Irvine, California – — A collision between two large commercial trucks and a tour bus in Hacienda that injured 20 and hospitalized 13 has all the earmarks of the complex cases truck accident lawyers regularly deal with, says attorney Maryam Parman of Avrek Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Irvine.
“Fortunately the injuries in this accident appear to have been minor,” Parman said. “But the wreck involved two large trucks and a tour bus, which makes it complicated enough, and a local TV report shows how difficult it can be to get cooperation from trucking companies or bus lines after an accident.”
The collision occurred near the eastbound 60 Freeway and Seventh Avenue in Hacienda Heights around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, according to KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. One truck hit a second, which caused the second truck to collide with the tour bus, the California Highway Patrol told the TV station.
KTLA also reported that the bus was operated by Da Zhen Travel Agency in Monterey Park, which operated the bus in an August 2013 crash in Irwindale that left 52 people injured. Authorities cited the bus driver’s “unsafe lane change” in that wreck.
When the TV station attempted to contact Da Zhen, a reporter had to speak Mandarin Chinese to question a spokesman who would only confirm the current bus’s route from Monterey Park to Pala Casino in San Diego County.
Parman said commercial truck crashes are complicated and often require dogged investigations to determine responsibilities for injuries from the accident.
“It doesn’t look like the bus driver was in any way responsible for this crash, but as an example of factors in a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) case, a past incident of an injury crash would certainly be of interest to our investigators,” Parman said.
Parman said factors in the latest case illustrate the complexities that may be faced when pursuing a commercial vehicle accident claim.
“The fact that the TV station had to put a reporter on the phone who spoke Mandarin is representative of the kinds of obstacles we run into,” Parman said. “People who primarily or exclusively speak a foreign language are not unusual in Southern California, and it can slow an investigation or stop someone who isn’t particularly dedicated to the cause.”
Parman said Avrek Law focuses on personal injury cases in the Orange and Riverside counties area of California, and helps people injured in truck, bus and other commercial motor vehicle accidents. The firm’s attorneys have obtained more than $100 million in settlements and judgments for injured clients since 1998.
“We always tell clients that truck and bus accidents are vastly different from passenger car accidents because of the size of the vehicles, the companies that own the vehicles, and the federal regulations regarding commercial motor vehicles,” Parman said.
“If you’ve been injured in a truck or bus accident, you need to contact an attorney with the experience and dedication to get justice for you.”
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Avrek Law Firm helps individuals in Irvine, Riverside, and surrounding communities in Orange and Riverside Counties, recover compensation for their personal injuries caused by others. Avrek Law can be reached by phone at 949-313-3577 or through the firm’s website at www.avrek.com.
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