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Our Santa Barbara Truck Accident Lawyers Help Personal Injury Victims Recover Fair Compensation

Unfortunately, accidents between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks are too common in Santa Barbara, California. The damage that commercial trucks can cause is normally much more devastating than other traffic accidents, with a greater potential for more serious injuries. Reach out to Arash Law’s Santa Barbara truck accident lawyers at (888) 488-1391 for legal assistance in pursuing compensation and take advantage of a free consultation.

The legal team at Arash Law, under the leadership of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., understands just how complicated truck accident cases can get. We have helped countless victims in personal injury cases for decades, having recovered over $500 Million in settlement awards. We want to help make sure you get the full and fair compensation you deserve after an accident.

Our proven track record of success is a testament to the difference we make in the lives of those adversely affected by negligent truck drivers and companies. Contact us today through phone or via online chat to schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation. We look forward to working with you!

Car Accident
$6,000,000.00
Our client was driving with his wife and son on a two-lane highway when a drunk driver crossed the double yellow lines, causing a head-on collision that claimed the life of a loving wife and mother.
–  ARASH KHORSANDI

Knowing the Trucking Industry is Important to a Successful Truck Accident Claim

It is essential that you have at least a basic understanding of the trucking industry and civil litigation to know how to get a successful outcome after a truck accident. Commercial truck accidents can cause some of the most disastrous results and lead to thousands of deaths across the state. Most big rigs are at least 80,000 pounds, far heavier and larger than typical vehicles. After a truck accident that causes catastrophic injuries, you deserve full and fair monetary compensation.

After getting injured in a traffic crash with a commercial truck, you need Santa Barbara truck accident attorneys with experience, a thorough understanding of the trucking industry, and strategies to avoid the tactics used by insurance companies to deny liability for the accident.

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Why Are Truck Accidents More Complex?

Truck accident claims and lawsuits are incredibly complex. There can be multiple parties involved, further complicating the process of establishing liability, so you need someone with knowledge and experience to help you successfully resolve your accident claim.

Some things to consider when starting a truck accident case include whether the truck driver was qualified to be behind the wheel, whether the actions of the trucking company violated some state and federal rules, and whether the truck itself was properly maintained. Any of these issues can contribute to causing a truck accident.

Why Are Truck Accidents More Complex
Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Santa Barbara Truck Accidents

Accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, traffic collisions are commonplace in Santa Barbara, especially incidents involving large commercial trucks. Big rig accidents are usually complex and can leave an accident victim on the receiving end of blame-shifting from the truck and insurance company. Winning a truck accident case typically involves meticulous investigation and research. Arash Law’s Santa Barbara truck accident lawyers can help you during this often very complex process.

Here are some of the most common causes of truck collisions Santa Barbara truck accident lawyers can determine in a thorough investigation:

Drivers

One of the most basic causes of truck accidents is the truck drivers themselves. If a driver is negligent in either the operation or the maintenance of their vehicle, they may face legal liability for any losses, injuries, or damage that they cause. 

A truck driver can be an independent contractor or an employee of a truck company. If the driver is an employee, the victim may have a legal claim against the driver and the company.

Trucking Companies and Owners

The trucking companies and truck owners may face legal liability for a truck accident. Not only will the company be found liable if one of its drivers is negligent, but it may also be found liable for its negligence too. An attorney will also help you wade through the massive amounts of information and red tape that you may face with the insurance company.

Maintenance Providers

The trucking company is responsible for ensuring that it hires competent maintenance providers to service its trucks. However, the maintenance providers themselves may face liability if they do not properly maintain the vehicles. Finding the proper entity to file a claim or lawsuit against can be complicated, so the help of an attorney will help you know who owes you compensation and how to get it. 

Loaders and Shippers

Everyone involved in the industry is responsible for keeping big rigs safe and avoiding traffic accidents. If truck loads are not properly loaded, there is a significant risk of a rollover accident. When loaders improperly balance a load, they may face liability for injuries and losses.

Manufacturers

Some traffic accidents are caused by defects in the design or manufacture of the truck itself or its components. Truck manufacturers are responsible for placing safe vehicles on the road, and when they fail to do that, they face legal liability for their actions. 

Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers are under a tight schedule and may feel intense pressure to meet deadlines set by employers. Because of that pressure, drivers may be tempted to work past their physical limits. Driving without adequate rest can cause serious accidents. These types of incidents happen in the blink of an eye. No one, especially commercial truck drivers, should drive without getting enough sleep.

Unsafe Lane Changes

Unsafe lane changes are a large contributor to commercial truck accidents. An unsafe lane change may happen when a commercial truck driver fails to notice a smaller vehicle in their path or their blind spots. All drivers must follow the rules of the road and ensure that they make safe lane changes to help protect others.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is negligent. Driving over the legal limit can lead to severe accidents between normal-sized cars, so traffic crashes involving drugs, alcohol, and commercial trucks can lead to life-ending accidents.

It is against federal law for a big rig driver to operate their vehicle while under the influence. If an impaired commercial truck driver causes a traffic accident, they may face civil and criminal liability.

Common Injuries in Santa Barbara Truck Accidents

Any number of injuries can result from a truck accident. Given the size of these vehicles, the potential they have for massive damage is greater than in accidents with passenger vehicles. Accident victims need legal representation from seasoned Santa Barbara truck accident lawyers to get the financial compensation that they deserve after a crash.

Burns

Burn injuries are common after truck accidents. These accidents usually end in fiery explosions from the chemicals in the engine, chemical cargo, and airbags. 

Broken Bones

Broken bones are a common injury for truck accident injury victims. Examples of serious broken bone injuries include sprains, breaks, and fractures.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are serious and can lead to permanent disability, including paralysis. Examples of spinal cord injuries include herniated discs, cervical damage, bulging vertebrae, and concussions.

Head and Neck Injuries

Head and neck injuries can lead to the need for long-term treatment to help the victim fully recover. Examples of head and neck injuries include concussions and other brain injuries, whiplash, and cervical damage.

Fatalities

The most tragic outcome of truck accident cases is death. Many truck accidents are, unfortunately, deadly because of the size of the machine and the cargo that it carries. Surviving family members can file a wrongful death case. Wrongful death cases are very complex, so having an attorney help you resolve this matter will get the recovery you deserve.

Gabriel M.
$7,750,000
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

Potential Defendants in Santa Barbara Truck Accidents

There are many potential defendants in a truck accident. Many potential benefits exist to naming each potential defendant, but the number one reason to make sure you find everyone responsible is that it helps ensure your losses are covered in case one defendant’s insurance policy does not fully cover them.

Potential defendants Santa Barbara truck accident lawyers can identify include the following:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Maintenance providers
  • Loaders
  • Other drivers
  • Local, state, and federal government entities
 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets standards for how much insurance coverage a truck driver and trucking company must carry. Failure to carry the requisite amount of insurance can be grounds for a federal complaint.

Potential Defendants Truck Accidents
Motorcycle Accident
$1,550,000.00
largest motorcycle settlement in Tulare County in 2021; client suffered spinal and wrist injuries
–  JUDD ROSS ALLEN

How Can Our Santa Barbara Truck Accident Lawyers Help?

Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you through the process of resolving your case or insurance claim. We will aggressively pursue the best options for you that will cover your losses and injuries. Our legal team will be a source of information and guidance to you during the entire claims process. Examples of how our lawyers can help include the following:

  • Have a strong legal team to put up a fight against the truck company’s insurance provider.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Strong understanding of the complexities of the trucking industry.
  • Interview eyewitnesses and experts about how the accident happened.
  • Help you gather evidence from the trucking company, even if they are uncooperative.
  • Prepare your case for discovery.
  • Represent you at trial if a settlement isn’t reached.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need legal representation to ensure you get the money you need to fully recover financially after an accident.

Call Us Today to Speak with Award-Winning Santa Barbara Truck Accident Lawyers

Our team wants to support you as you try to get your life back after an accident with a large commercial truck. The attorneys at Arash Law, under the leadership of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have decades of experience helping injured Californians get compensation for their injuries. Handling cases on a contingency fee basis, they don’t charge clients upfront; they only get paid when the client wins a settlement award.

Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 or complete our online form to discuss your legal matter with one of our talented Santa  Barbara personal injury attorneys today. We look forward to working with you.

Our truck accident lawyers in Santa Barbara also offer services in neighboring cities and communities, including Montecito, Mission Canyon, Goleta, Carpenteria, Ventura, Isla Vista, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Camarillo, Fillmore, Lompoc, and Moorpark.