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Dangerous Driver Compensation System

Dangerous Driver Compensation System Increases Odds of Big Rig Accidents

Over the course of the past decade, the number of commercial semi-trucks pounding U.S. roadways has increased significantly. The Doan Law Firm, and its truck accident injury legal team, has been called upon with ever-increasing frequency to fight for justice for people like you injured in big rig accidents. You can find out more about our legal team by calling (800) 349-0000.

The amount of revenue generated by the over-the-road trucking industry has doubled in about the past 10 years and is over $1.2 trillion annually. With the increase in semis operating on public streets, the number of accidents causing injuries and fatalities continues to climb as well.

An evermore troublesome underlying cause of semi-truck accidents in the United States in recent years is the dangerous driver compensation system put in place by truck owners and cartage companies in this day and age. If you suspect that an underlying cause of the truck accident that caused your injuries may be the dangerous driver compensation system, contact a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm today, at (800)349-0000, to get a free case evaluation.

Overview of the Dangerous Driver Compensation System

Trucking companies have implemented compensation systems in which a rig operator makes more money based on completing shipping runs faster. This has resulted in a dangerous situation in which commercial truck drivers will speed and forgo sleep in order to complete a route in the shortest amount of time possible.

Speeding and fatigue are two of the most common underlying reasons for commercial semi-truck accidents in the United States. Indeed, upwards to 50 percent of semi-truck accidents in the country on any given year occur because a rig driver is either speeding or fatigued.

Fighting for Proper Compensation in a Truck Accident Injury Case

A truck accident lawyer from our legal team will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you must have in your case. Each case is different. With that understood, there are certain types of losses, damages, and injuries that result in compensation in a truck accident injury case:

  • medical bills and expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • permanent disability
  • permanent disfigurement
  • property damage and loss
  • lost income

A truck accident injury lawyer from our firm will also fight to ensure that you obtain suitable compensation for future losses as well. In a commercial truck accident case, you are very likely to continue to sustain losses into the future.

If you are like most individuals injured in an 18-wheeler accident, your medical care will continue into the future. You will be faced with physical therapy and occupational therapy.

You may not be able to return to work any time soon. In fact, you may never be able to resume the type of work you enjoyed before the fateful and life-altering commercial truck accident.

Pain may not abate. You may endure emotional distress for an extended period of time.

All of this represents the types of losses, injuries, and damages that require compensation. Our legal team does not surrender. We fight until you receive justice and the financial recovery you deserve.

The Doan Law Firm Truck Accident Injury Case Lawyer Fee Promise

The Doan Law Firm provides you with a truck accident injury lawyer fee guarantee. Our firm will never charge you a fee until we obtain justice for you. The fee will be based upon an agreed-to percentage of any settlement or recovery we obtain for you in your case.

You also may deserve what are known as punitive damages in your case. Punitive damages represent additional money your truck accident injury case. Punitive damages are awarded in a lawsuit in which the conduct of the party or parties who caused the accident is considered to be particularly reckless or egregious.

Hire a Truck Accident Injury Case Lawyer Today

Call The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 today to schedule an initial consultation with a commercial truck accident injury lawyer. Our truck accident injury hotline is staffed around the clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

You can schedule an initial consultation any time that is convenient to you. The Doan Law Offices is a national truck accident injury law firm, with offices located across the country. We can schedule an appointment at one of our offices, or at your home. If you are still hospitalized, a member of our legal team can meet you there as well. The Doan Law Office also can schedule a virtual consultation with you online. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a truck accident injury lawyer from our firm.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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