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Top Los Angeles Truck Accident Trial Lawyers

Accidents involving large trucks are more likely to result in serious injury and death than regular car crashes. Large trucks include any vehicle that weighs over 10,000 pounds, such as a semi or tractor-trailer. Trucking companies are governed by federal and state regulations and are required to document safety of equipment and driver hours.

There are many causes of accidents involving trucks, including:

  • Driver tiredness (drivers often fail to take adequate breaks)
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Poorly loaded trucks
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Poor weather
  • Passing unsafely
Truck Accident Case Results
  • $7 million
    In 2007, Arash Homampour obtained a $7 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case in Simi Valley (the verdict was later reduced by the Court on remittitur) for a Plaintiff whose husband of one year died. The Defendant Truck Company's employee illegally parked a big rig truck on the shoulder of the freeway in order to sleep. Another vehicle in which the Plaintiff's husband was a passenger, veered off the freeway onto to the shoulder, and collided with the rear of Defendant's illegally parked big rig. Plaintiff's husband was killed instantly.

    The plaintiff was non-English speaking and testified through a Spanish interpreter. Plaintiff sought only non-economic damages. Prior to the trial the defendant Truck Company rejected Plaintiff's offer to settle for $500,000. More details on this verdict can be found here.

    $4.5 million
    In April 2017 Attorneys Arash Homampour and Scott Boyer settled a particularly tough Auto versus Truck case for $4.5 million against the City of Los Angeles. We alleged that the City’s truck was illegally and dangerously stopped in the middle of the road. Having collided with the back of a semi-truck operated by the City’s Street Services, plaintiff incurred significant injuries resulting in great mental and physical pain and suffering.

    The city contended that their employee had followed all the correct procedures for warning oncoming traffic of a stopped vehicle, including the fact that the semi-truck’s emergency lights had been activated before the collision occurred. Additionally, the City argued that the plaintiff was driving in excess of the speed limit, contributing significantly to his injuries.

    Through aggressive litigation the Homampour team were able to show that regardless of plaintiff’s excessive speed, the City employee had indeed negligently operated parked the semi-truck when delivering equipment to a city work project, resulting in the City settling before trial for $4.5 million.More details on this verdict can be found here.

    $3.5 million
    In 2012, Arash obtained a $3.5 million verdict in a wrongful death case in Federal Court. The case involved a truck driver that ran over and killed a young girl on her bike. The investigating officer found (erroneously) that the young girl was totally at fault. Again, another attorney brought our firm in, but this time to take the case to trial. Even though strong evidence in the form of surveillance video showed that the driver was at least partially at fault, the insurance company refused to pay a reasonable settlement.

    This was a particularly difficult case because it was tried in Federal Court, the young girls parents testified through Spanish interpreters, and there was evidence that the young girl rode her bike from the sidewalk into the crosswalk against a flashing red pedestrian signal. Many attorneys are afraid of Federal Court and its strict procedures, harsh restrictions on jury selection and unanimous verdict requirement. But, not Arash, as he was successful in convincing a Federal jury which unanimously found that the truck driver could and should have avoided the collision and that a beautiful precious young life was needlessly taken.

    The jury awarded $3.5 million or more than 10 times what the insurance company offered to settle during trial.

    $1,500,000
    In 2008, Arash Homampour obtained a $1,500,000 settlement (which were Defendants' policy limits) in a case where a mother was driving on the freeway, when she lost control of her vehicle, hit the center divider, and rebounded into the path of Defendants' truck. Unfortunately, she died and we successfully argued that Defendant driver as a professional truck driver had a duty to anticipate hazards on the freeways and that he had enough time to perceive, react and avoid the collision. More details on this result can be found here.

    $1,000,000
    In 2009, Arash Homampour obtained a $1,000,000 settlement (which were Defendants' policy limits) in a case where a father was driving down the freeway, lost control for reasons unknown and crossed over into the path of a truck. The driver died. It was determined that the Defendant truck driver had methamphetamines in his system. Even though Defendant's insurance company contended that there was nothing the driver could do to avoid the collision, we were successful in showing that the truck driver was potentially impaired and could have avoided the collision.
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California Truck Injury Attorneys

Truck drivers are obligated by law to follow certain procedures designed to increase their safety and reduce the likelihood of accidents. Following an accident, the truck and driver's records must be carefully examined to establish liability or negligence. Trucking companies are only required to keep records for six months – so if you've been involved in an accident with a truck it is imperative that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Examples of the records that may demonstrate liability include:

  • Driver's logs
  • Black boxes
  • Satellite tracking data
  • Driver communications
  • Vehicle inspection reports
  • Emergency service reports

Again, it is critical that the attorney you select is one who actually takes cases to and wins at trial. Arash Homampour is known throughout the state as one of the top trial attorneys, having won large verdicts throughout the state in trucking accident cases. From data downloads to analyzing a driver's on- and off-duty records, The Homampour Law Firm knows what to look for and how to prove these specialized types of cases.

At The Homampour Law Firm, we represent clients for complex personal injury claims. Our attorneys have a reputation for obtaining outstanding verdicts and settlements through vigorous investigation and aggressive representation.

We have also confidentially resolved many claims involving truckers for their policy limits, even where liability seems difficult or there is considerable evidence of comparative negligence of the injured party or decedent.

No matter the extent of the injury, we are prepared to fight for your claim. Our attorneys immediately begin building your case, preserving and examining evidence for the strongest claim possible. We are accomplished trial lawyers who will take all necessary steps to obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries.

To talk to one of our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers, call 323-658-8077 or toll free at 800-597-8543. Or, if you prefer, send us an email by clicking on the red button below.

Initial consultations are free and our multilingual staff speaks Spanish, Farsi and Armenian.

We take cases on a contingency — which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.

We also can handle complex cases via attorney referral.