Don’t Let A Truck Accident Ruin Your Life
Never take on a trucking company alone. The Lawboss is here to help.
A Lawyer Is Your Advocate During This Often Frightening and Life Altering Experience
Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often devastating. Due to their sheer size, truck accidents are never simple. Even at low speeds, a collision with a commercial truck can leave you or your loved ones, with serious injuries that may become life altering. It then becomes critical to ensure sure you have the means to recover physically and financially after such a life-changing accident.
If this has happened to you or someone you love, please call us at 1-800-LAWBOSS to speak with our legal team and learn more about how we can help. We are available 24 hours a day; 7 days a week to speak to you.
Q: Why do I need a lawyer after a truck accident?
A: Insurance and truck companies fight to reduce the payout amount on a claim. They do not have your best interest in mind.
Unfortunately for accident victims, trucking companies are often armed with substantial resources used to defend their drivers and reduce your chance of receiving the maximum compensation. By hiring a lawyer, you are arming yourself with an advocate who has the resources and experience to take on big trucking companies and fight for your compensation.
Q: What are some common injuries caused by trucking accidents?
A: Your injuries vary but ultimately can be life altering due to the sheer size of the truck or 18-wheeler.
While any car accident can cause serious injuries, the stakes are much higher when it comes to truck accidents. The distinct size of an 18-wheeler increases the chance that those involved will sustain life-threatening injuries such as:
- Severe back, neck or head injuries, which can result in paralysis, chronic pain or permanent disability
- Internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma
- Cuts, lacerations, and burns that can cause permanent scarring
In the worst cases, these life-altering injuries require lifelong medical care and can prevent you from working. Our legal team can help you seek compensation for the medical expenses that you will incur due to your injuries.
Q: What are some frequent causes of trucking accidents?
A: Many trucking accidents are caused by negligence.
There are numerous rules and regulations that truck drivers must follow while they are on the road. However, because of the mistakes of truck drivers and trucking companies, accidents still happen far too often. The most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Fatigued, inexperienced or untrained drivers
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Overloaded or incorrectly loaded vehicles
- Drug or alcohol use*
Whether your trucking accident was due to a negligent driver, a mechanical issue, or an irresponsible trucking company, our legal team can assist you in maximizing compensation for your damages.
Q: How can a lawyer prove who is liable for the accident?
A: A lawyer will research all avenues to provide the most compelling evidence.
In order to fully outline the cause of the accident a lawyer will research various pieces of information. This includes reviewing the scene of the accident, find witnesses and conducting interviews about what they saw, and even audit the 18 wheeler’s digital recording equipment.
While the number of potentially liable parties can make this process complicated, our experienced lawyers will be able sort through the evidence, identify the responsible parties, and push to get the compensation you need following an accident with an 18 wheeler.