Truck Accident Lawyers
Anyone who is
injured or has had a loved one killed in a truck related
accident can sue as long as some other person or entity
is at fault. This includes adults and children (who
can sue through guardians or parents) and even truck
drivers if another person or entity was at fault for the
liability can often be placed upon truck drivers and the
trucking companies as well as any other driver, person
or entity who contributed to the accident. This may
include the manufacturer of one the vehicles involved in
the accident, the manufacturer of a tire that
contributed to the accident or the owner of any public
or private property whose negligence contributed to the
Injuries caused by truck accidents may be handled
differently from auto accidents. Although the same
laws of negligence will apply, there are special vehicle
code sections which apply only to commercial truck
drivers and trucking companies and there are special
licensing and training requirements of truck drivers
which generally make truck accidents harder to defend
and easier to for plaintiffs to win.
You can have a
legitimate claim even if you are partially at fault.
In most situations large trucking companies will perform
their own investigation if the truck was commercially
owned. It is important that you retain an attorney who
immediately investigates the case to attempt to pin down
liability on any potential defendants.
Sometimes injuries occur because of reasons outside
the impact itself. For example, a truck defect may
lead or be the causing factor of one or more injuries
incurred during an accident. Defected parts or
poorly designed cars, motorcycles, or bicycles may also
lead to unnecessary injuries that were not the direct
result of the crash itself.
The following is a
list of the common situations that lead to can cause
truck related accident injuries:
Overworked drivers that get drowsy, resulting in
dangerous driving leading to accidents
Drivers under the influence of alcohol
Defective helmets and equipment
Dangerous railroad crossings that cause accidents
A seriously injured
plaintiff may be entitled to recover all of their past
and future medical expenses as well as compensation for
pain and suffering, etc. If a person is killed in a
truck accident, the survivors may recover monetary
damages for their losses as well as damages for
It is important to promptly report and investigate a
truck accident. An attorney will help arrange
for investigative work, including access to the property
and photographs of the property. In many cases
there are deadlines to which notice must be given to
the accused party. Therefore, it is highly
recommended that one follow up on a truck injury case as
soon as possible.
Remember, not all
injuries to the people involved in the accident will be
apparent immediately. For example, back injuries
tend to show themselves up to several weeks after the
incident. Make sure that you file a police report
to document the accident. After about 2 weeks the report
should be available. Request a copy of it, whether
or not it corroborates with your story, because it will
be important for your case.
It is important to
select your law firm carefully. If the defense
believes that a plaintiff’s attorney will not only go to
trial, but will receive an optimum verdict, the
defense’s risk is increased and thus the settlement
value of the case is increased.
Most legal questions require complex investigation.
The information provided here may not be fully
applicable to your case. For more detailed answers to
these questions, an accident victim should
consult with an attorney.
In court, the accused party will have attorneys that
will try to refute and devalue your case.
Having an experienced truck accident attorney on your
side will help fight and counter the testimony given by
You have the right
proper compensation for injuries attained due to the
negligence of others!
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