California Truck Accident Lawyer
Fight for the Justice You Deserve
A standard truck weighs as much as twenty times the weight of a typical car, so it is no surprise that accidents involving a truck can cause serious injury and even death. It is for this reason that state and federal law imposes strict restrictions and regulations on drivers of big rigs. Drivers must adhere to these standards for the safety of everyone on the road; failure to do so is unacceptable.
If you've been injured or lost a loved one because of a negligent truck driver, you have the right to take action. Our California traumatic injury attorney has the dedication and determination that is necessary to fighting for the financial support that you need to recover. As a lawyer rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, you can trust that we will aggressively pursue compensation while providing personalized legal counsel.
Truck Driver Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented strict guidelines to regulate the operation of commercial motor vehicles. These include limitation to the number of consecutive hours that a driver is allowed to operate, and the length of time that must pass between shifts. Hours are also restricted based on total number of hours driven in consecutive days.
Drivers and the management of operations must comply with these regulations. Often, trucking companies will ignore these regulations in order to meet deadlines, or drivers will travel at unsafe speeds in order to make the timeline while complying with the restriction on hours of service. If a driver is unable to safely operate his or her vehicle and causes an accident that results in your injury, you deserve to be compensated for your damages.
Why do big rig accidents occur?
Faulty securing of load
Negligent action of other drivers
Compensation for Injuries
Depending on the establishment of truck company negligence, accident victims are entitled to recompense for medical, hospital, nursing and ambulance bills, loss of present and future earnings, past and future pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs. If the victim dies in the crash, his family may pursue a claim for wrongful death. They will be entitled to recover medical expenses, funeral costs, administration costs, loss of love, comfort, care and support and other damages.
Our firm recently won a settlement for $1,000,000 on behalf of the surviving wife, son, and step-children of a deceased motorcyclist who lost control of his bike when a truck driver made an unsafe lane change. Read more of our case results for a glimpse of how we can help you.
California Accident Attorney Ready to Serve You
Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates is a truck accident law firm located in Beverly Hills, representing clients throughout the entire state. The lawyers are familiar with the various regulations and law governing interstate and intrastate trucking. This is a firm with over 30 years of courtroom experience distinguished by many million dollar verdicts and settlements.
The firm is dedicated to providing frequent, congenial communication with clients, industrious trial preparation, superior expert witness support and cutting‑edge courtroom presentation. You are urged to contact the firm. An experienced truck accident attorney will consult with you and advise how the firm may assist you. Do not delay taking action as valuable evidence and key witnesses may be lost.
Contact our accident lawyer now for help with your truck accident claim or lawsuit. There is no cost for the initial consultation and you do not pay any fees unless there is a recovery.