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Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

Newport Beach truck Accident Lawyer

The Newport Beach truck accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase are here to help if you have been injured in an auto accident involving a semi-truck or 18-wheeler.

These huge vehicles are a common sight on the roads in and around Newport Beach. But they can also pose extreme dangers to other drivers. While a car accident can be catastrophic, a truck crash is more likely to result in major damage and severe injuries because of its sheer size, weight, and force.

Bisnar Chase has been representing truck accident victims throughout Orange County for more than 40 years, and our accident lawyers may be able to help you too. 

  • Over $850M recovered
  • 99% success rate
  • Serving California for 46 years
  • Seasoned trial lawyers

Before talking to the other side’s insurance agents, you should contact Bisnar Chase for a free consultation with a skilled Newport Beach truck accident attorney. We will fight for you and do everything we can to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call (949) 203-3814 for immediate help from a top-class truck accident lawyer in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyers

Common Truck Accident Causes in Newport Beach

Many of the most common causes of truck accidents in Newport Beach involve some form of negligence on the truck driver’s part.

The top crash causes include:

Speeding

A truck driving too fast – especially when carrying a heavy load in a tractor-trailer truck – is a recipe for disaster and can lead to a serious crash.

Distracted Driving

If a driver is texting, eating, or doing something else which takes their attention from the road, it can be extremely dangerous for everyone around them.

Fatigue

While there are laws in place to stop truckers from spending too many consecutive hours on the road, tiredness can still be a huge problem and cause a loss of concentration.

Inexperienced Driver Negligence

Driving a commercial truck is not the same as driving a car. An inexperienced driver may be more likely to make a mistake as they are less used to the truck-driving challenges.

Load Issues

If a truck is hauling a heavy load, its trailer must be properly attached. A mistake in loading and securing the cargo, or a malfunction with the trailer, could cause a major accident.

Road Conditions

A poorly-maintained or marked road could cause a truck accident. This can lead to driver confusion or erratic driving, which can result in a dangerous driving situation.

Truck Accident Statistics as of 2023

  • In 2021, there were 5,601 large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes, a 13% increase from 4,965 in 2020. (Source: NHTSA)

  • Approximately 147,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2020, a slight decrease from 2019. (Source: FMCSA)

  • In 2020, large trucks accounted for 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes while only making up 4% of registered vehicles. (Source: IIHS)

  • 74% of fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on weekdays in 2020. (Source: FMCSA)

  • In 2020, 36% of fatal work zone crashes involved at least one large truck, compared to only 11% of all fatal crashes. (Source: FHWA)

  • The number of large trucks involved in injury crashes increased by 5% from 112,000 in 2019 to 118,000 in 2020. (Source: FMCSA)

  • In 2020, 4% of large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. (Source: NHTSA)

  • Speeding was a factor in 7.9% of fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2020. (Source: FMCSA)

  • About one in 10 of all auto accident deaths on highways happen in truck crashes.

Statistic citations:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – “Large Trucks: 2020 Data. Traffic Safety Facts. Report No. DOT HS 813 286”

  2. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2020. FMCSA-RRA-22-015”

  3. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – “Fatality Facts 2020: Large Trucks”

  4. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – “Work Zone Fatal Crashes and Fatalities: 2020 Data”

Who Is Liable for a Newport Beach Truck Accident?

When it comes to truck crash personal injury cases, liability can depend on a few different factors.

It will often rest on the cause of the crash itself. Identifying the careless or negligent party and how their actions caused the accident is important. In shared-fault cases, comparative negligence may apply.

But another factor that can impact liability is the situation of the truck itself. If it is a commercial truck, it may not be as simple as just blaming the driver.

These are some of the possible liable parties in Newport Beach truck crash cases:

  • The truck driver.
  • The owner of the truck.
  • The trucking company that the driver works for.
  • Those responsible for loading the cargo onto the truck.
  • The truck manufacturer or those responsible for its maintenance.

An experienced truck accident lawyer in Newport Beach will be able to assess your case and help identify the parties who should be named in an injury claim.

What to Do After a Newport Beach Truck Crash

  1. Move away from your vehicle to safety if possible.
  2. Get medical attention.
  3. Call the police.
  4. Document the scene, secure witness statements, and organize your evidence.
  5. Contact an expert truck accident attorney in Newport Beach.

After you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you arrange and organize all evidence which helps to form a picture of what happened.

Make sure you take pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved following the crash, as long as you can do so safely. Speak to anyone who saw the incident and get their statements or contact details.

You can also request the police report for the incident – which may indicate the cause of the accident – as well as your own medical bills and reports showing the extent of your injuries.

Once you have assembled all potential evidence, contact the Newport Beach truck accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase. It is important to hire your chosen attorney as soon as possible after a crash.

Award-Winning Lawyers for Commercial Truck Crash Victims

As commercial truck accident lawyers and advocates with a track record of success, we are committed to helping you win your case and get the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. 

Thorough investigations

We will investigate the accident thoroughly and leave no stone unturned in gathering evidence to establish fault and liability.

This includes analyzing all available data sources, examining police reports, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with accident reconstruction experts to reconstruct the sequence of events leading to the accident, if necessary.

We will work closely with medical experts to fully understand the extent and impact of your injuries. This includes obtaining medical records, reviewing medical bills, and consulting with medical professionals to assess the long-term prognosis and the financial and emotional costs associated with your injuries. 

This information will be crucial in accurately valuing your claim and seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.

We review all relevant regulations, policies, and safety measures related to commercial trucks to identify any potential violations or lapses that may have contributed to the accident. If any regulatory violations are found, we will use this information to strengthen your case and seek the appropriate legal remedies.

If it’s necessary to present your case in court, we’ll use compelling arguments, expert witnesses, and state-of-the-art technology to effectively communicate the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life. 

 With our legal expertise and commitment to justice, you can trust Bisnar Chase to vigorously represent your interests and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our top-rated Newport Beach truck accident lawyer and let’s start building a winning case for you.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

If you are hit by a truck as a pedestrian or a driver of another vehicle, you will likely suffer serious injuries. Trucks are large and extremely heavy. They are difficult to stop quickly, and any collision involving a truck will likely carry a lot of force.

Common truck crash injuries include:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries – possibly resulting in paralysis
  • Death
  • Long term PTSD

Compensation for a Newport Beach Truck Accident

If you have been injured in a truck collision, there is a good chance that you will be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and any lasting or life-altering effects.

There is no guaranteed level of compensation, though. This will always depend on the circumstances of a crash and how badly you have been impacted by it.

A huge range of factors can help decide what level of compensation a victim might receive after being injured in a truck crash. They include:

  • Property damage
  • The types of injuries suffered
  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety and mental anguish caused
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages
  • A loss of livelihood (if the injuries are bad enough to stop the victim from working)
  • Ongoing care and rehab costs
  • Specialist equipment (in the case of disabilities)
  • Compensation for loss of life

High-quality legal representation from a Newport Beach personal injury attorney specializing in truck accident cases can go a long way toward maximizing the compensation the victim gets.

Beat the Insurance Companies with a Truck Accident Lawyer

Many of the trucks on the road are being driven by large commercial companies. These large trucking companies often have big legal teams and insurance firms behind them.

When dealing with the aftermath of a truck crash, it is important to remember that the opposition insurance agents are not working toward your best interests. They must settle the case as quickly as possible for the least money possible.

Don’t let a large trucking company take advantage of you if it is at fault for a crash. Always talk to a truck accident lawyer before entering discussions with the insurance company. It is also a good idea to have your attorney present through negotiations.ul

What to Look for in the Best Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyers

Not all attorneys are equal. At Bisnar Chase, we pride ourselves on proving superior representation. We firmly believe we have the best lawyers for the job when it comes to truck accident cases in and around Newport Beach.

Here are some of the factors you should look for in a high-quality firm and lawyer:

  • A law firm with a well-established history of success.
  • A firm that has handled – and won – cases similar to yours.
  • A firm with trained trial lawyers ready to fight for you in court.
  • A firm that advances all costs and offers a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee.
  • A firm that is flexible and responsive to your needs.

Contact a Top-Rated Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

AIOLP Lawyer of the Year 2024

At Bisnar Chase, we have represented victims of Orange County truck accidents for decades with winning results.

If you have sustained injuries in a collision with a truck, we can help. We have been in business for more than 46 years, helping countless victims. The lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a 99% success rate, winning more than $850 million for our clients.

We believe in securing justice for our clients and offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee. This means that our services are open to everyone and will not cost a dime unless we win the case.

Call (949) 203-3814 for immediate help and to speak with a Newport Beach truck accident attorney.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Newport Beach

Contact our law firm if you have been injured. Our Newport Beach truck accident lawyers have decades of experience taking on difficult trucking accident cases with winning results.

  • Over $800M recovered
  • 99% success rate
  • Familiar with all Orange County courts

1301 Dove St. STE 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Large Truck Accident Statistics

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

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
Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B
Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

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

949-203-3814

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