Truck Accident Attorney

Information about Truck Accidents

There are 6 million motor vehicle accidents that take place in the United States on an annual basis, and of that number, the accidents involving trucks are often the most deadly. This is primarily due to the size differential between trucks and most passenger vehicles on the road. Fully loaded, a truck can weight nearly 80,000 pounds, and approach 75 feet in length, almost a third of a football field. The average passenger vehicle rarely exceeds 5000 pounds in weight, and is usually 15-20 feet long. When these two vehicles collide, it can result in devastating injury and damage to the victims in the smaller vehicle.

Many truck accidents are the result of negligence, and this negligence can be manifested in a variety of ways, and come from a variety of sources. In any such accident, the truck manufacturer, the trucking company, or even the driver themselves can be guilty of negligent behavior that results in the injury or death of an innocent motorist. If you have been harmed in a truck accident that was caused by negligence, it is crucial that you seek the help of a car accident attorney in your case. With a competent attorney’s help, you may be able to seek full injury compensation from the responsible parties in your accident.

Truck Driver Negligence

The commercial trucking industry plays a major role in our economy; therefore, millions of semi trucks and big rigs are traveling America’s roads at any given time. A fully loaded semi truck can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds, that’s a huge difference compared to a 4,000 thousand pound passenger car. In the majority of truck accidents, it’s the occupants of the passenger sized car or trucks that are severely injured while the truck driver walks away completely unharmed.

While truck drivers are supposed to adhere to a number of safety regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, not all trucking companies or truck drivers behave responsibly and in adherence with the laws pertaining to hours of service, weigh limits, texting while driving laws, or even drunk driving laws. Some of the common forms of truck driver negligence that led to accidents include the following:

Truck driver fatigue (violating hours of service)

Driving under the influence of prescription medications (medications that cause drowsiness or blurred vision)

Drunk driving

Reckless driving

Speeding

Overloaded trucks (causing rollovers)

Equipment or mechanical malfunction (e.g. faulty brakes)

Texting while driving

Distracted driving

Truck Accident Lawyer

Our firm possesses a skilled and dedicated attorney team that has handled all manner of injury cases, from truck accidents to drunk driving accidents. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by another’s negligence, and we will fight diligently to see the best interests of our clients served in their cases. Contact our offices if you have been victimized in a truck accident, and we will explore all legal avenues available to possibly secure a favorable outcome in your case.

Have you suffered injury in a truck accident that was not your fault? Contact a  truck accident lawyer who can assist you in pursuing those responsible for equitable compensation in your case.

 

 

Personal Injuries & Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents of all types effect people in the United States every day, from car accidents to aviation accidents to bicycle accidents. While many of these accidents do legitimately occur due to chance or unfortunate circumstance, a large number are the result of some kind of negligence. When a person sustains personal injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, then it is their right to seek compensation for those injuries from the negligent party, as that negligent person (or persons) is responsible for the accident occurring in the first place. This compensation can cover a variety of costs, from the medical care and therapy that the victim might require, to any vehicle or property repair that may be necessary.

If you have been victimized by another’s negligence and have suffered personal injury in an accident, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a personal injury lawyer. With the help of a lawyer, you will have a much stronger likelihood of receiving the full compensation you need to recover from your injuries and cover all of your other post-accident expenses.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

You can expect to get a phone call from the insurance adjuster any day trying to settle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible; however, it’s absolutely vital that you understand how important it is that you enlist the services of a competent attorney. Regardless of how “nice” the insurance adjuster seems to be on the surface, they are not watching out for your best interests. Since insurance companies are “for profit” companies, they are in the business of devaluing claims, and no insurance adjuster ever got a pat on the back for paying out a huge settlement. For this reason alone, whenever you are injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s imperative that you seek the best legal representation you can find. At our firm we don’t play these games with insurance companies; sometimes hiring the right attorney can enable the victim to secure tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars more than if they tried to handle their claim on their own.

At our firm we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the rights of those who have been injured in accidents. We handle all manner of injury and vehicle accident cases, from car accidents to pedestrian accidents. If you are in need of help after being harmed in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our offices right away. We will provide you with the legal service you need to increase your chances of a wholly successful outcome to your case.

 

Why Hire an Attorney?

For those who have been involved in injurious car accidents, it is their inalienable right to seek monetary compensation for those injuries and any other damages they have sustained. By being properly compensated, injury victims can ensure their ability to cover the costs of their medical treatment and other post-accident expenses, such as those involved in repairing their vehicle. Unfortunately, it is not always an easy process to obtain the compensation one rightly deserves.

Insurance companies, in general, are very reluctant to pay out settlements to accident victims that are of an adequate amount, as to do so would affect their financial bottom line. As a result, victims are often given “low ball” offers that are not nearly enough to cover all the costs they have incurred in their accident. One of the best ways to ensure a fair chance at securing injury compensation is to retain the services of an experienced attorney. An attorney can fight the insurance company on one’s behalf with the goal of obtaining restitution that is fair and equitable.

If you have been injured in a car accident and are having trouble obtaining proper compensation for your injuries, contact a car accident attorney who can provide you with swift and focused legal help in your case.

Legal Help for your Car Accident Case

Our firm assists individuals throughout the area who have been injured in auto accidents, including those that involve trucks and motorcycles. We handle every case with care and professional focus, in order to give our clients the best chance of a successful resolution to their case. If someone else’s negligence has resulted in you being injured in a car accident, contact our offices right away, and we will do our utmost to reach a possible case outcome in which you are compensated in full for your pain and suffering.

If you have suffered injury in a car accident, contact a car accident lawyer who can utilize their skill and experience in your case to possibly secure you fair compensation for your injuries.

 

Wrongful Death Lawyer

Suffered the Loss of a Loved One?

Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragedy that cannot be compensated for with money, but the right to file a wrongful death claim remains as a form of recovery of damages to the families of the deceased. A wrongful death claim can be filed by immediate family members of anyone who was unjustly killed in an auto accident or other type of accident due to the harmful intent or negligence of another. Parents, siblings, spouses and children all have a right to this compensation. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, contact a wrongful death attorney to help you determine whether you are entitled to pursue this type of legal action.

Our firm is dedicated to helping those who have had to face the tragic loss of their loved one against those who are responsible. We have helped numerous clients to successfully obtain compensation after a loss and look forward to helping your family as well.

Compensation You Deserve

Losing a loved one can leave a family in dire financial straits. Not only might there be medical bills incurred prior to the death, but there are funeral costs and other unexpected expenses that will likely occur. Not the least, the loss of the financial support of the deceased can make a huge impact on a family. By filing a wrongful death claim, you may be entitled to recover the medical costs incurred, funeral expenses and even the loss of income and support your family member would have provided you if still alive.

Let our caring and dedicated wrongful death lawyer help you get past this difficult stage in your life and assist you in receiving monetary compensation that can help to put your life back together. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Contact a wrongful death attorney if you have lost a loved one in an accident.