Trucking Accident Attorney Irvine Orange County
In a great many states in this country, truck driving is the most common occupation, so it stands to reason that there are a tremendous number of trucks, including big rigs, on U.S. roads at any given moment. For this reason alone, a sizable proportion of vehicular accidents involve trucks. Moreover, because trucks are as much as 30 times heavier than cars, accidents in which trucks are involved are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries, or even fatalities, to automobile drivers and passengers. At Advocate Law Firm, our attorneys handle personal injury cases involving trucks throughout Southern California including Irvine, Orange County, Anaheim, Inland Empire, and San Diego.
When dealing with clients who have suffered injuries as a result of truck accidents, we fight vigorously to make sure they receive the highest possible compensation. We understand that the impact of serious injuries involves emotional trauma as well as physical pain and disability. We also take into account lost wages, lost earning power, and medical and rehabilitation costs (present and future) in order to arrive at a compensation amount that is just for each individual client.
California Trucking Regulations
Because the government is well aware of the serious dangers posed by trucks to the general public, there are a number of traffic laws specific to the trucking injury. Our attorneys have the up-to-date, intricate knowledge of these regulations and the investigative power necessary to evaluate whether violations have taken place. Trucking regulations include rules relating to careful maintenance of the vehicles to ensure safe operation and rules concerning how many hours truckers are permitted to work.
For the safety of everyone on the road, trucks must be regularly and the results of these inspections accurately recorded. Required inspections include assessment of:
- Brake lights
- Engine function
- Fluid levels
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Advocate Law Firm are fully prepared to investigate offending vehicles and their recorded inspections to help make the case for the trucking company’s liability for your injuries.
Apart from defective equipment, driver culpability plays a major role in many trucking accidents. Since truckers work long hours and are under constant pressure to meet tight schedules, they all too frequently suffer from extreme fatigue that impairs their function and judgment. For this reason, at Advocate Law Firm we delve into the particular circumstances of the individual driver’s competency. If the trucking company has not provided the trucker with required rest periods, if the trucker is sleep-deprived, intoxicated, distracted, or impaired, the company is liable and must compensate you for whatever injuries you have received.
Our attorneys know the ropes, having settled many truck accident cases with high awards for our clients. We are skilled in negotiating substantial settlements and fully prepared to litigate with expertise if it becomes necessary.
Trucking Accident Attorney Serving Southern California
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can handle negotiations without legal assistance. If you have suffered serious injury as a result of a collision with a truck or big rig, be sure to consult with us before talking to the trucking company’s insurance company or signing any agreement. Remember: the trucking company has insurance negotiators and attorneys working to minimize their financial and moral responsibility. Advocate Law Firm will level the playing field so that you can win the highest compensation possible for your costs and your pain and suffering. They serve truck accident victims throughout Southern California including Irvine, Orange County, Anaheim, Inland Empire, and San Diego.