Truck Accident Attorney in Irvine
Helping Truck Accident Victims
Due to the size and weight of trucks, accidents involving tractor-trailers can be more horrifying and the consequences more severe than car or motorcycle accidents. If you have been involved in a truck accident, you can be faced with medical decisions and mounting medical costs, legal battles, an unplanned inability to earn wages and other troubles, all happening at one time. This is where a lawyer from our firm, Pacific Attorney Group, may be of great help to you and your family.
All trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds fall under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These are guidelines that truckers are supposed to follow to ensure the safety of the public. Many trucking companies adhere to these regulations but some purposefully disregard them. When these regulations are not followed, injury and wrongful deaths can occur. Unsafe loads, driver fatigue, maintenance that wasn’t done or was poorly done and impaired driving can all bring about collisions. A hard-working Irvine personal injury lawyer from our firm works to find the exact cause of your accident and who should be held responsible for the results.
Proving Your Case
Accidents involving trucks can become complex as they involve both Federal and State laws. It is vital to quickly gather important information such as maintenance logs, driver’s logs, skid mark patterns and other on-site data and evidence. Accurate information on truck loads, the condition of the driver and other factors all create a true picture of why the accident occurred. In some cases, mechanical failure caused by faulty maintenance will be found to have led to the accident. Frequently, a driver who has been working well past regulated hours will be found to be the cause.
Once we know why the accident occurred, we can pursue those responsible to ensure that victims are properly compensated for their pain and suffering. Insurance and trucking companies have attorneys and claim adjusters who are specifically trained to deny or lessen the amount of your claim. Our best advice is to not talk to or sign anything from them until you have seen an experienced lawyer. Your ability to receive proper compensation may be at stake.
Contact a truck accident attorney in Irvine if you are a trucking accident victim and want to ensure your right to full compensation is upheld.