Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorney in Orange County

More than $500 Million Obtained Since 2004 - Serving Clients From Our Office in Irvine, CA

It comes as no surprise that trucks are among the leading causes of injuries and fatalities on the road. Their size and weight, which can reach up to 80,000 pounds (or more if the truck is overloaded) can cause catastrophic damage if the truck becomes involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle.

While most truck drivers do their duty to drive safely and follow all commercial trucking regulations, there are unfortunately some that put profits before the safety of people and ignore the rules. When negligence is a factor in a preventable truck accident, victims have a legal right to pursue compensation for their losses.

To learn more about your legal options, call (949) 565-4281! We operate on a contingency fee basis and offer complimentary case consultations.

Why Hire Our Truck Accident Lawyers?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident and are now facing steep medical bills and other damages, you need an experienced advocate on your side to fight for you. The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg can provide proven legal help to those who have suffered injuries in a truck accident.

With decades of combined experience, we know how to investigate serious truck crashes and determine who may be liable for causing our clients harm. Since the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg was founded in 2004, our firm has obtained more than $500 million on behalf of our personal injury clients! As former defense lawyers, our previous experience gives us an edge in court because we are familiar with the defense strategies other firms routinely use.

Marshall did a great job for me! He was always there for me, if I called he would be right there! He and the whole team at The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg were awesome, 5 stars! Don't know of anybody better. 
- Charles T. (Actual client)

Determining Who Was At Fault for Your Injuries

Depending on the circumstances, there are a number of parties that may be liable for a truck accident, including careless drivers, their employers, maintenance companies, and other third parties.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include those related to:

  • Driver Error – Driver error is a leading cause of auto accidents, and truck wrecks are no different. Truckers have a legal duty to take reasonable measures in order to operate their rigs safely, and must also comply with various safety regulations designed to protect the public. When they are negligent and fail to uphold this duty, they (or the trucking company for whom they work) can be held liable for victims’ damages. Common examples of driver-related causes include drunk or drugged driving, fatigue caused by working too many hours, inadequate vehicle inspections, speeding or traffic violations, and distracted driving, among others.
  • Trucking Company Negligence – Trucking companies can also play a role in causing or contributing to preventable wrecks, and they can be held accountable when their negligence harms others (as well as the negligence of their employees). Trucking companies can cause crashes in a number of ways, including safety violations, improper cargo securement, inadequate vehicle maintenance, negligent hiring or retention of dangerous drivers, violations of hours-of-service rules, and more.
  • Defective Products – While the negligence of truckers and trucking companies leads to a majority of truck accidents, some wrecks are caused by auto parts and products that malfunction and fail to work as they should. These can include things like defective brakes, faulty tires, broken headlights, and more. When defective products are to blame for a crash, injured victims can seek a recovery of their damages by pursuing a product liability claim.
  • Maintenance Company Negligence – Trucking operators may contract vehicle maintenance responsibilities to third-party companies. These maintenance companies, which must be properly licensed and certified, are responsible for regularly inspecting the fleet and making repairs when any potential hazards are present. Failures to fix hazards they knew or should have known about can lead to preventable crashes and civil liability.

When you retain our firm, we will launch a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident to determine exactly what happened, who was at fault, and how much you are owed for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

What If the Trucking Company Denies Responsibility?

Trucking companies possess multi-million-dollar insurance policies to protect themselves and their drivers in the event of an accident, so it comes as no surprise that they will do whatever they can to avoid a large settlement, including denying any liability for your injuries.

However, trucking companies are required by law to keep records of their driver's history, trips, maintenance, and other operations. Our truck accident lawyers in Orange County can utilize this evidence to help prove your case.

Evidence in a truck accident case may include:

  • Witness statements
  • Trip logs
  • Maintenance records
  • Safety violation records
  • Hiring documents

Semi-trucks are also equipped with a black box, which is a device that gathers data about the vehicle’s operations. Black boxes keep a record of the truck’s speed, acceleration, braking, airbag deployment, seat belt use, and other factors that can identify the cause of an accident.

Rest assured that our priority is to help you obtain justice – as well as every dollar you are owed for what you have endured.

Truck Accident FAQs

What If I Share Fault for the Accident?

The state of California follows at-fault comparative negligence laws. Accident victims must file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company to recover compensation but can have that compensation reduced according to their degree of fault. It is common for multiple parties to be partially liable in truck accident cases.

What Should I Do if I’m Contacted by the Insurance Company?

After a truck accident, you will likely be contacted by the trucking business’s insurance company to discuss your case. The insurance company will attempt to avoid paying your claim. Even if the accident was obviously the fault of the truck driver, they will try to deny your benefits by attempting to attribute fault to you. They may try to intentionally misinterpret your statements and use a misspoken sentence as “evidence” of your liability. Something as seemingly harmless as saying “I’m sorry” can give the insurance company a reason to deny your claim.

You should not talk to them without speaking to our Orange County truck accident attorneys first.

Choose Representation from Skilled Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers!

Innocent people should not have to suffer the financial consequences of someone else’s negligence. Whatever situation you face, you can be sure that our firm can effectively assess your needs and circumstances in order to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you deserve.

We pride ourselves on being able to achieve big results for our clients and secure the futures of those who have been severely injured.

Contact the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg today for a free case evaluation!


Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg is proud to be able to represent clients in some of the most difficult times of their lives. With decades of experience as former defense attorneys, we are able to provide our clients with well-rounded representation that has earned us the respect of our peers and even opposing counsel! We fight for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients and have obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements to date. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm for more information about your case. We have offices in Irvine and Los Angeles for client convenience.

Call (949) 565-4281 for a free case evaluation with our firm!

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  • “Marshall did a great job for me! He was always there for me, if I called he would be right there! He and the whole team at The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg were awesome, 5 stars! Don't know of anybody better.”

    - Charles T.
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      • Experienced

        Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

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