Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Unequivocally, the most common cause of truck accidents is the driver’s lack of sleep. Since trucks are hired to drive long distances, usually under time constraints, drivers are unable to get the amount of sleep necessary to operate a large vehicle safely.
The size of the trucks alone makes them hard to stop, maneuver or avoid accidents when driver snaps to attention. The result can be catastrophic, because of the size and heaviness the truck and the damage it can leave in its wake.
Were You Involved in a Truck Accident?
If you were involved in an accident with a truck, it is important to contact our attorneys right away to pursue the best financial restitution available. Our attorneys go to bat for our clients against the common carrier who owns or operates the truck, as well as the insurance company that insures them. Trucks, by law, are required to carry high limit insurance, which means most carriers have a large, corporate entity backing their financially insured distributions. At Binder & Associates, our experienced attorneys have taken on large insurance companies with great success and will continue to challenge them going forward.
Calculating Compensation for Truck Accidents
Although each truck accident is unique, our attorneys have recovered compensation for clients in the following categories, where the case fit the legal standard:
- Medical Bills
- Past, Present & Future Medical Care
- Past, Present & Future Compensation
- Lost Wages, Salaries & Commissions
- Pain & Suffering
- Property Damage
Involving the Authorities
If you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident, it is important to contact the authorities by calling 911. Even if you do not believe that anyone is hurt at the time, it is important that there is an accident record that you can refer to, should injuries appear after you leave the scene. In most cases, truck accident victims are distraught by the impact, and are unable to assess their injuries due to the overriding adrenaline and confusion of the accident itself. Get the accident on record with the authorities, as a simple precaution.
In some cases, truck drivers understand immediately that their actions have immediate and long term consequences, which can lead to panicked requests for you to avoid reporting the accident. It is important that you proceed with involving the police, and getting a formal report on record for the insurance companies and/or legal professionals to reference later.
Helping Solidify a Truck Accident Case
Based on the number of people and companies that can be involved in a truck accident, our attorneys are able to step in and sort out the legal details and communication efforts.
The truck’s owner, operator and insurance company is going to jump in with both feet, and want to talk to the person who was injured in the accident. As accomplished attorneys who have handled numerous truck accident cases, we will handle the logistics of communicating with not only the insurance companies, but any other entity that may want to speak with our clients to insure the proper information is being divulged.
While we manage the communications and footwork to solidify a strong case on our clients’ behalves, the injured parties can focus on obtaining the proper medical care and treatment they need.
In one of our most recent cases, our client was hit by an egg truck that unsafely changed lanes on the freeway. Our client was traveling in an SUV with her two children, before it flipped twice upon impact with the occupants still inside. All three of the truck accident victims had to be extricated from the vehicle.
From the looks of our client’s vehicle, it appeared as though serious injuries were going to result from the accident. And although the injuries sustained were not as great as we expected, she did suffer serious post-traumatic stress disorder. This resulted in her having to discontinue her work as a neonatal intensive care nurse, which prior to the accident provided a nice salary for her family. With that earning capacity diminished, our client deserved substantial financial restitution that would match that of her past, present and future potential. We are happy to announce, thanks to our exhaustive research and thorough legal application, that we were able to solidify the settlement she would need to compensate for being forced to leave a job she loved so much.
Choosing an Accomplished Legal Team
The attorneys at Binder & Associates are accomplished in each of the personal injury categories we represent, and will work tirelessly to pursue the settlements our clients deserve. When it comes to truck accident injuries, do not take any chances in choosing an attorney group that lacks the experience our team has proven for nearly four decades. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, call us today at (626) 793-9124 to discuss your case with a professional legal team that can produce results.