The Case at a Glance
According to court testimony, the brothers were traveling for an annual fishing trip when they approached a construction zone. At that time, a large 18-wheeler crossed the yellow line into opposing traffic, striking the brothers’ vehicle.
Both of the brothers experienced traumatic brain injuries, and injuries to their arms and backs.
During the trial, the victims’ personal injury lawyer argued that the truck driver’s employer was negligent in hiring because the driver had several prior safety violations on his record.
How Common are Large Truck Accidents?
Sadly, such accidents are not rare. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tells us there are hundreds of thousands of reported accidents involving large trucks each year. Just in 2016, there were 475,000 such accidents reported throughout the country, resulting in 3,864 fatalities and 104,000 serious injuries.
Who is Responsible?
If the truck driver caused the accident, you could potentially pursue legal action against the driver, the employer, and the manufacturer of the truck. That’s because the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring the truck is built appropriately, and the employer is responsible for proper maintenance.
As you select your personal injury lawyer, it’s vital that you choose one who knows has experience with such cases. At the Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim, we examine your case from a bird’s eye view, including:
- The truck’s event data recorder
- Evidence (skid marks, etc.) left at the scene of the accident
- The conditions of the road at the time of the accident
- The logbook that the truck driver is required to maintain
- The truck driver’s history
- The training requirements outlined and mandated by the trucking company
- The maintenance record of the truck
If You Are Injured in a Car or Truck Accident in Los Angeles, Call Ramtin Sadighim
As one of the leading Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, Ramtin Sadighim will make sure your unfortunate circumstance is represented with utmost integrity and persistence for the best possible outcome.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim at 888-999-8744 or visit www.CaliAccidentAttorney.com to learn more.