Truck Accident Injury Attorney: Large Vehicle Accident Compensation Claims & Insurances Los Angeles
Truck accidents are among the most perilous incidents on the road. These massive vehicles, often weighing over 20 tons, frequently travel at highway speeds, making any collision potentially catastrophic. In my career, I've had the privilege of representing over 100 individuals who have suffered injuries in truck accidents over the last decade. My name is Elia Castranova, and I specialize in helping those injured in truck accidents in Southern California.
When a client approaches our office, having experienced or witnessed a truck accident, our primary focus is on investigation. We promptly obtain the traffic collision report and dispatch investigators to the accident scene. If necessary, we involve accident reconstruction experts.
One significant advantage when dealing with truck accidents, particularly those involving large commercial trucks, is the presence of substantial insurance coverage. These vehicles often carry insurance policies with coverage exceeding a million dollars, covering injuries, including fatalities. In cases involving large commercial companies, such as supermarkets, these policies can reach $20 million or more.
Our approach to each case is meticulous. We secure the traffic accident report from law enforcement, send investigators with expertise in truck accidents to the scene, and interview witnesses to establish fault. We also delve into potential malfunctions with the truck's braking systems and ensure compliance with state laws governing driver rest periods.
In my career, I've handled numerous wrongful death cases involving trucks. Allow me to share two examples of how we established fault and secured maximum recovery for our clients. In one case, we filed a claim against Caltrans and ultimately sued them after a tragic accident caused by a state-owned tractor-trailer. Through accident reconstruction and extensive depositions, we proved the driver's excessive speed and prolonged driving hours. Ultimately, we settled the case for over $6 million.
In another case, a driver's momentary lapse of attention resulted in a multi-vehicle collision, causing severe injuries. This complex case involves multiple parties and substantial insurance coverage, but we are relentless in our pursuit of justice for our clients.
Handling truck accident cases requires thorough investigation, collaboration with top-tier medical professionals, and a dedication to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients. We work with trusted accident investigators and medical experts to ensure our clients receive the best possible care and compensation.
If you find yourself involved in a truck accident, regardless of the size of the vehicle, it's crucial to seek representation from an attorney experienced in these complex cases. We have a track record of settling hundreds of such cases and litigating dozens, always striving to provide our clients with the best possible recovery.