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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated law firm, with over 40 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have won over $100 million, in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and it's our job to get it for you.

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Personal Injury Lawyers

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Personal Attention

At Farar & Lewis LLP, we pride ourselves on our ability to be there for our clients, 24/7 when tragedy or questions arise. Every single one of our clients has access to their assigned lawyer.
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Respected Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

We’re proud to say that our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles, are recognized as leaders in the state of California. Our firm has won millions, in compensation for our clients.
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No Fee Ever. Unless We Win.

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are on your team. That means we’re with you 100% of the way. We prove this, by never charging any upfront fees.
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A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation

RECENT CASE RESULTS

Motorcyclist Suffers From Automobile Accident
600,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
300,000
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
1,300,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Auto vs. Auto
500,000
SETTLEMENT
Pedestrian suffers from automobile accident
240,000.00
SETTLEMENT
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San Diego Trucking Company Negligence Lawyer

Being involved in an accident with a 18-wheeler is a horrific event that often leads to fatalities on the nation’s highways. Big truck accidents also commonly involve several vehicles when crashes occur in congested traffic or when a tractor-trailer goes out of control. These scenarios can be very complicated legal issues when it comes to unraveling what actually happened in a big-rig collision. Accident investigations conducted by the police department of jurisdiction is not always as comprehensive as San Diego truck accident attorneys would like to see, often choosing to conduct their own investigation that supports their client’s injury claims for whole compensation when a truck driver is totally at fault for the wreck that resulted in the injuries or death. While a typical automobile accident will normally only result in a claim against another individual driver, accidents involving any type of commercial vehicle could very well result in standing to pursue multiple parties who have been negligent as well as the driver. Primary among those other potential litigants are trucking companies that employ the driver.

Trucking Company Liability

There are many potential material case facts that could indicate negligence on the part of the trucking company employing the driver. Even when the tractor-trailer included in a collision is privately owned by the driver, the trucking company still controls the actions of the driver in terms of orders for delivery and time bonuses. They often require drivers to drive the full extent of allowable hours according to the Department of Transportation rules and regulations, which commonly leads to accidents when drivers are fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel. Delivery time focus also encourages truck drivers to use excessive speed on the highways, which which makes big trucks the most dangerous vehicles on the road. The court is primarily concerned with the nature of the relationship between the trucking company and a contracted driver, which is clearly an employer/employee structure. Trucking companies attempt to use contracted drivers as company Management insulation, but both parties potentially liable for damages because of the association. San Diego truck accident attorneys normally file claims against all parties involved and let the court decide who is not liable, including truck parts manufacturers in product liability situations.

Investigating a Trucking Company

While a police department will investigate any accident that occurred on public roadways, they rarely do any investigation into the prior conduct of the trucking company. Drivers who are intoxicated at the time will face a thorough investigation regarding criminal charges, which can be very valuable in negotiating an injury claim or wrongful death settlement. It then becomes the responsibility of the injured plaintiff’s legal counsel to obtain information concerning prior company behavior regarding citations and earlier trucking accidents. If multiple trucks for one company have been involved in crashes, this could very well be an indication internal company maintenance problem or a failure to follow state law or an established safety policy. The trucking company also may have been cited in the past for specific rules and regulations from any of a number of government agencies such as OSHA or the DOT. In addition, an experienced San Diego truck accident attorney will know how to inspect a truck for potential mechanical malfunction or shifted loads that could also contribute to causation of the wreck. Evidence in truck accident cases can be found in many locations when the right attorney is handling and crafting a solid case for maximum damages.

Potential Truck Accident Damages

Claim settlements from personal injuries suffered in a truck accident can be very extensive, but there are some factors that could reduce the total amount of damages available for drivers when their comparative negligence percentage is applied to a final settlement. This same issue applies in a wrongful death claim as well. Trucking company lawyers almost always try to get ahead of the curve immediately after an accident in hopes of influencing the accident reconstruction specialists to make a determination regarding the fault level of injured drivers. Personal contribution to an accident causing injuries can be used by the insurance providers and trucking company representatives in attempting to reduce general damages for pain-and-suffering and wrongful death. Luckily in California, even drivers that are 99% at fault for an accident can receive 1% of total damages available, but an aggressive truck accident attorney will always be diligent in protecting their client when the negligent respondents are using bad faith legal tactics to lessen total claim values. Punitive damages maybe available as well when a San Diego truck accident attorney opts to take a claim to a full jury trial. Punitive damages are considered as punishment, only being subject to discounting according to California state law. Whole damages is always the goal in a truck accident case, and punitive damage is usually what accomplishes that task for injured clients.

Contact Farar & Lewis LLP San Diego Truck Accident Attorneys

It is never a good decision to attempt handling a truck accident injury claim personally. Truck accident claims are often very valuable in both instances of personal injury and wrongful death, and the cases are always strongly defended. The best method of receiving all of the compensation you deserve in a California truck accident case is by calling or clicking on the official law firm website of Farar & Lewis LLP for a free comprehensive evaluation of your injury claim potential.

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