Fullerton Truck Accident Attorneys
Since 1978, the Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been successfully settling claims against negligent truck drivers. Semi-truck and big rig drivers and the companies they work for have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe and careful manner.
Our Fullerton truck accident attorneys have the unique experience to know what to look for when analyzing and researching trucking accidents. We have an expert team of investigators, specialists in finding the details that have made the difference between a $15,000 case into a $3,000,000 case simply by deep research and experience.
If you or someone close has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or tractor trailer, contact the law offices of Bisnar Chase today.
Call us now for a free consultation at 949-203-3814.
Truck Accidents in Fullerton
Fullerton California boasts a population of 132,000 and is located in North Orange County just South of Anaheim. With a fast-growing population, the city is a center of education with one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, Troy High, and two universities: Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton Community College.
Due to the high level of traffic, regular truck accidents occur in Fullerton which in some cases could have been prevented. If you were involved in a truck accident in or around Fullerton, California, you can contact the Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyers for a free consultation to see what financial compensation and help you may be eligible to receive.
Semi-Vehicle Crash Statistics
More than 140,000 injuries occur due to a truck accident and over one third suffer catastrophic damages. Large trucks represent just 3% of all registered vehicles, but they are involved in 12% of all traffic fatalities. FMSCA reports that California averages 400 fatal and 10,000 non-fatal truck accidents a year.
Truck accidents often result in severe or even fatal injuries because cars are not made to withstand the impact of a vehicle like a truck.
Causes of Truck Incidents in Fullerton
Since a truck is so much larger than a car, injuries from truck accidents are usually much more serious and catastrophic than collisions involving two automobiles. Because truck drivers are operating a vehicle that is maintained by their employer, and possibly loaded by a third party shipping company, there may be more than one party responsible for a Fullerton truck accident.
There are various type of trucking accidents, including truck accidents caused by:
- Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to yield to other party's right of way
- Falling Debris
- Fatigued or overworked drivers
- Illegal lane change
- A blown out tire
- Aggressive driving
- An overloaded or oversized truck
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Inexperienced Driver
- Poor highway road maintenance
- Poor visibility
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Unsafe driving in poor weather conditions
4 Steps to Take After Being Involved in a Big-Rig Accident
Being involved in a semi-truck accident can be deadly and if survived debilitating. Injuries that can occur with truck accidents may include spinal cord damage, brain damage, migraines for life, concussions, multiple bone fractures, severed limb and death.
Before you seek compensation for your severe injuries that have been sustained in a truck accident in Fullerton, there are a few steps you should follow.
- Call 911 and give as many details as to your location as you can
- Obtain as much information as possible, including name and contact information of the truck driver, license plate number, and contact information of passengers and eyewitnesses to the accident
- Be sure to get insurance information
- Hire an expert in the field of commercial truck accidents
Truck drivers are expected to meet higher standards than the average driver. If you are injured in a truck accident and violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Act can be proven, you may have a case against not only the driver, but the carrier as well. Of noteworthy importance is the fact that truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain number of hours per day before they must sleep.
Establishing the fact that the log was properly kept is essential to evaluating if violation of the law contributed to the accident.
We Will Win You the Compensation You Deserve
The Bisnar Chase Fullerton Truck Accident Lawyers have represented truck and other auto accident victims for over forty years. We understand that accidents can leave victims paralyzed and even worse, are the victims of a wrongful death. Families also are left to care for their loved ones due to their severe injuries.
If you or a loved one has experienced pain and suffering from a truck crash contact the law firm of Bisnar Chase. When you contact us today you will receive a free case analysis.
Call 949-203-3814 to learn more about your legal options.
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