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Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers

Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents can be devastating. Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles, collisions often result in significant property damage and serious injuries. Many truck wrecks are fatal. If you or a relative were involving in a truck accident that was the other person’s fault, contact our Orange County truck accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. We have years of experience helping truck accident victims determine what went wrong and who is liable for compensating them for their injuries. We are proud of the skilled and thorough representation we provide truck accident victims through contentious insurance claims, personal injury lawsuits, and wrongful death lawsuits. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers won more than $300 million in settlements and court rulings for over 5,000 clients throughout California. Let us fight for your compensation too. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule your consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call, and if you cannot come to one of our offices, we will come to you.

The Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Our Orange County truck accident lawyers have handled injury and fatalities claims arising from:

  • Fatigued driving truck crashes
  • Distracted driving truck crashes
  • Impaired driving truck crashes
  • Failure to check blind spots truck crashes
  • Left-turn truck crashes
  • Right-turn truck crashes
  • U-turn truck crashes
  • Improper merging truck crashes
  • Improper passing truck crashes
  • Defective truck accidents
  • Mechanical failure truck accidents
  • Improperly secured cargo truck accidents

After you or a relative are involved in a truck wreck, you may not be sure of what happened or why. This is one of the reasons it is so important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney in Orange County.

We Investigate Orange County Trucking Accidents

Our team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyer will immediately investigate the crash. We will secure all possible evidence, including the police report, photos, videos, eyewitness statements, and physical objects. Critical evidence is often under the control of the truck driver, trucking company, or manufacturer. To prevent this evidence from being lost, destroyed, or degraded, we will send preservation letters to all of the potential parties to your claim. We will advise the parties of your claim for compensation and the necessity to maintain and protect potential evidence. In many truck accident cases, we recommend filing a lawsuit as soon as possible. This enables us to demand additional information from the other parties through the discovery process. During discovery, we can pursue copies of records and other documentation and electronic information from the trucking company or other business. We also can request access to physical evidence, such as the truck itself, which we may hire an expert to inspect and analyze. By filing a lawsuit, we have the opportunity to gather a great deal more evidence that we would otherwise not have access to. This new information can help us strengthen our case and identify any weaknesses.

Who Is Liable for Truck Accident Injuries and Fatalities?

One of the most common questions we get is who is liable for a truck accident and the harm it causes? The answer is that it depends on which party was negligent. There are many people and businesses involved in each haul of a commercial truck. Because of this, it is essential that we thoroughly investigate the wreck and determine what went wrong to identify the party responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Parties that may be liable for a truck accident include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The trucker or trucking company’s maintenance provider
  • An auto part manufacturer
  • The owner of the truck’s cargo
  • The business responsible for loading and securing the cargo

Orange County Truck Accident Compensation

When you are injured in a trucking accident, it is important to work with an attorney. By hiring an Orange County truck accident lawyer, you have someone on your side who will handle the insurance claim process and litigation in order to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries. Many personal injury claims are resolved through an insurance settlement. When the trucker, trucking company, or other business is responsible, their insurance provider may cover your injuries. We will handle the insurance claim process, including speaking with the insurance adjuster, providing documentation of your injuries, and negotiating the settlement. However, in some cases, the insurer is reluctant to settle. The insurer may argue you were at fault. They may argue the accident and your injuries do not fall under the at-fault party’s policy. The insurer may approve your claim, then in bad faith, refuse to settle for a fair amount. If we are unable to resolve your claim through a settlement, we are prepared to fight for your financial recovery at trial. Whether through an insurance claim or litigation, we will pursue full and fair compensation for you:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and employment benefits
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium