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Because trucks grossly outweigh other motor vehicles, crashes involving them often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a truck accident, California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC is prepared to advise you on how to pursue the compensation you deserve and need. Contact our dedicated Irvine truck accident lawyers for assistance today.

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If you have been injured in a truck accident, our number one goal is to recover the compensation you need to move on with your life. In the case of a fatality, this means equipping you to care for your family despite the sorrowful loss of your loved one. Speak with our compassionate Irvine auto accident lawyers so we can work to hold all liable parties accountable for your injuries.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truckers are often paid based on how quickly they transport their cargo and how many shipments they complete. This pressure to travel farther and faster leads to long hours on the road. Truck driver fatigue is one of the most frequent causes of truck accidents. Inattentive driving, in turn, leads to traffic violations and poor reflexes while driving. Truckers may also cut corners on safety inspections and continue to drive with malfunctioning tires, brakes, or lights. In some cases, truck drivers will even take certain illicit substances in order to stay awake, which can significantly impact their ability to safely operate their vehicles.

Further, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are far more complicated to maneuver than other motor vehicles, and even the slightest human error can result in a variety of devastating accidents, including:

  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Underride Accidents
  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Wide Turn Accidents

What To Do After A Trucking Accident

After a truck accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. They will write an accident report and ensure emergency medical services, if needed, are sent to the scene of the accident. From here, if you can, you should get the truck driver’s insurance information and take pictures/videos of the scene of the accident and any property damaged. You should then speak with any witnesses and collect their contact information.

If you are transported to and treated in a hospital, you should keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire a team of competent truck accident lawyers who can effectively fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Importantly, you must not discuss details of the case on social media or with anyone other than your attorney.

Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims in California

In the state of California, those injured in truck accidents will generally only have two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. If you wait longer than two years, the statute of limitations can expire and you may lose your right to sue. That said, the sooner you speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, the better.

Contact Our Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers Toda

Here at California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC, we are committed to helping our clients pursue effective claims against all liable parties. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our lawyers for a free phone consultation today. We will fight for you, every step of the way.

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