Truck Accident Lawyer

Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyer

The Expertise You Need

Fullerton has a rich history of being a railroad town. We’re no strangers to moving commerce through our fair city. Today many industries utilize the truck driving industry to help areas across America get the supplies and materials they need. While these large trucks are being operated by professionals, what happens when one of these big rigs is involved in a traffic accident? According to IIHS, the trucking industry has been the cause of over 4,000 collision deaths. Having a personal injury law firm on your side that is native to Fullerton and knows our California laws is crucial to getting the recompense you deserve after suffering an accident from the trucking industry. At Commonwealth Accident Attorneys, our truck accident lawyers know how to fight for our client's rights so that they can receive fair and full compensation after a truck accident.

BENEFITS OF HIRING A FULLERTON TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER

Fullerton is situated between two major roadways, I-5 and Highway 57. The trucking industry uses our roads daily. We are happy to play a part in our country’s economic success, but companies who do not hold their drivers and cargo requirements to the highest standards will face the penalty when they are involved in an accident.

Accidents involving a semi-truck, 18 wheeler, tractor-trailer, or any other large commercial vehicle are different from typical automobile accidents. The sheer weight and size of a big rig can have a detrimental effect when involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle. Because they are protected by their larger, elevated vehicles, truckers are usually relatively unharmed in accidents involving smaller vehicles. However, motorists in smaller vehicles may suffer more severe consequences.

We are not afraid to bring companies to justice through the trial process if they are not willing to give our clients the fair compensation they deserve. At Commonwealth Accident Attorneys, we have experience dealing with shipping and insurance companies who will attempt to lowball your settlement. We seek out all avenues of justice, from the trucking company itself, truck manufacturers, to the company that loaded the cargo.

Hom Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Compared to a car accident, a truck accident has its unique aspects when it comes to monetary compensation. As truck accident victims, it’s important to know how much you may be eligible for compensation. Insurance companies may try to get you to agree to pay a percentage after they have stated the amount they are willing to pay, do not fall for this. Allow our team to fight for your compensation. The value of your claim will vary depending on several factors.

Damage to the Vehicle

If you are involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or 18-wheeler, then you are entitled to repair of damages to your vehicle. In the event of a total loss, you are entitled to at least the worth of your vehicle.

Insurance Policies 

Insurance companies have a payout benefit scale depending upon the severity of the injury and damages. This is dependent on both your insurance policy and the truck company’s insurance policy.

Medical Bills

Due to the nature of trucking accidents, injuries are almost always incurred. Understanding that in the event of an accident with a trucking company you should not be liable for any amount of medical expenses.

Disability Claims and Loss of Use of Limbs

If you are the victim of a trucking accident and lost any limb during that event, we can help secure your rightful compensation. Compensation for the loss of a limb varies by state. Our seasoned law professionals can fight to get you the fairest and full settlement amount.

Reoccurring Medical Bills and Fees

In the event of a trucking accident, catastrophic injuries that our clients incur can be extensive and require months to years of medical treatment. Medications, rehabilitation services, surgeries, and therapy are long-term treatments that are often offered after being the victim of a trucking accident. You are owed fair compensation for your suffering, particularly, suffering said injuries from no fault of your own.

Death

In the event that the worst possible outcome happens, and wrongful death occurs during a trucking accident, we know that no amount of monetary compensation will heal the grief felt by the loss of your loved one. At Commonwealth Accident Attorneys, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you will have one less burden to deal with during such a difficult time.

COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN FULLERTON

Although accidents do happen, the majority of the time, truck crashes can be avoided. When the proper steps are not taken to ensure the safety of employees and other motorists, truck accidents are bound to happen.

Vehicle maintenance should not be skipped, control panels should be checked and functioning properly, the trailer’s cargo must be loaded securely, and the trucker should be well-rested. Any precautions not taken are negligent, and the at-fault party should be held accountable.

According to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), most accidents involving big trucks occur due to mechanical difficulties. If a truck is not meeting mechanical standards, then issues with breaks, tires, belts, and trailer attachments can occur.

Another common cause of truck accidents involving trucks is driver fatigue. The FMCSA states truck drivers are required to follow the law regarding proper rest requirements. These rest requirements are broken down into time requirements of rest per hour of driving but are also broken into consecutive days worked and required time off in between.

Lack of information or understanding of routes also causes many truck accidents in Southern California, as well as the US. Truck drivers have access to GPS systems and services but being re-routed or running into specific conditions can cause unwanted accidents.

Drivers receive pressure from employers to meet strict deadlines and are baited with monetary incentives to complete a job faster. When this happens, truckers are less cautious on the road and more likely to cause an accident.

This can lead to truck drivers loading cargo incorrectly in order to save time, but it also leads drivers to overlook the required rest times in order to receive the incentive or meet the deadline.

Aggressive driving is another common reason for trucking accidents. Lack of sleep and pressure from employers can cause mental distress in drivers. This can lead them to drive in an aggressive state. Particularly in situations where traffic is congested, and road conditions are not ideal.

Determining Liability In A Truck Accident

Determining the liability in a truck accident case can be difficult. Typically, liability can be placed on more than one party. Truck accident liability is unique in the fact that drivers typically do not own their truck and thus the company that maintains ownership of the vehicle can be held liable. Some of the parties that may be held liable in the event an accident occurs are the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the shipping company, and the truck part manufacturers. Here at Commonwealth Accident Attorneys, we have experience with commercial truck accident cases and will utilize our expertise to help you get the most out of your truck accident claim. We know California’s laws regarding regulations for maintenance and hours logged and will put our knowledge to work for you.

Damage to the Vehicle

If you are involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or 18-wheeler, then you are entitled to repair of damages to your vehicle. In the event of a total loss, you are entitled to at least the worth of your vehicle.

Insurance Policies 

Insurance companies have a payout benefit scale depending upon the severity of the injury and damages. This is dependent on both your insurance policy and the truck company’s insurance policy.

Medical Bills

Due to the nature of trucking accidents, injuries are almost always incurred. Understanding that in the event of an accident with a trucking company you should not be liable for any amount of medical expenses.

Disability Claims and Loss of Use of Limbs

If you are the victim of a trucking accident and lost any limb during that event, we can help secure your rightful compensation. Compensation for the loss of a limb varies by state. Our seasoned law professionals can fight to get you the fairest and full settlement amount.

Reoccurring Medical Bills and Fees

In the event of a trucking accident, catastrophic injuries that our clients incur can be extensive and require months to years of medical treatment. Medications, rehabilitation services, surgeries, and therapy are long-term treatments that are often offered after being the victim of a trucking accident. You are owed fair compensation for your suffering, particularly, suffering said injuries from no fault of your own.

Death

In the event that the worst possible outcome happens, and wrongful death occurs during a trucking accident, we know that no amount of monetary compensation will heal the grief felt by the loss of your loved one. At Commonwealth Accident Attorneys, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you will have one less burden to deal with during such a difficult time.

COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN FULLERTON

Although accidents do happen, the majority of the time, truck crashes can be avoided. When the proper steps are not taken to ensure the safety of employees and other motorists, truck accidents are bound to happen.

Vehicle maintenance should not be skipped, control panels should be checked and functioning properly, the trailer’s cargo must be loaded securely, and the trucker should be well-rested. Any precautions not taken are negligent, and the at-fault party should be held accountable.

According to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), most accidents involving big trucks occur due to mechanical difficulties. If a truck is not meeting mechanical standards, then issues with breaks, tires, belts, and trailer attachments can occur.

Another common cause of truck accidents involving trucks is driver fatigue. The FMCSA states truck drivers are required to follow the law regarding proper rest requirements. These rest requirements are broken down into time requirements of rest per hour of driving but are also broken into consecutive days worked and required time off in between.

Lack of information or understanding of routes also causes many truck accidents in Southern California, as well as the US. Truck drivers have access to GPS systems and services but being re-routed or running into specific conditions can cause unwanted accidents.

Drivers receive pressure from employers to meet strict deadlines and are baited with monetary incentives to complete a job faster. When this happens, truckers are less cautious on the road and more likely to cause an accident.

This can lead to truck drivers loading cargo incorrectly in order to save time, but it also leads drivers to overlook the required rest times in order to receive the incentive or meet the deadline.

Aggressive driving is another common reason for trucking accidents. Lack of sleep and pressure from employers can cause mental distress in drivers. This can lead them to drive in an aggressive state. Particularly in situations where traffic is congested, and road conditions are not ideal.

Contact Us

Commonwealth Accident Attorneys will help you win your traffic accident case with expert knowledge. Contact our experienced auto accident attorney to discuss your legal options at no cost if you suffered injuries in a severe car accident in Fullerton, California.

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112 E. Amerige Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832

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714.681.1613