(800) 561-4887

Do I have a case for my truck accident injury?

Free Case Evaluation - Our full time staff is ready to evaluate your case submission and will respond in a timely manner.

Irvine Truck Accident Attorneys

irvine truck accident lawyers

A truck accident has the potential to cause massive damage and catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury, contact the Irvine truck accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase for help today.

Truck accidents can occur for all kinds of reasons, from distracted driving to driver fatigue or poor vehicle maintenance. When a serious truck accident is caused by negligence – for example, if a truck driver was texting while driving and caused a collision – you need to take action.

Let our Irvine truck accident attorneys fight for the justice and compensation you deserve after a crash. We have been operating in Orange County for more than 40 years and have decades of experience handling major crash and serious injury cases. We have a 99% success rate, winning more than $700 million for our clients. Call (949) 203-3814 today for a free consultation with no obligations. our Irvine personal injury attorneys want to fight for you.

Dangers of Distracted Driving in Irvine

One of the top causes of truck accidents in and around Irvine is distracted driving. A distraction can be defined as any time a driver diverts his or her attention from the task of driving. This may include external distractions such as looking out the window or internal distractions such as talking on the cell phone or texting.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS):

  • 8 percent of large truck crashes occurred when the drivers were externally distracted.
  • 2 percent of accidents involving large trucks occurred when the driver was internally distracted.
  • In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) research, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009.

Distracted Driving Law for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new rule last year banning truck drivers from texting, using cell phones, and other communication devices while driving. This policy has serious implications for interstate truck drivers who carry cargo.

The FMCSA in issuing the rule cited recent research by Virginia Tech, which found that truck drivers who send text messages on a cell phone are about 23 times more likely to get into an accident than drivers who keep their eye on the road.

On average, texting drivers take their eyes off the road for about five seconds per message.

During that time, researchers say, a truck can travel the length of a football field. Imagine the damage an unattended, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer can cause. Any truck driver who violates the federal texting ban is subject to a penalty of up to $2,750.

irvine truck accident injury attorneys

Irvine Truck Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

A truck accident caused by a distracted driver can result in major injuries especially for those in smaller passenger vehicles. Distracted driving truck accidents usually involve head-on collisions or rear-end crashes that involve several vehicles.

Injuries sustained in these types of crashes include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and internal injuries. In cases where a distracted truck driver causes an accident, injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Families who have lost loved ones in distracted driving truck accidents can file a wrongful death claim seeking damages including medical costs, funeral expenses, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.

Contacting an Irvine Truck Accident Lawyer

An experienced Irvine truck accident lawyer can help victims and their families take the steps that are necessary to bolster their claim.

In a distracted driving truck accident, cell phone records are critical in order to determine whether the truck driver was on the phone or texting at the time of the collision. Such crucial evidence can get misplaced, lost, or destroyed if too much time passes.

The knowledgeable Irvine truck accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a long and successful track record of helping injured victims and their families. We will remain on your side, fight for your rights and help secure just compensation for your losses.

Trucking companies are often represented by large insurance companies and powerful defense lawyers who strive to protect their best interests.

Immediately call an experienced and reputable Irvine truck accident attorney for a free consultation at (949) 203-3814 or visit the Bisnar Chase law offices in Newport Beach. We have been proudly serving injury victims across Orange County for more than 43 years, and we are here to help you too.

Irvine Truck Accident Lawyers

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Orange County, contact our Irvine truck accident lawyers for a free case evaluation.  Bisnar Chase will work to secure compensation for your injury claim while you focus on recovery.

  • Over $700M recovered
  • 99% success rate
  • Over 4 decades of serving Orange County Plaintiffs
  • Over 12,000 clients served
  • Multiple 7&8 figure settlements
  • Seasoned trial lawyers

Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo
Bisnar Chase Reviews

Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real
Bisnar Chase Google Review

Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

P. Montgomery
Bisnar Chase Google Review

It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

Queen V

MAIN OFFICE 

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

1301 Dove St. STE 120, Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 203-3814

Have a Question that wasn’t answered here?