According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,311 fatal accidents involving trucks and buses in 2015. This was an eight percent increase from 2014.
Common causes of truck accidents include fatigue, inexperience, equipment failure, speeding, tailgating, and distracted driving. These causes are not much different than the ones causing passenger car accidents. However, the mere size of trucks makes the impacts much more devastating. People injured in truck accidents often face long recovery periods or disability. Wrongful death claims are also common after a truck accident.
Truck accidents often involve complicating elements too. Regulatory violations often contribute to these accidents and there is also the question of whether to pursue the driver or the driver’s employer. If the accident involved a bus or truck owned by a government agency, there are different procedures to follow if you wish your claim to be heard.
The Brown Law Firm offers experience trying cases involving truck accidents and the serious injuries that arise from them. If you face long-term disability or lost a loved one due to a truck driver’s negligence, you need the strong litigation skills offered by our firm. We work hard to settle your claim for a fair amount but if that proves ineffective, we are willing to take your case to a jury.
Many times, these accidents threaten the status of trucking permits and commercial driving licenses. There is a good chance that you will not be able to recover damages if you do not hire an attorney to pursue these entities. After all, maintaining good public relations and avoiding fines means proving your claims wrong. Trucking companies and their insurance companies are frequently formidable opponents which make the assistance of a personal injury attorney essential. You need to take time to recover from your injuries or grieve your loved one–you do not need to spend time and build stress chasing these claims on your own.
The sooner you hire an attorney after a truck accident, the better we can prepare and present your case. Before you talk to a trucking company or its insurance company, make an appointment with The Brown Law Firm.