Legal Help For Trucking Accident Victims
Thousands of fatalities, injuries, and accident-related vehicle-damage cases occur each year due to trucking accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.1 Victims and their families face overwhelming physical, mental, and financial stressors in the midst of trying to recover and get their lives as back on track as possible.
One of the first steps to consider after such an accident is hiring legal counsel. This can be beneficial from a number of angles. To begin with, there are numerous legal considerations—many of which are not readily obvious to the general public. One of the most important of these aspects is liability. In many instances, more than one party involved in an accident is at fault.
Trucking accident reconstruction specialists and expert witnesses often work together with experienced trucking accident lawyers and their legal teams. These specialists and experts are trained to find evidence and provide facts for trucking accident cases. The overall goal is to develop a solid case when an accident has occurred in order to secure fair compensation for you, prove shared liability, or both.
There are many causes of trucking accidents, including:
Flying debris (rocks, tire belts, etc.)
Driver error (truck driver or others)
Slick roads (due to water, snow, oil, etc.)
Other distractions (watching tv, playing games, etc.)
Headlight, brake light, or other light-related problems/outages
Driving too slowly
Drug or alcohol use
Heart attacks or other health issues
Birds / Animals
Improper cargo weight
Improper cargo loading
Unsecured locks and loads
One of the most important considerations in trucking accidents is insurance. As more than one party involved in a trucking accident may be at fault, there may be multiple insurance claims. Skilled lawyers and legal teams are experienced in dealing with insurance companies to maximize compensation for trucking accident victims.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a trucking accident, contacting an experienced lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. It is helpful to research information about lawyers who specialize in Trucking Accidents, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of trucking accident case you may be dealing with.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.