The vast majority of commercial truck accidents result in serious injuries or death, including catastrophic brain and spinal cord damage and amputations. All require extended treatment and rehabilitation. Victims lose time from their work and face sky-high medical bills and related expenses. If the accident involved fatalities, families may be left without their sole breadwinner, adding financial strain to their already severe emotional distress.
The tragic truth is that most semi truck accidents are preventable, and are caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the driver or the trucking firm. Recent studies determined that the most common causes of these incidents include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Poor maintenance of equipment (tire or brake failure)
- Failing to secure or balance the load
- Defective auto products
When an accident is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of a driver, their employer can usually also be held liable for the injuries, damages, and losses caused. This fact makes truck claims more complex than other automotive cases.
Large trucking firms immediately deploy all possible resources including insurance experts and attorneys to protect their interests. They collect evidence, interview witnesses, and concentrate on nothing but strengthening their defense to limit the amount of compensation the company will be forced to pay.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you need the guidance of the skilled attorneys like those at the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group. We have extensive training and specific experience with this type of claim. We will put out own resources in place quickly so you are not at a legal disadvantage.
With us on your side, you’ll have the edge. Our legal professionals, accident reconstruction experts, and insurance specialists will work tirelessly on your case to ensure that you receive maximum compensation.
Securing and preserving evidence in a truck accident case is more than half the battle. Preservation of evidence requests must be sent out as soon as possible so the important materials are not lost, misplaced or deliberately destroyed. Without this evidence, your chance of receiving a fair settlement can be severely reduced.
The Nagelberg Bernard Law Group always offers a free, no-obligation consultation. When you become our client, we keep you apprised of the status of your case on a regular basis. We examine your insurance coverage and advise you on handling medical and rehabilitation expenses. We handle the tedious paperwork and laborious procedures so you can focus on your recovery.
Our firm does not charge a fee until we recover compensation for you. Call us today to get more information about pursuing your legal rights and claiming just compensation for your injuries.