Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries occur for many reasons: defective equipment like tires, poor maintenance, drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, unsafe road conditions, drivers ignoring safety requirements regarding hours on the road and other precautions, and even the same sort of simple negligence that accounts for many car accidents.
Truck accident injuries can be very serious, and untangling the legal claims associated with them can be difficult. Even identifying the responsible party can be a challenge - there may be negligence on the part of the driver, the employer, the manufacturer of the vehicle or accessories, or even the state or local government responsible for maintaining the roadway.
A personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal system
A personal injury lawyer knows how to identify the responsible party and help you get fair compensation for your injury. Constructing a personal injury case, particularly one where there may be multiple possible defendants, can be a complicated process.
Working with a truck accident lawyer could help you gather the information that you need to proceed with your claim in the way that best suits your situation.
A personal injury lawyer who handles truck accident cases should know how to obtain evidence you may not even know exists. For example, many trucking companies put global positioning satellite (GPS) receivers in their trucks that allow them to track their drivers' speed and location in great detail. A truck accident lawyer should know how to get this data, how to interpret it, and use it with maximum impact against defendants in truck cases.
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Information you can use
Total Injury offers information about personal injury claims - information you need to avoid making potentially costly mistakes. We can help you find the statute of limitations for the state in which your accident occurred so that you don't lose out on your claim by missing a filing deadline.
You can also read about insurance companies and the pitfalls you face when speaking with them, so that you can protect yourself against damaging your claim before you've even spoken with an attorney.
Our personal injury case steps page lays out the basic legal process for you so that you can know what lies ahead if you choose to pursue personal injury litigation.
When it's time to take action, though there's no substitute for the advice of a personal injury lawyer in your area. A personal injury lawyer can assess your case and help you determine who might be responsible for your injuries, medical expenses, and lost income. The lawyer can also explain the factors that may impact the value of your claim, such as the extent of your injuries and the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know is the victim of a trucking accident, we make it simple for you to get started. Just call us toll-free at 877-288-7564 or fill out the form on this page and we'll connect you with a personal injury attorney in your area within minutes.