Truck Accident Injury
Truck accidents are different than those involving passenger vehicles.
There are a number of reasons for this, the most important of which is that the sheer size and weight of trucks makes accidents involving these types of vehicles more likely to result in serious injury or even death.
But there are other reasons as well.
First and foremost is the fact that there are very specific state and federal safety laws that regulate the manner in which trucks must be driven and maintained.
Second, in truck accidents, investigators must examine a wider range of variables that include, but are not limited to:
• The driver’s actions
• Condition of the truck’s tires, brakes, etc.
• Number of hauling hours logged by the driver
• Conditions of the road
• How the truck was loaded; etc.
Third, responsibility for a truck accident can fall on any or all of several parties – the driver himself, the owner of the truck, the leasing company, the loader, etc.
Finally, trucking companies and businesses that ship product work with insurance companies that will do everything they can to get you to reach a settlement – most often for far less than what your injuries actually merit.
For all of these reasons, if you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident involving a truck, it is critical that you do not provide information to representatives of insurance organizations without first contacting an attorney or law firm experienced in accidents of this kind.
Cappucio and Zaorski, LLC is that kind of law firm. We bring decades of experience helping those injured in truck accidents.
And we do it with a compassionate understanding of what the injured party is going through, what their needs might be and how best to get the compensation to which they are entitled.