Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyer With 26+ Years Experience
When You’ve Had a Serious Truck Accident, You Need a Serious Lawyer.
Fullerton is located in the heart of some of the busiest freeways in California, and truck accidents like this one that struck the North Hills apartment complex, happen frequently. If you live locally or have to commute through Fullerton during rush hour you know how crazy the traffic can get, and the big rigs complicate the issue. As a result, many big rigs 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 tractor trailer truck, accidents involving big rigs & semis can result in serious accidents causing catastrophic injuries or even death.
The Paris Firm is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases in Fullerton and throughout Orange County. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in truck accidents for over two decades. Fullerton is about 20 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, and our big rig accident attorneys 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.
What parties are liable for a truck accident?
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 truck driver
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The owner of the trailer
- The trucking company
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
- The city that maintained the road
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons. Common causes often include:
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Lack of underride guards
- Improperly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Lack of roadway hardware, such as guardrails
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Lack of reflective materials
- Improper signage
Occasionally, truck drivers involved in an accident may not be violating safety regulations for the first time. Sometimes 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 represents clients injured in truck accidents involving all types of commercial vehicles, including:
- Semitrailer trucks (big rigs)
- Tanker trucks
- Delivery vans, such as UPS and Fed Ex vans
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- 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.
Is a Lawyer Needed 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 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 Fullerton, 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.