Whether you call them tractor-trailers, big rigs, semis, 18-wheelers, or simply big trucks – being involved in an accident with one of these big vehicles is not something you want to experience. Unfortunately, many drivers do become the victim of tractor-trailer accidents all too often. These big trucks are simply a part of life in the United States – we rely upon them to keep the economy moving, and they play a critical role in ensure the everyone can obtain the goods they need in a reasonable amount of time.
While these trucks are a necessity, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be dangerous. It only makes sense that when a small vehicle is involved in a collision with a truck that is much bigger, the driver of the smaller vehicle tends to sustain the most significant injuries and incur the most damages. Although these accidents can happen in an instant, the consequences can last for a lifetime. If you suddenly find yourself as the victim of one of these accidents, it is important to understand your rights under the law – and to find the right team of attorneys to help you fight to assert those rights.
Truck accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes, it is because the driver is drowsy, distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or other substances. In other cases, the accident might be caused by a failure to follow traffic signals, by speeding, or by overly aggressive driving. In still other cases, the accident is not so much the fault of the truck driver as it is that the company responsible for putting the cargo onto the truck failed to load or secure it property. In other instances, the trucking company itself may have failed to properly train or supervise the driver.
There can be any number of reasons for these accidents, but one thing they all have in common is negligence. In legal terms, negligence simply means any behavior that is careless or reckless and which causes injury or damage to another person. Where big trucks are concerned, there are a number of parties that need to be sure they act responsibly and not negligently. These parties include the drivers, the trucking companies that employ and supervise the drivers, those who issue licenses to the drivers, those who load the cargo, and others. As a result, when an accident occurs, there are any number of parties that might be liable for damages in your case.
When you have been injured in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, depending upon the circumstances involved in your accident and the injuries you have sustained. Damages might include past, present, and future medical expenses, as well as reimbursement for lost wages, or the loss of anticipated future earnings because you can’t return to work. Compensation may also be awarded for pain and suffering and loss of consortium, and for damage to your car or other personal property as a result of the accident. If a loved one was killed as a result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. These are only a few examples of different types of damages that you might qualify for.
An attorney who knows and understands the law will be able to listen to your story and advise you as to what damages you might be entitled to. Having an attorney who understands the complex law that applies to truck accident claims and who knows the best legal strategies to pursue on your behalf can ultimately make a tremendous difference in the success of your case. At The Clauson Law Firm, our Cary truck accident attorneys have the right blend of knowledge and experience that you’ll need and want on your side.
If you, or someone you love has been the victim of a tractor-trailer accident, you have more than enough to worry about without the stress of adding legal worries to your plate. Let us take away that stress and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that when you choose the team of Cary tractor-trailer accident attorneys at The Clauson Law Firm, you have made a smart choice. You’ve chosen a team of attorneys that knows and understands the law, and can pursue the best legal strategies on your behalf as you try to seek the damages you deserve for injuries that weren’t your fault. If you’re ready to get started with the process of fighting for your rights and working toward recovery, we’re here for you. We would welcome the opportunity to learn your story, and to let you know how we might be able to help. Visit our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or call us at (833)680-0177 any time. We look forward to talking to you soon.