California

Truck Accident Attorney

(Catastrophic Injury)
There are over 3,000 crashes in California involving big-rig trucks each year. Tragically, many of these trucking accidents were avoidable. Far too often, truck drivers are undertrained, overworked and under unreasonable time pressure. In other instances, improperly maintained trucks fail causing accidents.

A big-rig truck weighs at least 15 times more than a typical car. It’s predictable, therefore, that people who are in crashes with trucks often suffer injuries far more severe than those in crashes involving another car.

Despite the increased dangers, truck drivers and the companies that employ them often cut corners and put profit and speed over safety.

The attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel have represented thousands of people injured or killed in trucking accidents. Our experienced attorneys, local knowledge, and financial resources empower us to aggressively and competently represent people and families whose lives have been impacted by trucking accidents.

What that means for our clients is that even though it’s likely they have not been through a life-changing crash before—they can take comfort in the fact that we have, and we know how to help them through it.

Catastrophic Truck Accident Injuries

For over 40 years Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel has represented people who have been hurt and the families of people killed in tragic and avoidable circumstances. We’ve represented people coping with the death of a loved one; people struggling with serious neurological injuries like a traumatic brain injury, fibromyalgia, or complex regional pain syndrome; people with serious orthopedic injuries like a spinal cord injury, nonunions, and mal-unions; and people with trauma-induced psychological injuries like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We have the experience, resources and skill to represent people who have sustained all types of catastrophic injuries, including:

Back and spine injuries

Injuries to the back and spinal cord are typically caused by damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or to the discs of the spinal column, or by injury to the spinal cord itself.  Depending on the type of injury and the severity of the injury, back and spine injuries can lead to permanent pain and disability.  Roughly 1 in 3 people who experience a spine injury are re-hospitalized one or more times during any given year following the injury.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes damage to the brain. While some people who sustain a traumatic brain injury are able to recover, for others, a traumatic brain injury can cause permanent changes in a person’s ability to think, work and interact with the world.

Paraplegia or quadriplegia

Quadriplegia and paraplegia are the terms for when someone sustains a paralyzing injury to their limbs—often due to a traumatic injury to the spinal cord.  People with paralyzing injuries like quadriplegia and paraplegia will frequently require extensive, life-long assistance with activities of daily life including, transportation, cooking, eating, cleaning, and hygiene.

How Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel Can Help:

Representing people injured because of the negligence or wrongdoing of others is what we do. Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel has won over $600 million for people hurt by defective vehicles, in truck accidents, and by distracted drivers.

We’ve handled thousands of car accident cases.

Here’s how we help:

  • We investigate what happened. When needed, we rely on accident reconstructionists and biomechanists to prove how and why the crash occurred. 
  • We use our medical experts and our client’s treating doctors to show clearly and unequivocally how they have been injured.  
  • We present that evidence to the at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair resolution that takes into consideration all of the ways our client’s life has been impacted.
  • If the party responsible does not accept our demand, we don’t settle for less than what our client’s case is worth. We use our skill as trial lawyers to prove to a jury exactly what happened and why our client deserves the compensation.

Contact a California trucking accident attorney

If you need an experienced personal injury attorney after your trucking accident, you can rest assured that we will not charge you for contacting us. Everything you tell us is confidential. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case.

~ Sandra P.

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