Anaheim Truck Accident Attorneys
In Anaheim, California, high volume of truck traffic is quite common on the streets of this popular Orange County city, but with it, truck accidents have become rampant.
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Anaheim, call Bisnar Chase Anaheim Personal Injury Lawyers now at 949-203-3814. We will listen to the details of your incident during your free consultation, and if you are entitled to compensation, we will do all the hard work for you while you recover.
Truck Accident Statistics
The enormous difference in mass and size between trucks and passenger cars often spells disaster for motorists. In fact, it has been estimated that as many as 10% of all fatal accidents are caused by semi-trucks.
Near 5,000 Fatal truck crashes happened nation-wide in the past year and the numbers aren't looking any better. On average fifty people per day are killed or injured in a truck accident.
In crashes involving a truck or tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are 50 times more likely to be killed than the truck driver due to the mass of the truck versus a normal-sized vehicle.
What Causes Truck Accidents:
The various causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Intoxicated Drivers
- Texting/Distracted Drivers
- Defective Equipment
- Substandard Inspections
- Weather Conditions
- Hazardous Materials
Who's At Fault in a Truck Accident Case?
In truck accident cases, it can be challenging to resolve who is truly at fault. Perhaps a negligent tractor trailer driver caused a collision in Anaheim because he was drowsy after spending too many hours driving the road. Perhaps the driver of a car caused the accident because she was speeding.
In many cases, neither driver is at fault. Often, truck accidents are caused by weakly maintained vehicles, improperly loaded vehicles or defective truck parts. We know how to determine who was at fault and take action against them.
Our attorneys are experienced Anaheim truck accident lawyers who have represented truck and other auto accident victims for over 30 years.
With that said, if both parties are not at fault, how do you take legal action? The simplified answer is to prove negligence.
Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Case
To receive adequate compensation, you must be able to prove that somewhere in the course of your Anaheim truck accident, someone's negligence cause you pain and suffering. The following can constitute for negligence of a third party:
- Speeding Over the Posted Limit
- Failure to Check Blind Spots
- Intoxicated Driving (Drugs/Alcohol)
- Driving While Sleep Deprived
- Road Rage
- Neglect of Vehicle Maintenance
- Overall Reckless Driving
How to File a Truck Accident Claim
Before filing your claim, you must be able to prove without a doubt that there was an individual or a group of individuals whose negligence caused you pain and suffering. If you can do that, you may proceed with legal action.
It is also highly recommended that you hired an experienced attorney who knows truck accident law and the streets of Anaheim to assist you. The laws concerning truck accident are very complex and only a skilled attorney can help you receive maximum compensation for you injuries.
If you also lost a loved one in the aftermath of a truck accident, you may be able to additionally list this wrongful death to your pain and suffering when you and your lawyer are fighting for compensation.
You can fight fight for both your injuries as well as your deceased since the court views wrongful death as a civil action and not a matter that would be dealt with in criminal court. If the court rules in your favor, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Funeral Costs
- Lost of Companionship/Lost of a Loved One
Why Choose Bisnar Chase?
Since 1978, Bisnar Chase Personal has been serving people in and around Anaheim California, specializing in vehicle and truck accident law.
Our Anaheim truck accident attorneys know what to look for when analyzing trucking accidents. Call us for a free consultation at: 949-203-3814 and get the best options and legal team for your case.