Truck accidents can result in both property damage and serious physical injuries to the parties involves. Accidents involving large trucks usually result in considerable damage due to the simple fact that trucks are much larger and heavier than a typical automobile. If you were involved in a serious truck accident, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and legal options. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. The truck accident attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 40 years of experience providing clients with the legal representation they need to help them recover from any emotional, financial, and physical losses. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.
Truck accidents can be much more complex than a typical car accident. Large trucks are generally much more difficult to drive. Since the trucking industry is heavily regulated, truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and follow laws and regulations that govern their occupation. Both state and/or federal agencies, as well as trucking companies, dictate and monitor how many hours a truck driver may drive without rest, how they must log their driving hours, as well as what kind of training they must undergo. However, some drivers disobey these rules and pose a grave danger to other drivers on the road. As a result, drowsy drivers who have been on the road too long can put other drivers’ lives at risk. In addition to following the rules pertaining to driving times, drivers should apply special attention when driving to make sure that their turns are proper, that they can see other vehicles on the road, and that they are not driving at a rate of speed that can cause their trucks to jack-knife. The vehicles they operate are so large that they may not be able to make a quick change in speed or turn as easily, so extra attention to things like speed and turning radius are also crucial to safety.
Litigation involving a truck accident may be more complicated than other types of motor vehicle accident claims. An attorney representing a truck accident victim should have knowledge of all applicable laws and regulations that govern the industry. Furthermore, the trucking companies and their insurance carriers are usually well-positioned to mount a serious defense against these claims, and they have the resources to do so.
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If you have sustained injuries after being involved in a truck accident, it is important to consult with an attorney. You may be entitled to significant compensation that can help cover both economic and non-economic damages that were caused by the accident. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 40 years of experience representing victims who were injured in truck accidents. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to assist you with your case and put you in the best position to win. We will create a solid litigation strategy and fight aggressively to get you full and fair compensation in your case. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Friedman Schuman today.