Truck Accident Lawyers In Garden Grove
The truck accidents occurring in Garden Grove, California are unusually high. Having a population over 166,000 and located next to busy cities and ports such as Newport Beach and Long Beach, Garden Grove sees a large amount of traffic, including tens of thousands of trucks, crossing its borders each day. Truck accidents are oftentimes the fault of the truck driver or trucking company due to neglect, faulty truck parts, or a fatigued and overworked driver. If you were involved in a truck accident in or around Garden Grove, California, you can contact the Garden Grove Truck Accident Lawyers for a free consultation to see what compensation and help you may receive.
The statistics in this case do not seem logical. Large trucks represent just 3% of all registered vehicles, but are involved in 12% of all U.S. fatalities on the road. A traffic accident involving a truck occurs every 16 minutes in the U.S. Because trucks are so massive and have such a large inertia, severe injuries often occur and compensation needs to be well planned for the long-term. Injuries that happen with truck accidents may include severe brain damage, spinal cord damage, migraines that could last for life, concussions, broken bones, a severed or broken limb, and even fatal injuries. Rehabilitation can be extremely expensive, and should be planned with an experienced Garden Grove truck accident attorney, who will be more aware of what special care is needed after handling a vast quantity of similar truck cases.
Causes of commercial truck accidents include:
- Securing heavy loads inadequately on the truck
- Driving a commercial truck without adequate training
- Unlicensed commercial truck drivers
- Not using turn signals
- Trucking businesses keeping unrealistic schedules for their drivers
- Driving while under the influence of drugs such as amphetamines or alcohol
- Failing to do the required pre-trip inspections
- Failing to check blind spots or mirrors when turning or switching lanes
- Driving for prolonged hours without break or rest
Truck accidents such as those with 18 wheeler tractor trailers are some of the most hazardous collisions on the road today. On average, a loaded commercial trailer hauled by a tractor can weigh anywhere from 55,000 to 80,000 pounds, while an automobile weighs in only about 3,000 pounds. The enormous size of trucks multiplied with driver inattention, fatigue, and the pressure placed by employers on drivers to work long hours all lead to severe accidents. Also, many trucks carry flammable or other hazardous toxic materials, which augment the danger considerably.
It is necessary to note that every truck accident is different, and the parties that may be held responsible will vary, depending on how an accident occurs. To determine who is responsible, it is important to receive counsel with a truck accident specialist as soon as possible before the California statute of limitations run out and you will no longer be able to file a truck accident claim.
The attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys are experienced Garden Grove truck accident lawyers who have represented truck and other auto accident victims for over thirty years. We have a long 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.
It is essential to show that the truck driver failed to use reasonable or ordinary care in driving the tractor trailer and that this negligence caused the injuries in question. Early investigation is key, and that's what we're all about. Negligence among trucking companies to raise their already astronomical profits include employing under-qualified drivers or pressuring them to work unsafe amount of hours. These sleep-deprived drivers are not suited to drive. Studies illustrate that driving without adequate sleep can be even more dangerous than drinking and driving.
Since 1978, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has had the familiarity in successfully settling claims against negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. Your initial consultation with us is free. We sit with you and listen to your story, and then determine if we believe you have a case against the truck driver and his or her insurance company based on our extensive understanding and knowledge of California law.
You do not pay us any out-of-pocket expenses while we represent you. In other words, no bills will come from us in the mail and no calls from a collection agency asking that you give us money. We only receive compensation when your case is settled or if an award is given after a successful trial. We are simply paid with a fraction of your settlement or award. The rest is used to pay for your injuries, medical bill, lost wages and other damages.
If you or someone close has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or tractor trailer, contact our Garden Grove truck accident lawyers today. We are here to help.
Call us now for a free consultation at: 949-203-3814.