Orange County Truck Accident Lawyers
The trucking industry is highly regulated by both federal and state laws in just about every aspect of its operations from driver licensing, training and drug/alcohol testing, to road restrictions, weight requirements, and vehicle safety. Being a for-profit industry, however, influences many trucking companies to encourage their drivers to violate codes and regulations such as Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. These rules limit the number of daily and weekly hours spent driving and working, and regulate the minimum amount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. Trucking companies may also neglect to properly choose, train and monitor their drivers, fail to maintain their vehicles, or ignore licensing requirements.
These actions can result in devastating trucking accidents that cause serious or fatal injury to the occupants of other vehicles or other road users. Trucking companies and/or drivers whose actions cause a trucking accident may be liable for resulting injuries and damages. For more information about your legal rights after a trucking accident, contact our legal team at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. for a consultation by filling out an online contact form or calling (888) 348-8855.
The truck accident attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. are aware of trucking rules, regulations and operations, and know how to prove fault on the part of truck drivers and their employers. We have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for the victims of trucking accidents and their families by gathering and presenting the most effective evidence, which may include:
- DMV records
- Driver’s complete past employment history
- Driving logs
- Training and testing records
- Dispatch records
- Drug test results
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Shipping logs
- Inspection and repair records
- Data recorded by the truck itself
With this information, we may establish fault through negligence and potentially criminal misconduct. To discuss your particular situation, contact us for a free case evaluation at (888) 348-8855.
How Do You Know if You Have a Case?
After a tractor trailer accident, it is difficult to determine whether the crash was caused by the truck driver or trucking company. It is best to consult with an experienced attorney to determine whether negligence or wrongdoing played a role in your accident, and whether legal action is warranted. At Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., our lawyers have represented clients in trucking collisions caused by the following:
- failure to yield
- Load shift
- Tire blowout
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Driver fatigue
- Improper reflector markings
- Driving under the influence
- Defective brakes
- Unsafe lane changes
- Regulatory violations and others
Helping You Recover from Injuries
At Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., we are very selective in choosing the truck accident cases we handle in order to make the most effective use of our forensic and investigative resources. We focus our efforts on helping those who have suffered severe, catastrophic injuries such as the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Severe burns
We also dedicate our resources to obtaining justice and collecting damages for the families of wrongful death victims.
We Offer Free Case Evaluations
When making the decision to pursue legal action after an accident, it is important to be well-informed of your legal rights and options. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or you have lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident, our attorneys can help. Please contact us today for a free, confidential case evaluation.