Legal Counsel in Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawsuits
Bus and Trucking Accident Lawyer Orange County
When a massive vehicle such as a large truck or bus collides with a passenger car, major property damage, severe injuries, and fatalities often result due to the size, weight, and considerable blind spots of large vehicles. If you or a family member has been injured or someone you love has been killed in an accident involving a bus or truck, an experienced bus and trucking accident lawyer at our Orange County-area law firm can help you to assert your rights. The Roberts Law Firm provides excellent, skilled representation for people who have suffered due to the negligent or wrongful acts of others.
As our highways become increasingly congested and gas prices continue to rise, many commuters are using alternative methods to travel to and from work or school. With more and more commuters opting for public transportation, injuries from bus accidents are on the rise: according to the Bureau of Transportation, there were 58,000 bus accidents nationwide in 2002, up from 54,000 in 2001. In 2002, there were 18,819 injuries from bus accidents, and 45 people lost their lives.
Because buses are considered common carriers, bus drivers have an obligation to their passengers to use the highest degree of care in the execution of their duties. However, some bus drivers do not always drive in a safe manner, some carriers fail to properly train their employees, and many buses do not feature seat belts or other safety equipment. When a bus accident occurs as a result of such instances of negligence, the carrier may be found liable for injuries to passengers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact a reputable lawyer immediately. Our Orange County lawyers present the strongest cases possible on behalf of bus accident victims to ensure that they receive the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled.
Although large trucks only comprise about 3 percent of the vehicles on American roadways, United States Department of Transportation statistics show that one out of eight fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2005 involved a large truck, and that someone is injured or killed in a trucking accident approximately every 16 minutes. Because large trucks are so much more massive than passenger vehicles, trucking accidents frequently result in wrongful deaths or serious personal injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.
Trucking accident cases are typically more difficult to litigate than motorcycle accidents or passenger car accidents for several reasons. Many local, state, and federal laws regulate the operation, maintenance, insurance, repair, loading, and use of large trucks. Most truck drivers are engaged in job-related activities at the time an accident occurs, so their employer may be found liable if the driver was not appropriately trained or if the vehicle was not properly maintained. If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, you need an attorney on your side who is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of trucking accident cases. Lawyer Jeff Roberts helps Orange County victims of trucking accidents by thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding these accidents and building the most compelling cases possible from the evidence at hand.
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Claims for bus accidents and trucking accidents are frequently more complex to litigate than typical car accident claims because they often involve large companies; therefore, in many cases, victims have to deal with multiple parties or insurance companies. If you have been injured in a bus or trucking accident, contact The Roberts Law Firm to schedule an appointment with a skilled bus and trucking accident lawyer in the Orange County area. The Roberts Law Firm would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and evaluate your case free of charge or obligation.