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When an accident involves a big rig truck, you can bet that the injuries and losses are going to be substantial. Trucks are massive and usually bogged down with significant weight due to the cargo they’re transporting.

As you can imagine, anything colliding with a big rig is going to be devastating for the smaller car and its passengers. Below, we’ll get into more detail about why truck accidents are unique, what causes them, and what you should do if you get involved in one of these types of accidents.

Why Truck Accidents are Unique: Risks and Implications

The biggest reason why truck accidents differ from traditional accidents is because of the truck’s average size and weight. Trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, whereas a normal car only weighs a couple of thousand pounds. As a result of this clear difference, the impacts on the smaller car are usually very devastating.

The implications, then, of a trucking accident are usually much more substantial. A truck accident attorney can help you unpack all the losses you are likely to experience with a long-term injury including a loss of wages and possibly a totaled vehicle. A truck crash lawyer will also help you identify all the potentially liable parties and figure out who should be held responsible. Sometimes, a trucking company that hired the truck driver will be held financially liable, but other parties can also be held responsible depending on what happened.

Common Types and Causes of Truck Accidents Involving Injuries

In 2023, over 70% of America’s freight is transported by commercial trucks. Considering that, it’s no surprise why we see so many semi-trucks on the road on any given day and why truck accidents happen on such a frequent basis.

Truck accidents can happen for many reasons, but they’re usually the result of someone’s negligence. Here are a few of the top causes of truck accidents:

  • Distracted driving;
  • Fatigued driving;
  • Driving while intoxicated;
  • Inadequate training;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Poorly loaded cargo;
  • Blind spots;
  • Poor road infrastructure;
  • Equipment failure;
  • Adverse weather.

There are also many types of truck accidents including accidents that happen as a result of blind spots, rear-end accidents, frontal collisions, jackknives, wide turns, pedestrian accidents, rollovers, and load spills.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

If you experience a trucking accident, then it’s crucial that you call the police out to the scene of the accident. Emergency medical responders will deploy any emergency medical care to you and other injured individuals while the police take care of investigating what happened. The police will also collect evidence, like witness statements, and include that in their report.

If you’re able to, then you should also collect evidence at the scene of the crash. You could take photographs, get video from nearby surveillance cams or dash cams, and get the contact information of nearby witnesses. If you’re injured, then focus on getting the medical care you need. If you don’t get care at the scene, then go to the hospital as soon as possible to get a full physical checkup.

If you sustain a serious injury or loss, then your next step should be to research local truck injury lawyers to find a firm you want to work with. The right truck wreck attorney can help you determine what to do next.

The Right Time to Consult a Truck Accident Lawyer

Are you unsure if you need to contact a truck wreck lawyer? In general, it’s the right time to talk to a legal professional if you believe that the accident was someone else’s fault and your losses are serious. Hiring a lawyer isn’t a necessary step when you want to file a claim, but doing so will provide you with a host of benefits. For one, you can rely on your lawyer’s knowledge and expertise to make an informed decision about pursuing a claim. Your lawyer won’t encourage you to pursue a claim if it isn’t worth your time or isn’t likely to be successful. For another, your lawyer can help you maximize your settlement amount by helping you consider all the losses you’ve endured as well as helping you build a solid case from the beginning. By creating a strong case upfront, your lawyer will help you speed up the claims process and potentially reach a settlement outside of court.

Collecting Compensation in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

To collect compensation after a truck accident, you first need to identify what caused your crash and who is legally liable. From there, you’ll need to gather all the evidence to prove what caused the crash and the extent of your losses. Once you have the right evidence, you can present your claim to the responsible party and begin negotiating. With the help of a commercial truck accident lawyer, you may be able to get compensation for losses like your medical bills, the income you would’ve earned if you weren’t hurt, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

Why Do You Need Truck Accident Lawyers?

A truck accident lawyer will be your best legal advocate in your situation. They’ll provide you with invaluable advice to prevent you from derailing your claim and help you uphold your rights to compensation. They’ll also guide you in making wise decisions regarding your claim, and help you negotiate a fair settlement that accurately reflects your losses.

Why Choose Kermani LLP for Your Truck Accident Case?

If you’re looking to hire a semi truck accident attorney to help you with your claim, then we strongly recommend considering our firm here at Kermani LLP. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience helping clients who have been injured in truck accidents get justice and receive a fair compensation award. Not every commercial truck accident lawyer offers the same level of quality service. Our firm is committed to personalizing every claim we handle. We want to know how the accident has personally impacted your life and your family. That way, we can accurately value your case and help you seek out justice.

Building a Strong Case for Truck Accident Victims

The right truck accident law firm will help you build a solid case from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence are upfront, the more likely the other party is to resolve the situation quickly outside of court. Without hiring a lawyer for a truck accident, you could be tempted to settle your claim for less than what you deserve based on a lack of experience and knowledge.

Are You Experiencing Significant Losses After a Truck Accident?

If you’re going through significant losses as a result of your injuries after a trucking accident, then it’s important for you to learn more about your legal options. In most cases, it’s best to schedule a meeting with truck accident attorneys who can provide you with individualized legal counsel based on your specific circumstances. In general, though, you should be able to file a legal claim when your losses are serious and you believe someone else caused the accident.

Are you ready to get started? Schedule a meeting with our firm now to learn more about how we can help you determine your options and seek out financial compensation when possible.

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How much are most truck accident settlements?

Truck accident settlements range in severity. In more minor truck accident situations, the average payout amounts are still usually very significant ranging from around $25,000 to $100,000. In very serious truck accidents, the average settlement ranges from around $500,000 to $1 million.

How is fault determined in truck accident cases?

In truck accident cases, the fault is determined on a case-by-case basis based on the available evidence. When the accident first occurs, police will begin an initial investigation into the accident. They will list what they think caused the crash based on this investigation in their police report. Sometimes, though, the police are not able to determine fault at the scene of the accident. For example, a defective car part might not be considered by police and may not be discovered until a future investigation into the vehicle is performed.

Are truck accident cases more complex than regular car accident cases?

In general, truck accident claims are more complex than regular car accident claims for several reasons. For one, truck accidents usually lead to serious injuries and substantial losses. Bigger claims are always more difficult to prove, especially when long-term losses must be considered. For another, multiple different parties are involved including the truck driver, trucking company, trucking repair company, the truck manufacturer, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a truck accident claim?

If you get involved in a truck accident, then you have two years from the date of your crash to seek out a compensation claim.

Can I claim for emotional distress or trauma after a truck accident?

Yes. If you experience emotional distress, trauma, anxiety, or any type of condition that leads to losses, then you can claim compensation. This type of compensation is called non-economic damages because the losses will be difficult to put an economic value on, but they can still be recovered in a personal injury claim.

What should I do if the trucking company contacts me after the accident?

Before you speak with an agent, it might be in your best interests to first consult with an attorney about what happened. Just like in a court of law, anything you say during a recorded call with a trucking company agent can (and likely will) be used against you if you later attempt to seek a claim. For instance, if you make a statement on the phone like, “I could have contributed to the crash”, then that could easily derail your future claim.

How does a lawyer investigate a truck accident case?

A lawyer will investigate your truck accident case by carefully seeking out evidence regarding what happened in the accident, what caused it, and the extent of your losses. Based on the evidence they build, the lawyer will structure your case in a way that maximizes your chances of success at getting the compensation you need to move forward.

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