Truck Accident Law Firm

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Truck accident law firms are home to well-respected personal injury attorneys who specialize in building, presenting and winning truck collision lawsuits. Following a truck accident, victims will likely need emergency medical care to prevent further, possibly life-threatening health complications. Once their health is stabilized, victims should consult a lawyer who handles truck crash litigation to see if they qualify to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

During an initial meeting, victims can get information about their legal rights, as well as advice on the best manner in which to successfully resolve their claim. Once injured parties fully understand the nature of their case, they can then secure the zealous, professional services of an experienced accident injury attorney.

Truck Accident Statistics

The following truck crash statistics are the most currently numbers calculated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT):

  • Currently, approximately 15.5 million trucks are driving on U.S. roads
  • About 13 percent of these—more than 2 million—are tractor trailers, semis, big rigs and 18 wheelers
  • While about 200 million Americans are licensed passenger vehicle drivers, roughly 3.5 million are licensed truck drivers
  • More than 66 percent of truck accidents that involve at least one other passenger vehicle take place during the day in rural areas on the weekends
  • Front-end collisions make up about 50 percent of all truck collisions
  • Rollovers occur in about 12 percent of all fatal truck accidents
  • In approximately 27 percent of all fatal truck crashes, the truck driver had a previous conviction for speeding
  • Texas, California and Florida have more fatal truck & auto accidents than any other states in the U.S.

Settlements for Truck Crash Victims

The best way to ensure that victims secure the maximum possible settlement/award is to build and present the strongest case possible. Experienced truck crash attorneys will:

  • Gather all necessary evidence that supports the victims' claims (Such evidence can include official police reports, witness statements, photographs of the location of and vehicles in the accident, etc.)
  • Secure expert testimony that will further strengthen the victim's case
  • Find fallacies in the opponent's arguments
  • Provide each client with aggressive, unwavering representation to ensure that their rights are sufficiently advocated

The highest truck accident settlements are generally awarded to those who have sustained severe injuries, as well as to families who have lost a loved one in a truck crash. For more information about your specific truck crash, contact a truck accident law firm who understand the highway laws of your state.