Tustin Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Tustin Truck Accident Attorneys
If you’ve recently been involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering what happens next. Do I have to pay back all these medical bills? Will I end up going bankrupt? Is there any help out there? How will this end?
Truck accidents frequently result in traumatic brain injuries and other lasting physical damages. But the good news is that you don’t have to suffer alone. Every year, we help truck accident victims recoup damages to pay for their medical expenses and other losses. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment today. If you are unable to travel to our Tustin office, we will come to you.
What Types of Truck Accident Cases Do Our Tustin Lawyers Handle?
Numerous factors can cause a truck accident, from defective auto parts to poor road conditions. A personal injury lawyer will employ different strategies based on the unique circumstances of each case to build your claim for damages.
We represent victims in trucking-related accidents including the following:
- Spilled cargo truck accidents
- Accidents caused by overloading a trailer
- Rollover accidents
- Tire blowout accidents
- Accidents caused by impaired or drowsy driving
- Blindspot truck accidents
- Truck accidents resulting in the wrongful death of a motorist
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in California
Through our thorough investigation of your case, we will determine the underlying cause of the wreck and pinpoint the specific factors contributing to the adverse party’s liability. Our truck accident attorneys have discovered some of the most common causes of collisions involve:
- Truck driver fatigue or distraction
- 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
Identifying Liable Parties
Commercial vehicles are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an organization that sets standards for truck drivers and transit companies. Failure to observe these standards can be proof of negligence, so our attorneys will first review the facts of your case to look for compliance issues.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the cause of the crash and tailor our negotiation and litigation strategies accordingly. Our lawyers are experienced in identifying the liable parties in truck accidents. In addition to the driver, our attorneys have successfully brought claims on behalf of our clients against several parties, including:
- Trucking companies (for a faulty vehicle or improper driver training);
- Truck maintenance companies (for failure to properly maintain the vehicle);
- Vehicle manufacturers (for manufacturing faulty parts); and
- Cargo loading parties (for improper loading of the cargo).
Our truck accident attorneys have the best resources available to investigate your accident and identify all potentially liable parties, allowing you to rest assured that all parties responsible for your accident will be held accountable.
Gathering Concrete Evidence
Even if you did not contribute to your accident, an insurance carrier might still dispute your claim. Strong evidence is vital to rebutting any pushback you may face. Our truck accident lawyers will gather factual evidence by launching a thorough investigation. In many cases, we hire expert witnesses to testify in court as to what likely caused the accident and who was responsible.
Our attorneys may also gather the following forms of evidence:
- The accident report
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Dashcam footage
- Photographs of the accident scene
- GPS data
- Eyewitness testimony
- Black box data
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
Discuss Your Claim with a Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a truck accident, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our attorneys offer decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment.