Truck Accidents

Beverly Hills Truck Accident Attorneys

History of Impressive Settlements & Verdicts

Trucking companies have a reputation for fighting tirelessly against any claim filed against them. If you want to match their tenacity, then you need a legal team that isn’t intimidated by them. That’s the team you can find here at BD&J, PC. Our Beverly Hills truck accident lawyers have ample experience fighting stubborn defendants in and out of court – and winning.

Learn more about our law firm by reviewing our case results or calling us at (855) 906-3699.

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Thousands of truck accidents happen every year on the highways of California. What is the root cause of most of these crashes? Simple negligence and inattention can be found at the center of the average truck accident, usually carried out by the truck driver, not the motorists they hit.

Forms of truck driver negligence that cause accidents include:

  • Driving while exhausted: Truck drivers can be scheduled to work shifts that are arguably unreasonably long. It is not uncommon for a trucker to drive 11 hours in a single 14-hour shift, which causes exhaustion to set in well before their shift is close to ending.
  • Driving while impaired: To try to combat the symptoms of exhaustion, some truck drivers are tempted to take stimulants that can cause unsafe side effects. When a stimulant wears off, the exhaustion it was delaying can feel ever stronger, too.
  • Speeding: Finishing a route quickly is the priority for many truck drivers, which can tempt them to break the speed limit. A speeding truck is a recipe for a disastrous truck accident, though.
  • Overloading the trailer: A commercial truck must be at or under its federal weight limit, which is often 80,000 pounds. Overloading the trailer to try to deliver more cargo in fewer trips will increase the truck’s braking distance and make it more difficult to control.

Can You Sue the Trucking Company?

You might want to sue the trucking company after you are hit by a reckless or negligent truck driver. This might not be an option, though, depending on the circumstances of the trucker’s employment.

The legal rule of respondeat superior allows you to sue an employer for the harm caused by their employees’ acts of negligence. However, many truck drivers are independent contractors, not employees. While this difference might seem like a small difference, it could be what stops you from being able to name the trucking company as a defendant or liable party in your claim.

Let’s Figure Out Your Accident Claim Together

BD&J, PC would be happy to help you explore your legal options after being in a serious crash involving an 18-wheeler, big rig, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or any other kind of commercial truck. Our Beverly Hills truck accident attorneys are fully dedicated to making your case the most it can be, so you can recover the most compensation possible. By the time we are done with your case, we want you to be confident that your future will be comfortable as can be thanks to a sizeable recovery, whether that is achieved through a settlement or award.

Contact our firm to request a free case evaluation.

Why BD&J?

  • We Come To You, 24/7

    We are available 24/7. We will travel to wherever you are to speak about your case.

  • A Proven Track Record

    With over $1 Billion recovered for our clients, verdicts of over $34.5 Million, and hundreds of settlements of over $1 Million, we have a track record of success, unlike any other California firm.

  • We Answer the Phone

    BD&J is known as California's most responsive law firm. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us right now, you will see.

  • California's Leading Accident Law Firm

    We are members and Leaders of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorney of California, the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee, and the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

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