Santa Clarita Truck Accident Lawyer

Experienced Representation for Truck Accident Victims in the SCV

The size and weight of large trucks can make even minor collisions horrific. A truck accident can leave a person with life-threatening injuries, unable to work or pay their bills. If you are injured in a truck accident, you need experienced representation to get the compensation you deserve. Our Santa Clarita truck accident lawyers provide the dedicated care and personalized attention that your case needs to get the most extensive recovery possible. We are trial lawyers with decades of experience helping truck accident victims recover against reckless operators and negligent truck companies.  If you have been injured in a truck accident in the Santa Clarita Valley, contact our office for a free consultation. We proudly serve all of the SCV, including the areas of Newhall, Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus, and beyond. Call (661) 917-2224 to get started.

Truck Accident Statistics

Thousands of people are injured or killed in accidents involving large trucks every year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tracks crash statistics for large trucks and buses, releasing their findings each year. According to the most recent findings reported by the FMCSA:
  • Since 2009, there has been a 45% increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses.
  • There were over 100,000 injury crashes involving large trucks each year.
  • During that same year, there were 4.415 fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States.
  • 62% of fatal large truck crashes involve at least two vehicles.
  • 30% of work zone fatal crashes involved at least one large truck.
  • 10% of work zone injury crashes involved at least one large truck.
  • The vast majority of people killed in large truck accidents are occupants of another vehicle.

What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can be extremely complicated. There may be one or more insurance policies that cover a negligent operator; there may also be more than one party that can be held liable for your injuries. It is always in your best interest to consult with a Santa Clarita truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Common causes of truck accidents include but are not limited to:
  • Overturn (rollover)
  • Driving under the influence/driving while impaired
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver inattention
  • Inadequate training
  • Violation of safety regulations
  • Lack of proper vehicle maintenance
  • Unsafe driving
  • Speeding
  • Shifting cargo/improperly loaded cargo

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

Determining liability in a truck accident case can be challenging. There may be a number of factors at play that decide who can be held responsible for injuries resulting from a truck accident. In order to determine who can be held liable, it is essential to have your case reviewed by an attorney.  At Injured 661, we will subpoena all necessary records from the trucking company or other parties that may be held accountable after a truck accident in the Santa Clarita Valley. Our lawyers know what it takes to win even the most complex cases, and we won’t stop until you get the recovery you deserve. Parties that may be held legally responsible after a truck accident include:
  • The truck driver
  • An auto part manufacturer
  • The company that employed the at-fault driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • A government entity
  • A mechanic 
  • Other drivers responsible for the accident

What Kinds of Injuries Usually Occur in Truck Accidents?

Large trucks like semis and 18-wheelers can do untold devastation in a matter of seconds. It can take a fully loaded tractor-trailer hundreds of more feet to stop compared to a car traveling at the same speed. Truck accidents are rarely minor, generally involving serious injury or death.  Common injuries to truck accident victims include:
  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Severe lacerations or life-threatening cuts
  • Damage to the back or neck
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Punctured lung or broken ribs
  • Wrongful death
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact our office immediately. We can try to help you and your family get financial recovery, including compensation for your pain and suffering.

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

Trucking accidents happen every day. If you happen to be involved in one, you need to act quickly to ensure that you receive the care you need and the compensation you deserve. If you are involved in a trucking accident in the SCV:
  • Seek medical treatment immediately. Do not wait to see a doctor. If you are injured, contact 9-1-1 from the scene of the accident and let them know that there are injuries. Emergency medical personnel will be dispatched to the crash site.
  • Continue treatment until advised to stop by a medical provider. Do not stop treatment unless you are cleared by a medical professional. If you are unable to afford the treatment you need, our office may be able to help.
  • Collect evidence. If you are able, collect evidence at the scene of the accident. Take videos and photographs of the damage, write down anything that happened before, during, and after the collision, and make a note of any road conditions that may have been a contributing factor.
  • Contact our office. Contact Injured 661 as soon as possible. We will fight to get you the recovery you deserve after a truck accident. Do not settle for less than your case is worth. Before you sign anything, have your case reviewed by a knowledgeable Santa Clarita truck accident lawyer.

Hurt in a Trucking Accident in the SCV? Contact Injured 661 Today!

If you have been hurt in a truck accident in the Santa Clarita Valley, contact our office for a free consultation. There are never any fees unless we win your case. Call (661) 917-2224 today to get the help you need. Our Santa Clarita truck accident lawyers understand how difficult it can be after an accident. Put your trust in experienced trial lawyers that know what it takes to win. We are professional, fierce advocates for our clients. Find out why you should hire a local attorney today.

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If you've injured due to another's negligence, reaching out to a personal injury attorney in a timely manner is one of the best things you can do for the best chance of being awarded financial compensation. Contact our team today for free legal help. There are no fees unless we win your case! 

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