Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyers
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Los Angeles, California 90025
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A semi-truck on a roadway in or around the greater Los Angeles area can
weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In fact, special dispensations are available
that can result in the weight of a loaded truck being even greater. The
point is that if a commercial truck collides with a passenger automobile,
the consequences to the people in the car can be devastating. In fact,
when it comes to Los Angeles truck accidents, and the national average
as well, 98 percent of all fatalities occur to people in the automobile
involved in the collision and not those in the cab of the rig.
Every year, law-abiding motorists on the streets of Los Angeles are seriously
injured in accidents with semi-trucks. If you are now part of that group,
you need to understand the different types of compensation you may be entitled.
Pain and Suffering
In the aftermath of an accident, you undoubtedly have experienced, and
continue to endure, a great amount of pain. You are entitled to compensation
for pain and suffering. This includes not only the pain and suffering
you faced so far, but pain and suffering you reasonably can be expected
to experience in the future.
A Los Angeles truck accident attorney at Doan Law understands the requirements
of successfully pursuing a claim for pain and suffering. Our legal team
can be reached by calling 424-334-0000. This includes obtaining an appropriate
expert, or experts, who can provide invaluable information about the nature
and extent of your pain as well as why and how you will experience it
in the future.
Medical Expenses Involved in 18-Wheeler Accidents
In the aftermath of an accident with a semi-truck, you probably are facing
a mountain of medical bills. Medical expenses represent another area in
which you are entitled to compensation. As is the case with pain and suffering,
you are entitled to be compensated not only for current medical bills,
but also for those that reasonably can be expected in the future.
Compensable medical bills include those you may face for rehabilitation.
Oftentimes, following a Los Angeles truck accident, a protracted period
of physical and occupational rehabilitation is necessary. These are the
types of medical expenses beyond those initially incurred for which you
Odd are you have missed a great deal of work following a truck accident.
In fact, you may still be at a juncture in time that you have not been
able to return to work at all.
Lost wages accumulates rapidly, and you are entitled to compensation for
this loss. The sad reality is that you may never be able to return to
a job you enjoyed and that paid you well. Therefore, you are entitled
to be compensation for wages you lost to date also income that you will
not be able to earn in the future because of the accident.
An accident with a mammoth semi-truck can be an emotionally horrific experience.
If you find yourself experience emotional and psychological issues in
the aftermath, you are not alone. Time and again, people involved in accidents
with semis experience depression, anxiety and PTSD.
You are entitled to appropriate compensation for these types of problems
as well, including payment for treatment and recovery for how these emotional
and mental conditions impact your overall life.
The standard automobile is not match for a huge semi-truck in a collision.
You may face permanent disability as a result of an accident with commercial
truck. You are entitled to compensation for permanent disability as part
of settlement of or judgment in your case.
The legal team at Doan Law has access to invaluable experts that assist
in proving the extent of your permanent disability. Keep in mind that
a permanent disability impacts not only your ability to make a living,
but literally all other aspects of your live. Such a disability is not
only permanent, but pervasive.
While a great deal of the focus in pursuing a claim or lawsuit following
a Los Angeles truck accident is on personal injuries, you are also entitled
to be fully compensated for any property damages or losses as well. This
includes not only your automobile but also any other personal property
that was damaged or destroyed as a result of an accident with a semi-truck.
An Experienced and Compassionate Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney on Your Side
The legal team at Doan Law stands ready and eager to provide you powerful
support and effective representation in the aftermath of a Los Angeles
truck accident. Our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys can schedule
an initial consultation with you at your convenience. We can meet at our
offices, in your home or even at the hospital, as your circumstances permit.
You can schedule an initial consultation by calling our offices at 424-334-0000.
There is no charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm
Los Angeles truck accident lawyer.