Truck Accident Lawyer for Poor Driver Decisions
Trucking accidents are more dangerous than any other type of accident due to the sheer size and weight difference between the truck and the passenger vehicle. When fully loaded, the typical semi-truck weighs around 80,000 pounds. Due to that size alone, any collision will likely result in either serious injuries or possible fatalities.
When accidents happen, there are many different people who could be held responsible, including:
- The driver of the truck;
- The company employing the driver of the truck;
- The owner of the load that’s in the container being transported;
- The owner of the container itself that’s being transported
If either you or a loved one has been injured in any type of trucking accident, the trucking accident personal injury lawyers at The Doan Law Firm will provide you with the compassion, experience and resources you need to pursue your rightful compensation.
Our firm provides a free no obligation initial consultation in order for you not only to have your most pressing questions answered in a no pressure situation, but also to discover the merits of your case as well as your best path forward.
If you desire our services, we’ll take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay any legal costs upfront or throughout the duration of your case. Instead, we earn our fee only after obtaining a successful outcome on your trucking claim, through a small percentage of the settlement we win on your behalf.
In other words, if we fail to obtain a successful outcome on your trucking claim, you’ll never owe us a dime.
Federal Regulations and Proving Liability
In truck accidents, there are many federal regulations that govern semi-trucks. It includes the specific insurance levels that trucks must have depending on the types of materials that are being hauled. States also have regulations on insurance regulations as well. You’ll find in the instances of an accident leasing companies, truck hauling and trucking companies will argue which insurance company will be responsible for the victim being compensated. There are regulations in place federally that protect innocent parties that help to ensure coverage.
As you can tell already things are a sticky situation and you need to have a trucking accident personal injury firm and lawyer that have both the expertise and the resources to go after this web and get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Let’s delve a little further.
There is a primary legal theory of liability when you’re looking to prove your cause within a trucking accident which is the proof of negligence occurring. When you’re looking to prove your trucking accident going into settlement talks or prior to having to go to court for a verdict if it goes that far it must be proven that the truck driver and/or the trucking company or some other party (the other party) was negligent for/liable for the truck accident occurring.
Someone that was injured in a trucking accident must be able to provide that the truck driver (the defendant):
- Failed to exercise a standard of reasonable care
- That failure to exercise a standard of reasonable care were the proximate cause of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff (you or your family member)
- Owed the plaintiff (you or your family member) a duty to exercise that reasonable degree of care in order to avoid injury under the conditions
The three most common causes of trucking accidents are:
- Defective equipment;
- Driver error;
- External conditions
Every vehicle suffers from defective equipment and design flaws. Defective equipment and design flaws in 80,000 pound semi-trucks commonly cause injuries and fatalities when those trucks:
- Roll over;
- Become uncontrollable
Other factors, such as when brakes fail and other maintenance issues, can lead to truck accidents occurring, as well.
Statistics show that the most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. This can range anywhere from fatigue and making a poor decision to improper maintenance and gross negligence.
Examples of the poor decisions and negligent behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- Wide turns;
- Sudden changes of lanes;
- Dangerous interactions with other vehicles while on roads and bridges;
- DUI or DWI
Because semi-trucks are large, heavy, and traveling at high rates of speed, they are vulnerable to the hazards of external conditions, including:
- Narrow bridges;
- Snowstorms ;
- Ice on the roadways;
- Reductions in visibility due to rain or fog
Contact The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm has both the professional obligation and the financial resources to investigate your accident and pursue your claim until you’ve received the maximum possible compensation for your claim. Our firm takes personal injury claims throughout the country and handles serious trucking accidents of all types.
There are times that victims may not be fully aware of the full extent of their injuries and the full extent of the losses they’ve incurred either now or in the future. Since there are strict statutes of limitations in many states, it’s imperative that you have specialized legal counsel on your side immediately after your accident. If your injuries have left you unable to travel, the lawyers at The Doan Law Firm will travel to you no matter where you are, whether it’s to your place of business, your home, or to your hospital room.
Please contact us at any time 24/7/365, no matter the time of day or holiday. Our experienced trucking accident personal injury lawyers are available to take your call no matter the time of day or holiday at (800) 349-0000. We look forward to helping you soon.
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