Truck/trucking Accidents
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Truck/trucking Accidents

Each year, several thousand people are killed and almost 100,000 people are injured in accidents involving large trucks and buses. A number of factors cause the high rate of trucking accidents, including:

  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Tired drivers
  • Improperly loaded trucks
  • Truckers who fail to take precautions when driving in bad weather
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to money to pay for:

  • Medical bills for injuries stemming from the accident
  • Damage to your motor vehicle and other property
  • Hospital bills
  • Lost wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages intended to punish the driver for his or her behavior

Hiring a Trucking Accident Attorney

A personal injury lawsuit stemming from a trucking accident involves some very specific legal knowledge and expertise. These cases are much more complex than lawsuits involving simple auto accidents. The truck accident lawyer may have to hire experts who can recreate the scene of the accident to determine the cause of the accident and help prove the trucker was at fault.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you should quickly hire a trucking accident attorney who has experience successfully handling truck accident lawsuits. Time is a factor because your lawyer may want to launch an investigation while the accident scene is intact and before repairs are made to the truck. Each state also limits the amount of time a victim has during which you can file suit.

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