If you are involved in an accident with a truck, the consequences can be catastrophic. On average, a loaded truck can weigh about 40 tons while a standard passenger vehicle weighs about 1.5 tons. Although truck accidents do not occur as frequently as car accidents, the weight difference between a car and a truck makes such accidents extremely dangerous. Being involved in an accident with a truck can lead to serious injury including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and even death.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact the attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP. We understand that this is a challenging time for you, and we can help you navigate the claims process and secure maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation with one of our compassionate and experienced attorneys.
At Purvis Thomson, LLP, we have attorneys who can help you if you have been involved in a truck accident. Our attorneys have significant experience handling truck accident cases.
Often, when a truck is involved in an accident, there are multiple victims involved and you may be competing with them for any compensation due from the insurance company. Given the severity of injuries that can result from a truck accident, compensation from the insurance company alone may not be sufficient to cover all the expenses that arise because of your injuries. This is why it is important to have an attorney who can help you explore the different ways through which you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If the truck driver was an employee of a trucking company and the accident occured while the driver was carrying out the normal business of the trucking company, you may be able to hold the trucking company responsible for the actions of the driver and get compensation from them.
Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that their drivers meet all the standards required to be on the road. They must ensure that their drivers are getting enough rest, driving responsibly, and not overloading their trucks. The trucking companies are also responsible for maintaining their truck in good condition to avoid issues such as braking failure, which can cause accidents. You may also be entitled to compensation because of the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver.
The trucking company will often look for ways to show that you were partially responsible for the accident to reduce the amount of compensation that they have to pay you. For instance, they could argue that you were driving too close to the truck when it was trying to make a wide turn. The trucking companies have also been known to alter evidence such as the truckers’ log books which drivers must keep to monitor how many hours they are on the road, and how much rest time they have between trips. This is why it is important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately after you have been in a truck accident. Your lawyer will work quickly to gather relevant information and ensure that crucial evidence from the trucking company is preserved for your case. In addition, your attorney will handle negotiations with the insurance companies and trucking companies, making sure that your losses are never minimized or your claim undervalued.
If you have been in a truck accident and need help, call us at 800-200-3120 for a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys. At Purvis Thomson, LLP, we are here to help you every step of the way, answering your questions and providing you with the resources you need for a full recovery.