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Truck Accident


Accidents involving an 18 wheeler Truck, can cause serious personal injury simply due to their physical size and weight. The victims of accidents involving one of these big rigs, may incur extensive injuries. As such, treatment of these injuries can be equally extensive.

18 wheeler accidentAfter an accident, the victim may find that immediate attention at a hospital is needed, often requiring paramedics and transportation via ambulance or helicopter. Often, this is only the first step in a long road to recovery, which may include follow-up surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatments.

In addition to high medical costs, 18 wheeler truck accidents can also cause a great deal of property damage. The impact such a large vehicle makes when it collides with another object is often very significant, regularly resulting in total write-offs of other vehicles involved in the collision.

If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler truck accident, you deserve a top quality personal injury lawyer. You want an individual who is experienced with big rig accidents. Don't silently suffer through your pain and severe injuries. Instead, set-up a free consultation with an experienced and aggressive truck accident attorney.

Wilshire Law Firm Truck Accident Experience

Wilshire Law Firm is a firm with experienced truck accident lawyers, who provide representation of injured victims right across California. The truck accident team at Wilshire Law Firm, realize how difficult the process can be following a truck accident. We understand your needs and we are here to help you through the process. By having a personal injury lawyer handle your case, you can focus on healing, while your attorney deals with insurance companies and insurance adjusters. Our attorneys have negotiated high settlements with insurance companies, often exhausting insurance policy limits. They are ready to fight hard for your rights to help you get maximum results.

As a lawyer who has an injured victim, who has been involved in trucking accident with an 18 wheeler or semi truck, as a client, Wilshire Law Firm will be there to help and provide the close personal attention and care that such a delicate situation deserves.

Another type of big rig accident that occurs, is one where a truck hits a pedestrian or by-stander. While these occurrences are less common, the damage incurred, can be much more significant. With limited visibility, and multiple blind spots, these types of accidents do occur. In such cases, the degree of vulnerability is substantial and can result in injury of virtually any part of the victim’s body: head, legs, arms, knees, neck, and spine all being areas of potential injury.

Common 18 Wheeler Accident Injuries

Common causes of trucking accidents are:

  • Poorly maintained brakes, tires or lights of an 18 wheel semi-truck
  • Overloaded or oversized freight and cargo trucks
  • Tired truck driver who has been overworked and become sleepy due to long hours and busy delivery schedule
  • Negligence of a truck driver who crashed into another car, pedestrian, motorcycle, or other vehicle
  • Driver fatigue
  • Rushed delivery schedules
  • Road rage by a large truck driver
  • Aggressive delivery truck drivers
  • Tailgating or reckless driving by a truck driver
  • DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Jackknife 18 wheel semi truck accidents
  • Speeding or ignoring the speed limit for trucks on the freeway or highway

Why You Need an 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer

A truck accident attorney can help to maximize the likelihood of obtaining full compensation for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses, and damage to property and belongings. Often they can also help to arrange for medical treatment which may be otherwise difficult to obtain for someone who does not have medical insurance or a doctor who can work on a lien basis.

Wilshire Law Firm truck accident attorneys have significant experience in providing aggressive representation that achieves great results for our clients. We are a client-focused firm that is here to help and ready to accommodate all of your financial and legal needs. We manage your case, schedule your appointments, and handle all of your paperwork, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Experience the Wilshire Law Firm difference for yourself, and you'll see why our clients become clients for life.

If you or someone you know was hurt in an accident involving a truck of any sort; 18 wheeler, semi truck, cargo truck, freight truck, or delivery truck, please contact an attorney at Wilshire Law Firm for a free consultation.