Truck Accident In Westlake Village
Fatal Traffic Accident Data for Westlake Village Between 1975-2011
Fatal accidents: 13
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
Drunk drivers causing fatal accidents: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 41
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
2011 Motor Vehicle Collision Facts
Most injuries and deaths in 2011 from motor vehicle collisions occurred in the month of October
Motor Vehicle Accident Costs
By the year 2025, it is projected that the total costs of accidents in the U.S. will exceed 450 billion dollars
Our Westlake Village truck accident injury lawyers and law office offer forceful and compassionate personal injury services for the injured victims of truck accidents, including victims of crashes with tow or crane trucks, and for the families of the victims killed in fatal collisions or for wrongful death claims in Westlake Village. Westlake Village is split into two sides, with the western side being considered a community in Thousand Oaks that is in Ventura County, while the eastern side is incorporated as a city in Los Angeles County, California. Westlake Village is bordered by Thousand Oaks to the northwest, Agoura Hills and Calabasas to the east and Simi Valley to the north. 8,270 people reside in Westlake Village and the area is mostly surrounded by open space with many hiking and horse trails. In addition to enjoying the outdoors, there is The Promenade at Westlake that is a shopping center where many Westlake residents go to walk around, dine at and see a movie. There is The Grill on the Alley that is an upscale restaurant for those looking for a fancy evening out, and Paul Martin's American Grill that has a lounge atmosphere for those looking to relax with a cocktail drink and bread. The shopping center has also become famous for the Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas movie theater that provides an amazing movie experience by having recliner leather chairs accompanied by a large movie screen and high quality sound. There are many famous people that live or have resided in Westlake Village such as James Caveziel, Jim Cummings, Dana Delany, Jamie Foxx, Wayne Gretzky, Mariel Hemingway, Hulk Hogan, Cobi Jones, Kathryn Joosten, Martin Lawrence, Mike Lieberthal, Jonathan Lipnicki, Heather Locklear, Maureen McCormick, Joe Montana, John Ratzenberger, Mickey Rooney, Vin Scully, Martin Sheen, Will Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Guillermo del Toro Gomez and Eric Wynalda.
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Westlake Village truck collision injury victims can have serious injuries, sometimes resulting in wrongful death claims, which makes it important for truck drivers to be effectively trained in handling their trucks on the road. Truck drivers should also perform routine inspections of their trucks before driving them to watch out for any mechanical malfunctions or improper placement of cargo. Factors contributing to truck collisions include:
- Truck hitting another vehicle by switching lanes, because the other vehicle was in the truck driver's blind spot
- When car switches lanes and gets to the right side of a truck that is about to turn right
- Heavy winds combined with unsafe speeding by truck
Ways to Avoid Getting into An Accident: Tip #13-Listen For Any Noises in Your Vehicle to Detect a Mechanical Malfunction Before It Occurs on the Road
Truck drivers should be trained in checking their trucks before taking off on their routes. Company trucks are used frequently and often accumulate a large amount of mileage per trip, which can lead to problems sooner than most other vehicles. Starting the vehicle and giving a few minutes to listen for noises can be sufficient to prevent future malfunctions that, if occur on the road, will lead to many casualties. If a truck driver could do a full check of the truck by looking at the oil level and water level as well then that could make the chances of a problem happening on the road very rare. Therefore, it is essential for truck drivers to be aware of any suspicious noises coming from the truck when they start the engine.Truck Accident Injury Information for Westlake Village
A common injury resulting from truck collisions is an arm fracture, also known as a distal radius fracture. The wrist may likely become deformed due to the swelling from the injury. There may also be numbness if the nerve gets damaged. Treatment can consist of surgery, if the bone does not heal properly, or some form of reduction and immobilization that requires manipulating the fracture through anesthetics and repositioning the wrist followed by placing a cast. Please contact us now, including for referrals to doctors who may provide treatment without a request for payment until the claim is resolved, if you or a loved one sustained a elbow fracture injury from any truck collision or other personal injury accident in Westlake Village, Los Angeles or anywhere in California.Experience You Can Trust in Truck and Car Accident Injury Claims
Our Westlake Village truck and car accident lawyers and legal staff are immensely qualified and experienced, and we offer:
- Over 40 years experience successfully resolving thousands of truck accident and other personal injury cases throughout all of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and California
- Our entire law firm concentrates in handling Personal Injury Accident Cases
- Over 95% success rate
- Over $75,000,000.00 recovered
- Personal Injury Attorney of Year 2010
- Born & raised in Los Angeles
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The Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, A Law Corp., provides you with the strong advocacy that you need, along with understanding and compassion, when you or a loved one has gone through a devastating truck collision or other injury accident in Westlake Village or anywhere in California. It is our duty to aggressively pursue your rights and best represent your interests. Our lawyers handle accidents involving truck, train, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, car, uninsured motorist (UM), hit and run, pedestrian and much more.
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