traveling on freeways and interstate highways have significant reasons to be concerned about their safety. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some common causes of truck accidents are listed below:
- Improper turning
- Parking on the shoulder
- Violating Commercial Motor Vehicle Laws
- Driving While Impaired(DWI) or under the influence (DUI) of intoxicating substances like alcohol and drugs
- Reckless driving or speeding with heavy cargo in tow
- Improper stopping at railroad grade crossing
- Driving while fatigued, using mobile telephone devices and texting, etc.
Our personal injury lawyers and Law Corporation offer legal counseling if you or your loved ones were involved in a truck crash, personal injury claim or wrongful death claim in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena or elsewhere in California. Contact our truck accident injury lawyers and our legal team now for a FREE CONSULTATION and case evaluation.There are many easy ways to reach our Truck Accident Injury Attorneys:
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