Truck Accident Lawyer Advocating For You
Have You Been Hurt In an 18-Wheeler Accident?
vehicular accident involving a commercial truck, (also known as a "Big Rig", freight
carrier, long-haul truck, semi tractor-trailer) or an eighteen-wheeler
can be much more catastrophic than an ordinary car accident. According
to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration, it is necessary for a motor carrier to generate an additional
$1,250,000 of revenue to pay the cost of a $25,000 accident.
It is recommended you seek legal counsel quickly after any accident occurs.
In order to proceed with legal recovery for
injuries suffered in a commercial vehicle accident, it is important that you identify
as many potential defendants as possible. In many cases, the truck driver
is not the only person legally responsible for the accident. Trucking
companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies may be obligated
to compensate you for your injuries.
Contact The Law Office of Dan A. Robin, Jr., LLC to discuss your options
after you or a loved one have been harmed in an 18-wheeler accident. These
injuries can be catastrophic, and the sooner we can take action, the greater
case we will have to help you recover compensation for medical expenses,
pain and suffering, and more.
Why Do I Need an Accident Attorney?
A fully-loaded large commercial truck can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds,
shows any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is
likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. Thankfully the incidence
of fatal crashes involving large trucks has declined in recent years,
but if you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a commercial
truck or have had property damaged by a large rig, you may be entitled
to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against
the responsible parties.
Additional dangers posed by commercial truck accidents could result from
the nature of the freight the truck is carrying. Third parties may also
be legally responsible for any injuries that were caused or made worse
by the type of cargo on board. So if a shipper fails to advise a truck
driver or trucking company that hazardous material is in a load of freight
and the material catches fire or is released into the surrounding environment,
the shipper may be liable for injuries.
While property damage and replacement is easier to handle, it is difficult
to place a dollar value on injuries that incur death, paralysis, and disfigurement,
generating emotional distress and pain and suffering. Expenses for medical
treatment, lost income, and loss of earnings should be factored in as well.
The Law Offices of Dan A. Robin, Jr., LLC Fights Hard For You
An experienced attorney will consider all aspects of the accident, the
parties involved and the harm and loss you have suffered as a result of
your accident, thus ensuring you receive fair compensation for your injury
or loss of property.
The trial lawyers of The Law Office of Dan Robin, Jr., LLC represent people
who have been in crashes involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles.
Even if your claims are opposed by sophisticated insurance defense lawyers,
our experience with the proof of damages in complex personal injury and
wrongful death litigation can help you recover the full range of your losses.
You need a law firm that will fight for you! Contact our office for a
free consultation if you can benefit from our experience in injury claims
for truck accidents.