Truck Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County, stretching over 4,000 square miles, is the most populous county in the United States. With over 10 million residents, thousands of highways and intersections, and some of the country’s busiest ports, Los Angeles sees high volumes of large commercial trucks daily. This brings risk—in 2020 alone there were close to 2,500 reported truck crashes in Los Angeles County.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a truck accident in LA County, you need an experienced truck accident legal team in your corner. Truck crashes often result in catastrophic injuries that lead to huge financial losses from medical bills, lost income, and other damages. An accomplished Los Angeles truck accident lawyer can help you recover maximum compensation.

This page covers key information for injured victims on understanding their legal options and rights after a truck collision in Los Angeles County.

Common Causes of Truck Crashes in Los Angeles County

Large trucks like 18-wheelers weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles. When they crash—often at high speeds on LA County’s crowded highways—the damage can be extensive. Common causes include:

  • Truck Driver Negligence - When truckers act carelessly by speeding, driving distracted, ignoring traffic signals, or violating safety laws, crashes happen. FedEx, UPS, and DHS trucks are frequently involved in accidents caused by truck driver negligence.
  • Fatigued or Impaired Driving - Truckers driving on little sleep or under the influence of alcohol/drugs greatly increase crash risk.
  • Poor Truck Maintenance - When truck components like brakes or tires are poorly maintained, breakdowns can occur leading to collisions.
  • Unsafe Loading & Cargo Issues - Improperly loaded, unsecured, or overloaded cargo can cause truckers to lose control and crash.
  • Company Negligence - Trucking companies or shippers violating safety rules such as allowing overloaded trucks or inadequate driver training may be liable when crashes result.

Common Truck Accident Injuries in Los Angeles County

In many LA County truck accidents, multiple factors like reckless driving and poor truck maintenance can combine to cause devastating crashes. Identifying all liable parties is key.

Common Truck Accident Injuries in Los Angeles County

Due to their massive size and weight, collisions with large trucks often inflict catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) - The impact of a passenger vehicle with an 80,000 lb truck can cause life-altering head and brain injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries - Truck collisions frequently damage the spinal cord, resulting in permanent disabilities.
  • Internal Organ Damage - The extreme forces of a truck crash can cause severe injury to organs like the liver, kidneys, spleen, and lungs.
  • Broken Bones - It is extremely common for truck accident victims to suffer multiple complex bone fractures and crush injuries.
  • Burns - Truck accidents can set vehicles ablaze and leave victims with disfiguring burn wounds.
  • Wrongful Death - Too often truck crashes result in immediate death or severe injuries that later prove fatal.

The emotional trauma of dealing with catastrophic injuries can also impact truck accident survivors and their family members for decades.

Key Truck Accident Laws & Regulations in California

To help reduce truck collisions and protect passenger vehicle occupants, stringent federal and state laws govern commercial trucking safety standards, operator qualifications, cargo rules, and more. Key regulations include:

  • Maintenance Standards - Trucks must comply with safety standards for operating parts like lights, tires, brakes and more.
  • Hours of Service - Limits on driving hours without mandated rest breaks aim to prevent trucker fatigue.
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing - Truck drivers must pass testing to obtain and retain a commercial driver’s license.
  • Licensing & Training Rules - Truckers must have a valid CDL and proper training to safely operate rigs depending on load size and type.

When truck crashes occur because a commercial driver, trucking company, manufacturer, shipper or cargo handler violated these rules, all can be held liable for victims’ damages.

An experienced Los Angeles truck accident lawyer knows how to build a case by gathering police reports, inspection records, log books, and other evidence to prove violations of truck safety laws contributed to causing your crash injuries.

Major Police Stations Serving Los Angeles County

If you are injured in a truck accident in LA County, the responding police department will create an official crash report documenting details on factors that potentially contributed to causing the collision. This police report will serve as key evidence in determining liability. Below are some of the major police stations serving crash sites across Los Angeles County that our truck accident lawyers work closely with to access records, footage, and investigative findings:

  • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - As one of the largest local law enforcement agencies in the United States, the LAPD serves around 4 million residents across 468 square miles within the City of Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) - The LASD provides general law enforcement services to 40 contract cities and 90 unincorporated communities spanning thousands of square miles across Los Angeles County.
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Los Angeles - The CHP specializes in patrolling highways and providing traffic enforcement across LA County. Their specialized MAIT (Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team) assists in complex truck crash investigations.

Having an extensive network across police departments and deep experience working with law enforcement crash investigative units allows our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers to access in-depth reports and evidence needed to prove liability in your crash case.

Key LA County Highways & Routes Risky for Truck Accidents

With heavy commercial vehicles involved, truck crashes commonly occur on highways and busy trucking routes surrounding LA County ports. Key corridors our lawyers see many collisions include:

  • Interstate 110 – Heavily congested route connecting San Pedro Port through downtown LA.
  • Interstate 210 – Key goods movement artery running from Sylmar through Pasadena into LA County.
  • Interstate 105 – Major east-west highway interchanging with I-405 and I-110 surrounding LAX.
  • Interstate 405 – One of the nation’s busiest highways circling LA County.
  • Interstate 5 – Major north-south truck route entering LA County in Sylmar stretching south to Orange County.
  • Interstate 710 – Key highway serving Long Beach Port freight traffic north to Alhambra.

When retaining a truck accident lawyer after a collision on LA County roads, choosing a law firm intimately familiar with these high-risk corridors - like Moseley Collins Law - ensures you have experts in pinpointing accident factors unique to that route.

Cities & Communities We Serve in Los Angeles County

Cities & Communities We Serve in Los Angeles County

Some cities and communities our lawyers assist include:

Los Angeles

Our lawyers help injured victims from neighborhoods across Los Angeles including Downtown LA, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Studio City, Koreatown, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Lake Balboa, Reseda, North Hollywood, Harbor City, San Pedro, and many more.

Long Beach

As home to the Port of Long Beach - the busiest container port in the US - heavy trucks pose threats across this LA County city where our truck accident lawyers assist injury victims.

Santa Monica

Many truck crashes causing devastating injuries happen along Interstates 10 and 405 surrounding the LA County city of Santa Monica.


Injury victims along key East/West goods movement corridors like Interstate 210 and State Route 134 retain our truck accident lawyers after collisions in the Pasadena area of LA County.


Pomona, with proximity to inland ports, warehouses and manufacturing sees high truck volumes and risks for collisions with passenger vehicles - our lawyers help victims injured in these devastating wrecks.

And many other LA County cities and communities including: Compton, Inglewood, Downey, Glendale, Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Malibu, Torrance, El Monte, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, Carson, Santa Fe Springs, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Whittier, Lakewood, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Monterey Park, Alhambra, Rosemead, Gardena, Redondo Beach, San Fernando, Lynwood, Lennox, Hawthorne, Paramount, Commerce, Bell, Bell Gardens, Signal Hill, Pico Rivera and more across Los Angeles County.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law?

For over 40 years, Moseley Collins Law has fought for truck accident injury victims nationwide and secured millions in verdicts and settlements for clients. Our award-winning lawyers have decades of inside knowledge on state and federal trucking laws, investigation processes, and valuation of accident claims involving these complex commercial vehicles.

Moseley Collins Law truck accident lawyers are renowned for compassionately guiding clients through overwhelming times while aggressively pursuing maximum compensation from multiple liable parties including:

  • Negligent Truck Drivers
  • Trucking Companies
  • Shipping Companies & Brokers
  • Manufacturer & Maintenance Companies

Having secured numerous 7 and 8 figure verdicts and settlements for clients, no case is too complex for our lawyers.

With extensive connections nationwide, Moseley Collins Law does not just work within California but partners with top firms across the country to fight for clients injured miles away from home. Our truck accident lawyers leave no stone unturned – scouring records to identify all parties who contributed to causing your catastrophic injuries so that maximum compensation is obtained.

We offer complimentary case evaluations and advice to injured victims and their families as the first step in exploring legal options following a truck crash in LA County. Our team is always available to take your call 24/7. Reach out today at 800-426-5546 so we can start fighting for the compensation you need and rightfully deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What key details should I collect from the truck crash scene?

Our lawyers recommend taking photos of things like vehicle damage, skid marks, debris, weather conditions, and road hazards. Get witness contact info, police badge numbers, plus driver/company names from trucking logos. Finally, save medical records, bills, and pay stubs documenting income loss.

How quickly do I need to act to preserve my rights?

It’s crucial to put an accomplished truck accident lawyer on your case immediately as there are short time frames for filing claims against government entities and strict evidence rules govern. An LA lawyer starts building a strong case right away.

How much compensation might my truck accident claim be worth?

Every truck crash case involves unique injuries and damages. Our experienced lawyers carefully calculate both economic and non-economic damages - from medical bills and lost future income to pain/suffering amounts - to build a maximum value claim.

Who will pay my LA County truck accident settlement?

There are multiple avenues to secure compensation - our lawyers pursue damages from every negligent driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer and other liable party through demanding negotiations or in court if reasonable offers are not made.

How can I manage bills until I get my truck accident settlement?

An experienced LA truck accident lawyer understands the financial hardships injury victims face and can help research low or no-cost medical programs, negotiate with health providers and insurers, and assist in securing loans or advances if available on strong injury claims. Reach out today to learn how we can help!

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