Unfortunately, a wreck with a commercial vehicle in Orange County can end up being more complicated for victims than a wreck with another passenger car. Victims may suddenly find themselves dealing with multiple parties, including the driver’s insurance company, the employer’s insurance company, city or state organizations, etc., and it may be difficult to know who to trust.
Additionally, since commercial vehicles often are larger and heavier than a typical passenger vehicle, victims often deal with very severe or disabling injuries after a wreck. As Orange County accident attorneys, we strongly encourage victims of commercial vehicle accidents to seek legal guidance as soon as possible after a wreck, and we urge drivers to take caution when sharing the road with commercial vehicles.
You Share the Road With Commercial Vehicles Every Day
Although you may not be aware of it, you share the road with commercial vehicles every day. Here are a few examples of the types of commercial vehicles you might encounter on a typical day in Orange County:
- Tractor-trailer trucks
- Delivery trucks and vans
- Construction vehicles
While not every commercial driver will cause a wreck, commercial drivers often are under additional stress or may be distracted while driving. A tired trucker may be pulling into Orange County after a long, cross-country haul; a delivery driver may be distracted behind the wheel with a business call; or, a taxi driver might be in a rush to get the next fare on a Saturday night. And, when commercial drivers engage in risky driving behavior, it’s usually the accident victims who pay.
What Should I Do if I’ve Been Injured in an Orange County Commercial Vehicle Accident?
If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, it’s critical that you seek experienced legal guidance before you accept a settlement. We understand that commercial vehicle accidents can be difficult and confusing for an injured victim, and we encourage you to reach out to us. Our experienced Orange County accident attorneys would be happy to answer your questions, investigate your case, explain what to expect, handle all the details, and fight for a fair settlement—including compensation for your immediate and long-term medical treatment.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Meet with us today in a completely free, no-obligation consultation by calling (949) 851-0222 or by filling out the convenient online contact form on this page.