Thousands of people are injured every day in truck accidents. When you are involved in a truck accident, your injuries can be serious and life-altering. Truck accidents can be caused by a number of different factors, including negligence of the driver or the trucking company. You may wonder whether you should handle a truck accident claim on your own. While the decision of whether to hire an attorney is a personal one, there are some factors you should consider if you are involved in a truck accident.
Serious Injuries in Truck Accidents
Chances are, if you’ve been involved in a truck accident, then you have sustained some serious injuries. Whether you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, or a fracture, you need the time to heal. Serious injuries often result in long-term financial impact. You want to ensure that any settlement you receive will adequately compensate you for financial and other damages. An attorney with experience in truck accidents will carefully examine and evaluate your case and ensure that you receive fair compensation. In addition, if you decide to hire an attorney, that person will do most of the legwork involved in the claim, and you can take time to heal from your injuries.
The majority of truck accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver. However, there are a significant number of cases that result from negligence on the part of another entity. Some parties that may be held liable, depending on the circumstances, include:
- Trucking company
- Owner of the truck
- Manufacturer of the truck
- The company responsible for maintenance of the truck
- The company responsible for loading cargo on the truck
Determining who may be at fault in a particular accident can require some amount of investigation. An experienced truck accident attorney will be able to effectively evaluate a case and determine the parties who may be liable for the injuries. These investigations can be complicated, and having someone knowledgeable on your side can be invaluable. An experienced attorney will know how to juggle multiple insurance companies and will know what types of evidence are necessary to effectively present your claim.
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you should consult with an experienced truck accident attorney to evaluate your options. At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have been helping New York truck accident victims for over 50 years. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.