Truck Wrecks

 

Unlike other methods of industrial transportation, trucks are unique in the fact that they use the the same method of travel as 86 percent of everyday people. Due to the sheer weight and size of these vehicles, they pose a threat to the safety of others when traveling at high speeds.

While truck drivers are licensed and trained operators, the vehicles that they drive are difficult to steer and brake slowly. If a truck is involved in an accident, it can cause severe damage and serious injuries because of the power behind these monstrous vehicles.

Most often, truck accident victims are seriously injured since the truck’s weight and size cause it to pummel through a smaller passenger vehicle, ultimately giving little chance to those inside to escape unharmed.

 

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be as intricate and complicated as they are terrifying and damaging. During this troubling time, it is important to understand the different causes that can lead to a truck accident, as well as the options in front of you when faced with this situation.

Statistically, when a truck driver is at fault, one of the following causes the accident:

  • Drug or Alcohol Use

  • Traffic Violations

  • Heavy, Overweight, or Shifting Load

  • Truck Driver Error

  • Insufficient or Poor Driver Training

Each of the above reasons leads to your right to make a claim if you are injured in an accident. When you or a loved one is seriously injured in a truck accident, you become overwhelmed with the complications that result from this traumatic accident. To ensure that you are being taken care of with all that is going on, contact Toce Law to assist you every step of the way.

 

Issues Arising from Truck Accidents

Just like other serious accidents, truck accidents are complex and devastating. Unfortunately, injuries that occurred from a truck accident are usually more serious and sometimes fatal. Damages must be assessed, and the cause must be uncovered.

Insurance companies often try to resolve the situations with the accident victims without involving a lawyer. Once the claim is investigated, including recording statements from witnesses and inspecting the vehicles, the insurance company may offer to cover the repairs to the vehicle and the victim’s medical bill.

While this may seem like a great option, there are many other factors that affect the situation. You must consider the long-term complications that can result from this situation. Ask yourself the following questions in order to be prepared for the future consequences of the accident:

  • What if the injured person is out of work for a period of time or permanently?

  • What if there will be expensive, long-term medical costs?

  • What if the injured person is the primary earner in a household, and bills won’t be able to be paid as a result of his or her inability to work?

 

Consult with a Professional Personal Injury Lawyer

Questions like the ones listed above are encountered all too often, but the right truck accident lawyer can help get suitable compensation and protect victims. If you or a loved one has been injured recently in a truck accident, it is imperative that you know the correct steps to take.

You and your loved ones are overwhelmed, in physical and mental distress, and trying to focus on a full recovery. For this reason, you should contact a professional, experienced lawyer who can and will represent you and fight for what you deserve.

Call Toce Law today at (337) 233-6818 for a free consultation.

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