Inexperienced Semi-truck Drivers and Your Safety
Approximately 3,900 people are killed in semi-truck accidents each year.
Of that number, the vast majority are passengers of automobiles involved
in collisions with a semi-truck. In fact, statistics reveal that about
98 percent of semi-truck accidents result in the death of at least one
Commercial truck accidents are caused by a number of reason. A common cause
of a semi-truck accident is an inattentive driver. High on the list of
causes of commercial truck accidents is a poorly trained and inexperienced
Who is Responsible for Training a Semi-truck Driver?
While a commercial truck driver does bear some responsibility for obtaining
proper training, a trucking company is absolutely responsible for ensuring
that its drivers are properly trained and have appropriate experience
before they get behind the wheel of a big rig.
If an underlying cause of a semi-truck accident is deemed to be a poorly
trained, inexperienced semi-truck driver, the trucking company is definitely
a party responsible for the damages, injuries, and losses stemming from
In nearly any circumstance involving a commercial truck, the trucking company
will be considered a party at least partially responsible for the collision.
What this means is that the trucking company will be responsible for paying
some, if not all, of the money awarded in a settlement or judgment in
a lawsuit. In other words, the trucking company's insurance company
will face the prospect of paying money to compensate an injured party
Financial Compensation in a Semi-truck Accident Case
The compensation to which you may be entitled in a semi-truck accident
case depends upon a variety of factors. These include the facts and circumstances
surrounding the collision itself. It also includes a consideration to
the nature and extent of your damages, injuries, and losses. With that
noted, common types of losses for which financial compensation is sought
in a commercial truck accident case includes:
- mental anguish and emotional distress
Keep in mind that a skilled semi-truck accident lawyer will work tirelessly
to obtain financial compensation not only for your existing losses, but
for those you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. For example,
following a big rig accident, you are likely to require ongoing medical
care and treatment. You may not be able to return to work any time soon.
You may endure pain and suffering indefinitely. All of these represent
the types of ongoing losses for which seeking financial compensation is
You might also be able to seek punitive damages in a lawsuit. Punitive
damages represent additional financial recovery if the conduct of the
party causing an accident is particularly reckless or egregious.
Retain a Fighter from The Doan Law Firm
If you, or a loved one, were injured (or killed) in an accident caused
by a inexperienced, poorly trained semi-truck operator, you best protect
your legal rights by retaining the services of a skilled, experienced
semi-truck accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm. The Doan Law Firm maintains
a semi-truck accident lawyer hotline at (800) 349-0000 which is staffed
around the clock, 365 days a year.
Call The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident hotline any time to schedule
an initial consultation with a member of our legal team. We are a nationwide
semi-truck accident law firm, with offices located across the United States.
We can also schedule an initial consultation with you at your home or
even at the hospital, depending on your circumstances. In addition, we
can arrange for a virtual consultation on line. There is no charge for
an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm commercial truck accident lawyer.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm never charges an attorney fee in a semi-truck accident
case unless we obtain a favorable insurance claim settlement or lawsuit
judgment for you. Simply, there is no fee unless we win for you.