Orange County Truck Accident Lawyer
Fight for the Financial Compensation You Deserve
When an accident occurs between a car and a truck, those in the car are
usually at a higher risk of injury. These injuries can include:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
Medical bills can grow quickly, and the long-term costs associated with
these injuries can be extensive. Add that to a loss of wages and it can
be difficult to stay afloat, let alone pay off your medical bills. Your
financial compensation should reflect all of the damages involved in your
case, and an Orange County injury attorney from Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.
can help you make sure that happens.
We Team Up with the Professionals
We will work with accident investigation professionals, law enforcement
and witnesses to find out exactly what happened and determine fault. After
this, we will be able to estimate what your financial settlement should
look like. We have been representing accident victims for more than three
decades combined, in which time we
recovered more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements for past clients, so you can rest assured that your case will be in the
right hands when you choose to work with our firm. Contact us 24/7 to
take advantage of a
free and confidential consultation.
What kind of safety laws apply to truck drivers?
Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and other tractor-trailers are significantly larger
and heavier than normal passenger vehicles, which means that they are
often of more danger to other vehicles on the road. Commercial truck drivers
are generally held to a strict standard of safety guidelines that include
inspecting their vehicles, maintaining certain cargo weights and taking
State and federal law governs the transportation of goods by the commercial
trucking industry. Failure to abide by these laws and safety guidelines
can result in unnecessary accidents and injury. Drivers and trucking companies
that have failed to comply with federal or state laws can be held criminally
and/or civilly liable, so you should not hesitate to learn more about
your rights as a victim.
Common examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Driving recklessly
- Being insufficiently trained
What is the first thing I should do after an accident?
First and foremost, you should contact 911. Law enforcement will arrive
on the site and draw conclusions about who was responsible for the accident.
They will then create a police report. This report could be vital in your
case. They will also be able to contact emergency services. Seeking medical
attention is important even for minor injuries. Some injuries may be latent
in a truck accident case, and may arise only once your body and mind have
recovered from the initial shock of the accident. Finally, you should
contact Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. to discuss your legal options.
How to Deal with the Insurance Company
Following a truck accident, you will likely have to talk to insurance companies
regarding what occurred prior to, during and after the collision. The
insurance company's questions can be confusing and may be meant to
make their client seem less liable. Recorded statements can be used against
you, so it is important to retain an Orange County injury attorney prior
to speaking with the insurance company. You shouldn't be forced to
settle for a lesser amount of damages than you deserve.
Insurance companies and trucking companies may try to get you to settle
the case quickly and offer quick payouts to avoid lengthy litigation.
Often times, if a truck accident victim is not represented by a qualified
attorney, the insurance company may try to take advantage of their legal
naivety. The truck Orange County accident lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon,
P.C. can assist you in getting the maximum compensation that you deserve.
We will not rest until you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Get in Touch with Our Firm for a Free Evaluation
At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., our experienced legal team is well-versed
in the laws and procedures that pertain to complex cases involving truck
accidents. We have the resources needed to conduct a thorough investigation
into the details surrounding the accident and properly gauge any entitlement
on your part. With a proven ability to produce highly favorable results,
and considerable background in
personal injury litigation, we are capable of creating the type of outcome you need and
deserve. Get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Orange County
to set up a free consultation!
Contact our firm now to learn how we can assist you. We're available 24/7!