How many trucks do you usually see when you are out for a drive? If you only drive on streets and local roads, you might only see a few trucks. However, as you drive more on freeways and highways, you might see more and more trucks. How often have you seen a truck on the side of the road after being involved in an accident? Unfortunately, all vehicles—including trucks—can be involved in accidents. If you were involved in a truck accident, you might be interested in taking action against the party liable for your injuries. If the accident and your injuries were caused by negligence, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible.s
Bed Bug Legal Group is a law firm dedicated to helping all victims affected by a personal injury. Our experienced attorneys have helped many victims fight for their rights after suffering injuries in a truck accident. If you were injured in a truck accident, you must contact our firm and request to speak with our knowledgeable attorneys. Our attorneys will guide you and help you recover the compensation you deserve. In the following sections, you will find brief information about truck accidents claim. For more in-depth information, you should request a consultation with our skilled truck accident lawyers.
Negligence and Liability
All truck drivers have a duty of care to all parties on the road, including other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. They must drive with care, following all traffic laws and signals. Drivers must also not participate in recklessness, such as weaving through traffic, tailgating, or being distracted by cell phones. Drivers must always be focused on the road and on avoiding collisions. Unfortunately, some truck drivers are employed by companies that are constantly rushing them to meet their delivery times; because of this, some truck drivers might breach their duty of care to all parties on the road. In many incidents, truck drivers fall asleep behind the wheel because they have not taken the necessary breaks. In other incidents, truck drivers suffer medical emergencies while driving. In both incidents, employers could vicariously liable for the accident and victim’s injuries; they might have negligently prevented drivers from taking breaks or negligently hired someone with a dangerous medical condition. If you believe that your truck accident injuries were a result of negligence—of the truck driver or the employer—you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. You must contact our law firm as soon as possible to speak with our truck accident attorneys. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will evaluate your claim and help you start the process of filing a claim against the party or parties responsible for your injuries.
In truck accidents, victims tend to suffer more severe injuries than those sustained in regular auto accidents. The severity of truck accident injuries is due to the size and weight of the trucks involved. Victims of truck accidents might suffer the following injuries:
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs
- Broken bones
- Hip, shoulder, and knee injuries
In severe accidents, victims might lose their lives as a result of the critical injuries sustained. Survivors are often left requiring extensive medical treatment.
If you file a claim after a truck accident, you might be eligible to receive compensation. The amount and type of compensation you receive are dependent on many factors, such as the severity and permanency of the injuries and the injuries’ effect on the victim’s lifestyle, for example. Past victims of truck accidents have recovered some of the categories of compensation listed below:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
For more information about the type and amount of compensation you might recover if you file a successful claim, you should contact our expert truck accident lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will always fight to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
Statute of Limitations
What statute of limitations applies to your claim? A statute of limitations is a timeline that determines the total amount of time that a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit. If plaintiffs do not file their claims within the allowed time, they will likely lose their right to sue. Truck accident victims have a two-year statute of limitations to file their claims. The two-year statute of limitations might be altered if any exceptions to the statute apply to your claim. For more information about the statute of limitations and exceptions that might apply to your claim, you should contact the truck accident attorneys at Bed Bug Legal Group.
Bed Bug Legal Group
If you were injured in a truck accident, you could contact our law firm without worrying about paying any legal fees for our services. Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to all victims of truck accidents. You can speak with our experienced truck accident attorneys and get all the information you need to file your claim at no charge.
Our free legal services are available through our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our guarantee allows all victims of truck accidents to seek legal assistance without ever having to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also based on a contingency structure in which clients are not required to pay legal fees until out attorneys win their claims. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay. You must contact Bed Bug Legal Group today.