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Truck Accident Lawyer

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  • Over $4 Billion Won For Our Clients

Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorneys

Advocating for Victims of Big Rig & Semi-Truck Accidents for 40+ Years

Were you or a family member injured in a preventable truck accident in the Greater Los Angeles area because of another party’s carelessness or negligence?

The nationally-recognized truck accident lawyers at Wisner Baum can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available under the law.

No one should be subject to avoidable injury, nor should anyone be stuck having to pay for associated expenses.

At Wisner Baum, we know that it can be difficult to overcome the physical, mental, and emotional injuries caused by a big rig truck accident.

Our firm has helped many clients bring negligent semi-truck operators to justice, as evidenced by just a handful of our past successes, some of which include:

  • $15 million settlement for a commercial trucking accident
  • $8.5 million landmark win for a commercial trucking accident (classified as the largest verdict for the death of an unmarried Ohio resident)
  • $6.9 million settlement for a truck accident involving a semi-truck

Please note that past favorable results do not guarantee a similar outcome in future cases. However, we will apply the valuable insight and skills we learned during these cases to reinforce the strength of your claim.

Call our Los Angeles truck accident attorneys today at (855) 948-5098 or contact us online to get started on your case.

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Are Truck Accidents Common in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles freeways are riddled with potholes, even though they always seem to be under construction. Our city streets are often at too steep of an incline, and there are miles-long stretches of interstate highways without rest stops. These hazards are bound to pose risks to even the most conscientious truck drivers.

These same roads become significantly more dangerous when truck drivers ignore safety protocols and drive recklessly, while fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

According to truck crash statistics from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles County sees on average 2,200 injury truck crashes and 50 fatal truck crashes on an annual basis, by far more than any other county in the state.*

*based on CHP statistics over 5-year period

How to Choose the Best Truck Accident Attorney

For most people harmed in a big rig or semi-truck crash, picking out the best Los Angeles trucking accident attorney boils down to the following:


Attorneys have different specialties, just like doctors. You wouldn’t want a cardiologist to perform surgery on your knee, would you?

If a family member were in a car accident, you’d want to go with an attorney who specializes in car accident litigation. If you or a family member were in a truck accident, you would want to make sure you pick an attorney who specializes in truck accident lawsuits.

Why experience and knowledge matter in trucking cases


These days, there are consumer reviews on everything, including truck accident lawyers and the firms they work for.

Be sure to read client testimonials from lawyers and their law firms.

Attorneys should be happy to connect you with past clients they have represented so they can give you a firsthand history of their experience working with the lawyer/law firm.

Read reviews from past clients of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman


A truck accident law firm that has a lengthy practice history litigating cases like yours should give you confidence.

We have been helping accident victims nationwide since 1973

Trial Experience

While it may be true that the vast majority of truck accident lawsuits are settled out of court, your attorney should have extensive trial experience in the event your claim cannot be settled out of court.

Car and truck accident lawsuits that proceed to trial are often complex, requiring adherence to proper procedures and rules of evidence. Put simply, this task should not be left to a novice.

See a list of companies we have handled trucking cases against

Track Record

It may seem obvious, but any attorney you hire should have an established winning record for big rig and semi-truck accident cases.

Over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients

When the Unimaginable Happens, Clients Turn to Wisner Baum for Help

Hear from Peggy Delano, a former Wisner Baum client who lost her father in a preventable truck accident. In these videos, she will be your guide in answering questions you may have about what it’s like to take legal action while coping with the loss of a loved one.

Do I Have Grounds to File a Truck Accident Claim?

If a truck driver, trucking company, and/or truck manufacturer caused or contributed to an accident that left you injured, you may be able to pursue justice and compensation in a truck accident lawsuit.

Most semi-truck accidents are caused by:

If you believe any of these were factors in a truck crash that caused you harm, it is highly advisable that you discuss the matter with a truck accident attorney in Los Angeles who has experience litigating against major truck companies and their insurers – like those at Wisner Baum.

How Can a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer Help?

Attorneys who specialize in truck accident lawsuits understand the rules and regulations that apply to trucking companies and their drivers. They are also familiar with the regulations governing the manufacture and maintenance of big rig trucks.

To win your case, an attorney must prove that a truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or any other applicable party was negligent in your accident.

Third parties that lease or subcontract trucks or trailers can also be held liable for negligence or malfeasance if their actions contributed to your accident. Even a government entity may be held liable if, for example, they failed to properly maintain roads or ensure that roadway safety signs were visible to drivers.

What If I Am Partially Responsible for the Crash?

In the state of California, injured individuals who may be partially at fault for a crash between a car and a truck can still pursue legal action because the state employs comparative negligence, which means all contributing acts of negligence are taken into account.

The defendant (or defendants) in a comparative negligence case will likely try to increase how responsible you as the victim are for the accident and argue that their client (the trucker or trucking company) is “less responsible” to limit their liability.

This is why retaining legal counsel with years of experience successfully resolving semi-truck accident cases is vitally important to protecting your legal rights in these matters.

Is It Worth It to Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?

Truck accident cases are often highly complex and require skill and expertise to litigate.

Whether it is a truck driver who does not want to admit fault, a trucking company trying to avoid responsibility, or insurance agents skilled at denying a claim, an experienced trucking accident lawyer in Los Angeles can fight for you throughout the claims process to prevent these parties from taking advantage of you.

If you are seeking legal representation, Wisner Baum wants to hear from you.

We have won billions of dollars for our clients, including cases for victims of truck accidents. Acclaimed by The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and numerous others, our legal team boasts board-certified civil trial lawyers, including in truck accident law.

Ready to learn more about your rights and legal options? Call our Los Angeles big rig accident attorneys at (855) 948-5098 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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    “The Wisner Baum firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

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  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C