Large commercial trucks are a necessity for American commerce. Unfortunately, in the case of an accident, these trucks can pose a huge threat to all other motorists. Truck accident victims often suffer devastating injuries and these victims deserve to recover for all of their injury-related losses.
Common Causes of Orange County Truck Accidents
There are several possible parties who may act in a negligent manner to cause a truck accident. Some examples include:
Driver error—fatigued driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, violation of traffic laws, violation of FMCSA regulations, driving without a valid license, not taking proper precautions in adverse weather or other possibly hazardous driving conditions, and more.
Truck company error—hiring inexperienced or unqualified drivers, failing to properly inspect and maintain trucks, failing to adequately supervise drivers or discipline them for FMCSA violations, or not performing the random drug and alcohol testing on drivers that is required by law.
Cargo loading company—overloading a truck trailer, not properly balancing or securing cargo in a trailer, not having the proper training to load liquid cargo or hazardous materials.
California Truck Accident Cases Can be Complicated
Truck accident cases can be very complex for many different reasons. Fortunately the experienced Orange County truck accident attorneys at Jamal Injury Law know how to handle these cases and all of the complications that may arise.
First, determining which party is liable in a truck accident can be difficult in itself. If the truck driver did not make an obvious error, identifying the true party at fault will likely require the use of experts. These experts will need to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding your accident, including but not limited to, the scene of the accident, the type and location of the property damage and the types of injuries sustained. Due to the complexity involved in truck accident cases, it is common for more than one party to be held liable for any single accident. For example, if the driver acted negligently, the trucking company who employs that driver may often also be held responsible. You always want to make sure you bring claims against all of the responsible parties, as failing to do so may lead to you missing out on substantial compensation.
Truck accident cases can also be challenging because truck companies can be difficult adversaries. Truck companies are aware that they operate in a high-risk industry and that there is a high probability they will face a lawsuit for accidents and injuries at one time or another. For this reason, these companies have legal teams and insurance companies on their side to help limit the amount they must pay out to accident victims or to help them avoid liability altogether. It is imperative that you seek representation from a capable personal injury attorney who can stand up for your rights.
Contact an Orange County Truck Accident Lawyer for help
If you have suffered injury in a commercial truck accident, you should never delay in calling Jamal Injury Law for assistance today. Attorney Suliman Jamal knows how to help truck accident victims receive the full and fair compensation they deserve for their losses. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation and to discuss a possible case.