Fighting for Compensation to Help Clients Recover.
Fighting for Compensation to Help Clients Recover
Daly & Black handles cases involving commercial vehicles such as company trucks, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, box trucks, cargo vans, and cement trucks. If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the trucking company and recover damages, including for medical expenses and lost wages.
Due to the size and weight of the vehicles, commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating. Incidents may be the result of a number of different reasons, including driver inattention, lack of appropriate screening by the company, lack of training, faulty equipment, improper safety checks, distracted driving, or other violations of state and federal regulations.
Insurance companies will often do whatever they can to either offer you as little compensation as possible or shift the blame to victims to avoid paying out any settlement.
Because of the high costs of these trucks and the damage they can cause, trucking companies are typically insured by policies with high coverage limits. Insurance companies will often do whatever they can to either offer you as little compensation as possible or shift the blame to victims to avoid paying out any settlement. Daly & Black, P.C. can help you fight to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by getting started today.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Trucking accidents are among the most serious and deadly crashes that occur in the United States. When the operator of a 10,000-pound vehicle drives dangerously, it threatens the lives of every other person on the road.
Injuries sustained in trucking accidents range from minor cuts and bruises to severe disabilities and even death. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injury
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
Causes of Semi Truck Accidents
Determining fault in a truck accident claim is usually more complex than an average automobile accident case. The fault of the crash could rest on the shoulders of the driver, the person who loaded the truck or the company responsible for training and maintenance. Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to help determine if your accident was caused by:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Substance abuse
- Insufficient driver training
- Improper truck maintenance
- Excess weight or improperly secured cargo
- Defective vehicle
Damages in a Truck Accident Case
When you work with us, you and your family will have dedicated legal support on your side. Our truck accident lawyers have the tenacity and resources to hold the trucking company, driver or any other responsible party accountable.
Throughout the duration of your case we will investigate every avenue for maximizing your compensation for damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
If a truck accident causes a wrongful death, family members may be able to obtain compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of guidance and companionship, lost future income and other expenses related to medical care.
In certain cases, punitive damages are given to punish the defendant for gross negligence or intentional conduct that led to the injuries. These damages are not based on specific injuries and subsequent property damage or medical bills.
How Our Firm Can Help
With over 30 years of experience fighting for our clients, we understand what it takes to successfully present a case. You do not have to take on trucking company insurers alone. Call Daly & Black, P.C. today and get started on your case.
Simply due to the large size of the vehicles involved, damages that result from truck accidents tend to be far more severe than typical auto accidents. Our lawyers understand the life-altering impact a truck accident can have on victims’ lives, and are committed to holding the responsible parties accountable.