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Truck accidents are especially deadly because of how massive these vehicles are. Big rigs dwarf all cars, large SUVs and pickup trucks, as they can be up to 80 feet in length and around 80,000 pounds. There is sure to be incredible damage to the smaller vehicles involved and most likely injuries or even wrongful death as well.
If you have recently been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorney to learn what your legal rights are and how to keep them protected. Accidents of any kind produce large expenses and you may be entitled to damages to help you with your financial and emotional burden.
Truck drivers are taught what to say and how to act after an accident, but most other people who are involved in the wreck are not sure how to proceed. Our first piece of advice is that you talk to the lawyer before giving any statements or answering questions about your version of the accident or any medical conditions that are a result of it. You may even be offered a settlement from the insurance company that represents the truck driver or their employer, and we cannot stress highly enough, that you should not accept any monies until you discuss your case with your legal representation. Chances are that anything they offer might not cover your costs and losses and we may be able to help you recover more. Plus, accepting a settlement will prevent you from further legal action and will close your case.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our experienced and aggressive lawyers know how to seek the compensation that you need and deserve for your injuries, pain, suffering and the damage that was caused to your vehicle. Recovering from an accident where you were not at fault should be enough of a burden without adding the stress of how you will pay your basic expenses, plus all of the medical bills that add up quickly. We will advocate for your best interests and are prepared to fight to make sure that the party that is responsible for your pain is held liable.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, Contact a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer from our firm now for competent legal advice and aggressive representation for your personal injury matter.