When a truck crash occurs, those involved may suffer extremely debilitating physical, emotional and financial setbacks. From the costs of medical bills and property damage to the depression and stress arising from serious physical injuries, the outcomes of trucking collisions can take years to overcome. In many truck crashes cases, victims are left with irreversible consequences, such as a permanent disabilities and physical disfigurement.
Unfortunately, the causes of truck accidents may be unknown in some cases. Or, some crashes may be unavoidable, particularly if they result from bad weather or an animal in the road. The majority of the time, however, truck collisions will be caused by some human error, which typically includes:
- Driving without the proper training
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failing to pay attention to the road
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Failing to properly maintain a vehicle
Poor vehicle design or vehicle equipment defects—both of which mean that a car manufacturer has been negligent—are other examples of human error causing truck accidents. When any of type of negligence contributes to a truck crash, victims will have a legal claim against the negligent party, and they will be legally entitled to compensation for their truck accident injuries and losses. Defective truck parts may include faulty breaks or tires.
Our accident injury lawyers are passionate about:
- Putting victims needs and rights first
- Building victims the strongest case possible
- Providing each victim with zealous, professional representation in all legal proceedings
- Getting each victim through the legal process as quickly an efficiently as possible
- Obtaining a maximum recovery for injured victims
Who Has a Truck Accident Claim?
Victims of truck crashes caused by negligence can sustain a variety of mild to serious injuries. Some of the most serious injuries may include:
- Bone fractures
- Loss of limb
- Loss of vision, hearing or sensation
- Neck or spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Severe bruising and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Such injuries typically require immediate and long-term treatments, such as surgeries, various therapies and prescription medications, for optimal recovery.
How a Settlement is Determined
Injured truck accident victims who decide to stand up for their legal rights and follow through with an accident injury lawsuit may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, permanent disabilities, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Settlement amounts will vary according to:
- The type and severity of the injuries sustained
- Whether anyone was killed in the truck accident
- Whether the negligent party has a history of causing injurious motor vehicle accidents
- The amount of medical bills and property damage resulting from the accident
- Estimated costs of future medical treatments and, in some cases, future lost wages
Talk to a qualified truck collision attorney about your potential case today. All consultations are free of charge.