The truck accident attorneys at Kryder Law are well-versed in the nuances of truck driving accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 4,000 people were killed and over 100,000 injured in trucking accidents in 2012–an increase in both numbers from 2011. The frequency, and potentially devastating effects of a trucking accident, makes it critical that you work with an experienced trucking accident lawyer if you are involved in an accident.
Truck driving accidents are often more complicated than accidents between automobiles for a variety of factors, and only a personal injury attorney familiar with trucking laws and regulations can successfully see your case through, from investigation to litigation.
Key factors to keep in mind are issues of fault and severity in a trucking accident.
Establishing Fault in Trucking Accidents
The trucking industry is heavily regulated to ensure safety and enforce industry norms. Because of these rules and regulations, it’s important to find a trucking accident attorney who understands the ins and outs of the trucking industry. A trucking accident lawyer can help investigate the accident to establish fault. For instance, if the truck is not being maintained at industry standards, the owner of the truck or trailer, or the company leasing the truck or trailer might be at fault.
Driver behavior is also a key factor to consider when determining fault. If the truck driver involved was distracted or had been driving longer than what is legally allowed, the driver could be at fault.
Discovering fault in a trucking accident is not always cut and dry. Working with a trucking accident attorney can help you make sure a thorough investigation happens so that your rights are protected.
Severity of Trucking Accidents
Trucking regulations aren’t the only possible complications when it comes to dealing with litigation options after a trucking accident. The severity of the accident also influences the way you should proceed. Because of the size and power of trucks, accidents involving trucks are often more damaging–and, in the case of personal injury–devastating.
A trucking accident injury lawyer is familiar with the possible long-term effects of being injured in a trucking accident and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Most importantly, you should consult with a trusted physician shortly after your accident to make sure you receive the care you need to make a full recovery.
If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, you should contact our trucking accident attorneys at Kryder Law for a free consultation. A free consultation will help you understand your rights as a victim and whether or not legal action is the best choice for you. Contact us today to get the process going.