Irvine Truck Accident Attorney
Representing Clients throughout California
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed on California’s highways and roads, and many of these accidents involve large semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and delivery vehicles. For those involved in large truck collisions, the resulting consequences are typically immense. Victims are very likely to suffer severe, catastrophic injuries and/or death.
As commercial vehicle operators, truck drivers have a responsibility to act in a reasonably safe manner in order to protect those around them. Likewise, trucking companies owe a duty of care to ordinary individuals to ensure that their drivers abide by this responsibility. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a truck accident, Alpine Law Group can help you fight for a fair recovery.
Who Is Liable in Truck Accident Cases?
In contrast to other types of motor vehicle accident cases, such as car accident and motorcycle accident claims, truck accident cases tend to be very complex due to the number of potentially liable parties involved. When an accident occurs, it may seem obvious at first that the truck driver is responsible. After all, if a truck driver causes an accident because he is texting while driving or operating his vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, isn’t he clearly liable?
In fact, the answer isn’t so simple. While a truck driver may be liable—at least partially—for an accident, he or she is also an employee of the trucking company that owns and/or leases the vehicle. Employers in California (and throughout the U.S.) are generally liable for the conduct of their employees when the employees are working.
Additionally, various other factors may be at play, meaning various other third parties may be partially or wholly liable for an accident. A truck tire may have a manufacturing defect, causing it to blow out on the highway, leading to the truck driver losing control. Another driver directly in front of a large truck may swerve to avoid an object in the road, resulting in a chain reaction that leads to an accident.
In short, any of the following parties (and more) may be liable for a truck accident:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The company that owns/leases the vehicle
- The person or company responsible for truck maintenance
- The manufacturer of a defective truck part
- The entity responsible for the truck’s design (if defective)
- The party responsible for roadway construction/design
- A third-party driver
Trust Our Firm to Fight for You & Your Family
Truck accident claims are incredibly complex. When you are already dealing with the aftermath of the accident—making sure you receive adequate medical treatment, going to rehabilitation therapy, and taking time off work to heal and recover—you don’t have time to navigate the legal process as well.
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That’s where Alpine Law Group comes in. Our experienced Irvine truck accident lawyer has handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases, securing hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals and the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed throughout California. We are here to fight for the justice you are owed and the full, fair recovery you deserve.
Get in touch with our legal team today by calling (800) 984-4123. Initial consultations are always free, and there are never any fees for you until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Our client got more than 70 times the insurance company's "maximum" after a car accident resulting in neck injury $7 Million
Husband and Wife in Car Crash Resulting in Spinal Injuries $3.2 Million
Recovered $3 Million within 11 business DAYS of being hired for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a negligent truck driver $3 Million
Car Accident Resulting in Brain Injury $2 Million
Slip and Fall Resulting in Spinal Cord Injury $1.8 Million
Car Accident Resulting in Low Back Injury $1.3 Million
Car Accident Resulting in Back Injury $1.2 Million
Settlement for Widow Whose Husband Was Struck and Killed By Truck $1.2 Million
Within 28 days, we recovered $1 Million for a man who sustained a broken leg requiring surgery when a truck hit him $1 Million
Recovered $1 Million for a 85-year-old client who tripped and fell at her apartment complex & developed a subdural hematoma $1 Million
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We have taken cases that other attorneys have rejected or dropped, then recovered the maximum amount.
We move quickly and aren't afraid to go to trial to maximize the compensation you deserve. That is why insurance companies pay our clients quickly, including a $3 Million settlement in 11 business days and a $1 million settlement in 30 days.
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