Hundreds of thousands of trucking accidents occur every year, causing severe injuries and even fatalities. Truck drivers often travel for many miles at a time and fatigue can lead to accidents. Large tractor trailers can be harder to control and harder to stop. While dangerous road conditions make it difficult for the average passenger vehicle, they can be extremely dangerous for large trucks carrying heavy cargo. With the large number of tractor trailers on the roads, many of them carrying potentially dangerous material, accidents are frequent and the damages severe. When trucks are transporting particularly dangerous material, the risk of explosions or fires can make accidents bigger and more harmful to a larger number of vehicles on the road. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be dealing with a totaled car and serious injuries.
Making a personal injury claim becomes more complex
when tractor trailers are involved.
Due to the size and nature of tractor trailer accidents, they often involve multiple cars and vehicles. Since tractor trailers are usually commercial vehicles, your insurance coverage can change when you are involved in one of these accidents. When you are hit by a truck or other commercial vehicle, you may not be bound by limited tort, and may be eligible for full compensation. Trucking companies and their insurance agents often approach you immediately after an accident to try to get you to settle for a small amount of money. You should consult with an attorney to make sure you receive the best compensation possible for your injuries. Different laws regulate commercial vehicles, and it is important to hire an attorney who knows these laws and knows how to win your case.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, don’t waste time.
Our office can help you get compensation for your damaged vehicle, get you access to the medical treatment you need to get better, make sure your medical bills are paid, and help you get the best compensation possible for your injuries and lost wages.