Imagine driving down the road with your family. It is the holidays, and all you are looking forward to is a little relaxation with a whole lot of fun mixed in. You are almost to your destination when, suddenly, the large truck in the lane next to you abruptly switches lanes. You cannot move fast enough, and you get hit. The good news is that everyone is going to be OK. The bad news is that you were yet another innocent victim of a truck accident.
Any vehicle accident is scary, but a truck accident involving 18-wheelers, semis, and commercial trucks happen more often than you think. And the sheer force and size disparity can lead to unfathomable injuries and significant property damage.
Our personal injury lawyers at Nelson Law Group want you to know that just because you have a smaller vehicle does not mean you do not have the same legal rights as everyone else. We can help you pursue your claim for injuries suffered because of the carelessness or inattention of another driver, and we will stand by your side from beginning to end.
Truck Accidents and Causes
Much like crashes involving cars of similar size, a truck accident usually involves distracted or inattentive drivers and can result in you being hit from the front, side, or rear. As a result, you can be forced off the road or become vulnerable to oncoming traffic.
Other reasons exist beyond distraction and inattentiveness, including but not limited to:
- Hazardous road conditions
- Mechanical malfunctions
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Driver error/inexperienced drivers
- Sudden stops
- Confusing road features
Regardless of the reason or the severity of your truck accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately if you are the victim of a truck accident. Once you have received medical attention, please do not delay seeking legal advice. You need a lawyer with experience in personal injury law — someone who is compassionate and wants nothing more than to protect your rights in a fender bender or after truck accidents.
Cases that seem simple or straightforward rarely are, and you need a lawyer in your corner who can offer you an honest assessment to help you make the best choices for your case. When you hire us, we will help you:
- Evaluate the issues in your case
- Determine which facts and evidence support your claims
- Devise a personalized litigation strategy
- Gather relevant evidence and determine how to present this evidence to the judge or jury effectively
- Maximize your claim for damages in your lawsuit. Juries can award multiple types of damages, including compensatory and punitive damages. The right legal strategy can dramatically affect the amount of money involved in the resolution of your case
- Present your case in a concise yet clear manner to most effectively communicate your personal story to the judge or jury
Can I Avoid Truck Accidents?
Even the best drivers who pay attention to their surroundings and follow all traffic laws cannot completely avoid truck accidents — or any vehicle accident, for that matter. That said, there are things you can do to increase your chances of avoiding a truck accident or at least putting yourself in a position to survive with minimal injuries.
Tops on our list of safety tips would be to maintain a safe distance from large trucks. Avoid riding side by side with one or following too closely behind one in the same lane. Also, avoid blind spots and watch for when these vehicles make wide turns.
Additional tips include wearing your seatbelt, avoiding traveling in dangerous weather conditions, and using turn signals.
Call Nelson Law Group today!!
Having an experienced lawyer in your corner is imperative for anything personal injury law-related. Give our knowledgeable staff at Nelson Law Group, PC, a call if you have any further questions regarding this or any other issue.
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