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18-Wheeler Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

An 18-wheeler accident in Los Angeles is serious and often deadly.  When a huge truck with 18 wheels collides with a vehicle with four wheels, there is bound to be serious injury or fatality. Anyone inside an automobile who survives this type of collision is likely to have serious injuries. Unfortunately, Los Angeles 18-wheeler accidents happen frequently.

According to a 2002 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) study, more than a third of all truck accidents were attributable to driver error, with speeding being the most common cause, followed by running off the road and drifting between lanes.

Los Angeles semi truck accidents can include the following:

  • Wheel blowout accidents
  • Jack-knife accidents
  • Truck under-ride accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Blind spot collisions
  • Driver inattention collisions
  • Freight shifting or unsafe loading accidents

Common Los Angeles tractor-trailer accident injuries

 Some of the more common Los Angeles truck accident injuries are:

•    Traumatic brain injuries such as closed head injuries or penetrating head injuries
•    Spinal cord injuries that can be complete or partial
•    Traumatic amputation including the complete or partial severing of fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, or other body parts
•    Other catastrophic injuries such as multiple fractures, internal injuries, and burns

A skilled 18-wheeler accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help

By working with an experienced Los Angeles 18-wheeler accident attorney at the Law Offices of Carl D. Barnes, you have a better chance of succeeding in holding negligent truck drivers responsible for the injuries and fatalities they cause. A semi truck accident lawyer in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Carl D. Barnes has thorough understanding of federal and state commercial vehicle regulations that apply to 18-wheeler accidents in Los Angeles. Your Los Angeles truck accident attorney fights to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries.

Contact the Law Offices of Carl D. Barnes, LA tractor-trailer accidents attorneys, if you have any questions about 18-wheeler accidents in Los Angeles.