A car accident can cause you to miss weeks of work, undergo painful surgeries, and cope with daily losses to your physical and emotional health. But if you are in an accident with a semi-truck, delivery truck, or other large commercial vehicle, the chances that you will be incapacitated due to your injury increase several times over—and in some cases, victims may never recover from a crash.
Semi collisions will typically cause drivers of passenger cars to suffer increased injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death in the event of an accident. Our truck crash legal team is well-versed in the laws pertaining to truck safety, liability, and insurance negotiations, making it possible for you to focus on healing rather than on legal details. We keep you informed throughout the entire process, helping you to understand your rights and maximize your compensation. If you have been injured in a truck crash or if you have lost a loved one in a commercial truck accident, contact the McGartland Law Firm today.
Victims are at a significant disadvantage in truck accident cases due to:
Truck drivers are under enormous pressure to deliver their goods on time. Although there are strict federal regulations dictating what drivers can and cannot do, truckers may ignore these safety laws in favor of meeting deadlines. Here are just a few truck driver actions that can place road users at risk:
Both truckers and trucking companies can be held responsible for injuries that are caused by their drivers. An investigation into company records may discover that a commercial carrier engaged in negligent hiring practices, such as inadequate driver training, failing to conduct background checks and drug testing, accepting invalid driver credentials, and failure to ensure compliance with hours-of-service regulations. It is vital that your attorney perform a full investigation of the trucking company to see whether you could be owed additional damages.
Truck accident victims often need months or even years to fully recover from their injuries, and would rather concentrate on healing than fighting for their rights in court. Unfortunately, the more time that passes after a crash, the more likely it is that vital evidence will be destroyed, significantly decreasing your chances of receiving fair compensation.
The McGartland Law Firm has been fighting aggressively for injured clients for over twenty-five years. When we take on your truck accident case, we take responsibility for all legal matters and communication between you, the trucking company, and the insurance agents. We give you the time you need to recover in peace, while we get to work building your best case—and do not collect legal fees unless we win compensation for you. Simply call the number on this page to have our legal team begin working for you.