Generally, truck drivers are very safe drivers. For all of the millions of miles driven by trucks every year, their safety record surpasses those of passenger cars by a wide margin. But, because of the sheer number of trucks on the road, accidents are inevitable. It is also a well known fact that when truck/auto accidents do happen, the driver of the smaller vehicle is usually at fault. With this being said, it is important to fully understand the reasons behind a truck accident and what may have led up to the failure of an otherwise safe system. Being involved in a truck accident can leave you with significant injuries that can permanently affect your health and quality of life. Truck accidents are often times severe and fatalities are all too common. According to the NHTSA, in 2013, approximately 95,000 people were injured and 3,964 people died as a result of truck related accidents. It should be also noted that 71 percent of people killed in large truck accidents were occupants of the other involved vehicles. Besides the issue of injury or death, the costs related to such accidents, both immediate and long term, can be staggering.Truck accident cases are more complex than automobile accident cases and understanding their causes can be difficult and challenging. Our firm will thoroughly investigate all aspects of the accident to determine how the accident happened and who was at fault. We will investigate every aspect of your case. Besides relaying on police reports and witnesses, we will also examine other evidence such as the driver logs and vehicle maintenance records.
If you are involved in an accident, it is important that you only speak to authorities at the scene of the accident. Later, if the trucking company's insurance carrier contacts you, be sure not to agree to any settlements before consulting our firm, and in fact it probably isn't a good idea to talk to them at all. They are not on your side and do not share your interests. Do not talk to insurance adjustors. They are professionals who are trained to ask you leading questions that are recorded and that may ultimately harm your case. Anything you say can be documented and then used against you should you decide to sue at a later date.
Causes of truck crashes.
There are many causes associated with truck accidents. Some of the leading causes are:
Pirrone & Pirrone can assist you in obtaining the best possible compensation for your injuries. We completely understand the many complexities of the law and the necessary requirements to insure that your case is resolved in a fair and expeditious manner.
The next step is to discuss your accident and evaluate your injuries so we can determine your future legal needs. We can prepare your case in a way that insurance companies understand and accept. We will help you to fully document all aspects of your case including your injuries and the circumstances of your accident.
Do not delay. Call or e-mail us today, so we can start resolving your case quickly and efficiently.
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