Protect Your Rights After a Distracted Driver Truck Accident
The Doan Law Firm Legal Team Fights for You
If you have been injured in a distracted driver truck accident, you must understand your essential rights and interests. You need to fully appreciate what you can do to best protect your legal interests in the aftermath of a big rig accident caused by a distracted truck operator.
A key element of protecting your legal rights is taking a proactive stance in regard to your case. You simply cannot procrastinate. This includes being proactive in retaining the services of a qualified distracted driver truck accident lawyer.
Common Driver Distractions that Result in Truck Accidents
There are a number of commonly recurring driver distractions that result in truck accidents on roadways across the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tracks common causes of distracted driver truck accidents in the U.S. The agency has compiled a list of some of the most common types of distracted driver truck accidents that occur each year across the country. These are:
- talking on mobile device
- talking to passenger
- using navigation device
- checking map
- adjusting radio
- listening to radio
Who is Responsible for Injuries in a Distracted Driver Truck Accident Case?
When considering who is responsible for your injuries, damages, and losses, arising from a distracted driver truck accident, you undoubtedly have a ready answer: the rig operator. However, what you might not realize is that the truck driver is likely not going to be the only party responsible for your injuries, damages, and losses.
The owner of the trucking company is likely a responsible party in a distracted driver truck accident case. One primary reason the trucking company is a likely responsible party is because of what is known as the legal theory of agency. Through this legal concept, an employer is deemed responsible for harm caused by an employee during the scope of that worker's employment. For example, a rig driver, working for his or her employer, will be furthering the objectives of the employer, the trucking company. Thus, the trucking company will be responsible for that employee's conduct.
A trucking company might be responsible for losses for other reasons as well. These can include the failure of the trucking company to train a rig operator properly. Another reason why a trucking company might be responsible for your injuries and losses is because of a failure of the employer to properly supervise the driver that caused the accident.
Hire a Skilled Distracted Driver Truck Accident Lawyer
The first step in protecting your vital legal rights, if you have been injured in a distracted driver truck accident, is scheduling an initial consultation with a skilled, experienced personal injury lawyer. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm includes committed, tenacious distracted driver truck accident lawyers.
Our truck accident hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays. You can call our firm right now at (800) 349-0000 to schedule an initial consultation with a distracted driver truck accident lawyer.
During an initial consultation, a member of our legal team will provide an overall evaluation of your case. In addition, legal counsel will answer questions about your case. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a distracted driver truck accident attorney from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Guarantee
The Doan Law Firm makes a promise to you when it comes to attorney fees in a distracted driver truck accident case. Our firm never charges a fee unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you.
At the start of our presentation of you, we will enter into a written, agreed contingency fee agreement. The contract will spell out specifically how our fee arrangement with you will work, including the no-fee unless we win for you commitment.