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Law Offices of Michael D Payne
Fatal Trucking Accidents

Justice For A Fatal Truck Accident

The many highways and interstates of Southern California pose a major risk to people in passenger vehicles. Only Texas has more fatal truck accidents each year than California, and it is almost always those in the smaller vehicle who are killed.

The trucking companies have powerful representation to deflect blame and avoid paying full damages. If your loved one was killed in a truck crash, you need an experienced and committed lawyer to pursue justice for the loss of that person’s life and their contributions to the family.

Start the investigation
Time is critical in a semi-truck accident. Law Offices of Michael D. Payne works relentlessly to hold truck drivers, their employers and their insurance companies responsible. Call us immediately at 1-888-627-5474 to investigate and protect your legal rights.

After A Truck Accident

Commercial trucking companies will attempt to limit their liability in trucking accident lawsuits. In fact, they often deploy a team of accident reconstruction experts, insurance adjusters, investigators and lawyers to the scene of an accident – often before the vehicles are even removed from the scene. It is their job to essentially control the accident scene in order to mitigate the amount of evidence that proves their liability.

Experience On Your Side

Michael D. Payne formerly worked for the insurance companies and thoroughly understands their tactics. This knowledge enables him to better prepare injury cases. He knows what questions to ask to establish the underlying negligence that caused or contributed to the truck crash:

  • Driver fatigue from too many hours at the wheel
  • Distracted or inattentive driving
  • Changing lanes, speeding or tailgating
  • Neglected truck maintenance
  • Unbalanced or overweight load
  • Dangerous roads or highway conditions

Semi-truck and 18-wheeler drivers often travel these roadways while extremely fatigued and often at excessive speeds in order to meet shipment deadlines. As a result, they fall asleep at the wheel, inattentively change lanes and fail to recognize when traffic ahead has unexpectedly slowed or stopped. This reckless or negligent behavior can change lives, causing unexpected injuries or even death.

Let’s Hold Them Accountable

The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne has a strong track record of recoveries for wrongful death, including truck accident cases. You can rely on the experience and determination of our firm to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your family member’s death.

Contact Us

Call 1-888-627-5474 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We take cases throughout Southern California, with offices in West Covina, Beverly Hills, Ontario and Riverside.