Recovering Compensation After A Truck Accident
When accidents on the interstate or other roadways involve commercial vehicles, there are numerous legal issues that must be considered and examined. If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a collision with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to compensation.
Due to the size and weight of big rigs or 18-wheelers, the injuries that result from these types of accidents can be extremely serious and catastrophic. It is not uncommon for truck accident victims to suffer severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia) or death.
Holding Parties Accountable In Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is highly regulated by federal and state laws and requirements that trucking companies keep specific records pertaining to details such as the drug testing of their drivers and driving hours, can make truck accident cases highly complex.
At The Law Office of George O. Haskell, IV, we seek to discover and hold all negligent parties accountable after a truck accident. Common causes of commercial truck crashes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver’s use of drugs or alcohol
- Driver’s lack of training
- Violation of hours of service or other rules
- Failure to properly maintain vehicle
- Unbalanced load
Fighting For You And Your Right To Compensation
After an accident, our attorneys will work with you to help determine what damages you may be entitled to under the law. Throughout this process, the insurance companies will routinely deny liability or offer far less than the full value of your case. Our firm works exclusively for our clients to get the damages and compensation they deserve. If the insurance company isn’t willing to negotiate in good faith, we explore what claims you may have and make sure that vital evidence is preserved. We diligently pursue the case and file legal action.