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Truck Accidents 

Irvine Truck Accident Attorney

Representing Clients throughout California

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.

Contact us online or by phone at (800) 984-4123 for a free consultation with our Irvine truck accident attorney. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and are prepared to fight for you.

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

At Alpine Law Group, our attorneys understand what it takes to prove liability in a semi-truck accident. We can help you gather all the necessary evidence and strategize a plan that ensures you recover maximum compensation.

Truck Driver Regulations

Because of the serious risk semi-trucks pose to the other drivers on the road in the event of an accident, truck drivers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA regulates many aspects of the trucking industry, including when and how long a trucker can be on the road. This rule is called the hours of service regulations, and according to this rule truck drivers can:

  • Work up to 14-hours in a day, however, three of these hours must be used for rest or meal breaks, which means truckers can only drive for 11 hours.
  • After the 14-hour workday is over, drivers must rest for at least 10 hours.
  • Must take days off work at regular intervals. If a trucking company is open seven days a week a driver is only allowed to work 70 hours in an eight-day period before taking at least 34 consecutive hours off. If a trucking company is open less than seven days a week than a driver is only allowed to work 60 hours in a seven-day period before taking 34 hours off.

It is not uncommon for truckers to break these rules, either by their own negligence or at the pressure of the company they work for. In rarer circumstances, the hours of service regulations are modified by the FMCSA in times of national emergencies, such as in the recent COVID-19 crisis. No matter the case, the result is the same, more tired truck drivers and more accidents. If you have been injured in a truck accident our firm is ready to help you today!

Types of Truck Accidents in 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.

Common types of truck accidents include:

  • Rollover Accidents
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Tire Blowouts
  • Wide Turns
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Under-Ride Accidents
  • Improperly Loaded Cargo
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Blind-Spot Accidents
  • T-Bone Accidents

Because semi-trucks are so much larger and heavier than other vehicles, drivers require special licensing and training to operate them. If you were seriously injured in a truck-related vehicle accident, then the responsible parties ought to be held responsible and you ought to recover full compensation. Give our Irvine truck accident lawyers a call at (800) 984-4123 or contact us online to get started on your claim today!

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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“I was so stressed out. From the moment I retained my Attorney Arin Khodaverdian all my stress went away.
He is professional, compassionate and truly cares about his clients.
Don't try going it alone. Call Alpine you'll be glad you did.”

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.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “My father passed away from being hit by a car. We were told my father (the pedestrian) was 100% at fault. Alpine Law won our case in 8 days! No, not 8 years like most law firms but 8 days. We will forever be grateful for their hard work and compassion.”

    - Lisa S.
  • “I have 3 lawyers in my family and Arin surpassed all their expectations.”

    - Paul K.
  • “I have not been as fortunate ever in my life as I was the day I contacted Alpine Law Group. Prior to this case I had another attorney that I waited months and made several attempts for contact and was left hanging. This was not the case with Alpine Law.”

    - Lindsay D.
  • “I could not be happier with my experience, and I would highly recommend Arin and his firm. 5 stars all the way.”

    - Andrea W.
  • “Because of his extensive knowledge and hard work, we ended up winning both claims. Highly recommend! Thank you, Arin and Alpine Law.”

    - Jordan R.

Verdicts & Settlements

The Proof is in the Pudding
  • 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
  • Family of 4 Hit by Semi Truck $965 Thousand
  • We sued contractors responsible for negligently installed carpet that caused our client to trip and fall on the job $574.5 Thousand
  • Trip and Fall at Hotel Resulting in Femur Fracture $540 Thousand
  • We obtained 2.5 times the insurance company's initial offer for a client needing lower back surgery after being hit by a truck $500 Thousand
  • Wrongful Death $500 Thousand
  • Husband and wife obtained the maximum from their own insurance company after being struck by a hit and run driver $500 Thousand
  • Mother and Two Children in Auto Accident $500 Thousand
  • Our client was rear-ended by an uninsured driver while on the job & we recovered more than his workers comp attorneys did $418.5 Thousand
  • Family of 4 in Car Accident $400 Thousand
  • Semi truck switched lanes into client, resulting in neck fusion surgery $400 Thousand
  • Slip and Fall Resulting in Brain Injury $400 Thousand
  • Recovered for our client who was T-Boned by a semi truck resulting in low back and hip injuries $400 Thousand
  • Slip and Fall at Supermarket Resulting in Knee Injury $360 Thousand
  • Semi truck switched lanes into client, resulting in low back rhizotomy surgery $325 Thousand
  • Recovered the maximum for our client after a head-on collision resulting in shoulder surgery $300 Thousand
  • Construction Equipment Injury Incident $300 Thousand
  • Recovered more than double the insurance company's offer for a mother & her children after they were hit by a drunk driver $298 Thousand
  • Neck Injury After Defendant Made Illegal Turn $295 Thousand
  • Pedestrian hit by a car suffered leg fracture and ankle fracture requiring surgery $275 Thousand
  • Recovered for our client who slipped & fell at a major Los Angeles mall, breaking her foot and requiring knee replacement $275 Thousand
  • Neck and Low Back Injury Due to DUI Driver $255 Thousand
  • Pedestrian Injury Resulting in Neck Injury $250 Thousand
  • Rear End Accident Resulting in Neck and Back Injuries $250 Thousand
  • Rear End Accident Resulting in Neck Injuries $250 Thousand
  • DUI Driver Causes Client Neck and Back Injuries $250 Thousand
  • Car Accident Resulting in Low Back Injury $250 Thousand
  • Recovered more than 2.5 the insurance company's initial offer for a client injured in a t-bone accident $250 Thousand
  • Recovered the maximum within 40 days for a motorcyclist hit by a car who required surgeries for fractures to his fingers & hands $250 Thousand
  • We recovered the driver's maximum insurance limit for a pedestrian who was hit while walking outside of a marked crosswalk $250 Thousand
  • We recovered the maximum from a driver's insurance company for a client deemed at fault for jaywalking $250 Thousand
  • Head on Accident Causes Neck and Shoulder Injuries $240 Thousand
  • Rear-End Accident Resulting in Neck and Back Injuries $230 Thousand
  • Client hit in the head by a chair being moved by a department store employee, claiming cognitive issues $225 Thousand
  • Driver Turned in Front of Client, Causing Neck Injury $220 Thousand
  • Client Struck Overturned Truck Resulting in Injuries $215 Thousand
  • Recovered 6 figures for brothers who lost their mother after she stepped in front of his car at the last moment $200 Thousand
  • Client was in a t-bone accident resulting in lamienctomy surgery $175 Thousand
  • Client hit by a hit and run driver resulting in neck injuries $175 Thousand
  • Recovered for an uninsured client who was rear-ended after another driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in neck injuries $175 Thousand
  • Rideshare driver struck our client who needed surgeries $160 Thousand

What Makes

Alpine Law Group Different?
  • No Fees Until We Win
  • Top 20 Trucking Accident Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 20 Premises Liability Settlements in CA 2018
  • Work With An Attorney, Not A "Case Manager"
  • Berkeley Graduate
  • Don’t Waste Time With Other Firms
  • Fearless Advocacy
  • Hands-On Approach
  • Over $100 Million Recovered for Thousands of Clients
Call 800-984-4123 For a Free Consultation Today with Attorney Arin!

We won't pass you off to a case manager! 

Why Choose Alpine Law Group?

  • No Fees Until We Win
  • Top 20 Trucking Accident Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in CA 2018
  • Top 20 Premises Liability Settlements in CA 2018
  • Work With An Attorney, Not A "Case Manager"
  • Berkeley Graduate
  • Don’t Waste Time With Other Firms
  • Fearless Advocacy
  • Hands-On Approach
  • Over $100 Million Recovered for Thousands of Clients