Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer


If you’ve been injured by a careless commercial vehicle driver, the Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are here to seek justice for victims and their loved ones. Our dedicated team of experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys provide compassionate legal representation in the greater L.A. area. We’ve recovered over $1 billion for our clients.

Call our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys 24/7 at (800) 501-3011 to start a free and confidential review of your very important case.

When to Call a Los Angeles Truck Accident Law Firm<

If you are in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, you should contact a knowledgeable, qualified and experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Never talk to the insurance adjuster from the trucking company. They are not your friend, and when they find out that you won’t sign their initial lowball offer, they may become threatening or bullying, trying strong-arm tactics or saying you’ll receive nothing if you don’t sign.

These are common tactics, and if you sign their offer, you may forfeit your right to sue for the total damages you deserve. You are always entitled to direct them to speak with your truck accident lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm. The right attorney can cut through the bullying and buck-passing, remind everyone that you are the victim, and help to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Our Los Angeles truck accident injury lawyers know how to navigate California’s complex laws surrounding truck accidents and are committed to helping you receive full compensation for your losses. The attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served on behalf of each victim and their family members, so they can move forward knowing their rights were protected.

Collecting Compensation in a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawsuit

If you are the victim of a truck accident, it’s crucial that you understand your rights and how to pursue compensation for any injuries or damages incurred as a result of the crash. Depending on the circumstances, there may be multiple parties who are liable for paying out compensation in a truck accident lawsuit. 

This could include the driver, their employer, or even an equipment manufacturer if faulty parts were involved. All responsible parties must be identified so that victims receive full and fair compensation for their losses resulting from the accident. 

Truck accident injuries can take months, even years, to fully heal, while other expenses can begin to pile up. If you were injured in a collision caused by someone else, you may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Medical expenses including hospital visits, surgeries, physical therapy, and ongoing treatments
  • Lost wages for work missed due to your injuries
  • Lost future income when you’re injuries are so severe that you must shift to a new job
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages intended to punish those responsible

The knowledgeable Los Angeles semi-truck injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm can help ensure all available sources of recovery are pursued in order to maximize your potential settlement for injuries in a truck accident. We have recovered over one billion dollars in damages for our injured clients. Get started with us today. Call us 24/7 for a free no-obligation case review. 

Don’t Miss the Deadline to File a Los Angeles Truck Accident Claim 

The deadline – known as the statute of limitations – for filing a truck accident injury claim in Los Angeles, CA is two years from the date of the injury or the date the plaintiff discovers their injury. It is important to note that the clock starts ticking on this two-year period when either of these events occurs, not when the plaintiff files a lawsuit. 

Additionally, minors have until the age of 26 to bring a claim related to an injury sustained in a truck accident

If the statute of limitations is not adhered to, then the plaintiff may be barred from bringing a claim forward and will no longer have any legal recourse. Therefore, it is so vital for anyone involved in a truck accident to consult with an experienced big rig crash lawyer as soon as possible to ensure their rights are protected.

Call our truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles 24/7. Our team will act within the required time limits, thus increasing your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. We’ll also provide legal advice on how to maximize your recovery and protect your rights throughout the claims process.

Contingency Fees and Your Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawsuit

When you become a client with our Los Angeles Truck Accident Law Firm, our fees are designed to help make the most substantial investment possible in your case. Wilshire Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees unless you win. We’ll handle upfront costs and will work hard to win your case. When your case becomes successfully settled or wins a favorable verdict, then we’ll collect a percentage of that recovery. 

We’ve already collected over one billion dollars for injured clients and families.

Start Your Case: Free Review with a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer 

Wilshire Law Firm offers a free and confidential case evaluation of your Los Angeles truck accident injury claim. This case review process provides each potential client the chance to get to know our experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorneys, ask questions about your injury claim and find the best road forward. Accepting this offer to privately meet with our professional legal team puts you under no obligation to retain our services. You’ll have a chance to fully consider the lawsuit process and how our team works before you commit to anything. 

We Handle Los Angeles Injury Lawsuits Involving Most Commercial Vehicles

The Los Angeles truck accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have experience with many commercial vehicle collisions involving:

Even if the vehicle involved in your truck crash isn’t listed above, don’t worry – we can help!

Start the conversation about a potential lawsuit with our experienced truck accident lawyers in Los Angeles by starting a free case review. 

Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

Most of our clients involved in truck accidents were simply moving through their day when disaster struck. Some were riding their bicycle while others were driving as they normally do. Because of the actions of a truck driver – and more specifically, their negligence – many of our clients’ lives have been permanently affected. We can help you through this experience.

The most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents are inadequate training, company policies that encourage unsafe driving practices and unrealistic expectations for truckers.[1] Other causes include:

  • Improperly balanced vehicles due to cargo shifting
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Systems failures
  • Unsecured Loads
  • Tailgating
  • Improper Passing
  • Improper Backing Up

No matter what the cause of the accident, our truck accident lawyers will work hard for you. We’ll investigate the accident scene, review medical records, speak with insurance companies and demand fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Complications With Truck Accident Cases

When you’re in an accident with a big rig and it’s not your fault, you may deserve compensation. These cases can get very complicated because there is often more than one party at fault, and all those who share the blame will do whatever they can to avoid paying out.

For example, the truck driver certainly shares some of the burden. But if they are performing duties within the scope of employment with a trucking company, the company may also bear some responsibility. State and federal laws set criteria to determine whether the driver is an employee, including:

  • The degree of control the trucking company had over the trucker’s performance of their duties
  • The intent, place and nature of the conduct that led to the accident
  • Whether they were doing the work the company hired them to do
  • Whether the employer could reasonably expect the driver to be engaging in the activities in which they were engaging
  • Whether they were engaging in “off-the-clock” personal activities, the nature of these activities and how long they had been engaging in them

If faulty parts on the truck were the cause of the accident, on the other hand, the manufacturer of those parts could be liable, as could the maintenance crew tasked with making sure the truck was in good working order. If the cargo was poorly balanced or improperly secured, any shippers or cargo loaders could be liable. The list goes on and on.

Count on our experienced truck accident law firm in Los Angeles to navigate these complex commercial vehicle cases on your behalf.  

Trucking Companies Must Be Held Accountable for Your Injuries

Trucking companies have a long history of passing the buck for trucking accidents. They will try to demonstrate that the trucker was an independent contractor to avoid liability. Fortunately, current laws regulating the trucking industry make this very difficult. Current federal law holds any company that owns a truck responsible for accidents involving that truck if the vehicle displays the company’s name or placard.[2]

The Los Angeles truck accident attorneys that join your team are ready to hear your important story. They will provide a free review of your case, walking through each essential element so that all injured parties (or family members representing them) can feel secure before we make any important decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

Do I Have to Go to Court for a truck accident case?

Most accident cases don’t end up in court. This is because it rarely benefits anyone to take it to that extreme. Going to court means negotiations have failed and it’s all or nothing. More often than not, your case will begin with your attorney issuing a valuation of your case in a demand letter to the defendants. The defendants will then respond with a lowball counteroffer.

How Much Is Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawsuit Worth?

The value of each case is unique and individual. Never trust an attorney who promises you a set amount right out of the gate. The value of your case, called damages, may include some of the following:

  • Medical bills past and future, including trips to the doctor, medications, physical therapy and procedures
  • Lost wages and compensation
  • Lost potential future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium, comfort and relationships
  • Damage to your quality of life
  • Punitive damages (if any)

General damages are calculated by assigning a dollar value to each type of injury or by using a multiple of special damages. 

Build a Strong Case with Our Truck Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

The truck accident attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm understand the legal support needed in this time of crisis. We’ll fight every step of the way for your rights. 

We have helped injured clients throughout Los Angeles and the state of California and have secured over one billion dollars in compensation for our clients. While most cases settle, if the big truck companies won’t be fair, our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are prepared to take your case to court if necessary. 

We will put the full weight of our Los Angeles truck accident law firm behind your case.

Take the next step and reach out to us today at (800) 501-3011. You can call us any time around the clock.

Wilshire Law Firm
Los Angeles
3055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 335-2402

Open Mon – Sun
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