Santa Ana Truck Accident Lawyer with 26+ Years Experience
When You’ve Been Involved in a Truck Accident, You Need a Lawyer to Protect Your Rights.
If you’ve ever been in traffic in Santa Ana, you already know how bad it can get. Santa Ana houses one of the worst freeways in Southern California, the 5 – which transports nearly 30,000 big rigs a day. If you’re a SoCal native, you know that traffic has always been bad but it’s gotten worse in recent years. 18 wheelers often circumvent traffic, by choice or necessity, and clog local streets which can cause an increase in trucking related accidents. Incidents, like this one involving a bicyclist in Santa Ana on Euclid & Second, injured the rider critically.
The Paris Firm is experienced in handling the challenges posed by complex truck accident cases in Santa Ana and throughout Orange County. Attorney Eric Paris has been representing people injured in truck accidents for over two decades. Santa Ana is about 25 minutes from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, and our truck accident attorneys have handled numerous cases locally and all throughout Southern California.
Who has liability for a truck accident?
In order to better answer your question, we ask that you call us now at (909) 551-4040 to discuss your incident. Every truck accident claim is unique and must be studied carefully to determine all possible sources of liability. However, responsible parties may include:
- The owner of the truck
- The truck driver
- The maker of defective tires, brakes, or other parts
- The company that designed the road
- The owner of the trailer
- The trucking company
- The warehouse that loaded the truck
- The shop that maintained the truck
- The city that maintained the road
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons. Common causes often include:
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Defective tires
- Lack of reflective materials
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving – texting, mobile phones, in cab televisions, Etc.
- Improper driver training
- Driver fatigue
- Speeding, failure to yield, tailgating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- 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 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
- Cement trucks
- City & Municipal Trucks
- Public Utility Vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Dump 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 truck accident lawyer to pursue my claim?
Possibly. If there were no serious injuries and very little damage to your vehicle you may be able to negotiate a settlement on your own. However, if you or a family member has been seriously injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a commercial truck driver, you’ll need an experienced attorney to get you the result you deserve. You have the right to obtain 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 Santa Ana, 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.