Last week, a crash between a big rig and an SUV on Interstate 5 killed four people. The crash happened at around 7:30 in the evening.
While we do not yet know the cause of the crash, we do know that it highlights what we know about accidents involving large trucks that can be dangerous and deadly.
We know that there are many large trucks in and around our area, working to transport goods and materials that keep our economy flowing smoothly. But do you know what to do if you are involved in an accident with a larger truck?
If you need a Los Angeles truck accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg to be by your side. Their knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to secure the compensation you need for your accident-related expenses.
No state in the country has more motorcycles than California. We have nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles. This also means that we have our fair share of motorcycle accidents. There were over 13,500 motorcyclist injuries in the latest reporting year for the state.
When a motorcyclist is hit by a vehicle, the results can be devastating because motorcycle drivers and passengers have no protection from the impact. Even wearing a helmet does not guarantee that a person will be free from injury. We commonly see massive external and internal injuries as a result of motorcycle crashes:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Head and brain trauma
- Internal organ damage
- Lacerations and amputations
- Road rash
Most of these injuries require immediate medical care. Often surgery and rehabilitation are needed for a person to make a full recovery. That can become incredibly costly.
Will insurance companies pay enough to cover all of these costs? What about the hidden costs of an accident like lost income for the victim and their caregiver?
It is not just the medical bills that are coming in. Your regular household bills do not stop when you get hurt.
How Do They Happen?
Careless and negligent drivers cause serious harm to motorcyclists. If they are not paying attention to the roadway, or refuse to give cyclists the space they need, they will cause injuries. Distracted drivers, those who choose to look at a screen instead of the road, are just as deadly as drunk drivers. Often, though, it is as simple as a driver not looking before they change lanes or make a turn.
What Are Your Options?
Any accident that leaves you injured is scary. We know that your focus needs to be on healing, not how to afford your bills because you are unable to work. We know that medical bills can be extremely expensive. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our team will work to secure compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income if you are not able to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages
- Court costs and legal fees