Handling Complex Truck Accident Cases
Navigating the intricate terrain of truck accident cases requires proficient legal expertise and a deep understanding of the trucking industry. These cases can entail complexities including federal regulations, multiple liable parties, and substantial damages. At Advicase, our experienced truck accident lawyers are adept at handling these complex cases.
Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. These can range from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries to other severe health complications. Additionally, complications can arise from truck driver fatigue, a phenomena often borne out of stringent delivery deadlines and long consecutive hours of driving, imposed by trucking companies.
Identifying and proving liability in such cases is a challenging task as multiple parties like the trucking company, truck driver, truck manufacturer or even other drivers could be at fault. Our legal team meticulously sifts through every piece of evidence including driver logs, truck maintenance records, and accident reports to determine liability.
Advicase Personal Injury Claim Process
Our team of professional truck accident lawyers starts by conducting an extensive evaluation of your accident case. This preliminary assessment involves understanding the circumstances around the incident, the nature and extent of your injuries, the parties involved, and the potential violation of traffic or safety regulations.
Following the initial assessment, we gather crucial information and evidence that supports your claim. This evidence can range from accident reports, witness testimonies, camera footage, to medical records, and assessment of damage to involved vehicles.
Subsequently, our team liaises with medical professionals to understand the full scope of your injuries and anticipated future healing requirements. This ensures your claim includes all possible current and future treatment expenses.
Once all the necessary information is assembled, we prepare and present your claim to the respective parties or their insurance companies for negotiation. Our team employs skillful tactics and extensive legal knowledge to negotiate the best possible settlement.
Proving Liability in Commercial Truck Accident Cases
From the onset, a thorough investigation is launched to collect all relevant evidence related to the truck accident. This could include traffic camera footage, accident scene photographs, vehicle damage reports, and witness testimonies. Special attention is given to detailed inspection of the commercial truck involved, including its maintenance history, electronic logs, driver’s driving history, and any potential vehicle defects.
Our legal team may also determine if there is a third-party liability. This includes the manufacturers of the truck or its parts, or entities responsible for the loading and securing of the cargo. Proving liability on their part could involve demonstrating that a defective component contributed to the accident or the cargo was improperly loaded or secured.
Finally, expert witnesses can be instrumental in making your case strong. These can range from professionals in the trucking industry, accident reconstruction experts, to medical professionals who can testify about the severity of your injuries and your subsequent medical needs.
Injuries Sustained in Truck Accidents
We fully understand the gravity of these injuries and work devotedly to help victims secure the required compensation for their medical treatments and recovery journey.
In these accidents, victims may suffer from a diverse range of injuries. At one end of the spectrum, there are severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Traumatic brain injuries could result in persistent headaches, cognitive issues, and life-altering personality changes, while spinal cord injuries might lead to cases of partial or complete paralysis.
Broken bones are also common in truck accidents, which not only come with immediate pain but may also require surgeries, extended hospital stays, and lengthy periods of physical therapy. Internal injuries to organs can also occur, which may not be immediately apparent and could lead to life-threatening situations if not promptly diagnosed and treated.
Victims may also sustain psychological and emotional injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or emotional distress, the effects of which can be as debilitating as physical injuries.
Causes that can lead to a truck
Tustin is located in Orange County, California, which is a major transportation hub. This means that there are a lot of trucks on the roads in Tustin and surrounding areas.
In 2022, there were 1,234 truck accidents in Orange County. Of these accidents, 10 were fatal and 320 resulted in injuries.
Below are some common causes of truck accidents.
Driver Fatigue: Long hours on the road without adequate rest can lead to drowsy driving and reduced reaction times.
Distracted Driving: Engaging in activities like texting, talking on the phone, or using in-cab devices diverts the driver’s attention from the road.
Speeding: Driving at speeds that are not appropriate for road and weather conditions can lead to loss of control and accidents.
Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication can impair a driver’s judgment and coordination.
Poor Maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance of trucks can result in mechanical failures such as brake issues or tire blowouts.
Aggressive Driving: Behaviors like tailgating, weaving, and road rage increase the risk of accidents and collisions.
Weather Conditions: Adverse weather like rain, snow, ice, and fog can make roads slippery and reduce visibility, leading to accidents.
Inadequate Training: Inexperienced drivers may struggle to handle the size and weight of trucks in various situations.
Improper Loading: Incorrectly loaded cargo can affect the truck’s stability and handling, leading to accidents during turns or sudden stops.
Blind Spots: Trucks have large blind spots where smaller vehicles can go unseen, causing collisions during lane changes or merging.
These factors often interact and contribute to accidents, emphasizing the need for proper training, attentive driving, and adherence to safety regulations in the trucking industry.