Used to haul freight long distances, a big rig is a large truck that has a trailer attached to it. Its full name is a tractor-semi trailer combination vehicle. Other common names include semi-trailer truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler.
A big rig accident has the potential to cause severe damage and injury. To make matters more difficult, trucking companies work with powerful insurance companies and law firms.
Contact The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani if were involved in a big rig accident — we can help hold a negligible party accountable and get an insurance company to pay up.
Big Rig Accident Statistics
In 2018, there were approximately 414,000 reported accidents involving large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Of these, 5,096 were fatal and 112,000 caused injuries. Fatal crashes tend to occur in rural areas (57%) and 36% of fatal crashes occurred at night; 82% of fatalities were not occupants of the truck, but rather a driver or passenger of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or bicyclist.
Trucking companies can afford the best insurance and legal representation. That is why you need our skilled truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles. We are experienced taking on the insurance companies and fighting for our clients’ rights. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, we’ll provide all the help you need filing a claim and do what it takes to win maximum financial compensation.
Big rig accidents all too often make the news headlines.
October 10, 2018: Two big rigs collided on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale, injuring four people. One truck was on its side, while the other had a severely damaged trailer.
October 5, 2018: A driver lost control of a sedan on the 5 Freeway in Orange, causing it to slide into the path of a big rig. The truck struck the vehicle, killing the driver of the car.
June 15, 2018: A big rig hauling diesel fuel hit a wall on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills, causing a fuel leak and injuring the driver.
In fact, big rig accidents occur almost on a daily basis, and often involve overturned, jackknifed, or collided trucks. The effects range from traffic backups to hazardous material spills and fires, not to mention potentially severe injuries and deaths our Orange County & Los Angeles big rig accident attorney can help win compensation for.
Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents
Our Orange County & Los Angeles Big Rig Accident Lawyers Can Help
Whether you’ve been injured by a big rig truck, or were the driver of the big rig truck, we can help so long as you were not at fault for the accident. At The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, we can determine who was at fault and guide you through every step of filing a lawsuit. We can also meet the two-year statute of limitations and file your lawsuit before the deadline. An insurance company may question your liability so it can lower the payout, but we’ll fight for you to ensure a thorough investigation with expert witnesses and fair negotiations.
To speak with our Orange County & Los Angeles big rig truck accident attorneys call 888-952-2952 today, or contact us for a free consultation.