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Laguna Beach Truck Accident Attorneys

Laguna Beach Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents can be nothing short of devastating, frequently resulting in life-altering injuries and financial strain stemming from medical bills and lost income. If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident, our Laguna Beach personal injury attorneys are here for you. We can help you pursue damages to help you get your health – and your finances – back on track. Discuss your case with a member of our team by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS today.

Collisions with Commercial Vehicles

If your accident involved a commercial vehicle, your attorney will approach your case differently than if your accident involved a personal car. Commercial vehicles are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which imposes certain standards on drivers and the companies that own the vehicles. When drivers or companies fail to observe these standards, your attorney can argue that this is proof of negligence. Commercial vehicles involve those transporting goods or passengers and encompass:

  • Semi-trucks
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Flatbed vehicles
  • Tankers
  • Utility vehicles
  • Box trucks
  • Cement mixers
  • Livestock carriers
  • Moving vans
  • Garbage trucks
  • Trucks transporting hazardous materials (hazmat)
  • Dump trucks
  • Passenger vehicles

Our Laguna Beach personal injury lawyers understand and routinely address FMCSA regulations. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact us before critical evidence fades or the applicable statute of limitations tolls.

Common Causes of California Truck Accidents

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the underlying cause of the wreck. In our collective decades of experience, our truck accident attorneys have discovered that some of the most common causes of collisions involve some combination of the following:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Failure to keep a lookout or to check blind spots
  • Unsafe merging or lane changing
  • Illegal U-turns
  • Defective parts
  • Mechanical failures
  • Negligent truck maintenance
  • Unsecured or improperly secured loads

Types of Truck Accident Cases Our Laguna Beach Attorneys Handle

From defective parts to poor road conditions, a broad swath of factors can cause a serious truck accident. If you work with us, we will employ a thorough investigation strategy to identify the cause of your crash. We represent victims in a number of trucking accidents including the following:

  • Spilled cargo
  • Trailer overloads
  • Rollovers
  • Tire blowouts
  • Truck accidents resulting in wrongful death

Collecting Evidence to Support Your Truck Accident Claim

We understand that insurance adjusters are quick to dispute injured parties’ claims. As such, concrete evidence is critical to presenting a compelling settlement demand. Our Laguna Beach truck accident attorneys will launch a thorough investigation into the cause of your crash. This may involve hiring expert witnesses to offer an opinion as to what caused the crash and which party or parties were responsible. In addition, our attorneys may look for the following:

  • The accident report
  • Vehicle maintenance records
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Dashcam footage
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • GPS data
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Black box data
  • The truck driver’s cell phone records

Discuss Your Claim with a California Truck Accident Attorney Today

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies. Throughout the years, we have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and trial verdicts, a substantial portion of which was in truck accident cases. To discuss your case with a member of our team, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment. If you cannot make it to our Laguna Beach office, we will come to you.