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Do Not Lose Twice

Anaheim | Los Angeles | Mission Viejo | San Diego

Southern California highways are busy and bustling with vehicles at all hours of the day. Add to that a speeding truck operated by an impaired driver. Injuries happen. Death occurs. That is where we come in to provide diligent and dedicated advocacy for clients throughout the southern area of the state.

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident lawyers, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident attorneys may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in California if the accident occurs in California. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in California, the truck company is from a state other than California. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money just like the next guy. However, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we represent victims of trucking accidents nationwide, giving us unique insight into handling cases anywhere, and especially in Southern California.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident that occurred in Anaheim, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, San Diego or anywhere throughout Southern California, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Dangerous and Deadly Semi Truck Crashes in Southern California

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we represent clients injured in trucking accidents caused by negligence due to:

The Need for a Seasoned Attorney Following a Trucking Accident

We provide a high level of representation for Southern California clients suffering the severe and life-threatening effects of a trucking accident. In recognizing what is at stake, we focus on holding the negligent parties accountable for the collision. We review all documentation and rely on our network of experts to build your case based on the facts.

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-210, I-45, I-15, I-710, I-10, I-605, I-105, I-5, Hwy 60, Hwy 91, Hwy 22, Hwy 47, Hwy 57, Hwy 21, US 101, Harbor Freeway, Hollywood Freeway, East LA Interchange, Ventura Highway or the Lawrence Expressway, Fletcher Parkway, Hwy 67, I-805, I-8.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Pechanga and other casinos, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the policy of insurance. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the California state mandatory minimum limits of $15,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

You deserve compensation following a trucking accident caused by negligence. The insurance company is not on your side, nor do they have your best interests in mind. While it is tempting to quickly settle, that amount of money will not cover your short and long-term needs. Let us handle the legal "heavy lifting" while you recover from your trucking accident.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local California law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with California-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding a truck wreck caused by unsecured loads or defective brakes, please contact us.

California Trucking Companies

  • Pacific Cartage & Warehousing, INC.
  • Palmer Transport Corp.
  • Pan Pacific Petroleum Company, INC.
  • Philip Transportation And Remediation, INC.
  • Phoenix-Pdq, INC.
  • Pinole Valley Trucking, INC.
  • Points West Trucking, INC.
  • Premier Transportation & Warehousing, INC.
  • Quality Transport, INC.
  • Rabb Bros. Trucking, INC.
  • Ram Trucking, INC.
  • Rawlings Trucking, INC.
  • Rock Transport, INC.
  • Roy E. Lay Trucking
  • Royal Express, INC.
  • Royal Hawaiian Express, INC.

  • Rpm Transportation, INC.
  • Sagara Trucking, INC.
  • Sankyu Usa, INC.
  • Santa Clara Transfer Service, INC
  • Sanyo Transportation Co.
  • Scan-Vino, INC.
  • Scully Distribution Services, INC.
  • Sea-Logix
  • Sea-Logix, LLC
  • Servicecraft, LLC
  • Shane Industries, INC.
  • Shannon Bros. Co. (A Corp.)
  • Shuster's Transportation, INC.
  • Southwest Trails
  • Souza's Milk Transportation Co.

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