No matter the cause of the collision, the injuries sustained from a semi-truck accident on the road can be devastating. This is only compounded when the accident wasn’t your fault.

Trucks will often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, and their greater ground clearance makes matters even worse for a typical motorist when accidents occur.[1]

While life may never return to “normal” after such an event, we’re here to alleviate some of the stress that inherently comes with legal action. Whether it’s the insurance company or the trucking company that isn’t honoring what you and your family are owed, please contact our attorneys to review the particulars of your claim. Together, we can begin to determine the best course forward.

Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. There is no fee unless we recover a settlement for your claim.

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Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

There are plenty of reasons why a truck accident victim would want to pursue legal action. In fact, it’s imperative that victims at least consider the option when they were injured because of someone else’s poor judgment.

While most semi-trucks are unassuming as we pass them on the interstate, there are very real dangers associated with driving that we often don’t fully appreciate until we’ve lived through an accident ourselves; and when that accident involves a semi-truck, the fallout can be truly life-changing.

Accidents caused by truck tractors with trailing units often affect multiple vehicles. Jackknifing can occur at any point during the crash sequence and the spread the damage even further.[2]

If you have been injured or had a loved one die due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, trash truck, or a commercial delivery truck, please call our office to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys. It typically only takes five minutes to identify whether you might have a case that could potentially result in significant compensation. Pursuing the appropriate legal action can make all the difference for you or your loved one’s recovery process.

Working with us is completely free if we don’t win. By taking on your case, we can help you and your family secure what you’re owed.

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Types of Truck Accident Claims

Truck accident victims often find themselves in what seems to be an unending cycle of increasing medical bills. In extreme cases, there’s also the very real possibility that you could be facing long-term disability. Large trucks have a massive amount of weight, and we all know that combining high speeds with any number of other risk factors can quickly evolve into a recipe for disaster. That being said, we also need to remember that tragedies can happen anywhere, and at any time on the road.

Surprisingly, nearly 75% of fatal large truck accidents occur where speed limits are typically lower, on non-interstate roads.[3]

Wherever the truck accident took place, a personal injury attorney can work to ensure that your best interests are honored to the full extent of the law. Your case may entitle you to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. That’s why it’s incredibly important to examine all of the details regarding the cause of the accident.

  • Was the truck driver overworked and fatigued while on the job?
  • How was their focus on the road, traffic patterns, and speed limit?
  • Did the trucking company make sure the truck was up-to-date on maintenance?
  • Has the company overlooked other repair issues, just to save time and money?
  • Was the truck overloaded or improperly loaded for its specific type of cargo?

Passenger vehicle occupants and other motorists who have been involved in a collision with a truck need to understand that the trucking companies will undoubtedly have their own team of legal experts working to protect their own interests—not those of the victim.

This could mean that they have already been making attempts to strong-arm truck accident victims into a low and unreasonable settlement. To ensure your own rights are honored, it’s crucial to have a local personal injury attorney provide some initial feedback on the validity of your case. That’s how we can help.

Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. Please contact us to learn more about your potential options for compensation as a trucking accident victim.

 

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Determining Liability for Fair Compensation

The government has enacted laws to regulate the potential negligence of trucking companies and drivers. This has been done in an effort to protect the public and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by truck accidents. For example, the current legal code has limitations for a truck driver’s hours of service, as well as rules for logging all drive time. There are also regulations in place for loading cargo and safety inspection requirements. Despite these measures, truck accidents are all too common.

Your personal injury claim might determine that the liability rests with the truck driver, trucking company, or even the truck itself.

Poor decision-making and driver error can lead to a loss of control and terrible outcomes. Other liable parties may include the manufacturer of the truck’s equipment or the mechanic in charge of maintaining the vehicle. In other circumstances, the fault may rest with the owner of the cargo in the truck, or even the government entity responsible for keeping the road safe and in good repair. If you believe you’re entitled to compensation and the insurance companies or liable party aren’t honoring your claim, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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A strong personal injury claim will present the necessary evidence to the court and reflect how you, as the victim, are entitled to a settlement amount that considers all aspects of your pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses. Working with our experienced personal injury attorney can help you calculate what a fair compensation could be for your claim.

Please contact us for a free consultation. If we take your case, you will pay nothing unless we recover an injury settlement on your behalf.

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[1] https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/large-trucks

[2] https://trafficsafety.iupui.edu/crash-fact-books/Crash%20Fact%20Book_2019.pdf

[3] https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/motor-vehicle/road-users/large-trucks/