Truck Accident lawyers
One of the most devastating type of motor vehicle accident is a truck accident. The increased size, weight, and force of a commercial truck can cause critical and even fatal injuries in an accident, and for many families, life is never the same after being hit by a truck. If you or someone you love were injured in a truck accident, it’s important that you have someone in your corner who can zealously advocate for your rights during this difficult time.
Causes of Truck Accidents
A truck accident can be caused by a myriad of factors, however, they are often caused by the negligence or carelessness of the truck driver or the company that employs them. Trucking companies may neglect to properly maintain their trucks or allow for laws regarding load weight and distribution to be bypassed. They may schedule a driver for too many deliveries, breaking laws that govern how many hours a driver can work consecutively. Drivers themselves may break these laws in order to increase their pay, or they may drive negligently. Talking or texting while driving and eating while driving are common, but can quickly cause a deadly accident. Determining the cause of a truck accident is key to holding the at-fault party legally responsible for their actions.
Truck Accident Damages
The damages related to a truck accident are often more significant than those related to a car accident. Vehicles are likely to be completely totaled, and victims have a higher chance of needing hospitalization, surgery, and extended medical care. In many cases, victims are either partially or permanently disabled and may not work again for the rest of their lives. Calculating an accurate amount of compensation for current and future expenses related to the accident is an important piece of obtaining the full and fair compensation you deserve for the damages you’ve incurred.
When your family is devastated by a truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact a truck accident lawyer. Securing representation as soon as possible is necessary, because most trucking companies will deploy a team of lawyers to intimidate and persuade the victim to drop the case or accept a paltry settlement soon after the collision.
At the Felicetti Law Firm, P.C., we can help you stand up to unscrupulous trucking companies and petition the court for the financial restitution you need to overcome the obstacles created in your life by the accident. Call us today for a consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers at (305) 998-7000.