Truck accidents are not like other types of vehicle accidents. Drivers of large trucks operate their vehicles under very different laws and rules than the rest of us. When a large truck driver is involved in an accident, collecting evidence can become a complicated process due to all the documentation drivers are required to keep and the numerous ways they may violate federal and state trucking regulations. It takes a personal injury attorney with experience in handling large truck accidents to navigate this complex type of litigation.
A knowledgeable lawyer can identify the specific details of your case and help you form the best legal strategies if you are involved in a truck accident. Greg Fitzgerald understands the best plan of action for your case to obtain the best possible financial settlement. When you trust The Law Offices of Greg Fitzgerald, PC, you will receive the professional representation to need to successfully pursue a trucking accident claim.
In the United States, 317,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2012. Of those crashes, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured. Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks showed a four percent increase from 2011. Certainly, cars, motorcycles, and other automobiles are involved in many accidents, but the effects of a truck accident can be far more intense simple due to the size and weight of the vehicle. A large truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and may measure up to 75 feet in length.
Unlike simple traffic accidents, most trucking accidents are not straightforward. This is especially true when answering the questions of who is responsible and what caused the accident. There are numerous players involved, from the driver to the owner of the truck, and getting information about what went wrong often requires some private investigation and industry knowledge.
Being educated on the typical causes for trucking accidents, and the associations among the persons and entities linked to the truck, the trailer, and the load, will assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim. However, this information is not always easy to find or to understand. An attorney with experience in truck accident cases can help you manage the large amounts of information involved in any truck accident and make sense of what you find.
Perhaps you were involved in a truck accident that was not your fault and are now suffering from injuries sustained in the collision. A loved one may have been killed as a result of a truck accident. You might have been the driver of the truck and suffered injuries through no fault of your own due to improper loading. You may have been indirectly injured by a leak or spill as the result of a truck accident in which you were exposed to toxic substances. Regardless of the circumstances, if you have been injured or affected as the result of a truck accident you may have a claim.
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after a truck accident in order to determine whether you have a claim for compensation. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Greg Fitzgerald is able to determine the viability of your case and can also discuss the various legal options available to you. He will put together a solid case to help you seek compensation for any harm or injury caused as a result of a truck accident.