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IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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Experienced Panorama Truck Accident Lawyers

Passenger buses, truck-trailers, and all types of trucks pose a higher risk of danger for pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers on the road due to their size. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2019, there was a 2% increase in fatal truck-related accidents where 5,237 buses and large trucks were involved.

In the same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were 5,005 truck-related fatalities. Of these, 71% of the victims were passengers from other vehicles. Approximately 538,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported accidents nationwide. 

If you or a loved one sustained injuries from a crash with a passenger bus or a truck trailer at the hands of an at-fault driver, remember that you are entitled to compensation. The Panorama truck accident lawyers at Farahi Law Firm are available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us at (818) 949-1881 for a free evaluation of your case.

Facts on Truck Accidents

The following truck accident statistics were provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • The majority of fatal trucking accidents occurred in rural areas and interstate highways.
  • 83% of fatal incidents involving these types of vehicles occurred between Monday and Friday, and only 36% happen at night between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am
  • Collisions with trucks are the leading causes of injuries (84%) and property damage (76%)
  • A dump truck is the main cause of 4% of all fatalities and makes up 2% of non-fatal accidents
  • In 2018, 30% of fatal accidents happened in work zones, and 10% of the injuries that occurred in these areas were related to large trucks.
  • In 2018, there were 5 fatal truck-related accidents per million people in the United States, a significant increase of 27% compared to 2010.

At Farahi Law Firm, our experienced truck accident lawyers will fight for your rights and hold the responsible parties liable. We help our clients get the financial compensation they deserve for the damages and injuries they’ve suffered.

Truck Accident Causes

If not handled and driven carefully, buses, truck trailers, semi – trucks, and other large trucks; can lead to devastating injuries for everyone on the road. Some common situations that could lead to an accident are:

  • Inadequate driving techniques. Drivers should keep their cargo safe and be defensive when driving.
  • Trim systems on trucks that encourage drivers to drive at faster speeds and work more hours of consecutive operation than what is normally advised.
  • Demanding work schedules by trucking companies pressuring their drivers to make trips at high speeds to reduce delivery times. This can result in driver fatigue or driver error, which puts both truck drivers and motorists at risk.

Furthermore, weather issues, like rain, could be a determining factor for commercial vehicle accidents to occur, especially when the state of the vehicle is not at its best due to lack of maintenance.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

After a collision with a truck, overwhelming feelings of shock and fear will immediately take over you. Oftentimes, the moments right after a truck crash are the most crucial, especially for the plaintiff, so the best conditions to favor a claim must always be observed. 

Below are some steps that you must remember to follow to ensure that everybody in your vehicle gets the proper medical attention and increase your chances of winning your truck crash claim:

Seek medical care immediately

Make sure that all the passengers, including yourself, are checked by the paramedics or medical professionals. With adrenaline rushing and everything going on, you could underestimate your injuries and assume that you are fine. Also, remember that the medical records could be evidence in your claim against the driver and/or the trucking company.

Call the police. 

The police report will have all the important information regarding weather, road conditions, and the condition of the vehicles at the moment in which the collision occurred. The traffic collision report to be provided by the police will be useful to win your case.

Take photographs. 

If you have the chance, take as much photographic evidence as you can of the scene, your injuries, and the damage to your vehicle. If you are unable to do this, ask one of your passengers or anyone available to capture these images or consider going back, if you can, to capture the photos as soon as possible.

Keep your devices in your vehicle. 

If your vehicle is equipped with a camera, retrieve the video of the accident immediately. This will be an important piece of evidence for your claim.

Keep a folder with all documents related to the incident

You must file all the hospital bills, photographs, car reparation receipts, and any other documents related to the incident that may be presented as evidence against the accused party.

Never talk to the other party’s insurance company. 

You must never talk to the defendant’s insurance adjusters’ legal representatives; or even the defendant themselves. They want to reduce the amount of compensation you are entitled to, so your attorney must always be present when you communicate with the insurance company.

Contact Farahi Law Firm. 

Our Panorama truck accident lawyers will answer your inquiries and walk you through the entire process of your personal injury claim for you to obtain the justice you deserve.

Most Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Victims of truck crashes experience varying injuries depending on the type of truck and the severity of the collision. These injuries can directly affect an accident victim’s quality of life and cause emotional distress. Here are some of the most recurrent injuries:

  • Head. They could range from a minor bruise to a traumatic brain injury.
  • Back and neck. At least 3 million Americans suffered neck injuries, like whiplash, as a result of a car accident.
  • Spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can cause partial or complete paralysis, either temporarily or permanently.
  • Burns. These types of injuries are more frequent when the vehicular incident occurs against a tank truck since the hazardous cargo tends to encourage a fire to spread quickly. Burns to varying degrees and disfigurement are always a possibility.
  • Internal injuries. Despite airbags being designed to protect passengers at the moment of impact, the opening force of this device may cause severe injuries to the abdominal organs or a rib fracture.
  • Fractures and/or broken bones. It is not rare that those involved in an accident with a truck sustain a hand or leg fractured or broken bones.

In the worst-case scenario, the probability of fatal crashes is always possible. In these cases, you must consider filing a wrongful death claim. Nothing compares to the pain of losing a loved one, getting the compensation and justice you deserve is the least we can do to ease this pain.

Let us help you! Do not hesitate to contact us! Our truck crash lawyers will fight with you to obtain the justice you deserve.

Damages We Recover for You

Our personal injury attorney will always work in your best interest to recover the maximum compensation needed for your damages. We will be on your side; and will not rest until we win your case. 

These are the damages our attorneys can recover from you from the liable party:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Additional expenses caused by the accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • Future losses
  • Punitive damages

Contact Farahi Law Firm

Are you or a loved one a truck accident victim? Did you get severely injured or did someone suffer from fatal injuries? Do not hesitate and contact us for a free consultation of your case. 

We work with a contingency fee basis of “No fees unless we win.” We are always available and willing to help you obtain the justice you deserve and the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today.

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CALL FARAHI LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY.

We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Don’t worry about fees. We will not charge you anything unless we win — and we will. Call Farahi Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for your FREE Consultation. Available 24/7

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No Fees Unless We Win!