Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers
Commercial trucks can be found on nearly every type of roadway in Orange County, from the 5 to the 405 and on small, local roads. These trucks take up far more space than smaller vehicles, which can make it quite difficult for their drivers to maneuver them on smaller roadways. When a truck collides with another vehicle because of the truck driver’s negligence, the driver or their employer may be liable for the victim’s related damages. The Orange County truck accident attorneys at Shield Litigation can help you and your family recover the compensation after a serious truck accident.
Differences Between Car Accidents and Semi Truck Accidents. The primary difference between a collision between two cars and one between a car and an 18 wheeler is the size and power difference between the two vehicles. A commercial big rig is larger and far more powerful than a passenger vehicle, which often means that the car’s driver and passengers are at a greater risk of being seriously injured or killed in a collision.
Another difference between truck accidents and car accidents is the type of insurance that covers the injured driver’s damages. A commercial truck driver could be an employee of a company, in which case he or she is covered by the company’s insurance policy, or he or she could be an owner operator, in which case he or she carries motor carrier insurance. In either case, an injured victim can pursue compensation for his or her damages from the truck driver’s insurance provider, but the policy is different from a personal automobile insurance policy.
Injuries that can Result from a Truck Accident – If you or a family member was involved in a truck accident, there is a strong chance that the injuries were far more serious than a similar accident with another car. Although you can suffer a serious injury in any type of motor vehicle collision, your chance of suffering one in a truck accident is higher than it is with other types of accident because of the truck’s weight and power.
Common injuries we see with victims of truck accidents: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Spinal cord injuries, Broken bones, Amputations, Soft tissue injuries and/or Burns and cuts.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Truck Accident Damages
In addition to the immediate effects of the injuries listed above, you can suffer long-term consequences from them like brain damage, loss of nerve sensitivity, and reduced range of motion.
If your accident was caused by a negligent act on the part of the truck driver, like texting while driving, driving aggressively, drowsy or distracted driving, you can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. In your claim, you must demonstrate that your accident was a direct result of the trucker’s negligence (or their employer), which your lawyer can help you do through evidence.
Work with an Experienced Santa Ana Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a big rig truck accident and you are now facing steep financial damages, you are entitled to pursue compensation for those damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about this process and start developing your claim, contact our team of truck accident lawyers at Shield Litigation, LLP today to set up your free initial consultation in our office. Shield Litigation is a group of Orange County truck accident lawyers located in Santa Ana, CA who work with injured clients & their families in Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and the surrounding areas. Call now @ 714-728-3385 NOW.