TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENTS
Hiring a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Can
Protect Your Legal Rights
Turn to an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer if
you or your loved are hurt in a truck accident
If you’ve recently been hurt in a tractor trailer accident, then you need to do two things without delay: get yourself examined by a medical professional whom you trust, and hire a competent tractor trailer accident lawyer. Your injuries could severely hamper your mobility, your lifestyle, and your ability to work—thereby causing you to lose wages and be generally unhappy. To address the human cost of your accident, you shouldn’t hesitate to retain tractor trailer accident lawyer Greg Reeves to file a lawsuit against the driver who hit you in civil court.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, nearly 3,700 people died in large truck crashes in 2014. In 2012, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 85,000 “injury crashes” involving large trucks or buses, in which 126,000 people were hurt. But vehicle collisions are not the only possible type of tractor trailer accident. Some of the most common causes of large truck accidents are driver error, equipment failure, and the trucking company’s policies.
It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and operate his truck in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. Many truckers are not allowed to work for more than eleven consecutive hours in a day, or more than 77 hours per week. Many truckers routinely violate this regulation, however, endangering their own lives as well as the lives of other drivers. It is also a truck driver’s duty to perform routine inspections on his rig to ensure that it is operating correctly and doesn’t need maintenance.
If a truck driver lives up to the code of conduct expected of him or her, however, and an accident still takes place—faulty maintenance or shoddy policies on the part of the parent company—and the truck driver is injured in the accident, then he or she may sue the responsible party for damages.
Each accident is different and needs to be examined on an individual basis. Things such as weather conditions, road conditions, and other factors also need to be taken into account before fault can be determined. Several different parties may bear partial responsibility for the accident.
The question is negligence. Which party in the accident failed to live up to the minimum standard of safety? If you were driving a truck and were obeying all the traffic laws and driving according to the road and weather conditions, and you became involved in an accident regardless, then you should hire a tractor trailer accident lawyer and protect your rights.
Why Do You Need a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer?
Insurance companies are powerful, and they do not care to make payouts to accident victims without being forced to. You'll be hard-pressed to file a claim with another person's insurance company successfully...unless you hire an aggressive, competent accident injury lawyer. He or she can help you recover the costs of the money you've spent on medical bills and other ancillary costs of your injuries. It behooves you to keep track of your medical expenses, mileage (driving to medical centers for treatment), car rentals, lost wages, etc. This can all be claimed in your complaint. Keeping records also helps your attorney build a solid case.
The Reeves Law Firm is Here to Help
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a truck accident and has suffered injuries or wrongful death, then the time is ripe to call a tractor trailer accident lawyer. For these types of cases, you need aggressive, skillful, professional representation, the kind The Reeves Law Firm can provide. We specialize in personal injury law and have years of experience representing victims. Call The Reeves Law Firm at 256-355-3311 for a free and confidential consultation. We proudly serve injury accident victims in the cities of Decatur and nearby Huntsville along with those injured throughout the State of Alabama.