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Newport Beach Truck Accident Attorneys

Newport Beach truck Accident Lawyers

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 the 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. 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.

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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

  • Trucks hauling huge trailers often weigh up to 30 times more than regular cars.
  • The stopping distance for a cargo truck traveling within highway speed limits is more than 500 ft.
  • About one in 10 of all auto accident deaths on highways happen in truck crashes.
  • More than 4,750 people died in truck crashes across the U.S. in 2017.
  • About $20 billion is awarded to truck accident victims through court cases and insurance settlements yearly.

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.

Lawyers for Truck Drivers

In most personal injury claim cases, it is assumed that the truck driver was at fault. This is often because car crashes and motorcycle accidents involving trucks will almost always involve the other vehicle coming off worse. But this is not always the case.

Independent truck drivers who become crash victims – and are hurt due to another driver’s negligence – can also seek help from a Newport Beach truck accident lawyer.

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

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.

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 Truck Accident Lawyer in Newport Beach

At Bisnar Chase, we can offer elite truck crash legal representation for those who have been injured in and around Newport Beach.

If you have sustained injuries in a collision with a truck, we can help. We have been in business for more than 44 years, helping countless victims over that span. The lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a 99% success rate, winning more than $750 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 $750M 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

Large Trucks Accident Statistics

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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

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
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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 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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