Truck Rear-End Accidents More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

Truck Rear-End Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

Rear-End Truck Accident Injuries

When an accident is the result of a rear-end collision, it often causes devastating injuries, such as:

  • Herniated discs in the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries

As a result of these injuries, you may face surgeries, prolonged medical care, work disability, and significant pain and suffering.

Any accident involving a truck can result in dramatic injuries and significant property damage. If you are suffering after a rear-end truck accident, contact our office to help ensure you receive skilled legal representation to assist in the pursuit of full and fair monetary compensation.

Common Causes of Rear-End Trucking Accidents

A rear-end collision with a truck or big rig can be caused by several factors.

  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving refers to engaging in any activity that takes a vehicle operator’s attention away from the task at hand. This includes phone calls, texting, and eating while driving. When a truck driver takes their focus off the road, devastating accidents can be the result. Consider, for instance, the distance it takes for a large truck to stop. It is much longer than other vehicle due to a truck’s size and weight. Should a truck driver take their eyes away from the road and a vehicle turn into its path at that same moment, it is unlikely that the truck will have time to stop or slow down to avoid a collision.
  • Speeding: A speeding truck is dangerous on multiple levels. First, driving at accelerated speeds means the driver has less time to effectively brake, should stopping or slowing be necessary. Second, higher speeds mean the force of impact if a truck hits another vehicle will be even more intense and resulting injuries are likelier to be severe.
  • Following too close: Misjudging the distance needed to safely stop is another common cause of rear-end trucking accidents. Trucks can have an extended blind spot over the front of the vehicle due to the sheer size of the vehicle’s front end. If the trucker fails to account for this possibility, it can reduce the chances of noticing a vehicle directly in front of the truck and end in a collision.
  • Improper truck maintenance: Large trucks need to be regularly inspected and properly maintained. This is largely due to the fact that trucks cover hundreds of miles on an almost daily basis. The resulting wear and tear can significantly affect a truck’s overall ability to operate safely on the road. Without scheduled inspections and regular maintenance, safety features like brakes can fail when they are needed the most and cause an accident.
  • Truck loading error: There are regulations in place restricting the size of loads that a truck can haul. This is mostly because hauling oversized loads compromises the ability of a driver to safely operate the truck. It also makes it more difficult for the trucker to effectively come to a stop and avoid a collision.
  • Driver fatigue: All too common among truck drivers, driver fatigue poses a very real threat to others on the road. When a driver is fatigued, their judgment, focus, and reaction time suffer. This can all contribute to an increased chance of a truck accident.

As a result of these errors, you may be the victim of a rear-end accident with a large truck that can leave you with lasting injuries. Attorney Scott J. Corwin has a history of successfully representing truck accident victims. While you focus on your health and physical recovery, Scott takes on the legal battle, fighting for you every step of the way. Having a zealous advocate on your side can be the most effective way to stand up to the big insurance companies standing between you and your right to monetary compensation for the harm you have suffered.

What Happens After a Rear-End Trucking Accident?

Following an accident with a tractor-trailer, a trucking company will often have its insurance representative on the scene in minutes. Trucking companies will act quickly to protect themselves and limit the exposure of their driver and the company to liability for damages relating to the accident. You should have the same tenacious representation on your side.

We will advocate on your behalf against the trucking company and its insurance agency to help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. They will work hard to undermine any case you may have against them for damages stemming from harm you suffered in a crash. They may also try to spin the cause of the accident, so the blame is placed on your own shoulders. The team at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, can take immediate steps to limit any personal liability exposure you may have as a result of an accident. Furthermore, we can work on strengthening a case for damages against the trucking company and its insurer.

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation Will Fight to Protect Your Rights

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation has decades of experience representing injured people in and around Los Angeles. The insurance claim procedures required to recover compensation following an accident with a big rig can be frustrating. Having an experienced lawyer on your side who can explain the claims process and fight for your right to the compensation you deserve as quickly and efficiently as possible can make all the difference.

With over 30 years of experience, Scott J. Corwin has recovered more than $125 million for our firm’s clients. Along with being a distinguished member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), Scott has earned honors and awards that few other lawyers can boast. A current Southern California Super Lawyer and a previous recipient of the exclusive Top 100 Super Lawyers in both 2015 and 2016, it is clear that Scott’s peers and clients alike place faith in his skills and abilities as a talented advocate for injury victims.

Contact our office for a free consultation by calling (310) 683-2300 or using our online contact form.

Making Things Right

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Brain Damage $3,407,752

    Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.

  • Bus Accident $2,782,954

    Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000

    City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000

    Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000

    Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.

  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Brain Injury $1,000,000

    Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials
  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
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  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
  • Brian Injury Association
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