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Lake Elsinore Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident, our Lake Elsinore 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 legal team by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS today.
Collisions with Commercial Vehicles
If your accident involved a commercial truck, your attorney will approach your case differently than if your accident involved a personal vehicle. This is because 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 abide by the FMCSA’s standards, your attorney can argue that this is proof of negligence and that they should be held liable for your injuries.
Commercial vehicles involve those transporting goods or passengers and encompass:
- Flatbed vehicles
- Utility vehicles
- Box trucks
- Cement mixers
- Livestock carriers
- Moving vans
- Garbage trucks
- Trucks transporting hazardous materials (hazmat)
- Dump trucks
- Passenger vehicles
Our Lake Elsinore personal injury attorneys are well-versed in FMCSA regulations and know how to investigate commercial truck accidents. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact us right away before critical evidence fades or the applicable statute of limitations tolls.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Lake Elsinore
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 Lake Elsinore Attorneys Handle
From defective auto parts to poor road conditions and negligent driving, numerous factors can cause a serious or even fatal truck accident. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will employ a thorough investigation strategy to identify the cause of your crash. We understand that no two cases are the same, so we will tailor our negotiation and litigation strategies accordingly.
We represent victims in a number of trucking accidents including the following:
- Spilled cargo
- Trailer overloads
- 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 Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore Truck Accident Lawyer
If you are nursing lingering injuries from a truck accident, contact our legal team. 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 Lake Elsinore office, we will come to you.