Truck Accidents

A crash may be defined by the nature of the impact, the motion of the truck, or the type of truck.

Most accidents result from human errors, which may involve violations of trucking regulations.

A victim in a smaller vehicle struck by a truck may suffer permanent, life-changing disabilities.

Proving liability can allow a victim to get compensation for financial and intangible harm.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who is usually at fault for a truck accident?
    The person most often at fault for a truck accident is the truck driver, but the trucking company may be at fault as well. A truck manufacturer, a truck maintenance company, a cargo loader, or other entities also may have contributed to a crash.
  • When can I sue a trucking company after an accident?
    You can sue a trucking company if it caused the accident through its unreasonably dangerous actions, or if its employee driver caused the accident while they were on the job. A company is liable for an employee even if the company was not at fault.
  • How do I prove my truck accident case?
    You can prove your truck accident case by presenting documentary evidence, such as a police report, photos, videos, data from the “black box” of the truck, medical records and bills, and pay stubs. You also can present testimony from eyewitnesses, friends, family members, treating physicians, and experts.
  • Should I hire a lawyer for my truck accident case?
    You probably should hire a lawyer for your truck accident case, especially if you suffered catastrophic injuries. A lawyer can investigate the crash, gather diverse forms of evidence, identify any violations of regulations, and bring all the at-fault parties into the case, which can improve your chances of getting full compensation.
  • How much will it cost to hire a truck accident lawyer?
    It probably will not cost anything upfront to hire a truck accident lawyer. These attorneys generally handle their cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that they do not charge fees for their services unless they recover compensation for a client.
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