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:

  • Whiplash
  • 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 scheduled breaks.

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!

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