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The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and the families of those who have been killed in truck accidents.

Truck accident cases are often more complex than car accident cases, and they require the experience and resources of a law firm that knows how to handle these types of claims. At the Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey, we have been successfully representing truck accident victims in Torrance and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years.

Our Torrance truck accident attorneys know how to build strong cases against trucking companies and their insurance providers, and we are not afraid to take these cases to court when necessary. When you trust your case to our firm, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your claim and secure the maximum compensation you are owed.


Call (310) 695-1118 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Torrance truck accident lawyers.


What to Do After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents can be extremely dangerous, and they can cause severe injuries and death. If you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to take the right steps to protect your health and your right to recover compensation.

After a truck accident, you should:

  • Call 911: Report the accident to the police and ask that an ambulance be sent to the scene if anyone is injured.
  • Seek medical attention: Get medical help as soon as possible, even if you do not think you were seriously injured. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, may take days or even weeks to become apparent.
  • Take pictures: If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to your vehicle. These photos can be used to support your claim.
  • Get information: Get the names, contact information, and insurance information of the truck driver and the trucking company. You should also get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses.
  • Do not give a statement to the insurance company: After the accident, you will likely receive a call from the trucking company's insurance provider. Do not give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster, as anything you say can be used to reduce or deny your claim.
  • Hire a truck accident attorney: Truck accident cases are often more complex than car accident cases, and they require the help of an experienced attorney. A truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the claims process and protect your right to recover fair compensation.

How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents can occur for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver error: Truck drivers are held to a higher standard of care than other drivers, and they are required to follow specific rules and regulations. Unfortunately, many truck drivers fail to follow these rules, and their negligence causes accidents.
  • Trucking company negligence: Trucking companies are required to properly maintain their trucks and to hire qualified drivers. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any accidents that occur.
  • Truck defects: If a truck is not properly maintained or it has a defect, it can cause an accident.
  • Improperly secured cargo: When cargo is not properly secured, it can shift during transport and cause the truck to become unbalanced, which can cause a rollover accident.
  • Driving in bad weather: When it is raining or snowing, trucks need more time to stop. If a truck driver fails to adjust their driving to the weather conditions, they can cause a serious accident.
  • Driving while fatigued: Truck drivers are required to take regular breaks and to get a certain amount of rest between shifts. Unfortunately, many truck drivers violate these rules and drive while fatigued.

Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, it can be difficult to determine who is liable for the accident and who is responsible for paying for your damages.

Potentially liable parties include:

  • The truck driver: If the truck driver's negligence caused the accident, the driver can be held liable for any damages.
  • The trucking company: Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers and to properly maintain their trucks. If the trucking company's negligence caused the accident, the company can be held liable for any damages.
  • The cargo company: Cargo companies are required to properly secure their cargo. If improperly secured cargo causes the accident, the cargo company can be held liable for any damages.
  • The truck manufacturer: If a truck defect caused the accident, the truck manufacturer can be held liable for any damages.
  • The truck's maintenance company: Trucks need regular maintenance to keep them in good working order. If the truck's maintenance company failed to properly maintain the truck, the company can be held liable for any damages.

Truck accident cases are often more complex than car accident cases, and it can be difficult to determine who is liable for the accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer who can help you identify the liable parties and build a strong case against them.

Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey, we have experience handling all types of truck accident cases. Our Torrance truck accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured or killed in a truck accident caused by another's negligence.

We handle all types of truck accident cases, including those that involve:

  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How Our Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You

Truck accident cases can be more complex than car accident cases, and they require the help of an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of J. Patrick Carey, we have been successfully representing truck accident victims in Torrance and the surrounding areas for over a decade.

Our truck accident attorneys know how to build strong cases against trucking companies and their insurance providers, and we have a proven track record of success. We are not afraid to take these cases to court when necessary, and we are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation you are owed.


Call (310) 695-1118 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Torrance truck accident lawyers.


 

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