Anaheim Truck Accident Lawyer With 26+ Years Experience
When You’ve Been Involved in a Serious Truck Accident, You Need a Serious Lawyer.
Anaheim is a traffic and trucking hub for Southern California due to it’s central location connecting Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Big rig accidents like this one on State College Blvd. are not rare, and if you live locally you already know that trucking traffic is a serious problem locally.
Consequently, many semis get around traffic by getting off the freeway and driving through city streets, which usually creates more traffic. Due to the magnitude of a trailer truck, accidents involving 18 wheelers can result in serious accidents causing catastrophic injuries or death.
The Paris Firm has handled truck accident cases in Anaheim and throughout Southern California. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents for over two decades. Anaheim is only about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, and our Anaheim injury attorneys have handled numerous cases in Orange County. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at our office or your home or hospital, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we never really leave your side.
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Every truck accident claim is unique and must be analyzed carefully to determine all possible sources of liability. In order to better answer your question, we ask that you call us now at (909) 551-4040 to discuss your incident. However, responsible parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The owner of the trailer
- The city that maintained the road
Causes of Truck Accidents
Accidents involving trucks can happen for countless reasons but the most common causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Improper maintenance
- Lack of reflective materials
- Improper signage
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper loading
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Unfortunately, truckers involved in an accident may not be violating safety regulations for the first time. Sometimes they have a record of poor driving behavior which the trucking company may already be aware of and possibly even encourage dangerous behaviors to ensure timely deliveries. Trucking companies and drivers are sometimes incentivized with bonuses for early or on-time delivery, and they have been known to engage in risky tactics to meet a deadline.
Collisions involving Commercial Trucks and Vans
Our Anaheim truck accident attorneys represents clients injured in incidents involving all types of commercial vehicles, including:
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Semitrailer trucks (big rigs)
- Tanker trucks
- Dump trucks
- Cement trucks
- Emergency vehicles
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a truck accident in Anaheim, you already know how serious a truck accident can be. You may have already dealt with the trucking company’s insurance company and now realize how tough it is to get them to negotiate, which may try to blame you (or your lost loved one) for the accident.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Truck Accident Claim?
Maybe. If there were no injuries and very little vehicle damage you may be able to negotiate a fair settlement on your own quickly. However, if you or a family member has been seriously injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a commercial truck driver, you have the right to obtain the absolute maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered and expenses you may incur in the future. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040, serving truck accident victims in Anaheim, California, and schedule a no obligation consultation. If there is no recovery, there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.