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Truck Accident Injury Claims for Truck Accident Cases

The large big rig, 18 wheeler trucks that criss cross the US transport commercial freight that range from food, clothing, medicine, and to cut logs and hazardous liquids. The commercial trucking business is one of our largest and most competitive industries. One of the consequences of this competition is the pressure companies often place on their drivers by imposing unrealistic schedules in the name of making a quick delivery. Some truck drivers, in order to meet these high demands, operate their vehicles under dangerous circumstances, making big rig trucks a growing threat to other motorists on the road. By paying their drivers by the mile, companies encourage them to make deliveries as quickly as possible to maximize their paycheck. Although federal law limits the amount of consecutive hours a truck driver may operate their vehicle in a day, some truck drivers will shorten their mandated rest breaks and falsify their driving logs so they can spend more time on the road. Trucks are some 40 times heavier than passenger cars and are responsible for 5,000 deaths and 130,000 injuries on the roads each year. The majority of truck accidents can be prevented with some caution on the part of the truck driver and awareness on the part of other motorists sharing the road with them.

If you are involved in a truck accident, it is crucial that you know how to protect yourself legally. If one their truck drivers is involved in an accident, trucking companies immediately involve their representatives, and lawyers. Investigators are sent to the scene with the goal of collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and taking possession of the truck’s data records. You need to quickly obtain legal representation of your own, so your lawyer also has access to the evidence needed to pursue your case. Contact the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE at 800 - 773 - 6770 so we can discuss your options with you.

Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents are so common today that they represent 3 percent ofall traffic accidents that occur each year on the roads of the United States.Victims of truck accidents can suffer a variety of injuries ranging from mildto serious to fatal. Injuries sustained by truck accidents victims include thefollowing:

  • Trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Severed limbs
  • Comas
  • Concussions
  • Emotional stress
  • Sprains

Elements of a Truck Accident Claim Case

A truck accident lawyer must prove 4 elements that must be met not only for the defendant to be found guilty ofnegligence or to be held liable for the accident that occurred, but also before the injured party can receive any compensation.

  1. The plaintiff’s attorney must prove to the court that the defendant (truck driver or trucking company) owed the plaintiff a "duty to exercise reasonable care" to prevent injury under the circumstances while on the road.
  2. The plaintiff’s attorney must also prove that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care by breaching the duty owed tothe plaintiff. In other words, the defendent was negligent.
  3. The plaintiff was injured and suffered damages.
  4. The plaintiff’s attorney must prove that the defendant’s failure to apply reasonable care caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Our truck accident lawyers at Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. will work to determine who was responsible (negligent) for the trucking accident. We will send accident specialists to investigate the scene and obtain photos of the vehicles involved in the crash, find out if anyone violated any traffic laws, learn if anyone violated any trucking laws or regulations, obtain witness statements and police reports, hire liability expert(s) when necessary, and review and analyze the facts, expert opinions(s), and the law in order to create the strongest case possible.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include thefollowing:

  • Unlicensed Driver
  • Speeding
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Failure
  • Repair & Maintenance Failure
  • Failure to Yield The Right of Way
  • DUI / DWI
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Rollover
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Mechanical or Brake Failure
  • Tires Blow Up
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Loads That Shift Weight

Legal Help

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. and speak to one of our truck accident attorneys. Call TOLL FREE at 800 - 773 - 6770.

The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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