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Truck Accident Lawyer

Fighting for Truck Crash Victims in California and Across the Country

The truck accident lawyer team at Wisner Baum has aggressively and successfully represented several hundred victims and their families, obtaining maximum compensation and earning a track record of success against negligent trucking companies and operators. Based in Los Angeles, our truck accident attorneys have handled thousands of cases in California and throughout the United States, winning over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients across all of our areas of practice, including truck accident litigation.

A trucking accident attorney from our firm can provide your commercial vehicle crash claim with the experience you need to get the compensation you deserve.

Why Hire Wisner Baum?

We get results:

  • $20 million commercial vehicle verdict for wrongful death against Ride the Ducks International
  • $15 million tractor trailer vs. pedestrian for catastrophic injury
  • $8.5 million truck accident verdict (plus pre and post-judgment interest) for wrongful death against Tyson Foods
  • $6.9 million truck accident settlement during trial against a major truck company
  • $6 million truck accident settlement for a wrongful death case in a truck crash
  • $3.5 million truck accident settlement for a wrongful death case in a truck crash
  • 75 truck crash lawsuits settled for $1 million or more

If you were involved in a trucking accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced truck crash attorney about your case. Contact us online or call (855) 948-5098 for a free case evaluation.

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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.

Is It Necessary to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Unlike a car accident lawsuit, a truck crash lawsuit can involve several parties—including the trucker, the truck owner, the truck manufacturer, and the owner of whatever load is being transported at the time of the accident—as well as complex laws unique to truck accident cases. Trucking companies have an interest in protecting their bottom line. As such, they will be prepared to mount a rigorous defense to limit their exposure in litigation. An experienced truck crash injury lawyer will be able to reconstruct the crash to determine the cause (or causes) of your accident and the parties responsible.

Some other reasons truck accident cases can be complex to litigate:

  • Falsifying log books. Truck companies have been known to pressure their drivers to falsify their log books denoting their time spent behind the wheel. Drivers often feel that pressure and remain behind the wheel despite being overworked and overtired. Driver fatigue is a substantial factor in truck accidents. An experienced lawyer will know how to review truck driver log books for any red flags and examine company training manuals for any subtle messaging meant to convey unrealistic (or illegal) expectations for drivers.
  • Preservation of key evidence. Trucking companies may destroy driver logs after only six months. These logs are vital to reconstructing the accident and determining cause. A lawyer will be able to obtain these records while they are still available.
  • Deep pockets and an abundance of resources. Truck companies often have financial reserves to defend themselves in litigation. To give yourself the best opportunity to prevail in court, you need legal representation that can finance technical experts or medical experts to prove to a judge or a jury that you are entitled to certain damages.
  • Numerous parties involved. Truck accidents commonly involve several parties. An experienced truck accident lawyer will have a team of investigators that know how to determine cause and identify any and all responsible parties.

An Experienced Truck Crash Lawyer Can Help Level the Playing Field Against Major Companies

Commercial trucking companies (and their insurance carriers) face significant costs if they are held liable for personal injuries or fatalities caused by a trucking accident. Therefore, most trucking companies will send their own investigators, lawyers, and other personnel to the accident scene almost immediately. It is their job to control the accident scene and preserve evidence in a light most favorable to their clients.

It is important for truck accident victims and their families to understand that no matter how nice an insurance adjuster may be, or what amount of money they may offer — the insurance company and commercial trucking company are not looking out for your best interests.

Our law firm has witnessed the devastation caused by trucking accidents. Whether you have suffered a serious injury, a loved one has been severely injured, or a family member has died in a catastrophic truck accident, you deserve nothing less than representation from an experienced law firm that is truly committed to you and to obtaining the best possible results. Our goal is justice for every victim and to make trucking companies safer.

Our truck accident lawyers have represented hundreds of victims across the United States in various types of commercial vehicle crashes:

Billions Won for Our Clients

  • Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum secured a $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company.

  • Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million Verdict

    Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.

  • Truck Accident Settlement $6.9 Million Settlement

    After a semi-truck drove over a stopped car, killing two of its occupants and injuring a third, one of our attorneys took the case all the way to trial. Our firm continued in pursuit of justice for the three victims over a four-day trial until the case finally settled for $6.9 million.

  • Fatal Truck Accident $6 Million Settlement

    Wisner Baum obtained a $6 million wrongful death settlement on behalf of an individual who died following a truck crash.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Crashes?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the following are the 10 most common factors in tractor trailer accidents:

The FMCSA spent years studying the circumstances underlying nearly 1,000 big rig accidents over a two-year span. In addition to the above truck crash causes, government officials also reported that vehicle issues like unsecured cargo and tire issues were significant risk factors. As for other human error cited in the study, the FMCSA found that drivers following too closely and drivers reporting pressure from employers as significant risk factors for semi accidents.

Why File a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

In the wake of a devastating semi crash, victims may be left with serious injuries, or worse, the loss of a family member. If negligence on the part of a trucking company, operator or manufacturer was a factor in causing the accident, victims may file a truck accident lawsuit to recover damages.

Compensatory damages are intended to compensate a victim (or victims) for losses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Damages in a trucking accident lawsuit include both economic (losses where a dollar value may be assessed) and non-economic damages (physical and emotional suffering, where it’s difficult to attach a dollar value to losses).

Economic damages in a truck crash may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Diminished earning power
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Loss of consortium

Non-economic damages in a trucking accident may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of enjoyment/quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement/disability

Plaintiffs in truck accident lawsuits may also be eligible to claim punitive damages if the trucking company and/or other entities responsible for the crash acted with malice, oppression or fraud, or caused injury or death through extreme recklessness. Punitive damages are designed to deter and punish the responsible parties for reprehensible conduct and deter similar behavior in the future.

In our experience, big rig crash victims understand that filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties goes a long way toward deterring the behavior that caused the crash; in a sense, they are helping to prevent another tragedy from happening.

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Should I Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me?

We focus our practice on wrongful death and serious personal injury involving commercial transportation crashes throughout the state of California and across the nation. Truck accident lawsuits typically involve more than one state’s law or court system, complex federal commercial transportation regulations, and well-funded defense attorneys. If you or a member of your family was the victim of a car crash, motorcycle crash, or pedestrian accident involving a truck, you need legal representation with extensive experience and a proven track record of success litigating against major transportation companies.

Wisner Baum has a proven track record of success litigating against many of the largest transportation companies in the country. Our team of attorneys have diverse backgrounds and offer a unique combination of skills that are useful in commercial trucking accident investigations. Many truck accident attorneys on our team have served on plaintiff steering committees in complex multi-district litigation arising from transportation disasters.

Our firm also works with some of the nation’s leading truck crash experts to help determine liability and investigate whether a trucking company, operator or manufacturer took shortcuts that resulted in violations of the law. With resources at our disposal, you can be assured that your truck accident lawsuit will be pursued with the vigor necessary to obtain the best possible result.

The following list shows some of the companies involved in the truck crash cases we have handled.

  • A&A Transportation
  • Allied Waste
  • A&H Express Inc.
  • Alta Dena Dairy
  • American Express Logistic, Inc.,
  • Argelory Transport Inc.
  • A.D. Gregory, Inc.
  • Allied Waste Industries
  • Biotane
  • Burgess Farms
  • Bridge Terminal Transport Services Inc.
  • Booster Transport, Inc.
  • Bison Transport Inc.
  • B & O Farms
  • B & N Trucking, Inc.
  • BLM Transportation
  • Browning Ferris Industries
  • Bill Loewen Trucking
  • Boring Transport, Inc.
  • Brinegar Enterprises, Inc.
  • BDR Transport Services
  • Bud Antle, Inc.
  • Bhandal Bros. Trucking, Inc.
  • Cooley Transport, Inc.
  • Chahal Trucking
  • Commonwealth Express LLC
  • Container Intermodal Transport/A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S
  • C.R. England
  • Carpenter & Paterson
  • Cliff’s Towing Auto Repair
  • Continental Express, Inc.
  • Commercial Levin
  • Cruz Trucking
  • Dan Palmer Trucking
  • Double M. Trucking
  • Distribution Transportation Services
  • Delhaize Dasam LLC
  • Delhaize America, Inc.
  • Diamond Hay Sales & Transport Truck
  • DNH Enterprises, Inc.
  • Danella Construction
  • DS Transport
  • Delphia Oil Company, Inc.
  • Einstein’s, Inc.
  • EPES Transport Systems, Inc.
  • Excel Paving Company
  • ECM Transport, Inc.
  • Eagle Systems, Inc.
  • FedEx
  • Food Express Inc.
  • Forward Air Solutions, Inc.
  • Fulton Processors, Inc.
  • Fiore Paving
  • Fernandez Trucking, ABT Inc.
  • Food 4 Less
  • Fort Worth Carrier Corp.
  • Five Star Transportation
  • Foston Trucking
  • Floyd Wild, Inc.
  • GARDA, Inc.
  • General Construction Services, LLC
  • Goodnight Express, Inc.
  • Highway Transport Chemical
  • Husky Transport, Inc.
  • Hahn & Phillips Grease Company, Inc.
  • Hogan Motor Leasing
  • Hurtt’s Enterprises
  • Interstate Distributor Company
  • Ivesters Transportation, Inc.
  • Idealese of Central Maryland
  • Interstate Distributing, Inc.
  • JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.
  • J&R Farms
  • J.C. Witherspoon, Inc.
  • James Smith Trucking
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Keith R. Waters Trucking
  • KCMO Water Services Dept.
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Kenway Enterprises
  • Knight-Swift Transportation
  • Lanco Trucking Inc.
  • Landstar System
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Lazer Spot, Inc.
  • London Carrier, Inc.
  • Lake County Land Services
  • Lucky’s
  • Matheson Postal Service, Inc.
  • Maverick USA, Inc.
  • Milliron Recycling, Inc.
  • Mota Towing Service Tow Truck
  • Marten Transport, Ltd.
  • Metro Truck & Tractor Leasing Co.
  • Milk Transport Services
  • Mid West Transport, Inc.
  • Mark Alan Wech and Bradley Caldwell, Inc.
  • Metro Building Supply, Inc.
  • May Company
  • McKinley Trucking
  • MTM Transportation
  • Northern Metal Recycling
  • Niblock Excavation
  • Perez Brothers Transport
  • Peterbilt
  • Prime, Inc.
  • Pottle’s Transportation
  • Pacer Cartage
  • Point to Point Express
  • Randazzo Enterprises
  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
  • Ricky Lucas Trucking
  • Romi Express, Inc.
  • Riley Transportation, Inc.
  • Republic Services Mack Truck Crash
  • R&M Trucking
  • Richardson Moving & Storage
  • Rain For Rent
  • Roadway Express
  • Randk Industrial, Inc
  • Select Energy Services
  • Statewide Freight System, Inc.
  • Spurgeon Trucking
  • Stockberger Trucking Co.
  • SMS Logistics
  • Scott County Public Works
  • State Recovery, Inc.
  • Sangha Transport
  • Sarting Trucking Co
  • Schneider National Trucking Company
  • Swift Transportation
  • TCI Transportation Services
  • TFI International
  • Transport AJIT
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Toledo Phone Company
  • Transport LFL, Inc.
  • Timmerman Starlite Trucking
  • T&D Logistics
  • Transit Mix
  • Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
  • U Rent, Inc.
  • UPS
  • Van Wyk, Inc.
  • Waechter, LLC and Reeves Trucking Company, Inc.
  • Walmart
  • Werner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Western Express, Inc.
  • Wynn Transport, Inc.
  • Watkins and Shepard, Inc.
  • William L. Rowe Salvage & Sales
  • Whistle Redi Mix
  • Young’s Refrigerated Express LLC
  • YRC Worldwide
  • XPO Logistics

Contact us at (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation.

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  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Wisner Baum to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

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    “Wisner Baum are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

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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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    “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
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  • The Truck Safety Coalition
    The Truck Safety Coalition

    Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

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    NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers
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  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • Super Lawyers
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  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating

    Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.

  • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    Top Jury Verdict in
    CA and USA ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
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    Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

  • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.


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