Truck Accidents Often Result In Catastrophic Injuries
Truck wrecks, due to the sheer size and force of the vehicles involved, often result in catastrophic injuries and death. Recovering physically and emotionally after a truck accident can be a long, painful process for victims and their families, requiring significant financial resources.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or you have lost a family member in a trucking accident, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A. can help you get the respect you deserve from the insurance companies. We have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and have been recognized for our legal skill and ethics.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Much like car accidents, there are a number of causes. However, some of the most common causes are:
- Fatigued drivers who violate work time regulations
- Unsecured cargo
- Overloaded trucks
- Drunk driving
- Cell phone use and distracted driving
- Improper truck maintenance
- Reckless driving
- Unskilled or improperly trained drivers
Depending on the circumstances of the case, we can seek compensation through the truck driver’s insurance as well as the trucking company’s insurance. This is often a viable strategy as trucking companies often reward trucks for breaking the rules in order increase profits. Sacrificing safety for profits is unacceptable and we will fight aggressively to hold them accountable for their actions.
In most cases, the minimum insurance policy for a semi truck is $750,000, compared to $30,000 for a typical car. We will work hard to make sure any verdict or settlement you receive covers all of your damages.
Contact Our Attorney After A Crash Involving An 18-Wheeler
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck wreck, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your legal options. Contact our firm for a free consultation.