If you have suffered injuries in an accident involving a big rig or a semitruck, our hearts truly go out to you. We know that any serious auto accident is traumatic, yet crashes involving large trucks are often more so. A fully loaded big rig (also called an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer), extending up to 80 feet in length and weighing up to 40 tons, can hit with incredible destructive force. We hope you recover fully and soon.
David Azizi: A Winning Law Firm in Los Angeles
For 19 years, Los Angeles-area big rig and semitruck accident victims have found lawyer David Azizi to be exactly who they needed to represent them in legal matters. He has been highly successful in winning for them financial compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. These settlements cover the massive costs that victims of truck driver negligence often face, like:
- Ambulance transportation and emergency room services
- An extensive inpatient hospital stay
- Multiple surgeries to repair crushed bones or to save limbs from amputation
- Ongoing outpatient treatment by top doctors who specialize in treating severe injuries
- Ongoing physical therapy
- Medical equipment, including medical walkers or wheelchairs
Here, David talks about one recent case. In this incident, his client’s SUV was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler. The accident was even more serious because the force of the truck pushed the SUV into another big rig in front of it, crushing the vehicle between the two tractor-trailers.
It’s important to note that settlement amounts vary based on the unique circumstances of each case. To discuss the specific details of your accident with David, call us 24/7 at 800-991-5292. We will quickly connect you with David for a free consultation. We believe you’ll find David to be a highly experienced, effective and compassionate attorney to assist you during this difficult time.
A Seasoned Trucking Accident Injury Lawyer
David is not a rookie when it comes to dealing with accidents that involve massive trucks. Having handled these cases since 1998, he knows the ins and outs of the laws and regulations that govern big rigs and semitrucks, and he knows what to look for when investigating these incidents.
For starters, David is highly familiar with the causes of big rig crashes. When the truck is the reason for the accident, investigators trace back to truck driver errors an astounding 89 percent of the time. These include:
- Fatigue, including falling asleep at the wheel (cited in 7 percent of truck wrecks)
- Medical emergencies while driving
- Inattention, distraction or failure to notice outside conditions (blamed 24 percent of the time)
- Excessive speed, aggressive driving, tailgating or other poor driving decisions (faulted 38 percent of the time)
Vehicle issues, such as brake or tire problems, account for approximately 10 percent of such incidents. Environmental factors, such as inadequate signage, poor road design and weather conditions, cause relatively few such wrecks.
David’s extensive experience as a truck accident attorney means he also knows what kinds of evidence to demand from trucking companies. He not only requires the companies to produce the log sheets that can demonstrate driver fatigue, but he also subpoenas the data from EOBRs (Electronic On-board Recorders), made by Qualcomm and other companies. Similar to airplane “black boxes,” these record a variety of readings related to driver and vehicle performance.
Here, David explains further the advantages to finding a lawyer who is familiar not only with auto injury lawsuits but also with the more specialized field of big rig and semitruck litigation:
An Effective Advocate for Victims of Truck Crashes
David is not only highly experienced, he’s also extremely effective. He wins cases for his clients at a 98-percent success rate. On the very rare occasions he does not win, he does not charge his clients a dime. In other words, he doesn’t get paid until you get your settlement.
David is also highly regarded by his peers. The large legal services corporation Avvo rated him “Superb,” and Expertise.com lists him on their Top 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles. Recently, the well-known Super Lawyers organization recognized him as a top L.A.-area attorney for the sixth time.
David also has a reputation for toughness among opposing attorneys, which usually represent insurance companies. David fights for every dollar his clients deserve, for both larger cases and smaller ones. He brings the same intensity and commitment to ethical and excellent legal representation to each case.
One of the things that makes David so effective among truck accident lawyers is his understanding of how insurance companies work. Many years ago, he himself worked in the insurance industry – the “dark side,” as David calls it – and he learned the many strategies these companies use to minimize the settlements they pay to injury victims. He decided he wanted no part of that and that he wanted to help accident victims and their families instead. He uses what he learned years ago to maximize the amount that his clients recover.
A Compassionate Truck Accident Law Firm
Numerous people have told our firm that they want an attorney who fights hard for them in court but who listens well and is compassionate toward clients. David is that kind of attorney. We hear him speak frequently about the sympathy he feels for injury victims and their families. As a married father of three young children, he especially feels it when kids are involved.
David handles every case personally and does not pass it along to a junior attorney. He explains to his clients upcoming steps in the legal process, and he alerts them to unpleasant things that opposing attorneys may try to bring up in court.
David also prides himself on being accessible. He gives every client his cell phone number because he knows that questions will come up.
We urge you to call us at 800-991-5292 just as soon as you’re able. The sooner David gets your case, the sooner he can get out to the accident scene with his investigative partners. Time is of the essence because evidence is sometimes lost due to weather or the work of repair crews. Witnesses’ memories also tend to fade with time.
David is ready to stand with you as your advocate, just as he has for so many Southern Californians over the years. Remember, your consultation is free, and we will connect you with him any time of day, any day of the week. He has proven himself to be an experienced, effective and compassionate truck accident lawyer. He will be that for you, too.