Oceanside Truck Accident Attorney

Tractor-trailer accidents on Southern California highways are very common. One out of every eight traffic related deaths and four percent of all injuries in auto accidents involve large commercial trucks. An accident involving an 18-wheeler or semi-truck is not like a common car accident. The damage a large big rig can do in a truck accident is much greater than most highway accidents. A large semi-truck traveling at a high speed among smaller vehicles is inherently dangerous, especially to a car’s driver and passengers. An 18-wheeler truck traveling at 70 miles per hour has twice as much energy as on at 50 miles per hour. In addition, automobiles are designed under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to encounter like size vehicles. Tractor-trailer accidents can leave victims with catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, paralysis or severe disfiguring burns or even death.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident contact an experienced Oceanside semi-truck accident attorney at the Liljegren Law Group today at 760-613-9906 for a free legal consultation. Our Oceanside injury and accident lawyers fight to hold truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for the harm they cause by negligent or reckless driving. The attorneys at the Liljegren Law Group have years of experience and specialize with 18-wheeler truck accident cases in California.

In the past 50 years thousands of California motorists and truck drivers have been killed and injured in large trucking accidents primarily resulting from driver error and negligent maintenance by trucking companies. Other factors causing semi-truck accidents include; driver error, fatigue, intoxication, or faulty brakes and tires. When an accident with an 18-wheeler has occurred the trucking companies often send representatives to the accident scene to confront accident victims. These companies’ representatives know that the ideal time to confront an accident victim is immediately following the event. Grieving, anxious, and injured people are pressured by trucking and insurance companies’ tactics. If you were involved in an accident involving a large semi-truck it is important to not speak to these representatives. The tractor-trailer accident lawyers at the Liljegren Law Group can help you sort out the complexities of a truck accident case, including speaking to the trucking representatives as well as the insurance company representatives. By working with experienced truck accident lawyers at the Liljegren Law Group, victims can have some control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected. Contact an attorney at the Liljegren Law Group today.

Immediately after being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler semi-truck it is important to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain proper medical attention.
  2. Preserve any evidence from the accident, including pictures of all parties involved, as well as the scene. If possible also preserve the vehicle involved in the truck accident.
  3. Do not speak to any trucking or insurance companies’ representatives. Anything said to these representatives may be detrimental to your case.
  4. Contact an experienced attorney at the Liljegren Law Group. Our team of Oceanside attorneys can hire investigators, preserve evidence as needed, and communicate effectively with trucking companies, police, truck accident witnesses, and your medical care providers.

At the Liljegren Law Group, our extensive experience in handling tractor-trailer accidents means that we know what to look for when conducting an investigation, and what is fair compensation for your injuries including lost wages, hospital bills, and pain and suffering. We have a vast resource of legal knowledge involving semi-truck accidents, including those involving driver fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, alcohol and drug use, unsecured loads, defective equipment, and improper maintenance or inspection. If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident contact our office today at 760-613-9906.