Truck Accidents

An Aggressive Approach to Truck Accident Claims

To many trucking companies and their insurers, truck accidents, injuries and death are just numbers — part of the cost of doing business. To those who have suffered catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one in a truck accident, the damages are all too real, personal and painful.

Troubling Statistics: In 2007, one out of nine traffic fatalities resulted from a collision with a large truck, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That year in California, large trucks were involved in 361 fatal accidents.

The Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, take special care in representing truck accident victims. We bring specific knowledge of the trucking industry and the regulations that govern it to each and every truck accident case.

We Get Results for Truck Accident Victims

Our lawyers have achieved significant results for clients in trucking liability claims, including $14.4 million in an accident involving two deaths and a career-ending brain injury for occupants of a vehicle involved in a crash with an asphalt truck on the highway.

Truck drivers and trucking companies must abide by strict regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which governs everything from how long a driver can spend behind the wheel to truck maintenance, loading and required safety markings.

For example, after an accident causing significant injury or death, trucking companies are required to drug test the driver. Often they fail to do so.

Thorough Investigations

Our legal team investigates truck accidents to determine if any regulatory or safety violations contributed to the accident. If so, we will aggressively pursue compensation for the damages caused by this negligence.

Prompt and thorough investigation is essential to a successful truck accident case. Sometimes, sophisticated accident reconstructions are needed. Accident reconstructions can involve obtaining information from the electronic control module (ECM) or black box. Our in-house investigators will go to the scene of the crash, interview witnesses, take photographs and obtain other important data.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Common causes of truck accidents include speeding, reckless or overly aggressive driving, drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, driver fatigue, improper maintenance, improper loading, failure to follow safety procedures, lack of required safety markings, inadequate training, unlicensed drivers, inadequate investigation into a driver's legal and driving history and other factors.

To discuss your case, please contact the attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. We represent truck accident clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California and the entire state. We also consult with attorneys and clients nationwide.