Providing sound advocacy for victims of serious crashes
Accidents involving trucks, especially tractor-trailers and other big rigs, can result in devastating injuries because of the sheer size and weight of those vehicles. Victims in much smaller passenger cars are likely to suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries — and remain traumatized long after their physical injuries may heal. If you’ve been in a truck accident, seek the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can battle big trucking companies — and their even larger insurers — to obtain the best possible result for you. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience fighting for truck accident victims and can help you on the road to physical and financial recovery
A web Of Guilty Parties
Legal cases involving truck accidents are more complex than many other personal injury cases. One of the main reasons is the number of players involved. Truck owners often lease their trucks to transportation companies, who in turn hire drivers. If the truck driver is hired as an independent contractor, the truck owner and the transportation company may argue that the liability falls on the driver, who is not an employee. Truck manufacturers may be involved, as well, if they can be found liable for equipment failure such as defective brakes. If you were involved in an accident involving a truck, it is important to have an attorney at your side to guide you through the complicated legal process when pursuing a claim.
Negligence Behind The Wheel
Negligence plays a major role in truck accident claims. A truck driver is negligent if they fail to exercise reasonable care for others on the road. Truckers often drive overnight, when the highways are less congested, but those long hauls and lack of sleep often lead to negligence behind the wheel. Other examples of truck driver negligence include driving too many consecutive hours, ignoring dangerous road conditions and loading cargo improperly.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
After seeking medical attention for yourself or anyone else injured in an accident, your next step should be to write down as many details as you can remember, and you might begin by answering the following questions:
Where was the truck in relation to your position?
What was the time of day or night?
Was it raining or very bright outside?
Where were other cars, if any?
Did the truck driver appear tired or intoxicated?
Was there loud music playing in the truck or any other distractions?
We have served truck accident victims for more than 25 years. If you need help following a truck accident, call us today for a free consultation. Our firm offers free initial consultations and contingency fee payment plans: no recovery, no fee. There is plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation. We have flexible office hours to accommodate our clients, and if you can’t come to us, we make home and hospital visits.