Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Mission Viejo and South Orange County
Truck accidents are serious, often resulting in life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, most injuries are sustained by occupants of a passenger vehicle due to their vulnerability to large trucks. In fact, 97% of drivers killed in two-vehicle crashes involving trucks were drivers of the passenger vehicle.
Not sure where to turn for help with your injuries? At Jolly Berry Law, we help individuals recover from their accident by providing experienced and dedicated legal counsel. Here, you’re not just a number—you’re part of our family.
Common Truck Accident Injury Claims
Individuals involved in accidents with trucks or semis often sustain worse injuries due to the size of the truck. The difference in the weights of the vehicles involved is a significant factor. Often, injuries are life-altering, requiring steady medical attention and treatment. Some of the common injuries include:
Disc, tendon and muscle
Disc, tendon, and muscle injury is common in most accidents but may not show up until days or weeks after. Injuries to discs (in the spine), tendons and/or muscles can lead to long-term pain and discomfort.
In truck accidents, bone breaks are common due to abrupt movements and jolts.
Brain and spinal cord injury
When individuals hit their head or back, brain and spinal cord injuries may occur that can result in paralysis, cognitive deficits, memory loss or other life-altering conditions.
Often, a fire can occur during a truck accident. Individuals caught in the middle of an accident could sustain burns due to the inability to exit their vehicle quickly.
Victims of truck accidents may also suffer significant emotional trauma due to the severity of the accident.
Truck Accidents Require Dedicated & Experienced Attorneys
Truck accidents tend to be more complex than car accidents in Mission Viejo. Multiple parties can be involved in a trucking accident case. For example, a truck driver is typically employed by a trucking, manufacturing, supply or services company. These companies are vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees. Because of this, deciding who is at fault for the accident can be complicated.
To help you understand liability and to move your case forward as quickly as possible, it is critical to consult with experienced attorneys. At Jolly Berry Law, we understand the ins and outs of liability, insurance, and beyond. We use our experience to build your case, helping you receive the results you deserve.