The Peck Law Group Los Angeles has been representing victims of truck accidents for over 30 years with a successful track record. There are multiple variables regarding truck accident, the driver, the owner of the trucking company and, or the owner of a store that has its own fleet of trucks, to name a few things. Choosing a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer with extensive knowledge, expertise and zeal to get clients the best possible outcome is vital to an individual.
Truck Accidents Lawyers & Trucking Accident Law, Los Angeles
Truck accidents in Los Angeles can be fatal, catastrophic and, or cause severe physical harm, psychiatric issues, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Those are all life changing, traumatic events. Compensation needs to be planned and incorporated into a legal strategy for long-term care and, or living expenses. The Peck Law Group Los Angeles has represented scores of clients with excellent outcomes, as well as providing resources for counseling, support and more.
A Los Angeles truck accident occurs when a vehicle that is 10,000 pounds or larger collides with other vehicles and, or pedestrians. Approximately half a million truck accidents occur annually in the United States. At least 5,000 trucking accidents are fatal.
“The trucking industry totals $610 billion. Revenues are estimated to nearly double by 2015. While commercial trucking growth is good news for the trucking companies and the economy, it is bad news for the cars, vans and SUVs that share the road with these potentially lethal giants. In tractor trailer accidents, 98% of fatalities occur to the individuals in the passenger vehicles.”
Preliminary National Crash Statistics:
- 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses involved in tow-away crashes
- 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses involved in hazmat (HM) placard crashes
- 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses involved in non-fatal crashes
- 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses involved in injury crashes
- 73,047 injuries in crashes involving large trucks and 16,760 injuries in crashes involving buses
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.