Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents2018-10-24T15:58:47-05:00

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering:

  • Can I recover compensation for my injuries?
  • Why isn’t the insurance company paying all of my bills?
  • Am I eligible to file a lawsuit?
  • Who can a lawsuit be filed against?
  • How do I choose an attorney?

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Trucks are undeniably useful for a wide variety of activities and over time, automobile designers and manufacturers have found ways to make trucks larger and more powerful than ever before. However, with great size and power comes great danger, especially for those who involved in an accident with a truck.

Types Of Trucks That Often Cause Devastating Accidents

According to the most recent statistics released from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there was an increase in the number of accidents involving large trucks, with 4,440 fatal accidents and 119,000 accidents that resulted in serious injury.

The most common types of trucks involved in these accidents include:semi truck with faulty breaks

  • Semi Trucks/Tractor Trailers
  • Delivery Trucks
  • Dump Trucks
  • Moving Trucks
  • Box Trucks
  • Tankers

It doesn’t matter what kind of truck is involved in an accident – each one must have an insurance policy. However, each policy has its limits and once the policy limit has been reached, accident victims are left to fend for themselves.

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What Causes So Many Trucks To Crash?

There are many causes of truck accidents, the most common of which include:

Brake Failures

Strong, working brakes are necessary on a truck that is carrying thousands of pounds in cargo. But frequently, truck owners and trucking companies forgo doing regular checks on the braking systems of their fleets in order to save time and money.

Jackknife Accidentssemi truck with faulty breaks

A jackknife occurs when the back end of a semi truck swings 180 degrees and is no longer under the control of the driver.

Rollovers

If a truck is going down a steep hill or around a sharp curve at a high speed it could cause the truck to roll.

Head-On Collisions

Truck drivers are often under pressure to work long hours without stopping to take a break. In addition to fatigue, distracted driving also takes the driver’s eyes from the road, causing them to drift out of their lane and into oncoming traffic.

Tire Blowouts

Worn tires can blow out, which can cause the truck to veer out of control. In addition to this, pieces of the tire can strike passing cars, causing an accident.

Load Drops

If a load isn’t secure it can drop right off of the back of a truck and hit any cars that are unable get out of the way.

Truck Accident Injuries Change Lives

If you’ve found our page you likely already know that the injuries you’ve sustained have forever changed your life. You’re likely dealing with extraordinarily expensive medical bills and you may have even lost your job because your injury prevents you from performing the necessary tasks.

It a truck accident injury has wrecked havoc on your life, you may be able to recover significant compensation that may cover:

  • both past and future medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • physical suffering
  • emotional pain

To learn more about what you and your loved ones may be able to recover, contact our legal team.

Who Can File A Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Often, truck accident lawsuits can be filed by:

  • Other drivers and passengers hurt in the accident.
  • The driver of the truck.
  • The loved ones of a truck accident victim who died as a result of the accident. This typically includes the spouses, children, and parents of the victim.

Justice Guardians: Fighting For Justice After A Truck Accident

Our legal teams are prepared to help those injured in a truck accident in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. You can rest easy knowing that we are on your side and that we will fight aggressively to help you recover the maximum compensation possible.

To learn more about our lawyers and the legal process, contact one of our local law offices now.

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