Finding a Super Lawyer for Trucking AccidentsTrucks are the largest things on the road, and when they are involved in an accident, smaller vehicles are at a very high risk. They have more blind spots than an ordinary vehicle, they often carry cargo that is hazardous, and they are just plain big. They require more space on the road, and they take longer to stop. If that were not enough, truckers are human. They get tired, their attention can waver on long trips, and they are often pressed for time.
Vehicles Classified as Trucks vs. Personal VehiclesTrucking accidents can come in three classifications: the trucker and his or her load, and passenger vehicles that are involved in accidents that include a truck, or a bus carrying passengers. In an accident that includes a truck and a passenger vehicle, the passenger vehicle will almost always come out the worse for wear. Despite classes on how to drive a truck and safety regulations, accidents do happen. Given how much larger trucks are when compared to passenger vehicles, private vehicles and their passengers are often seriously damaged. If you or a family member have been injured in such an accident, you might want to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Truckers Can Also be VictimsTrucking injuries are not limited to passenger vehicles. Truckers can also be injured during their work. Not only are they subject to being pushed to drive for longer and longer hours, they often drive through all sorts of weather, which can present problems. Sometimes their cargos can be extremely hazardous, even in unsuspecting ways. Who would think that a load of pickles could be hazardous? But when the pickles are hot peppers, such can be the case.
What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for YouA personal injury lawyer can represent you or your family in the event of an accident. He or she can counsel you about forms that need to be filled out and the information that needs to be collected to complete a claim. Whether you are the owner of a passenger vehicle or you were the driver of transport that has met misfortune, a personal injury lawyer can help you collect money that you might need for medical attention or for repairs to your property. More than that, too often when a semi-truck or similar large vehicle is involved, damages to buildings or infrastructure may happen too. Involving your lawyer can help keep your chain of information organized and will make it easier to file claims. Sometimes, disrepair to roads, bridges or traffic lights can be part of the difficulty that caused the accident in the first place. In such cases, civil suits against a public utility could be involved.
Are You At Risk?If you travel on highways in the USA, you could be in an accident that involves a large truck or bus. Semi-tractor/trailer rigs move a major part of the goods that are traded throughout the country. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there was a 34 percent decrease in fatal accidents involving large trucks or buses between 2005 and 2009. But between 2014 and 2015, the accident rate increased by eight percent. Disturbingly, inner-city transit buses and school buses accounted for a whopping 41 percent of large vehicle accidents!
We Will Be There for You
Should you, or someone you know and care about, be involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a large truck, your personal injury lawyer can be caring, guiding hand that can help you through a trying time. We will exercise due diligence in all aspects of your claim, working tirelessly to help ensure that you are awarded the money you need to repair your property, to pay medical bills and – should the sad need arise – to pay funeral expenses, and be awarded a cash sum to replace lost income.
Contact one of our attorneys immediately to get your best chance at recovering money for your injuries.678-607-5550