The number of people killed in a semi-truck accident in the United States was nearly 30 percent higher in 2016 than in 2009. 2016 is the last year a full set of statistics is available for semi-truck accidents in the United States. The Doan Law Firm maintains a semi-truck accident lawyer hot line at (800) 349-0000 if you have questions about this type of motor vehicle collision.
One of the most horrific aspects of semi-truck accidents is the number of children who are killed in these types of collisions each year. A total of 3,986 people were killed o U.S. roadways in a semi-truck accident. That amounts of over 10 fatalities each and every day. Of that number, approximately one-quarter of the fatalities were children, including infants.
Common Causes of a Semi-Truck Accident
There are some common causes underlying a semi-truck accident, which sadly can and do give rise to fatalities. The most common causes of a semi-truck accident in the United States include a distracted or impaired driver. Other common causes of a commercial truck accident include a mechanical malfunction of a big rig. In addition, common causes of a truck accident are a driver that is speeding or otherwise driving in a careless manner.
Justice in the Case of Semi-Truck Accident Wrongful Death of a Child
There is no way for you to ever have full justice when you have lost your child because of the negligence of someone else. The closest you can come to obtaining at least some semblance of justice when your child is killed in a truck accident is through financial compensation.
Compensation in a semi-truck accident wrongful death involving a child can include:
- final medical bills
- funeral and burial expenses
- lost companionship
- lost income
- mental anguish and emotional distress
You need to bear in mind that the type and extent of compensation to which you may be entitled in a semi-truck accident wrongful death case depends on the laws in the state where the collision occurred. A skilled attorney from The Doan Law Firm can assist in explaining possible financial recovery in your case.
Retain a Skilled, Experienced Semi-Truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident wrongful death hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks ago. You can call our firm right now at (800) 349-0000. We can schedule an initial consultation with you to discuss you claim in the aftermath of a semi-truck accident that took the life of your child.
We are a nationwide law firm, with offices located coast to coast in the United States. We can meet with you at a location that is convenient for you. We can also meet with you at your home. If easier for you, we can schedule a virtual consultation online.
During our initial meeting with you, we will explain how a wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit works in your state. We will provide a comprehensive evaluation of your case and provide answers to your questions.
At The Doan Law Firm, we take our mission as attorneys and counselors at law extremely seriously. We will tirelessly pursue your case. At the same time, we appreciate what a difficult time this is for you and will work with you in a way that lessens the pressure on you.
We understand you have many matters to deal with. The last concern you need is coming up with money to hire a lawyer to protect your vital legal interests. At The Doan Law Firm, we charge no fee unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you. In other words, we don't win your case, you pay nothing. In addition, there is not fee for an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.
Again, give us a call now at (800) 349-0000 -- or any time that is convenient to you. We stand ready to fight for you right now.