Riverside Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
If you've been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck, contact our award-winning Riverside truck accident attorneys for a Free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Riverside County has significant truck traffic. Truck accidents involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks or other big rigs do not have to occur at high speeds in order to cause catastrophic injuries and damages.
Due to the sheer weight and volume of these big rigs, even a slow-speed accident can result in devastating damage and severe injuries. A smaller passenger vehicle can get crushed and occupants can become injured or killed. Often, it is the occupants of the smaller vehicle who get injured or wrongfully killed in large truck accident.
Contacting A Riverside Truck Accident Lawyer
It is important to remember that trucking firms have defense attorneys and insurance companies protecting their best interests at all times. They could have their people at the crash site shortly after the crash collecting evidence and gathering information that will help protect them. It is important that victims get someone on their side who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.
At Bisnar Chase, we know what it takes to stand up and fight on behalf of our injured clients and win. We have more than three decades of experience. Please contact our Riverside Truck Accident Lawyers to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.
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Types of Riverside Truck Accidents
There are a number of different types of truck accidents that can result in fatal injuries. Some of the most dangerous types of Riverside truck accidents involve:
- Head-on collisions: When fatigued truck drivers let their vehicle drift into oncoming traffic, head-on collisions can occur.
- Underride accidents: Smaller vehicles often go partially underneath large trailers when collisions occur. A side underride collision is when a vehicle collides with the side of the trailer and a rear underride collision is when a smaller car goes underneath the back of a trailer. These types of accidents often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
- Runaway trailer accidents: This is when the trailer of a truck travels at a different speed than the tractor. In severe cases, the trailer can become completely detached crushing everything in its path.
- Jackknife accidents: When a trailer swings to one side, it can cause a truck to get stuck on the roadway posing a serious hazard for oncoming vehicles. Jackknife accidents are often caused by improperly loaded trailers.
Bisnar Chase handles all types of trucking accidents including 18 wheeler, trailer tractor, commercial vehicles and small truck injuries.
Injuries Suffered in Riverside Truck Accidents
The size of trucks makes them capable of crushing smaller vehicles. Car occupants often suffer catastrophic injuries such as multiple bone fractures, amputations, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Many of the most devastating injuries result from high-speed collisions on the highway, but serious injuries can occur even in low-speed collisions. Truck accident victims often incur significant medical expenses as well as hospitalization and rehabilitation costs.
They may also lose their income as a result of taking time off to heal from their serious injuries.
Potentially Liable Parties
Truck accident claims are complicated by the fact that there are a number of potentially liable parties. Victims can file a claim against the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer, the person who leased the truck from the owner, the truck manufacturer, a truck part manufacturer or even the company responsible for loading the truck's cargo.
An important part of the claim process is determining how the crash occurred and who should be held responsible for the accident. In many cases, it is advisable for the victim to file claims against multiple parties.
If You Have Been Injured In A Riverside Truck Accident
Your actions after being injured in a Riverside truck accident can affect your ability to receive compensation from the at-fault party. It is advisable to:
- Collect evidence: You or someone on your behalf will need to gather evidence. Besides license and insurance information, you should collect the name of the trucking company and the Department of Transportation numbers on the truck and the trailer.
- Locate witnesses: In addition to the contact information for the truck driver, you may want the contact information for anyone who witnessed the crash. You should also take note of any nearby businesses that may have captured the crash on video surveillance cameras.
- Take photos: If you have a phone that can take photos, immediately photograph the scene of the crash. Take shots of different angles and perspectives. Show the damage to the vehicles and take photos of your injuries. It may prove useful to photograph your injuries as they heal as well.
- Seek medical attention:An important part of the claim process is establishing the extent of your injuries. If you see a doctor that same day, it establishes when you were hurt and documents the severity of your injuries. If you fail to see a doctor right away, the insurance adjuster may claim that you were not truly injured.
Call 800-561-4887 to speak with our Riverside truck accident lawyer today. The consultation is free.