Truck Accident Compensation
If you are seeking truck accident compensation without the assistance of a lawyer, you will have to deal with insurance companies, trucking companies and their attorneys on your own. This will be a very difficult task indeed, and you’ll be lucky to walk away with a small fraction of what you’re owed. Our Buffalo truck accident lawyers will expedite the entire process, while also maximizing your potential compensation and handling all insurance investigations. Contact us today so we can get started on your personal injury claim while you rest easy and focus on your recovery.
Truck Accident Compensation | Liability
When someone comes in to our offices to talk about a tractor trailer accident, our Buffalo Truck Accident Lawyers will address three major topics:
- Liability – who is responsible
- The injuries
- And Insurance
Liability means who caused the accident. It is the first issue addressed in any truck – auto collision case. The second issue addressed is injury. Is the person seeking compensation injured in any way? And third, does the individual or individuals that caused the accident have insurance? Does the party that was innocent have uninsured motorist insurance coverage to pay for the damages that were caused by the accident?
Truck Accident Compensation | Crash Statistics
Semi-truck accidents, which involve large, over-the-road tractor trailers, are generally the deadliest we have seen. The statistics are terrifying:
- Every year, 500,000 large trucks, or “semis,” are involved in accidents on our roads.
- Of these, 5,000 involve fatalities.
In the United States, 1 out of every 8 people killed in a traffic accident that involves a truck or semi….and it’s usually the driver or passengers of the vehicles struck by the trucks – not the semi-truck drivers themselves.
Truck drivers repeatedly break federal laws by driving:
- Without rest
- In excess of the amount of hours they are allowed to drive
- Trucks that are oversized
- With a heavy load
- Improper maintenance or required maintenance not performed
- eyesight that prevents them from driving at night
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, contact one of our experienced Buffalo truck accident lawyers to discuss your legal options.