Orange County Truck Accident Attorney
Accidents with Commercial Motor Vehicles
When a truck hits a smaller vehicle, the ensuing damage can be catastrophic and even fatal. Trucks ranging from small pick-ups to large 18-wheelers/semi-trucks can inflict massive damage on passenger vehicles or motorcycles when they are involved in a collision. Because trucks weigh so much more than lighter and smaller cars, they can virtually destroy the vehicle with which they are involved in a crash. Truck drivers are held to very strict state and federal standards that they must uphold. If a truck driver fails to follow these laws or is somehow otherwise negligent and it results in an accident, you could be eligible to recover compensation for the financial and non-financial losses brought upon by the collision.
Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded. A passenger vehicle weighs merely a fraction of that huge number. That is one reason why truck drivers must be so vigilant when sharing the road. If they fail in their alertness and adhesion to the law, it can result in a terrible accident that could even be fatal. The Orange County personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman have dealt with countless truck accident cases in California. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent behavior of a truck driver, they can offer you the experienced assistance that you need.
Injured in a trucking accident? Call the firm today!
It is very important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after you have been involved in a truck accident. With large truck companies, the insurance adjusters are often on the scene of an accident before the police have even finished writing up their reports. If this is the case, you can expect that they will try to protect their client – the trucker and the trucking company. It is important that you avoid signing any papers or verbally stating that the accident was your fault. If you need assistance, you can always contact Mr. Bridgman or one of his skilled accident team to get help and advice on what you should do if you are involved in an accident with a truck. Contact an Orange County truck accident attorney at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman today if you have been seriously injured in a truck accident in California.