Orange County Truck Accident Attorney
Have You Been Injured in an Orange County Truck Accident?
After a truck accident, there is much confusion and worry that victims
must deal with. Most importantly, the well-being of yourself and everyone
involved should be attended to right away. Getting medical attention,
filing a police report, and gathering any pertinent details should always
come first, but after these things are settled, figuring out your next
steps quickly is key.
Truck accidents tend to be more dangerous, more costly, and cause more
injuries than regular car accidents. To compound this, truck companies
often have a powerful and experienced insurance team behind them, which
they use to their advantage when trying to lower payouts and avoid accountability.
There is often much more of a financial burden placed upon victims, who
will typically have a harder time getting the compensation they are entitled
to and struggle to recoup their losses.
This is why getting an experienced truck accident lawyer can make all the
difference in the outcome of your case. While their insurance company
will work to only pay the bare minimum, the Orange County truck accident
attorney at The Soliman Firm, PLC will work hard to fight on your behalf
in order to get the amount that you deserve. Having a truck accident attorney
on your side will ensure the insurance companies take you seriously and
guarantee you have someone to fight for you every step of the way.
(If you are currently looking for a truck accident attorney,
here are seven tips to help you in your search.)
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you likely have a lot of
questions that an Orange County truck accident attorney can help you sort
through. The best thing to do is to schedule a free consultation with
us so we can review your truck accident case and determine the best course
of action for you to take.
Key Questions for Truck Accident Victims
Truck accident cases can be complex, so it is important that we learn everything
about your case from the beginning to give you the best advice possible.
Medical bills, property losses, and general life inconveniences can begin
to add up quickly after an accident, so having all these expenditures
documented will go a long way in helping your case.
As we work together on your case, we want to make sure we are thorough
in getting the details and information surrounding the accident. We may
ask you questions such as:
- What is the extent of your injuries?
- Were there any fatalities due to the accident?
- How much damage was done to your property?
- Did you file an accident report and give a statement to the police?
- Was the driver of the truck arrested or cited on the scene?
- What is the extent of your medical expenses?
- Do you currently need ongoing medical treatment?
- Are you having pain or other after-effects from the accident?
- How much missed work and lost wages did the accident cause?
- What do you remember about the period before the accident?
Asking these questions will help us compile a complete overview of your
case in order to better understand the amount your case could be worth.
Knowing the burden the crash has placed on you and your family, both financially
and emotionally, will be helpful in determining the value of your claim.
Unfortunately, even if it is clear that the truck driver was the one at
fault, there are many roadblocks the trucking insurance industry has put
in place in order to make seeking compensation difficult for victims.
Thankfully, victims do not have to worry about sorting through all of
this themselves when they have a qualified Costa Mesa truck accident attorney
on their side.
Commercial Truck Facts & Figures
A large truck is defined as a vehicle that is over 10,000 pounds. When
considering that the average car only weighs around 4,000 pounds, it puts
into perspective how dangerous collisions with large trucks can be. Additionally,
trucking accidents are more common than one might think, amounting to
over 115,000 annually.
The number of accidents is not the only statistic on the rise; fatalities
have been increasing as well, resulting in over 4,500 truck accident fatalities
in 2017. Furthermore,
California has the largest number of reported trucking accidents in the past 10 years. Because of the weight of the trucks and the numbers
surrounding collisions, it is important for Orange County drivers to be
extremely vigilant in protecting themselves against trucking accidents.
Schedule your free case evaluation by calling
(714) 970-4770 or reach out to us using our
online contact form.