LaFollette Truck Accident Lawyer
In a collision between a car and a tractor trailer, the car’s driver and passengers face a far greater chance of suffering severe, permanent injuries than the truck driver. This is because the car is much lower to the ground and much less powerful than the truck. If you are injured in a truck accident, you may pursue compensation for your related damages through a truck accident claim, contact our experienced LaFollette truck accident lawyers today.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can result from the same issues that cause car accidents, like adverse weather conditions and acts of driver negligence like speeding and distracted driving. They can also result from poor truck maintenance, driver exhaustion, and poor oversight that results in trucks being overloaded and improperly hitched.
There are numerous laws in place regulating the safe operation of commercial trucks. These laws include limits on how many hours each day and each week a driver can actively drive. Any time a truck accident is attributed to a truck driver’s negligence or negligence on the part of his or her employer, the truck driver or the employer is liable for the victim’s damages.
Ways you Can be Injured in a Truck Accident
There are many different ways you can be injured in a truck accident. These include:
- Broken bones;
- Spine injuries like herniated discs and damage to the spinal cord;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains;
- Burns; and
These injuries can have complications, like excessive bleeding from a laceration or loss of nerve sensitivity due to a spinal cord injury.
Pursuing Monetary Compensation for your Truck Accident Damages
Through a truck accident claim, you can pursue monetary compensation for the following damages:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your pain and suffering damages; and
- Your lost wages.
In order to recover compensation for these damages, you must demonstrate that your injury and related damages were the direct result of the driver’s negligence or negligence on the part of the driver’s employer or an individual at a weigh station. You can do this by providing evidence to support your claim. The evidence you provide can include:
- A copy of the official police report;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Testimonies from witnesses to the accident;
- Copies of your medical bills;
- Documentation of your lost wages and if you were disabled by the injury, the wages you now cannot earn;
- Testimony from your doctor discussing your injury and treatment needs; and
- Receipts for expenses you incurred due to the injury.
Work with an Experienced LaFollette Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a collision with a commercial truck, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about pursuing compensation this way and to start working on your claim with an experienced LaFollette truck accident lawyer, contact our team at Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule your initial consultation with us.