Corona Truck Accident Lawyer

Corona Truck Accident Attorney

Large trucks are common in the Corona area and throughout California, delivering essential goods and materials across the state every day. While you may be accustomed to encountering tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, and other large commercial vehicles while driving, it is essential to be aware of the dangers these vehicles present in various situations. Any motor vehicle accident can potentially cause life-changing injuries to those involved, but this risk is significantly greater for accidents involving large commercial trucks.

If you or a family member are recovering from injuries suffered in a truck accident, it is essential to determine whether the accident resulted from another party’s negligence or misconduct. If so, a Corona truck accident attorney can help you hold them responsible for the damage they’ve caused to you and your family. A successful truck accident claim can help you recover compensation for all the economic losses you suffered, as well as pain and suffering compensation. Additionally, your successful claim has the potential to prevent similar injuries to others in the future.

Easton & Easton is a team of experienced Corona personal injury attorneys who can help you recover from your recent truck accident. Our team has helped many injured accident victims navigate their recovery efforts more easily and with greater success than many initially expected. It’s common for accident victims to overlook key avenues of recovery, undervaluing their claims until they have the right attorneys representing them. When you choose our firm to represent you in your recovery efforts, we will do everything we can to maximize your final case award as much as state law allows.

Corona Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck Accident Causes and Determining Liability

A truck driver has a higher duty of care than the driver of a standard passenger vehicle when it comes to preventing accidents. Truck drivers operate inherently dangerous vehicles as their primary job responsibilities. They must also hold specific certifications and possess the adequate experience to handle these responsibilities safely and effectively. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers take their job duties seriously, nor do they respect applicable trucking industry regulations or know the value of legal counsel they can trust. Some truck accidents happen due to failures of their employers when it comes to verifying employee credentials and enforcing industry regulations.

One of the most challenging aspects of truck accidents in Corona is the fact that vicarious liability often comes into play. This term applies in any situation in which one party is responsible for the actions of another party, most often an employer bearing fault for the actions of an employee. When vicarious liability applies to a truck accident claim, it is essential to have an attorney who can accurately assess the cause of the accident and assign fault accordingly.

While failure to enforce trucking industry regulations can easily lead to a devastating accident, truck accident claims are also complex due to the amount of damage that can occur. While trucks are vulnerable to most of the same risk factors as all other passenger vehicles, the resulting damages when accidents happen are likely to be far greater. A tractor-trailer, for example, is several times larger and heavier than most other vehicles on the road. It’s common for truck accidents to entail injuries to multiple other drivers, and some of the most frequently cited causes of these accidents include:

  • Distraction behind the wheel. Any driver is capable of causing a devastating crash when they do not pay attention while driving, but distracted driving is especially dangerous for truck drivers.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI). DUI convictions in California can lead to jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges. A truck driver that operates their commercial vehicle while intoxicated is likely to lose their commercial driver’s license (CDL), and they may not be able to return to truck driving for several years.
  • Speeding. In addition to increasing the chances of an accident, speeding can also impact the severity of the accident. Speeding is especially dangerous for large trucks that require far more stopping time and distance than smaller, lighter vehicles.
  • Poor visibility. All drivers should use extra caution in poor visibility conditions, but this is especially crucial for truck drivers. Low light, night driving, severe weather, and heavy traffic congestion are all potentially dangerous variables that can increase the chance of an accident happening.

These risk factors can cause all types of vehicle accidents, but when they result in truck accidents, the damages tend to be catastrophic for those involved. Large trucks are also vulnerable to risk factors that do not necessarily apply to smaller vehicles. For example, an improperly loaded trailer can cause a truck to tip or roll over around a sharp turn and interfere with braking.

Truck drivers must also follow hours of service regulations, taking appropriate rest breaks at regular intervals to avoid fatigued driving. Whatever the root cause of your truck accident may have been, you have the best chance of recovering your damages when you have an experienced Corona truck accident attorney handling your case.

Recovering From a Truck Accident in Corona

When another party is liable for the truck accident you recently experienced, state law dictates they are responsible for all the damages you incurred due to their actions. In most truck accident claims, plaintiffs can recover compensation for their vehicle repair costs and bodily injuries through insurance claims against the drivers who caused their accidents. However, an auto insurance claim is rarely a simple or easy process, and even a successful claim may not be enough to fully compensate your losses. Once your Corona truck accident attorney has helped you prove fault, the next phase will be proving the full scope of the damages they caused.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent you in a truck accident suit in Corona, our team will immediately begin looking for the evidence you need to establish liability and prove the full extent of your claimable damages. Our firm has successfully secured expansive settlements for many past clients, including those who were forced to file civil claims against large trucking companies and corporations with robust in-house legal departments. We are prepared to fight for you in the insurance claim process, and if your damages are too severe to be completely compensated with insurance alone, we can assist you in building a personal injury case to ensure the fullest recovery possible.

Truck Accident Claim FAQs:

Q: Why Should I Hire a Corona Truck Accident Attorney?

A: Do not make the mistake of assuming you can handle your impending truck accident claim without an attorney, even if the fault seems perfectly clear. Your attorney can help you firmly establish liability for your damages, streamline your civil claim proceedings, and ensure the greatest possible case award available under state law. The right legal team on your side will make every aspect of your case easier to manage, and you will be far more likely to reach a favorable outcome for your recovery efforts with legal representation supporting you.

Q: How Much Does a Corona Trucking Accident Attorney Cost to Hire?

A: The majority of personal injury attorneys in California offer their clients contingency fee billing. This means the client only pays the attorney if they win their case, and their fee is a percentage of the final case award. The client is not required to pay a retainer fee, ongoing legal fees, or any upfront costs to maintain legal representation, and they pay nothing at all if the attorney fails to secure a settlement on their behalf.

Q: How Soon Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

A: A truck accident is likely to be far more damaging than a standard vehicle accident, and a truck accident claim will almost always be more challenging than a typical vehicle accident claim. Ideally, the victim should hire reliable legal counsel as soon as possible after their accident, before speaking with insurance company representatives or discussing settlements of any kind.

Q: What Happens When Multiple Parties Are Responsible for a Truck Accident?

A: Some truck accidents happen due to the action of individual drivers, while others implicate multiple liable parties. California enforces a pure comparative negligence law, meaning each party that shares fault for a damaging incident will have a fault percentage assigned to them based on their level of contribution to causing the accident in question. If multiple defendants share fault, their fault percentages determine how much of the plaintiff’s damages they are responsible for repaying.

Q: Can I Still Recover Compensation If I’m Partially to Blame in a Truck Accident Case?

A: The pure comparative negligence law in California applies to plaintiffs as well. In the event a plaintiff is found partially to blame for the accident in question, their assigned fault percentage determines how much of their case award they will lose. For example, if a plaintiff is found to bear 30% fault for a truck accident, they lose 30% of their case award. There is no fault percentage threshold that bars plaintiff recovery under the pure comparative negligence rule.

A truck accident can easily be a life-changing experience for everyone involved, resulting in devastating losses and complex legal entanglements as the victim seeks appropriate compensation for the losses they suffered. Easton & Easton has the skill and experience you need on your side to reach the best possible outcome in your impending truck accident claim, and we have assisted many past clients in recovering their losses. If you are ready to meet with a Corona truck accident attorney to determine your best options for legal recourse, contact Easton & Easton today and schedule a consultation with our team.

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The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen by the LA Times Reader's Choice Poll as "The Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orange County" for 2018.

Doug and Brian Easton have been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California each year since 2014 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by TopVerdict.com.

Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

Easton & Easton received the “People Love Us On Yelp” award in 2016 due to the exceptional client satisfaction reviews given by our clients over the years.

Doug and Matt Easton have each been featured as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California since 2015 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Brian and Matt Easton have each earned lifetime appointment to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaTM through the results achieved for their clients. This is an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.

Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.

Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Both Doug and Matt Easton have been selected as Top Personal Injury Attorneys by Avvo with scores of 10 out of 10 based on their skill, experience, results, peer evaluations, and client reviews.

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel among the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys each year since 2017.

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“We look for the human story behind every injury or wrongful death. We prepare our cases for trial; reaching out to the jury with the most compelling evidence possible for the best verdict possible. Insurance companies know this and come to the table prepared to negotiate in good faith. Call us to see how we can turn your story into fair compensation.”

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation!

Sara McClelland

My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!!

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The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU…

Sofia Sanchez

I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton!

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What an amazing law firm, talk about going above and beyond to make such a painful experience go so well. I have referred a co-worker and a family member to them as well and everyone had such a great experience as I had.

Logan Ross

I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!

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Ashlee A.

Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

Vamsi P.

Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.

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I would highly recommend Easton & Easton.
I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me.
I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way

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The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!

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