Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are among the most catastrophic vehicles collisions that can occur; this is because commercial trucks can weigh about 20 times or more while fully loaded compared to what passenger cars weigh. This implies that passenger vehicles and their occupants have a significantly higher chance of being seriously injured or killed when truck drivers are negligent and crashes result.

Similar to regular vehicle accidents, we find that truck accidents occur most often as a result of human error as compared to some outside reason such as mechanical failure. These errors arise commonly because of the driver’s negligent failure to take specific actions to avoid creating a dangerous situation wherein an accident cannot be avoided.

Note that according to Government truck driver statistics, truck drivers more often than not are found to be at least partially responsible for causing a significant number of road accidents. There are various reasons why a trucker may be involved in an accident. They include:

  • Truck driver fatigue, this is a factor that is responsible for about 13% of all the truck accidents.
  • Truck driver intoxication, which prevents the trucker’s ability to maneuver a truck safely as well as his or her response to the changing driving conditions
  • Truck driver distraction, which impairs the trucker ability to see and respond appropriately to the driving conditions in a particular circumstance
  • Non-compliance of truckers with Federal or state truck rules and regulations, which can lead to truck malfunctions as well as other problems and risks

At Robinson and Associates, our truck accident attorneys are committed to helping truck accident victims get justice and the full compensation they deserve when they are injured in a truck accident as a result of the negligence of another. We work aggressively to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable and help accident victims, as well as their family members, receive full compensation and maximize their financial recovery.

Who’s Liable For Truck Accidents

The details of the collision are pivotal after a truck accident when identifying the liable party. In general, however, those who are held liable for truck accidents most often include:

  • Truck drivers when their negligence leads to truck collisions
  • Other motorists on the road when their distraction, impairment or failure to abide by traffic regulations contributes to truck accidents
  • Trucking companies when they fail to hire or retain qualified truckers, maintain their trucking equipment and/or ensure they comply with trucking laws that lead to truck accidents
  • Other third parties, such the manufacturers of trucking equipment can be held liable when they sell defective equipment that plays a role in causing truck collisions or municipalities when they fail to maintain good road conditions that contribute to accidents

Our truck accidents lawyers are highly qualified and experienced at helping truck collisions victims in establishing liability following catastrophic crashes. Some of the different ways we may achieve this include via:

  • Trucking company records
  • Data obtained from EOBRs (electronic onboard records)
  • Under-ride truck accidents
  • Information from truck drivers’ duty logs
  • Expert witnesses like physicians, accident reconstructionists, etc
  • Regulators records of compliance for trucking companies and truckers
  • Overloaded truck accidents
  • Rollover truck accidents
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Our truck accident practice (cases we handle)
  • Jackknife truck accidents

Truck Accident Lawyers

Our attorneys take pride in representing truck accidents victims and their family members who lost loved ones in a catastrophic truck accident. We know that there is no amount of financial compensation that can ever compensate for a disastrous or permanent injury let alone the loss of your family member. However, we understand that compensation obtained from a truck accident will be essential to helping your family get through the difficult times.

If you were injured in a truck accident, you could rest assured experienced lawyers can help by securing compensation and advocating aggressively for your rights. Since 1993, our lawyers have been representing clients in a serious motor vehicle accident, aggressively fighting for their rights and helping them to obtain maximum compensation.

Put our experienced accident lawyers to work for you today. For more information on how we can help you, at no cost or expense to you, please email us on our contact form on this page or call now for a free and immediate consultation with one of our attorneys 24/7. You will receive honest and clear advice about your specific case as well as the best options to help you move forward with your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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