Tractor trailers, big rigs, and eighteen wheelers are large, heavy vehicles that can cause damage more severe than a typical automobile. Drivers in Orange County are no stranger to these trucks. When there’s an accident, though, tough challenges can lie ahead, but our Orange County personal injury attorney is experienced holding truckers and truck companies liable for financial damages to cover your injuries, property damage, lost wages, and more. Moreover, if you are a truck driver who was injured due to the negligence of a motorcycle or pedestrian, our truck accident attorneys can help as well.
Incidence of Truck Accidents
In California, the State-Wide Integrated Traffic Records System records all traffic accidents. Based on data from 2009 to 2014, there were 327 truck accidents in Brea and 213 in Seal Beach. There were a whopping 1,687 truck accidents during that time frame in Anaheim. The number of accidents doesn’t always correspond to higher traffic. Laguna Beach has less truck traffic, but it’s crowded, narrow streets increase the risk.
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani Can Help
The legal standard for truck drivers is higher than for other motorists. Our Orange County truck accident attorney can navigate the complex legal process, and help you collect the right information and documentation for your case. Any information on the driver, truck maintenance, inspections, and adherence to regulations can be used to hold the driver accountable for a crash.
Factors That Lead to a Truck Accident
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), analyzed 120,000 large truck crashes that occurred between April 2001 and December 2003. Although the data were sampled nationally, they represent these most common causes of truck accidents: