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Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents and accidents involving large trucks frequently cause devastating injuries or death to the occupants of smaller motor vehicles. A typical large commercial truck can weigh as much as 30 times that of a passenger automobile. Due to this size disparity, any collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle is likely to result in disastrous consequences.   Therefore, trucks are subject to special traffic laws and regulations to minimize risk posed to the public.  Our knowledgeable team can uncover violations of regulations related to truckers in order to help victims prevail in their case.

Our firm will aggressively and tirelessly pursue maximum compensation for our clients’ pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost earnings potential, past and future medical and hospital expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Large trucks are sophisticated vehicles that require high-level, systematic maintenance in order to function in a safe manner.  For example, trucks are supposed to be tested to ensure the functionality of all parts including brakes, brake lights, steering, reflectors, fluid levels, and of course, the engine.  Failure to perform the requisite maintenance or keep detailed records of such inspections can result in fatal traffic accidents.

Another reason why truck accidents are responsible for a significant number of fatalities is due to the fact that truck drivers typically work long hours and are under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.  The resulting fatigue and exhaustion on drivers can severely impair their judgment, often resulting in catastrophic accidents with their commercial vehicles.

Trucking companies as well as their insurers often conduct their own “analysis” of the accident that is designed to put victims at a disadvantage. It is imperative to retain an attorney who can perform their own thorough investigation that will demonstrate the liability of the trucker who caused the accident.

Injury victims of truck accident often have sustained severe injuries in accidents with tractor-trailers and other large trucks, they also suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) with the disabling effects of nightmares of the accident, anxiety, recurrent recollections of the event, and fear of driving on highways due to their life threatening experience in the truck accident. It is vital that you retain attorneys who have the requisite background and experience in handling cases of PTSD, in addition to the physical and financial injuries that you have suffered.

There are numerous causes of truck accidents, including: inexperienced and overworked drivers; aggressive drivers; reckless drivers who operate their tractor-trailers at excessive speeds, follow too closely, or make unsafe lane changes; drivers who fall asleep or are drowsy at the wheel, overweight vehicles; or improperly maintained vehicles with defective tires, steering, brakes or lights.

We will vigorously and thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident, including retaining accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and investigators, to ensure that critical physical evidence is preserved for litigation. In truck accidents, (as in other types of vehicular accidents involving cars, buses and motorcycles) physical evidence is often vital to the successful prosecution of the case. We retain investigators to conduct a prompt investigation of the scene of the accident, to secure photographs of skid marks, accident debris, statements of witnesses to the accident, and photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident whenever possible.

Truck accident victims should not speak with or accept a settlement offer from insurance companies before hiring an attorney to represent their interests. Insurance companies try to maximize their own profits by attempting to pay accident victims a settlement that is lower than what they may be entitled to. Generally, victims may receive compensation for the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to effectively represent clients injured by negligent truck drivers.  Contact our truck accident lawyers today for a free case evaluation.

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