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.
Our Lawyers Know How the Other Side Works
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.
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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. (Actual client)
Truck Accidents vs. Car Accidents
Although they are both types of motor vehicle collisions, truck accidents are very different from car accidents. Truck accidents are much more damaging than car accidents and often result in severe injury to the driver of the car.
The most significant difference between truck accidents and car accidents is the presence of the trucking company in those collision cases. While car accidents typically involve two individual drivers, truck accident cases almost always involve the truck driver’s employer as well. The trucking company’s presence can make your case seem more intimidating than a typical car accident case — our truck accident lawyers in Orange County can protect your rights against powerful trucking businesses.
Truck Accident Liability and Comparative Negligence
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.
A truck accident could be the fault of the:
- Trucking company
- Vehicle manufacturer
- Road maintenance crews
Evidence of Negligence in a Truck Accident Case
Trucking companies are required by law to keep records of their maintenance, trips, and other operations. If you are involved in a truck accident, the trucking company’s records could be helpful in your case. Our lawyers may be able to access these records to utilize as evidence as negligence in your case.
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 issues that caused an accident.
Evidence in a truck accident case may include:
- Witness statements
- Trip logs
- Maintenance records
- Black box data
- Safety violation records
- Hiring documents
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.
How to Determine Liability for a Truck Accident
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, or third parties that contributed to the accident.
When you retain our firm, we will launch a thorough investigation into the cause of the 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.
Truck accidents may result from the following:
- Poor road conditions
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Improperly loaded/overloaded trucks
- Negligent hiring
Rest assured that our priority is to help you obtain justice – as well as every dollar you are owed for what you have endured.
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!