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California Truck Accident Attorneys

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The California Truck Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been representing injured victims of big rig, semi truck, 18-wheeler and tractor trailer accidents for over 44 years. Our law firm has the skill, resources and experience in taking on complex cases and winning maximum compensation for our clients involved in commercial truck crashes.

Many top-rated law firms in the country do not want difficult cases that have the possibility of failure, but the legal staff at Bisnar Chase quite often take cases that were previously denied, and win them. Our truck accident attorneys in California of Bisnar Chase have a 99% success rate and have won over $750 Million for their clients.

You are probably here because you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial or large truck and are wondering about your rights. Our skilled legal staff and California Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help. After receiving medical care, the next important thing to do is secure your rights with a plaintiffs’ truck accident attorney. Time will be an important factor in determining the value of your case.

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We Take on Complex Truck Accidents

Truck accident cases can be complicated. Bisnar Chase have a long and successful track record of representing injured victims and their families obtain fair compensation for their losses.

We know how trucking companies’ insurers work and have been able to help victims secure compensation out of many challenging semi and truck accident cases. More than anything else, we are all about the passionate pursuit of justice for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a California truck wreck involving a semi, tractor trailer or big rig, please contact us at 800-561-4887 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.

Truck accident lawyers John Bisnar and Brian Chase discuss the dangers of congested California highways filled with negligent or tired truck drivers and how to defend your rights in a truck accident case.

Truck & Semi Accidents

Even careful and vigilant driving may not be sufficient to prevent a catastrophic semi-truck accident and garbage truck accident. Very often, it is the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicle who end up suffering major injuries in a semi truck accident or other large commercial truck. These types of collisions could also result in fatalities. Those who are injured in large truck wrecks take weeks, months or even several years to recover from their injuries. Some of them may never recover due to the nature and extent of their injuries. It is important that truck accident victims and families of deceased crash victims understand their legal rights and options.

Causes of California Truck Crashes

There are many potential causes of California truck accidents, particularly being cut off by other motorists. Some of the worst motorcycle accidents are caused by lane splitting or cutting off a semi-truck. Some of the most common contributing factors include:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers are often required to work long hours. Truckers who fail to obey federal regulations regarding the number of hours they can work without rest are more likely to drive while drowsy. Under federal law, truck drivers are required to maintain logs detailing the number of hours they drove and the number of hours they rested.
  • Excessive speed: Large tractor-trailers are hard to stop on flat roadways at reasonable speeds. Truck drivers who go too fast downhill or exceed the speed limit run the risk of rear-ending vehicles in front of them or losing control on a turn.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance: Truck owners must properly maintain their vehicles, and drivers must inspect the truck before each long trip. Tire and brake failure are some of the most common causes of devastating truck accidents that can also impact other vehicles.
  • Improper loading: How a trailer is loaded can significantly impact how the truck handles it. If a trailer is loaded too much to the front, back or side, it may cause the vehicle to veer out of control. Jackknifing accidents are usually caused by an overloaded or improperly loaded big rig.
Another common danger involving trucks is accidents involving motorhomes. Both vehicles are so large that they often drift into each other’s lanes, causing sideswipe accidents.
 
The injuries from RV on truck accidents can be catastrophic, involving serious injuries and a lot of property and vehicle damage.

To learn more about semi-truck accident statistics, you can visit FMCSA.

Determining Liability for a Truck Accident

One of the reasons why truck accident claims are more complicated than other claims is because of the many potential liable parties. The truck driver can be held accountable for his or her negligence. The trucking company is a potentially liable party in cases where negligent hiring or poor vehicle maintenance was involved. The truck’s owner can also be held responsible for failing to properly maintain the vehicle. Even the truck’s manufacturer can be held accountable if a defective truck part contributed to the crash.

Preserving the Evidence After the Truck Crash

It will be necessary to thoroughly inspect the crash site, review the police report, the damaged vehicles and the driver’s log. Unfortunately, unless the trucking company is contacted soon after the crash to preserve logs and records, much of it may be lost, destroyed or misplaced. For example, driver’s logs, vehicle maintenance records and cell phone records can be valuable evidence when it comes to determining fault and liability for semi truck and other truck accident cases.

That is why it is crucial for injured victims and their families to move quickly when it comes to protecting their rights. Trucking companies usually have insurance companies and defense lawyers at the scene working tirelessly to collect evidence and to look out for their best interests. Injured victims and their families also need a committed advocate on their side who will fight for their rights and protect their best interests.

The Value of Your Trucking Claim

It is important to understand the potential value of your claim because it is common for insurance companies to offer inadequate settlements. By accepting your first offer you are forfeiting your right to pursue additional compensation. In other words, if your settlement covers your immediate medical bills but doesn’t compensate you for future treatment procedures, those financial burdens will fall onto your shoulders. You may have to pay for your own future expenses such as the cost of rehabilitation services or lost future wages.

There are a number of ways to calculate the amount of damages you have suffered. A medical professional can give you an estimate of your medical bills, hospitalization fees and future treatment costs. You may be able to calculate on your own how much you have lost in terms of wages.

Remember to consider lost future income, loss of earning potential and loss of livelihood, if your injuries prevent you from returning to work. You may need help, however, in determining the financial value of non-economic damages such as emotional losses such as pain and suffering. One way to do that is to compare your case to recent claims similar to yours.

Trucking Accident Attorneys in California

Our team of California Truck Accident Lawyers is here to represent you at this time of your life when you need the support you need. Our highly skilled and experienced legal staff and personal injury attorneys have represented our clients for over 44 years. They have left an impressive footprint in the legal world and justice system.

Every client is a client for life; check out our client interviews and video testimonials to see the positive feedback and how we changed these people’s lives.

Contact our trusted team of trucking accident attorneys at Bisnar Chase if you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accident. Big rigs and semi truck accidents need a qualified attorney to get maximum compensation. Call 800-561-4887 for a Free Consultation

California Truck Accident Lawyers

  • Contact our California truck accident attorneys if you have been injured. You may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. We’ve recovered $750M and have a 99% success rate.  We handle truck accidents throughout California and have 5 locations, so you can find an attorney near you.

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Case Results

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    $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 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 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 - 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 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 Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

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

800-561-4887

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