Southern California has become the hub of the U.S. trucking industry. Goods enter the U.S. through ports in Los Angeles County before being sent out across the country. The Greater Los Angeles Area, including El Monte, is seeing nearly 20% increases in yearly traffic, and this trend shows no sign of slowing. The rise of online shipping means even more goods are coming into the country through Southern California.
More trucks in the area mean additional traffic congestion and greater danger to drivers on the roads. The regional freeways were already crowded enough before the influx of trucks. Now, there are very large vehicles with drivers who may not have been adequately screened and trained before they were put behind the wheel of a vehicle that could weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded.
Common Injuries in an El Monte Truck Accident
As a result, serious truck accident injuries and fatalities are on the rise in the El Monte area. The sheer size of trucks makes them difficult to operate and stop, and the size disparity between a truck and the vehicles that they hit will cause significant injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries (including paralysis)
- Severe internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Obtaining Full Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
Accident victims who survive the crash are looking at significant costs both now and in the future. After they have been hurt, they will look to be compensated when the accident was the trucker’s fault. If the driver was an employee of a trucking company, the first place that you can go is to the company itself. For purposes of liability, the trucker is an agent of their employer, so the trucking company is legally responsible.
What this means for you is that there may be a larger insurance policy and more corporate assets to access in a settlement or judgment. What this also means is that there are corporate lawyers and the insurance company itself that may pull out all of the stops to limit liability. You have the legal entitlement to compensate you for how you have suffered and pay you back for what you have lost.
This is where the attorneys at The JLF Firm can help. We stand up to the big companies on behalf of accident victims when they try to limit your legal rights. The law entitles you to full compensation when the trucking company was negligent. From the moment you speak to us during your initial consultation, we will work tirelessly on your behalf. We will clearly explain your legal options while we do the heavy lifting in your claim as you seek payment for your injuries.
Contact an El Monte Truck Accident Attorney Today
The statute of limitations and insurance companies aggressively contacting you means that you need legal help quickly after your truck accident. Call El Monte personal injury attorneys at The JLF Firm today at (323) 765-1343 or message us online to discuss your case with us. The consultation is free, and you owe us nothing unless you win.
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