Orange County Truck Accident Attorney
Have you been injured in a serious 18-wheeler accident?
While any accident can cause serious injuries, very few are as serious as those resulting from a truck accident. Due to their enormous size and weight—especially when carrying a full load of cargo—these trucks can cause severe accidents on our roads when they collide with regular-sized vehicles. According to federal transportation data, while the number of Americans killed in car crashes has been in decline, the number of fatalities resulting from trucking accidents rose 8.7 percent from 2009 to 2010.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, seek the immediate counsel of an Orange County personal injury attorney. The Accident Injury Law Center will let no one stand in the way of justice for you and your family.
Seeking Financial Compensation for Your Injuries
There are many advantages to filing a claim. Not only will a personal injury claim allow you to hold the person or party responsible for your injuries, but it also significantly enhances the probability that you will receive maximum compensation. This is because insurance companies change their tune as soon as they learn that you are being represented by The Accident Injury Law Center. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you will probably need immediate if not continuous medical care in order to recover.
Some of the common injuries resulting from truck accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Bruises & Lacerations
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck & Back Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries (ex: Whiplash)
Because every case is different, TAILC can create and implement a results-driven claim that is designed around your specific needs. With the help of TAILC, you may be able to receive monetary compensation for medical care, rehabilitative care, income loss, vehicle damage, and your pain and suffering.
Have you lost a loved one in a truck accident? TAILC can assist you in filing a wrongful death claim.
What are common causes of trucking accidents?
There are many different factors that can lead to a serious big rig accident from occurring. In some cases, these may be from factors outside of anyone's control—such as inclement weather. However, many accidents can be linked to driver error, which can be coded into four different categories:
- Non-Performance: This can include falling asleep at the wheel and being physically impaired.
- Recognition: This often includes distracted driver, such as texting behind the wheel.
- Decision: Making poor decisions when driving, such as speeding or tailgating.
- Performance: Poor driver performance, including overcompensating in reaction.
The top 10 associated factors reported for trucking accidents, per the FMCSA, include:
- Brake Problems
- Traffic Flow Interruption
- Usage of Prescription Drugs
- Traveling Too Fast for Conditions
- Roadway Unfamiliarity
- Problems with the Roadway
- Required to Stop Before Crash
- Use of Over-the-Counter Drugs
- Inadequate Surveillance
- Fatigued / Tired Drivers
No matter what party is liable for your trucking accident, TAILC has the experience and resources to have their wrongdoing recognized before the law.
Contact an Orange County personal injury attorney today!
As with any legal matter, the sooner you enlist the services of a knowledgeable lawyer, the sooner you can work towards a favorable resolution. Personal injury suits are time-sensitive, which means that you may have a restricted amount of time to pursue compensation due to state statute of limitations. Can't come to us? The Accident Injury Law Center will go to you! Your case-and well-being-are extremely important to us.