Do I Need A Lawyer After A Truck Accident?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Feb 2015
Trucking accidents are becoming more common, increasing at a rate of about 10 percent in the past two decades. Now, about one in eight motor vehicle accidents involves a large truck. If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig truck, semi truck, or tractor trailer, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you pursue compensation for any damages you may have incurred.
Severity of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can be much more serious than regular motor vehicle accidents, given the sheer size and power of the truck. In fact, victims driving or riding in the smaller passenger car suffer a disproportionate injury when compared to the injuries suffered by the truck drivers in the same accident.
The more severe the accident, the more likely you are to need an attorney. Only an experienced trucking accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve, including coverage for your medical bills, recovery and rehabilitation, property damage, missed work and lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional damage.
Liability On The Part of the Employer
Trucks and tractor-trailers are typically commercial vehicles associated with a larger company. When that is the case, the company may also be responsible for any damages caused by their truck driver. For instance, if the driver was especially negligent, lacked driving experience, had a poor driving record or a history of drug and alcohol abuse, this may show that the company was negligent in hiring such a driver.
An Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you are seriously injured in a truck accident, the last thing you may want to do is to handle the legal aspect of your claim. With the help of an experienced truck accident attorney, you can focus on treating your injuries, while your attorney handles your personal injury claim.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New Jersey truck accident attorney, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.