Truck Accidents: Trucker Negligence
Car and truck accidents occur every single day throughout the nation. In fact, the National Safety Council reported that approximately 42,000 deaths occur each year as a result of a car crash, making it the country's leading cause of preventable death. For accidents that aren't fatal, an estimated two million accidents will result in disabling injuries. The causes and actions that result in over 12 million car accidents happening every year vary, but one cause is when a driver simply does not pay attention. This is especially common amongst truck drivers who drive long hours and eventually become bored, tired, and/or distracted.
Were you or a loved one injured in an accident caused by a truck driver who was not paying attention? Our personal injury lawyers can help! Contact our accident attorneys today for more information.
When a truck driver is not paying attention, a number of things can occur, including but not limited to:
Statistics released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed 9.3% of fatal automobile accidents in one year were a direct result of driver inattention.Because careless truckers and their insurers often deny any liability in a collision, our attorneys work with skid-mark analysts, accident reconstructionists, civil engineers, surveyors, and private investigators to discover the cause of an accident. We collect eyewitness testimony and obtain accident reports while investigating evidence from the scene of a crash. When needed, we collaborate with computer animators and simulators to recreate the entire event in order to determine the cause. Evidence and data recovered is also helpful as visual presentations when it comes to clarifying events to jurors.
Legal assistance from an experienced accident attorney is a vital component to receiving sufficient monetary compensation to take care of expenses incurred by your injury. Costs for various things need to be considered, including rehabilitative therapy, medical bills, medical equipment, medications, and lost present and future wages. Pain and suffering and alterations to your quality of life are also things that are considered for damages. Receiving adequate compensation assists you and your loved ones in many ways, allowing you to concentrate on making a full recovery.
Was your loved one involved in a fatal accident due to a truck driver not paying attention? Our lawyers can help; you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys today to find out more about a potential wrongful death lawsuit.