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Injuries Stemming From Truck Accidents

If you’ve suffered injuries because of a truck accident, it’s highly recommended that you find a truck injury lawyer to help navigate through the upcoming months. Truck accident injuries can be very complicated, and its best that you take time to focus on your recovery while your attorney helps obtain the damages you’re entitled to.

Determining Fault

One of the reasons truck accidents can be difficult from a personal injury perspective is because there are sometimes multiple parties who are at-fault. While no-fault insurance covers your medical bills, you will need to file a personal injury suit to recover other damages you’ve lost. Parties who could potentially be involved in your case include

  • The Truck Driver – The driver could be at fault based on his actions. Fatigue, speeding, driving under the influence, or distracted drivnig are all actions that could have contributed to the accident.
  • The Trucking Company – It’s possible that company policies contributed to the accident. The driver could have been improperly trained, or the company could have provided a faulty vehicle that was not properly inspected.
  • The Freight Company – The shipment being carried by the trucker could have contributed to your accident. If the truck’s shipment was not properly secured or was over the legal weight limit, your attorney may name the freight company as an at-fault party.
  • The Truck Part Manufacturer – If a part of the truck was defective – imagine a scenario where the brakes stopped working – then the truck part manufacturer could be liable to pay damages.

Causes Of Truck Accidents

Who is determined to be at-fault will be heavily based on the type of truck accident that occurred. Many common truck accidents include

  • Collisions – Trucks are three times more likely to be rear-ended than any other vehicle on the road. The truck will not suffer much damage, but your car will.
  • Rollovers – If a trucker swerves too quickly, it can cause his vehicle to rollover.
  • Sandwiches – These accidents occur when a car is pinched between two trucks in a trucker’s blind spot. The trucker will change lanes, not realizing that your vehicle is there. These accidents often occur on highways.
  • Jack Knifes – If the road is slick or the trucker swerves unexpectedly, it may cause the truck to jack knife. A jack knife occurs when the trailer is at an acute angle with the trucker’s cab, making it nearly impossible for the trucker to control his vehicle. The cab will stretch horizontally into other lanes, often causing a pile up.
  • Tire Loss or Separation – Truck tires are much bigger than the tires on your car. If a truck loses a tire – whether it be because it falls off or blows out – the truck driver will have a difficult time maneuvering to avoid an accident, losing control of his rig. It’s also possible that a lost tire can strike your vehicle and cause serious damage.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Injuries Stemming From Truck Accidents

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