Truck Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Truck accident injuries are devastating, and most are so catastrophic they require an experienced and aggressive Los Angeles attorney to gather the evidence, which is where The Law Office of Marvin S. Lanter excels.

With years of trial law experience, I have spent countless hours representing my clients until I have delivered a successful outcome. The size and weight of a commercial truck and trailer protect the driver from injury, while the passenger vehicle it collides with suffers horrendously. I represent those who have their livelihoods ruined at the hands of tired or impaired truckers. I provide the best representation available, and will not rest until I achieve success. My firm’s track record, integrity, and commitment to the injured are second to none in Los Angeles. I pride myself on sticking up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, especially when faced with an intimidating corporate attorney.

My comprehensive approach to crash scene investigation allows me to uncover each detail of the collision. Using the resources I have established over three decades of legal practice allows me to provide the best accident recreationists to compile the best case possible. My success in holding commercial carriers responsible for their negligence is unmatched, and my personal attention to detail is unparalleled. Beginning with a free consultation. I will investigate the crash first hand to ensure no detail is left to chance when I begin fighting for your right to receive compensation. My personal approach to representing the injured is what allows my firm to command respect in the courtroom, and deliver success with each case I represent.

Financial Recovery for Truck Accident Victims

Being a skilled truck accident attorney, I deliver a strategic and aggressive case to confront insurance companies with the facts that led to my clients’ suffering. I work tirelessly to deliver justice in the form of financial compensation to allow my clients to heal fully from their accidents. The size of a commercial truck can crush a passenger vehicle, its driver, and passengers without a moment’s notice. The causes of these accidents vary, with each scenario leaving the victim out of work, injured and emotionally traumatized. I have successfully garnered settlements on behalf of my clients in the following truck accident scenarios that caused their injuries while proving fault through investigative tactics.

  • Deficient Brakes
  • Drug or Alcohol Use
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy (Overweight) or Shifting Load
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Poor Driver Training
  • Traffic Violations, including Speeding or Disobeying Rules of the Road
  • Truck Driver Error

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, I am here to discuss your case.

Legal process and what we do to win over commercial trucking companies

For negligence of truck drivers an accident can harm you. You need my office if you want to get best compensation for your injuries and harms. I have investigator and proper expert so I know exactly what to do.

Successfully Putting the Pieces Back Together

I am dedicated to helping you recover physically, emotionally and financially, so you can move on with your life without the burdens of an accident holding you back. The injuries sustained in a truck accident can be life-altering, leaving you without a paycheck while mounting medical bills continue to arrive in the mail. Continued care, medical equipment, and lengthy physical therapy are costly but are necessary for you to regain you pre-accident mobility. I will hold the commercial carrier responsible for your accident, liable for their negligence.

I will get to the bottom of the accident’s cause, and fight for your rights to be reimbursed fully for your lost wages and medical expenses, and also for your pain and suffering. You do not deserve to suffer because of a truck driver’s negligence.

Call an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer to Discuss Your Case

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, do not spend any more time worrying about your medical expenses and lack of income. Your quality of life is important to me, and I want to help you maintain it going forward.

Contact The Law Office of Marvin S. Lanter today at (310) 276-1142 to discuss your case and hold the trucking company responsible for your truck accident injuries.


Q & A With Marvin S. Lanter

What is the Importance of Having an Attorney for Trucking Accident Cases?

Well, we all drive the interstate and freeways in southern California and we know that all of a sudden we will encounter these huge islands, these tractor trailers. Particularly, I always think about when I’m driving on the 5 Fwy, the truckers are very important; they move everything, you know. But they can be a very dangerous obstacle for a driver. And, unfortunately, I’ve had numerous situations where truckers have had excessive speed on their vehicles, unfortunately, fatigue, and really unfortunately sometimes they have been under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Also sometimes loads of these vehicles are not put in properly which makes it difficult for the driver to drive the vehicle appropriately. Truck moving injuries can be fatal. So, I’ve been involved in many of these situations and I know exactly what to do and exactly what we are going to need to prove up the case as we would proceed forward.

How is the Legal Process Different with Accidents Involving Tractor Trailers?

Well, the trucking companies and their insurance representatives will, of course, like to pin the accident on the person who was injured. They’ll claim that they were at fault; they were driving with excessive speed; they weren’t watching at the time so that’s why you need me or a trained professional that knows how to deal with the trucking companies and with their insurance representatives to prove that they are absolutely wrong, and you’re entitled to compensation for your medical injuries and your pain and suffering.

How do You Prove Liability or Fault?

That can be tricky at times.  And once again, leaving no stone unturned, I will investigate through obtaining appropriate records from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Public Utilities Commission as to who owned the truck. Was it an independent trucker? Who owned the truck? What was the relationship of the ownership of the truck to various types of companies? Many times it’s hidden as to who exactly owns the truck. But I will be able to find out through adequate investigation, and diligent investigation, who actually owned the truck, so we can have as many parties as possible being involved so you can get the proper monetary compensation.

What can you do to Help Prove the Commercial Trucking Company is Liable?

Very important, because immediately you want to call up the police, the California Highway Patrol, at the scene of the accident, have them come down, take the report, because they can start immediately running the license plates of the tractor, that’s the first part of the truck, and the trailer. I’ve had situations where the tractor and the trailer will be owned by two different parties but both of those parties will be responsible. The CHP officer will take statements from the parties and that’s important, that’s preserved, and from witnesses who saw the accident and that will be very critical later on as the case develops.

Should I File a Police Report After an Accident Involving a Big Rig?

Yes. And what you should do is call the police and if they don’t come, still go down and file the report because the police will do investigation.  And what they should do, not all the time, but what they will do is follow up, and they may very well call the other party. If they can get statements from the other party, that can be very definitive in the liability situation that’s going to ensue as the case unfolds as time progresses. So, it’s important to either call the police, or even if they don’t come down, file the police report so we will be able to use this information later on.

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