Truck Accidents Often Cause Life-Changing Injuries
In 2016, there were 322 reported fatal truck accidents in the state of California. Nearly 4% of these accidents were right here in Orange County.
Truck accidents can be devastating, especially for occupants of smaller vehicles. Even if a truck accident is not fatal, it still can inflict debilitating and life-changing injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in an Orange County truck accident, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo for help.
Attorney John Rapillo is dedicated to helping injured accident victims in Orange County for more than 35 years. He knows how important a financial settlement or award can be for his clients and fights aggressively to maximize the amount they receive.
During his career, he has helped thousands of injured accident victims recover millions in compensation. Call the Law Offices of John Rapillo today to request a free consultation and find out how he can help you.
Our Experienced Team Understands The Scope Of Truck Accident Injuries
Tractor-trailer trucks traveling on the road can be up to 75 feet long and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When these large vehicles are involved in crashes with small passenger cars, motorcycles and bicyclists, the results can be catastrophic. Commonly reported truck accident injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Burn injury
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
While truck accidents can happen for any number of reasons, some factors are more likely to cause an accident than others. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commonly cited causes of truck accidents include:
- Vehicle error: faulty brakes, improper maintenance, tire problems and unexpected cargo shifts
- Truck driver error: fatigue, drunk driving, illegal turns and unfamiliarity with the roadway
- Other driver error: following too closely, lane splitting, speeding and distracted driving
- Environmental issues: poor visibility, bad weather and dangerous road conditions
Speak With Our Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident in Orange County, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo for immediate assistance. Our truck accident attorneys understand how quickly and substantially an unexpected accident can change your life.
We also understand how important a settlement or financial award can be. This is why we will fight to make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Email us or call us today 949-652-2604 to request a free consultation. Please see our Truck Accidents FAQ page for more information.