Motor Vehicle Accident involving a Commercial Truck or Semi-Tractor Trailer
Irvine is home to some of the busiest freeways and commercial centers in all of Orange County, and as a result there are a high number of truck related accidents with injury each year. Truck accidents and those involving commercial vehicles most often result in serious injuries and in some cases fatal accidents. Irvine is quite affluent, and many drivers have some of the most highly rated vehicles in terms of surviving crashes without injury. However, the forces involved with the weight differential between a truck and a car or motorcycle are simply too great for other vehicles to absorb.
The severe injuries that come out of these incidents can result in permanent paralysis, or a limited range of motion for damaged limbs and digits. Permanent injuries often dictate the creation of a “Life Care Plan” to ensure that our clients are provided with ongoing medical treatment, physical and occupational therapy, in home care as well as the equipment and modifications to their vehicles and dwelling to accommodate wheelchair access. These cases can become quite legally complex as there are often multiple parties associated with the insurance of trucks and commercial vehicles. The attorneys for these companies and their insurance partners face substantial losses and are willing to put up a much more aggressive defense.
This is why it is important to work with an attorney who has been recognized and recommended by the legal industry, other peers as well as former clients. My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have been serving the residents and visitors to the Irvine community and Orange County for more than 35 years. My Irvine, California office is located at located at 1920 Main Street Suite 1000, right off the 405 at MacArthur Blvd and Main Street, near the John Wayne airport. If you are still in the hospital or another care provider while recovering from your injuries I am happy to visit with you.
The Causes of Irvine Truck Accidents
There are a variety of causes for truck accidents in and around Irvine. The I-5 and I-405 corridors are heavily travelled, and the traffic patterns themselves can present challenges for out-of-state or lesser experienced truck drivers. The “speed up / slow down” pattern that exists on many of freeways catches some truck drivers by surprise, and it frankly just takes a lot more distance to stop a truck than any other form of vehicle.
In some cases the driver is distracted due to cell phone use, texting or emailing, fatigue or even substance abuse or DUI. Truck accidents are most often related to differentials in speed, inappropriate or unsafe lane changes, or accidents caused while in the process of turning the truck at an intersection. Irvine residents deserve the best representation in these cases to stand up to the owners of the truck and their legal teams.
Contact an Experienced and Proven Irvine Truck Accident Attorney with More than 35 Years of Experience
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck or semi-tractor trailer I invite you to contact me to schedule an appointment, or call (949) 305-1400 and speak with me personally. I invite you to read the recommendations of the legal industry, my peers and clients. I have the experience and expertise to aggressively protect your interests and ensure the best opportunity for recovery in your case.