Any type of traffic collision can be frightening. However, a crash involving a large commercial truck and a smaller vehicle can be absolutely terrifying. At the Dolman Law Group, we have seen firsthand the devastating effects that a truck accident can have on victims – ranging from significant financial losses to life-changing disabilities. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims and ensuring that they are fully and justly compensated for everything they lost or suffered after a crash.
Cases involving commercial vehicles and trucking companies can be extremely complex and often involve a variety of legal issues that may not arise in other types of traffic accident cases. You want to have a law firm on your side with specific experience with truck cases and a record of success representing victims.
Dolman Law Group has the resources and commitment to see your truck crash case through to the best results possible. Please do not wait to call our Clearwater semi accident attorneys for a free consultation today.
Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) releases facts and statistics regarding commercial vehicle accidents, injuries, and fatalities. While these trends and statistics are intended to help increase safety and education efforts about truck crashes, they also demonstrate how big of a problem commercial truck collisions can be in the United States.
These statistics mean that, on average, 16 people are injured every hour by truck collisions across the country. In addition, an average of nearly 12 people died each day in these accidents. Such information should make it clear that a truck accident can happen to anyone who is out on the roads alongside these giant vehicles. Therefore, you should always be aware of safety around large trucks and what to do in the event that you are injured. If you have specific questions or concerns about a truck accident, call Dolman Law Group for help today.
While you may understandably be shaken up and uncertain in the moments and hours following a truck crash, it is important to take certain steps – if you are able – to protect your rights as an accident victim. The following are some things you can do in the aftermath of an accident:
Finally, you should always discuss your legal rights with a highly skilled truck accident attorney as soon as you can following your accident.
Like any kind of crash, accidents involving large tractor-trailers can happen in many different ways and for a wide variety of reasons. Determining the exact cause – or causes – of your truck accident is critical to obtaining any financial recovery. The following are some of the causes claimed in truck accident cases:
Of course, these are only examples of common causes of truck accidents, as many other negligent acts can lead to these devastating events.
There are many laws that apply to the trucking industry and that may be at issue in a truck accident insurance claim or lawsuit. Some examples of such laws include the following:
Violations of law can play an important role in any truck crash case. At Dolman Law Group, we are thoroughly familiar with all relevant laws to the trucking industry to best represent the interests and rights of our 18-wheeler accident clients.
Because the sheer impact of a collision, many truck accident victims are diagnosed with serious and long-lasting injuries. Such injuries can include:
All of the above injuries require medical attention and some will require extensive treatment that may go on for months or even for the rest of a victim’s life. For example, a traumatic brain injury can leave a victim in a coma, requiring long-term hospitalization, and may cause permanent impairments when a victim does finally become conscious. The costs of hospitalization, rehabilitation, medical equipment, and more can be overwhelming and victims deserve to recover for all costs of their medical care from the responsible party.
In addition, individuals with serious injuries will likely be unable to earn a living for an extended period of time. In some cases, a disabling injury may prevent an accident victim from ever returning to work and can change the entire course of their lives. The law allows you to seek recovery for your past and future lost earnings as part of your truck accident case.
Some important losses incurred by truck crash victims are not financial. A severe injury can impact much more than your wallet and many losses are intangible. These can include:
It often takes particular resources to calculate and prove the value of these intangible losses. The truck accident lawyers at Dolman Law Group will always ensure you receive the full amount you deserve for your intangible losses as well as financial losses.
In order to recover for your many losses, you must identify which parties may be held liable for causing the 18-wheeler collision. While many truck drivers are to blame for crashes, there are other parties that may be held liable, as well.
In many situations, more than one party can be held liable for the losses of a truck accident victim. It is critical to have a lawyer handling your case with the resources and knowledge necessary to identify all possible sources of liability and recovery.
If you have unfortunately been involved in a tractor trailer crash, you should ask yourself different questions to determine what your next steps should be:
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should not delay in discussing your legal rights and options with the experienced truck collision attorneys at Dolman Law Group. Even if you are unsure of your fault in the crash or your ability to recover, you have nothing to lose by calling for a free case evaluation.
The legal team at Dolman Law Group in Clearwater can assist commercial vehicle crash victims in many different ways. Some of our main roles in your case can include:
In addition, our attorneys are always here for our clients to address andy concerns or answer any questions throughout their case. We provide personalized attention to every client and will always keep you informed of the status of your case.
After suffering injuries and losses in a commercial truck accident, you should look no further than Dolman Law Group for legal assistance. We have handled many 18-wheeler accident cases and understand how to build an effective case strategy and use our resources to stand up to trucking companies and their insurers.
For more information about our legal services, please call Dolman Law Group for a free consultation at 727-451-6900 as soon as possible.