Brea, Ca Truck Accident Attorney With 26+ Years Experience
When You’ve Had a Serious Truck Accident, You Need a Serious Lawyer.
Brea is home to one of the worst freeways in Southern California, the 57 – which carries nearly 26,000 semi trucks daily at the 60 interchange. If you live or have the unfortunate circumstance of traveling this freeway during rush hour you know how crazy the traffic can get, and the big rigs exacerbate the issue. Consequently, many 18-wheelers get around traffic by getting off the freeway and traveling city streets, which creates a recipe for frustration and an increase in accidents. Due to the magnitude of a commercial truck, accidents involving big rigs & tractor trailers can result in serious accidents causing catastrophic injuries.
The Paris Firm is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases in Brea and throughout Orange County. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in truck accidents for over two decades. Brea is about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, and our truck accident lawyers have handled numerous cases locally and all throughout Southern California. 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 an accident when a truck is involved?
Every truck accident claim is unique and must be studied 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 owner of the trailer
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The truck driver
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
- The city that maintained the road
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons. Common causes often include:
- Driver fatigue
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving – texting, mobile phones, in cab televisions, Etc.
- Improper driver training
- Defective tires
- Lack of reflective materials
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper signage
Sometimes truck drivers aren’t violating safety regulations for the first time. Occasionally they have a record of irresponsibility which may be known to the trucking company, which may choose to ignore the driver’s record, or, in some cases, may encourage dangerous behaviors to ensure timely deliveries. Since trucking companies and drivers are sometimes incentivized with bonuses for early or on-time delivery, they have been known to engage in dangerous tactics to meet a deadline.
Collisions involving Commercial Trucks and Vans
Our lawyers represent clients injured in truck accidents involving all types of commercial vehicles, including:
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Semitrailer trucks (big rigs)
- Tanker trucks
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- Cement trucks
- Emergency vehicles
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a truck accident in Southern California, you understand how serious truck accidents can be. You also understand how hard it can be to get a fair claim for your injuries out of the trucking company’s insurance company, which may try to blame you (or your lost loved one) for the accident.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Pursue 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 financial compensation for the damages you have suffered and expenses you may incur in the future. This is something you don’t want to tackle on your own. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040, serving truck accident victims in Brea, 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.