The aftermath of a truck accident is rarely pleasant. Trucks are literally the bosses of the highway; they’re big, they move fast, and they weigh up to 40 times as much as a standard automobile. When they collide with an object—whether that’s a car or even a pedestrian—the outcome can be quite shocking. The sheer force of such impacts can lead to life-altering injuries that forever change the lives of accident victims and their families, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries.
In the days, weeks and months following an accident, you likely have a lot of questions about how to proceed with your truck accident claim, who you can hold accountable, and what to do next. Our truck accident attorney has helped many accident victims just like you and can step up to the plate to help you hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. In some cases, the truck driver is an owner operator, so he and his insurance will be the litigants in your claim. In other cases, liability is not so straight forward; for example, if road conditions resulted in your accident, then the entity responsible for maintaining the road would be to blame. Our attorneys work diligently to identify all potential defendants so that you can just focus on recuperation.
Nearly all big truck accidents boil down to driver negligence. Operators of tractor trailers, big rigs and semis need to get where they are going on tight deadlines, and in their haste, they often cause horrific accidents. Some of the top causes of big truck accidents include:
Truck accidents can lead to stacks of medical bills, all at a time when you are unable to work. Compensation can help you put your life back together again. Damages in truck accident claims typically account for your medical bills, lost wages, diminished capacity to earn a living, and pain and suffering. If you have incurred a permanent disability as a result of your accident, any award you receive will be greatly enhanced.
Truck accidents usually generate high-value claims, so they are among the most staunchly defended by insurance companies representing the at-fault party. Having an attorney by your side who knows the ropes and the various nuances that affect this type of claim is invaluable to your claim’s success. Russell and Hill and our aggressive truck accident attorneys work hard to take the responsible party and their insurers to task—fighting tooth and nail for the money that you deserve as an accident victim. Contact us now to arrange a no-cost consultation and case review.