Just before 3pm on Tuesday May 1, a big rig travelling north on the 405 Freeway, near Mulholland Drive, crashed and crossed the center divider onto the southbound lanes, shedding its concrete load and trapping a Honda car underneath it. The driver of the car was trapped in the wreckage for some time, as bystanders tried everything in their power to free him from beneath the truck, car body, and concrete. Due to the vehicle bursting into flames, the male driver is reported to have suffered from burns to 80% of his body, although reports suggest he is expected to survive these severe injuries.
At least three people have been reported to have been injured in the fiery wreck which closed both sides of the 405 Freeway, including the driver mentioned earlier. One other person is said to also be in critical condition, with the third victim apparently in fair condition.
Injured in a Truck Accident? JML Law Attorneys Are Here for You
Any kind of traffic accident can potentially have catastrophic consequences, particularly in an area as busy and densely populated as Los Angeles and surroundings. When a big rig or other truck is involved, this risk is magnified, due to a combination of the size, weight, and reduced maneuverability of such a large vehicle. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need expert legal representation from a truck accident attorney. While we will try to settle without putting you through the stress of a court case, you can be confident that your JML Law attorney will always be ready and willing to litigate on your behalf if required.
Truck accidents can have many causes, but there are several which are regularly encountered by Los Angeles truck accident attorney handling cases like yours. These common causes include:
- Driver fatigue, and the resulting falling asleep at the wheel
- Distracted driving, caused by texting, taking a cellphone call, eating or drinking, reaching for an object in the vehicle, and more
- Reckless driving
- Defective truck parts
- Shifting cargo loads
- Improper logbook entries
- Poor truck maintenance
- Trucking company negligence
- Drunk driving, or driving while under the influence of drugs
Whatever the factors contributing to your accident, your truck accident attorney can apply their wealth of legal knowledge and expertise to securing the damages and compensation you are entitled to.
Speak to a Truck Accident Attorney Today to Secure Outstanding Legal Aid
At JML Law, we understand that every case is different, and you are an individual. As such, we provide a fully personalized approach to each and every truck accident case, ensuring that we build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Our expert attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure you come out on top, and secure the maximum available compensation and damages.
To discuss the specifics of your case with an esteemed Los Angeles truck accident attorney, including how we can proceed with your claim, call us today on 818-610-8800 to schedule your free initial consultation.