Few people in Orange County enjoy driving on the highway next to or behind tractor trailers. Most of the time, these big rig trucks are only a minor inconvenience. Occasionally, however, they cause catastrophic accidents.
Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including truck driver fatigue or improper truck maintenance. Regardless of the cause, smaller vehicles and their occupants usually suffer the majority of the injuries and damages in a truck accident. Cars, SUVs and other motor vehicles are simply not designed to withstand an impact from such an enormous vehicle, like a tractor trailer.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a truck accident, it is imperative that you follow the appropriate steps to recover accident-related expenses. In many such cases, an insurance company will contact you to try to settle the matter. While it may be tempting to opt for the quick settlement offer, the insurance company is probably not offering a sufficient amount. Their main concern is keeping costs down and avoiding litigation. But, litigation is often a better alternative for victims and their families.
Following a truck accident, a victim should not speak with an insurance company without first understanding all of their legal options. Our firm has over 60 years of experience when it comes to personal injury cases.
Being involved in a truck accident can be a life-changing event. Orange County residents who find themselves in this difficult position may want to contact our firm and explore their legal rights. We will fight to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve and do not have to settle for a low-ball settlement offer from an unsympathetic insurance company.