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Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

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 $75 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 govern 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 what 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!

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • Thank you again for all your help and dedication

    “Saar, I wanted to say thank you again for all your help and dedication. The settlement was a bonus. My main concern was my well-being. And I'm glad to say I am well. I do not have any back pain and I can enjoy watching and interacting with my daughter. One more time and on behalf of my family, thanks.”

    Jose A.

  • I was very pleased with the firm's persistence

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”

    J.A.C.

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    “I was involved in an auto accident earlier this year. A friend of mine referred me to attorney Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon, a Professional Law Corporation. I met with Mr. Swartzon and his senior paralegal Linda Chapman to discuss my accident. We discussed the accident, the pain I was in and how my doctor was going to submit a request for physical therapy to my insurance company, which could take up to two weeks to obtain approval I was told. I informed Mr. Swartzon that I had previously had cervical surgery in 2012 and how it took almost a month to receive approval for physical therapy from my insurance company and make my first appointment with the physical therapist they approved me for. With the pain I suffered from the whiplash caused by the accident, I could not wait that long. Mr. Swartzon referred me to a physician that he knew so I could be evaluated and obtain written approval immediately for physical therapy. Mr. Swartzon also referred me to a physical therapy location near my work, which took me in immediately. During my treatments, I did not have to worry about anything. Linda Chapman handled all of the incoming bills that I received incurred by the accident as well as all of the correspondence from the insurance companies requesting updates. Their legal assistant Renee Bushman did a great job following up on the information requested by Linda about the other party to help with my case. I was always kept informed on the status of my case and always received quick responses to my emails. Due to the outstanding work that Saar, Linda and Renee had done, my case settled quickly and I am once again pain free. Now I know why my friend referred me to Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon and I can honestly say from my personal experience that I can refer them to anybody reading my review as well as anybody I know who is involved in an auto accident.”

    Tom M.

  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”

    V.O.

  • The entire firm was professional and supportive

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”

    M.S.