Pasadena Truck Accident Attorney
Fight for Your Right to Compensation
Truck drivers are held to high standards of safety, as the vehicles they
operate have the potential for extremely harmful and even deadly consequences.
If you were struck by an 18-wheeler and suffered an injury, you will likely
be facing a long, expensive road to recovery. At Goldberg & Gille
in Pasadena, California, we believe that negligent truck drivers should
be held accountable for any damages they cause.
Our personal injury lawyers have
more than 80 years of combined legal experience. We are proud to use a hands-on approach when handling
personal injury claims and are committed to being available for our clients every step
of the way. Injuries caused by truck accidents can be stressful, painful,
and costly, and we can help ensure that you receive the financial support
that you need to move forward.
The Dangers of Big Rigs
While there are many dangers on the road for every vehicle, trucks pose
unique risks and require enhanced and unwavering attention. Even routine
maneuvers for automobiles can be dangerous when performed by a truck driver,
and the slightest mistake or the briefest moment of distraction can be deadly.
Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:
- Underride accidents
- Rear ending
Due to the size, weight, and force of a truck, any one of these accidents
can result in catastrophic injury, or even
death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you
have the right to pursue damages to cover medical bills, loss of wages,
rehabilitation, emotional suffering and funeral costs.
Proving Liability in a Truck Accident
You can bring personal injury claims for any accident based on the concept
of negligence, whereby one party had a responsibility to take reasonable
measures to avoid endangering others and failed to do so. This applies
to truck accidents when a truck driver's negligence directly resulted
in your injury. However, a truck driver's responsibilities are enhanced
even further by state and federal regulations.
Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a truck driver has
strict and detailed limitations on hours of operations, height and weight
requirements, and vehicle maintenance. Our personal injury attorneys are
highly analytical and thorough in investigating accidents, and know what
signs to look for that indicate that a truck driver was in violation of
trucking regulations. Thus, we can potentially pursue damages from not
only the driver, but from his or her employer as well.
Furthermore, we will employ use of a truck's "black box"
in order to analyze the data that was recorded prior to an accident. This
evidence can serve to prove that a truck driver was speeding or had been
on the road for too long. An 18-wheeler is a large, heavy vehicle that
can cause severe damage in an accident. Truck drivers should understand
this and take all precautions to ensure they are not endangering others.
We'll Put Our Experience to Work for You
At Goldberg & Gille, we are dedicated to advocating on behalf of the
rights of injured victims in Pasadena. Our personal injury lawyers believe
that truck drivers should be held to a higher standard of safe operation,
as they have immense power in their hands. You should not have to suffer
financial damages because a truck driver failed to exercise due care.
We're ready to fight for you.
Call our firm to schedule your
initial consultation and take action today!