Truck Accident Lawyers In Fullerton
Fullerton California boasts a population of 132,000 and is located in North Orange County just South of Anaheim. With a fast-growing population, the city is a center of education with one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, Troy High, and two universities: Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton Community College. Due to the high level of traffic, regular truck accidents occur in Fullerton which in some cases could have been prevented. If you were involved in a truck accident in or around Fullerton, California, you can contact the Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyers for a free consultation to see what compensation and help you may be eligible to receive.
More than 140,000 injuries occur due to a truck accident and over one third suffer catastrophic damages. Large trucks represent just 3% of all registered vehicles, but they are involved in 12% of all traffic fatalities. California averages 400 fatal and 10,000 non-fatal truck accidents a year. Since cars are not made to withstand the impact of a vehicle like a truck, truck accidents often result in severe or even fatal injuries.
Injuries that can occur with truck accidents may include spinal cord damage, brain damage, migraines for life, concussions, multiple bone fractures, severed limb and death. Plastic surgery may be needed for face and skin burns and various other injuries. Rehabilitation is costly and can be planned with the help of a Fullerton Truck Lawyer.
Because a truck is so much larger than a car, injuries from truck accidents are usually much more serious and catastrophic than collisions involving two automobiles. Because truck drivers are operating a vehicle that is maintained by their employer, and possibly loaded by a third party shipping company, there may be more than one party responsible for a Fullerton truck accident. There are various type of trucking accidents, including truck accidents caused by:
- Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to yield to other party's right of way
- Falling Debris
- Fatigued or overworked drivers
- Illegal lane change
- A blown out tire
- Aggressive driving
- An overloaded or oversized truck
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Inexperienced Driver
- Poor highway road maintenance
- Poor visibility
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Unsafe driving in poor weather conditions
Who Is Usually Responsible in a Truck Accident?
Truck drivers are expected to meet higher standards than the average driver. If you are injured in a truck accident and violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Act can be proven, you may have a case against not only the driver, but the carrier as well. Of noteworthy importance is the fact that truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain number of hours per day before they must sleep. Establishing the fact that the log was properly kept is essential to evaluating if violation of the law contributed to the accident.
The attorneys at Bisnar Chase are experienced Fullerton truck accident lawyers who have represented truck and other auto accident victims for over forty years. We have a track-record of success including:
- $3,476,250 for a Defective Truck Case
- $1,950,000 for a Truck Accident Case
- $200,000 for a woman who was fatally injured when her car crashed into an illegally parked semi truck.
- $250,000 for a forklift injured a delivery truck driver on a loading dock.
- A U-Haul that caused two Ford Explorers to roll over, fatally injuring a child. We fought for the victims and received a substantial confidential settlement for them.
If you have been in a truck accident in Fullerton, there are a few steps you should follow. First, if you or anyone else is injured, call 911. Give as many details as to your location as you can. While you are waiting, get as much information as possible, including name and contact information of the truck driver, license plate number, and contact information of passengers and eyewitnesses to the accident. Be sure to get insurance information. Next, you may need the assistant of an expert in the field of Truck Accidents.
Since 1978, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has had the familiarity in successfully settling claims against negligent truck drivers and the often times corrupt trucking companies that hire them. Semi-truck and big rig drivers and the companies they work for have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe and careful manner.
Our Fullerton truck accident lawyers have the unique experience to know what to look for when analyzing and researching trucking accidents. We have an expert team of investigators, specialists in finding the details that have made the different between a $15,000 case into a $3,000,000 case simply by deep research and experience.
If you or someone close has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or tractor trailer, contact our Fullerton truck accident lawyers today.
Call us now for a free consultation at: 949-203-3814.