Newport Beach Truck Accident Lawyer


Were You Injured in a Newport Beach Truck Accident?

Attorneys working on contingency feesWhile motor vehicle accidents are usually hazardous, accidents involving large commercial trucks, like tractor-trailers, box trucks, and 18-wheelers, can be very dangerous and destructive. If you were involved in a semi-truck accident involving a smaller vehicle in the Newport Beach area and are struggling with debilitating and painful injuries, such as whiplash, contact an experienced Newport Beach truck accident lawyer.

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As a truck accident law firm, we don't charge our clients any upfront fees and use a contingency-based fee model so that your case only costs you something if we win your case. Contact us to learn more.


Trucks and tractor-trailers are heavy-duty and oversized commercial vehicles. When these large vehicles collide with other vehicles, trucks will likely cause significant damage. Federal and state authorities understand the unique threat to passenger vehicles while on the road. Specific federal laws regulate the movement of heavy-duty vehicles, such as their speeds and drivers on the road but not all truck drivers and trucking companies adhere to those laws.

If you or your loved one has experienced a car accident with a heavy truck or trailer, you should immediately contact an experienced truck accident attorney. Our highly qualified truck accident attorneys have extensive experience representing injured victims and recovering fair compensation for many truck accidents.

We provide professional legal assistance and fight to recover compensation. We can do the same for you to preserve your rights.

The aftermath of a trucking accident involving a smaller vehicle


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Mr. Joseph Ryan earned his JD from the San Fernando Valley College of Law in Woodland Hills, CA. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1982. His relentless drive to pursue justice for his clients is why he has built a successful legal career over four decades. Specializing in Newport Beach personal injury and workers' compensation cases, Mr. Ryan is skilled in negotiation tactics and litigation.

Joseph Ryan, Esq. -- Newport Beach accident attorney

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California is popular for reliable and secure passenger and commercial transportation. It is home to one of the country's biggest trucking companies and largest trucking sectors. Therefore, the state also experiences a high level of trucking traffic and a greater number of trucking accidents than other states. Hundreds of people die in these truck accidents, while thousands sustain severe injuries.

According to the most recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 290 fatal road accidents that occurred in California in 2015 involved heavy-duty commercial vehicles. In 2015, large trucks caused 74 passenger vehicle crashes and 2662 accidents in which people were injured. It's about a 7.6% rise from the previous year.

If you or your loved one was hurt in a large truck crash, the best approach is to promptly call a professional truck accident attorney in Newport Beach, CA. By leveraging our in-depth knowledge and experience, we investigate the causes or reasons behind the collision to determine fault. After that, we identify the truck driver's acts of negligence or violations of federal law to help you get a fair recovery for your physical and financial losses.

Semi-truck flipped on its side after a trucking accident


Semi-truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and damages, which can entail massive medical expenses for the trucking accident' victim. However, if you were involved in a trucking accident due to someone else's negligence, you could pursue compensation for the financial and physical damages.

Our qualified and experienced truck accident attorneys in Newport Beach can assist you with your personal injury claim to seek damages for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Legal fees
  • Financial losses due to lost wages
  • Asset damages

Large truck accidents also cause traumatic injuries, leading to mental and emotional conditions, such as pain and suffering, PTSD, and loss of consortium. Although it's difficult to quantify these damages financially, our expert truck accident lawyer can also fight for fair compensation for your emotional loss.

Moreover, you can also claim punitive damages. This will penalize the trucking company involved in the crash for reckless and negligent behavior.

This type of irresponsible behavior may include a truck driver's reckless driving, such as:

  • Violation of traffic authority regulatory guidelines
  • Texting while driving a commercial vehicle
  • Driving while fatigued or intoxicated
Worried woman reviewing medical bills


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Doctors reviewing injuries
Injuries that victims sustain in commercial trucking accidents can be severe and life-threatening. In addition, the injuries sustained in such collisions often lead to incapacitating injuries and lifelong physical or mental impairment. Some common truck accident injuries include the following:

Spinal Cord Injury
The heavy weight of trucks often increases the risks of spinal cord injury and paralysis to victims in smaller passenger vehicles. The impact of force can cause excessive pressure on the body beyond its ability to withstand. The damage to the spinal cord may result in mobility loss or decreased mobility, which can impact the quality of life.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Some signs of traumatic brain injury are blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and confusion. However, these signs may not be visible immediately after the accident occurs and can have devastating long-term effects.
This injury occurs when soft tissues surrounding the neck are strained during an accident. This condition is often challenging to identify initially and can be painful as it heals slowly.
Broken Bones
As the most common forms of injury, breaks and fractures may need casting, immobilization, or surgery. The bones of the femur, face, pelvis, clavicle, and humerus are most commonly broken during truck accidents.
Truck accidents are also common causes of amputation injuries. And diseases may also cause victims to lose limbs. This can lead to further complications such as infections. This condition is costly and needs more medical attention and special treatments so settlements can reach millions of dollars in compensation.
Wrongful Death
Whoever collides with a heavy truck will likely sustain serious injuries, such as whiplash or even death. In the case of death, the surviving family of the deceased victim can file a wrongful death suit.

Attorney reviewing medical records and lost wages
Our truck accident lawyer in Newport Beach can help you identify and calculate your losses. Our experienced truck accident lawyers try their best to get you the rightful compensation for your truck accident claims, including financial, physical, and non-economic damages.


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Commercial truck accidents can get complicated, and you may have to deal with multiple legal teams and insurance carriers. Because of this complexity, you need a highly qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced truck accident attorney in Newport Beach to handle your case.

We have years of experience winning semi-truck accident cases at Beach Accident Attorneys. We thoroughly review the accident evidence, the trucker's driving history, and the involved trucking company's records, such as accident history reports. We have also partnered with established healthcare providers to provide our clients with the best medical treatment available.

In addition, our truck accident law firm will handle all communication with insurance adjusters and the trucking company on your behalf. This allows you to focus on your recovery.

Here are some other reasons to choose us for your case:

  • We provide client-centered legal representation because we know that not all accidents are identical and should be approached uniquely.
  • We will work with you to understand your unique situation and develop your case accordingly.
  • Our truck accident attorney in Newport Beach will file your truck accident claim, negotiate for the best settlement, and deal with the insurance companies. We make every effort to get you the maximum compensation for physical, financial, and non-financial damages.
  • We work on a contingency fee structure, meaning you don't have to pay unless we win your case.
Attorney sitting with a client and opposing counsel


There isn't any fixed formula to determine the settlement amount for your truck accident insurance claims. However, when you partner with Beach Accident Attorneys, we try to get you the maximum compensation for the damages.

In most truck accident cases, any vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler or large commercial truck can cause serious injuries to the accident victim. In addition to medical bills, dealing with a truck company and its insurance company simultaneously will be overwhelming, especially while recovering from injuries.

Some factors that can have an impact on your settlement include but are not limited to the following:

  • The severity of the victim's injuries
  • Loss of wages due to accident
  • Property damage
Commercial truck


Fatigued driving, truck driver yawning
Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semis, and other large-sized vehicles can have a catastrophic impact on other involved parties. Therefore, only trained and experienced truck drivers with commercial licenses should be hired to operate large trucks. However, various factors can impact truck driver and their driving capabilities and result in an increased risk of accidents.

Here are some factors that can contribute to why truck accidents occur:

Inattention or distractions
Substance abuse
Over speeding
Improper loading of cargo
Lack of proper inspection and vehicle maintenance


According to FMCSA, semi-truck, and trucking companies must maintain liability insurance with minimum coverage. This requirement varies with the type and weight of cargo that the trucking company hauls. Many companies that haul freight need a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance, irrespective of the kind of materials they move.

Understanding how different insurance policies for commercial trucking companies work can be complicated, but our seasoned truck accident lawyer in Newport Beach can help.

In any semi-truck accident, many other parties involved might be involved in the liability, including:

  • Truck drivers
  • Employer of truck driver
  • Truck manufacturing company
  • Federal or state entity
Attorneys determine liability in trucking accident case


Truck accidents are always stressful and overwhelming; however, they can be more confusing if you sustain serious injuries because of someone's negligence or reckless action. It is essential to report your truck accident injuries to the police and get a copy of the police report. The insurance companies involved and the vehicle rental company will need it.

If you or your loved one experiences a trucking accident in Newport Beach, don't leave the accident scene.

Instead, you should immediately call 911 and inform the police.

  • Get medical help for the injured by calling 911 or an emergency healthcare provider in the area
  • Obtain the name and contact details of the truck driver
  • Get the license number of the drivers involved
  • Gather evidence and take photos or make videos of damage with a cellphone camera
  • Ask for police reports
  • Notify your insurance company or agent instantly
Trucking accident victim gathering photographic evidence


Personal injury cases involving big commercial trucking businesses and strong insurance companies are often difficult to fight. They can be time-consuming and stressful as well as financially draining. You should also have solid legal counsel on your side to handle all the complexities and intricacies of a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our award-winning Newport Beach truck accident lawyer to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Beach Accident Attorneys
4701 Von Karman Ave #324
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 688-4182

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