Perris Truck Accident Attorneys

Perris Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents are devastating: A compact car can’t withstand the impact of a rogue tractor-trailer. Victims of truck accidents face not only crippling physical damage but also astronomical medical bills that can lead to financial strain at best and bankruptcy at worst. If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident, our Perris 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.

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

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. Commercial vehicles involve those transporting goods or passengers and include, to name a few:

  • 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

These types of vehicles are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which sets certain standards for truck drivers and the companies that own the trucks. Failure to follow these standards is proof of negligence and can help your attorney argue that the driver should be held responsible for your damages. Our Perris personal injury attorneys know the FMCSA regulations and understand the laws affecting truck drivers. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact us right away.

Types of Truck Accident Cases Our Perris Attorneys Handle

From defective parts to poor road conditions, many 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

Supporting Your 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 Perris 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 seek 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.

Don’t sit back and let a serious injury bankrupt you: Call us. Throughout the years, our team has recovered more than $300 million in settlements and trial verdicts, a substantial portion of which was in truck accident cases like yours. 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 Perris office, we will come to you.