Truck Accident Lawyer in Montebello, CA

Mendez and Sanchez - Truck Accident Lawyer in Montebello, California

Have You Been Hurt in a Montebello Truck Accident?

A large commercial truck, such as a tractor-trailer manufactured by Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, or Peterbilt, may be 20 times the size of a traditional passenger car when pulling a trailer. Given the extreme disparity between the weight and mass of commercial trucks and regular passenger cars, it is not difficult to imagine how risky it is for the occupants of a standard vehicle when they get in an accident with an eighteen-wheeler-- not to mention the effects on pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists.

Commercial Driver and Truck Regulations

Large truck accident cases are quite a bit different from other vehicle accident cases. Particularly, commercial vehicles and drivers are regulated much more stringently than regular vehicles and drivers.

Due to the inherent danger that these big vehicles pose to other drivers, there are several laws and regulations at both the federal and state level to ensure that truck drivers are safe.

These laws consist of:

California commercial truck regulations consist of:

There are additional regulations regarding the transport of hazardous materials. All of these rules and regulations are regularly being updated and revised to reflect the discovery of new risks and the development of new safety equipment.

Reasons For Montebello Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents are serious business. Because of the size difference between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, it is important that truck drivers are safe. Nevertheless, much like any other car crash cause, there are some things that tend to increase the chances of a semi-truck crash.

Common reasons for truck accidents include:

Common Injuries from a Montebello Truck Accident

Semi-truck accidents tend to result in more serious injuries than an accident involving two regular-sized cars. This is because the force behind a semi-truck is much greater. Semi-truck collisions have been known to cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, fractures, lacerations and scars, internal injuries, and more.

Occasionally people leave truck accidents unscathed or with only minor injuries. However, others will suffer severe injuries and might have pain, suffering, and disability. They often have massive medical expenses also.

What Compensation Can I Obtain from a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, you're likely going to have medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may be stressed regarding how you're going to handle these challenges. This is where a qualified truck accident attorney can help. He or she can handle your injury case carefully, and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

If a truck accident results in injuries, you may be qualified to recuperate both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages refer to losses with a monetary value associated with them. This includes:

Non-economic damages refer to losses that do not have an exact monetary value associated with them. They are subjective and negotiable. These kinds of damages include:

The amount one can recuperate for non-economic damages differs. It depends on the severity of the injury (or injuries) and how much your life has changed because of the accident. The amount is negotiated by your attorney and the insurance company, or a judge and jury in court. Your attorney will utilize their previous experience, and previous settlements and jury verdicts when making settlement demands.

If You Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident, the Montebello Truck Accident Lawyer at Mendez & Sanchez Can Help

At Mendez & Sanchez, we believe commercial drivers and trucking companies need to be held accountable when they are responsible for causing wrecks and injuries. The unfortunate fact is that some trucking companies and drivers fail to comply with the guidelines and regulations that are there to maintain the roads safe.

When drivers and companies are under economic pressure to meet deadlines or to complete contracts, they can make poor decisions that impact the safety of others, such as foregoing inspections, overloading trailers, operating without required safety equipment, or committing similar infractions. And generally, the outcome of these poor choices is a wreck.

An experienced truck accident lawyer in the Montebello location knows all of the unique factors that may be relevant in truck accident cases. At Mendez & Sanchez, we are familiar with both California and federal commercial motor carrier regulations regarding vehicles and motorists, and we are diligent in assessing the possible causes and concerns that may impact issues of liability for commercial trucks.

Even if the trucking company involved is based out of state, or the case might involve independent drivers, rented vehicles, maintenance contracts, etc, at Mendez & Sanchez, we have the resources and expertise to get results. The unfortunate fact is that large truck accidents frequently involve very serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and permanent disablement, and even death. If you are hurt in a collision involving a large truck, it is important for you to partner with a law firm that has the ability to fight large companies, large insurance providers, and the law firms that defend them, and that has the resources to make thorough and timely inquiries into the facts and aspects that apply in commercial trucking cases.

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