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TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
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Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed in accidents involving tractor-trailers. Semi-trucks can weigh in excess of 30,000 pounds, and accidents involving 18-wheelers often result in severe injuries or death to innocent victims.
The truck accident attorneys at Lloyd Baker Injury Attorneys have years of experience helping victims of these accidents recover the financial compensation they need and security they deserve. Working with you on an individual basis, our attorneys can assess the ways in which your injuries will impact your life and fight for fair compensation.
Passenger vehicle occupants typically suffer more serious injuries than truck drivers in semi-truck accidents. Severe injuries common in truck accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Loss-of-limb injuries
Many truck accidents result in the wrongful death of passenger vehicle occupants.
Because truck accident cases often involve multiple parties including truck drivers, trucking companies, shipping or loading agents, rig owners and others, it’s important to work with an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure the best opportunity of receiving maximum financial compensation. We have extensive background experience with insurance company trucking policies and settlement tactics, and we have the courtroom expertise to litigate your case if settlement offers are not fair.
For additional information about truck accidents, please see:
- Commercial Vehicle and Van Accidents
- Questions about Truck Accidents
- Common Causes of Truck Accidents
If you were injured or suffered the wrongful death of a family member in a truck accident, please contact Lloyd Baker Injury Attorneys for your free case consultation. Lloyd Baker Injury Attorneys are here to give you the personal attention you deserve in this difficult time. We value lifelong clients, and if you have been injured in an accident we want to be the one firm you call. Are truck accidents handled differently than other motor vehicle accidents? Truck accidents are different than other types of motor vehicle accidents for a number of reasons. Truck accidents are more likely to be fatal or result in serious personal injury. They can also involve multiple parties. In addition, there are different federal and state regulations regarding semi-trucks. If you were hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to consult with the experienced truck accident attorneys at Lloyd Baker to ensure your best chances for recovering the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Some typical causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Unsafe maneuvering
- Improperly secured loads
- Overloaded trailers
- Poor vehicle maintenance
For additional information, please see Common Causes of Truck Accidents.
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
In addition to wrongful death, the occupants may suffer one or several of the following injuries.
It is very common for truck accident suits to involve more than one defendant and/or more than one insurance company. The parties could include the truck driver, the company for which he works, a mechanic who serviced the vehicle, the person who loaded the trailer, and a variety of others who contracted with or hired the driver, were tasked with ensuring the functionality of the truck, or arranged the shipment of a potentially unsafe cargo.
Although the commercial trucking industry is subject to strict laws that regulate loads, driver hours and maintenance schedules, drivers and their companies do not always comply with the rules. Common factors that cause or contribute to truck accidents are listed below.
Many construction vehicles would fall into this category. For example, a dump truck on its way to the recycling plant with a load of concrete removed from a construction site would certainly qualify. A tanker truck delivering asphalt to a job site would also qualify. A truck hauling a bulldozer on a flatbed trailer would qualify.
In a truck accident case, there can be several insurance companies involved. Each will do their best to protect their company’s profits and their client. Therefore, they will want to end the matter as quickly and economically as possible. It is quite common for insurance companies to make a settlement offer, and in most cases, the offer will be so low that it will not even come close to covering your total losses. Before you decide to accept an offer, consult a reputable personal injury lawyer for advice.
The legal system permits you to seek compensation for the losses you incur due to the negligence of another party or parties. Because every case is different, it is impossible to state a dollar amount that you might be awarded. However, it is possible that you could be awarded compensation for any or all of the following losses.