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Our 18 wheeler accident attorneys have the necessary experience to help you navigate the complicated terrain of a trucking accident injury case. Truck accident cases are much more difficult to prosecute than other motor-vehicle accident injury cases and thus, you need an experienced attorney to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Trucking lawsuits are complex, expensive and the injuries are often devastating. Injuries from trucking accidents often include paralysis, brain injuries, amputations, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, and sometimes death. State and federal laws are in place, designed to keep safe the public roadways, and the drivers who are on them.
For a free case evaluation of your truck accident case, call us today to schedule your free consultation. An experienced truck accident attorney will discuss your case with you.
Unfortunately, the trucking company and its insurance company have one sole interest when their vehicles are involved in accidents – minimize their liability exposure and the compensation to the victims. Insurance companies employ aggressive insurance adjusters who immediately implement damage control tactics the moment they are notified about an accident involving one of their insured vehicles. Typically, an insurance adjuster and team of investigators will appear at the scene of the accident, the hospital, and even the family’s home attempting to obtain favorable recorded statements to defend any potential lawsuit the victims may decide to pursue.
Our truck accident lawyers have extensive experience handling trucking accident cases and know how to effectively pursue legal action to maximize our client’s recovery if need be. Our attorneys’ prior experience handling trucking cases for insurance and trucking companies allows us to effectively anticipate the strategies employed by the other side in defending against your truck accident injury cases. In many instances, we pursue legal action against the truck driver, the trucking company, and the tractor-trailer owner.
It is absolutely critical to begin investigating the accident as soon as possible. The trucking company and its insurance company will obtain statements from witnesses, the driver, and possibly the victim. Further, the trucking company and its insurance company may have the truck inspected by one of their experts to produce favorable defensive reports and have another one of their experts investigate the accident scene and produce a defensive report. Trucks contain a black box that records very relevant data before, during, and after the accident. It is imperative that the recorded information is analyzed.
Accidents involving trucks in interstate and intrastate commerce result in hundreds of injuries and fatalities per year. A fully loaded large commercial truck’s weight can exceed 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. Because of the enormous mass of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious injuries. If the truck is carrying hazardous chemicals or flammable materials, the resulting injuries may be even more severe.
There are a variety of types of information that need to be investigated in regard to your claims. This information includes previous violations of regulations by the trucking company or driver involved, the truck’s maintenance records, the speed the truck and your vehicle were traveling, the location of the impact on the vehicles’ exteriors, the truck driver’s logbook, and statements from eyewitnesses and first responders to the accident scene, such as emergency personnel and police officers.
An accident involving an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, commercial truck, or tractor-trailer can result in serious injury and property damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage and car repairs, lost wages, pain and suffering, impairment, permanent injury, and disfigurement.
Have you or someone you know been injured in a trucking accident and want to know if you have a claim? Call us today and one of our truck accident lawyers will discuss your case with you.
Our Law Firm handles all truck accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe anything up-front and only pay our fees if we recover money for you. Our contingency fees are based on a percentage of your total recovery from the trucking company and its insurance company. Contact us today so one of our injury lawyers can begin the process of protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.