Truck accident cases are personal injury lawsuits that seek compensation for those who have been injured and for families of those who have been killed in trucking collisions. Victims will likely be eligible for a sizable settlement—one that usually covers the cost of medical bills, permanent disabilities, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering—as long as the negligence or recklessness of another party had a part in causing or worsening the crash. "Another party" that will owe victims monetary damages may include a:
- Passenger car driver
- Truck driver
- Vehicle occupant
- Vehicle manufacturer (should equipment failure or defect play a role in the truck accident)
- Mechanic (should faulty repair work contribute to the wreck)
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, chances are you will be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. For maximum recovery, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who will fight aggressively on your behalf. For information about your specific truck accident case, consult an attorney for truck accidents today.
Examples of Negligence
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as many as 90 percent of all trucking collisions are the result of some type of human error. Such negligence is known to cause serious truck crashes, and specific examples include:
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
- Driver inexperience
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Overloaded vehicles
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Poorly secured loads
- Vehicle equipment failure
Additionally, factors such as bad weather, poor weather conditions and truck drivers' demanding schedules can increase the risks that a truck accident will occur.
How to Start & Win a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Prospective plaintiffs can secure experienced legal representation after receiving a full evaluation of their case. To ensure that we get through the process with efficiency, we will only take on the cases with true merit. If we do take your case, we will guarantee to provide you and your family thorough representation at every stage of the legal process. We will examine every shred of evidence in your case to determine not only what happened but why by:
- Compiling all essential evidence, such as witness statements, photographic evidence of the scene of the accident (and the involved vehicles), police reports
- Working with experts, such as tire track analysts, detectives and forensic scientists, who can support victims claims in trial or arbitration proceedings
- Developing counterarguments to the opponents' claims.
Our network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing people and families who have been affected by an 18-wheeler, big rig, or another type of commercial truck. We recognize the severe injuries and lifelong hardships that result from truck crashes and have committed ourselves to helping victims get the financial compensation they need to get the necessary treatments and move forward with their lives.
If you would like to discuss your potential truck accident case with a qualified truck accident attorney, contact us today.