Truck Accidents Lawyer

Personal Injuries Caused by Semi-Truck Accidents

Although they account for only about 3% of all registered vehicles in the USA, large trucks, also referred to as semi-trucks are among the leading causes of death on American roads. This is because the sheer weight and size of these vehicles makes semi-truck accidents much more serious than any other vehicle accidents. Thousands of people suffer fatal truck accidents every year as a result of being involved in override and under-ride accidents.

Because of how potentially dangerous these vehicles are, there are stringent regulations at both the state and federal level put in place to minimize the possibilities of trucking accidents. Key among these regulations is the requirement that a driver is permitted to drive only a certain number of hours per day, as well as guidelines put in place about how regularly the truck should be serviced.

Common Truck Accidents Causes

  • Driver Fatigue from over-scheduling
  • Poorly Maintained Equipment or defective parts
  • Bad Weather Conditions
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Excessive Speeds
  • Intoxication
  • Overloaded Truck Weight

Despite these regulations however, statistics still show that the leading causes of truck accidents are driver fatigue and vehicle malfunction because of lack of proper servicing. This is probably because some trucking companies flaunt the regulations and make their drivers work longer than they should as well as ignore some regulations about servicing so as to make more profit.

Liability and Your Legal Rights When in a Truck Accident

If you or a loved one has suffered loss or death as a result of a truck accident, you should contact our truck accident lawyers to help determine your legal position. Because of how large the trucking industry is, there are unique laws and statutes that apply to the sector. A knowledgeable lawyer will dissect these laws to determine the liability of the trucking company, driver and any other party involved.

Some Responsible Parties May Include; 
    • The Truck Driver
    • Employer or Trucking Company
    • Parts or Equipment Manufacturer
    • Additional Negligent Drivers
    • Local or State Government Organizations

Damages and Compensation

There are several things one could seek compensation for if the trucking company/ driver are proved to be liable for the truck accident. These include the medical costs incurred for treatment of injuries sustained in the truck accident, damages for pain and suffering, compensation for loss of work especially where the person was unable to resume normal activity for a long time and even compensation for loss of future earnings prospects if they have become incapacitated.

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss resulting from a big rig, semi-truck, or other truck related accident, contact Ginsburg & Associates for a Free Consultation. Our truck accident lawyers will aggressively pursue all possible remedies and compensation available through civil courts. To contact us call 215-564-4400 or you can email us at info@ginsburg-law.com. If you have a potential truck accident case for us to look at now, complete our Case Information Form.

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