Truck accidents frequently result in catastrophic personal injury, even death. Victims and their families often face tremendous physical, emotional, and financial hardships.
Help for Truck Accident Victims
Victims of trucking accidents often suffer catastrophic personal injury including broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Drivers of smaller vehicles should be aware that trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility and braking limitations. Many truck accidents occur because of these limitations. Other causes of serious trucking accidents include:
- A truck driver’s lack of training
- Dangerous or reckless truck driving
- Overloaded or oversized trucks
- Poor driving conditions (fog, snow or rain)
- Truck defects (defective tires, safety systems, lights, etc.)
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to install an underride protection
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
If you are involved in a truck accident, our attorneys can help you maximize your claim. We have the experience and resources to hold negligent, reckless, or careless truck drivers and their employers liable for your injuries.
Who Is Liable?
To help ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries, we will identify as many potential defendants as possible in a trucking accident case. Possible parties who may be held liable for your injuries include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Insurance companies
If a truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, that company may be held responsible for the driver’s negligence. Establishing the liability of third parties can be difficult if, as is often the case, the driver is an independent contractor of a larger company. In that situation, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.