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A trash truck turned right on a red light, striking our client as she was starting to cross in the crosswalk. She sustained significant abrasions, skin lacerations and a broken pelvis.


A large truck sustained a puncture to the saddle tank of the tractor causing fuel to spill onto the freeway. This in turn caused several cars to lose control, one striking our client.



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Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie has been in practice for over 30 years. We have a team of attorneys that specialize in truck related accidents and injuries. Call us for a free consultation at 1 888 752-7474 or Contact Us Page.

Here are the members of our staff who specialize in truck accident cases. Below you will find a small sample of the over 600 truck accident victims we have represented..

James E. Ballidis

James E. Ballidis, President and team leader for truck accidents. Mr. Ballidis has been an attorney for over 23 years. Mr. Ballidis graduate from Southwestern School of Law in 1985 and began a career as a personal injury attorney. Over the years, Mr. Ballidis has handled over 100 large truck accidents, and hundreds of smaller truck collisions, reaching successful verdicts or settlements in ALL of them. As a specialist in the field of truck accidents, Mr. Ballidis has advocated against some of the largest motor truck companies and insurers.

Suzanne Boyer Leslie

Suzanne Boyer Leslie entered the firm in 1985 and has been an integral part of the truck accident team since. She received a J.D., Western State University Law School, 1986. Delta Theta Phi. Ms. Leslie has played an intergral part in virtually every truck accident case since the firm started accepting such cases, marshalling the evidence and advocating the successful outcomes, some of which are listed below.   

Michael Mazal

Michael Mazal joined the firm in 2006. After graduating from law school in 1991, he entered into a successful career in litigation for the defense until joining Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie. He carried on a successful defense of many truck accident claims and cases before leaving that employment. He adds valuable expertise to our team as a knowledgeable attorney about the likely strategy of insurance companies and defense attorneys in defense of truck accident cases. Since joining Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie he has continued his winning ways in settlement and trial to successful verdict of a number of large cases.

Allen, Faltt, Ballidis & Leslie has handled some of the largest cases of truck accidents in the County and State. Here are a few examples:

Truck causes temporary loss of vision in right eye of recent victim. Even though both drivers claimed that they had the green light, recovery of $250,000 was obtained and the client made a full recovery.

Truck caught a vehicle under the trailer saddle and drug it down the freeway 600 feet sideways before stopping. Injuries were relatively light considering the damage to the vehicle. The client received a $225,000 settlement.

Truck spilled gas from a hole in the diesel tank onto the 405 freeway causing a client’s collision with the center divider. The driver denied liability stating his truck was not the cause of the spill, and that he was unaware of any leak. At trial we proved it was his truck that had spilled gas and that he should have known about the leak given the volume of gas on the roadway, and his tank meter showing lower levels that should be monitored. Verdict was obtained and a settlement thereafter of $450,000.

Trash Truck ran over a pedestrian in the crosswalk causing extensive damages. This client went on to make a terrific recovery and received $3,200,000 in recovery.

Truck rear ended vehicle and driver claimed the client stopped suddenly. The firm proved otherwise and received a successful outcome of the case with a $125,000 settlement for a broken bone in leg.

Truck flat bed rig became detached in highway causing client’s vehicle to strike the rig head on. The defense argued that our client should have seen the rig and avoided it. The firm proved that the client could not take any evasive maneuvers without causing other injury and also that the low profile and curve in the road prevented him from seeing the rig. Two broken legs and pelvic fracture. Client made a great recovery and was awarded $2,300,000.

Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie has completed over 600 big rig and truck accident cases in California over the last 30 years and holds a stellar reputation for successful results in such cases. Call us for a free consultation at 1 888 752-7474 or Contact Us Page.

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