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Truck Accident Lawyer

A truck accident tends to be severe. Especially when compared to an accident between two automobiles. Since truck drivers are often driving on behalf of a trucking company, more than one defendant may be involved in the case. This can make liability even more difficult to determine.

Steps to Take after a Truck Accident

The very first thing you should do if you have been the victim of a truck accident is contact the police. Since multiple defendants may be involved, having a police report of the accident will also be invaluable to any lawsuit that may later be filed. Obtaining as much information as possible from the driver and any witnesses that may be present is also important. This includes contact information, insurance information, names, and anything else that pertains to your case. In addition, you should take pictures and videos of the accident and the surrounding location if at all possible. Afterwards, seek medical attention and contact an attorney.
A truck accident attorney will be familiar with the law and have a general idea of how judges, other attorneys who may be involved in the case, and the location may play into the damages someone may potentially be awarded.

Why You Need a Lawyer in a Truck Accident Case

In the immediate aftermath of a truck accident your main focus should be rehabbing and recovering from your injuries. It is highly recommended that you contact an experienced truck accident lawyer. They will handle your case, negotiate with the insurance companies, and ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. This will allow you to dedicate yourself fully to your recovery.

A personal injury lawyer does not just work for you in the court room. They will also:

Identify all liable parties.

These may include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking firm
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The parts manufacturer
  • The truck maintenance firm
  • The truck loading firm

Gather and preserve all evidence.

This may include:

  • “Black box” evidence (electronic monitoring device)
  • Maintenance logs
  • Inspection reports
  • Driving log
  • Hours of service
  • Cargo log
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Accident scene investigation details
  • Vehicle damage to truck and passenger vehicle

Truck Accident FAQ’s

Who Can Be Held Liable If a Truck Accident Was Caused By a Tired Driver?

While the driver may be responsible for driving a commercial truck without enough sleep, the trucking company is also responsible for the negligence of an employee.

Who Can Be Held Accountable If a Truck Tire Blowout Was the Cause of the Accident?

A driver working as an independent owner/operator who failed to inspect the vehicle as required by law,  may be liable on their own. If the driver was an employee of a trucking company, the company can be held liable. If the tire blowout was the result of a faulty tire, the tire manufacturer may be held liable.

What if the Truck Accident was Caused by the Truck Driver Failing to Realize Another Vehicle was in the “Blind Spot?”

The truck driver is required to ensure that no other driver is present in his truck’s large blind spot. A driver who changes lanes without ensuring that another vehicle is not present is driving negligently. That driver, as well as the trucking firm, can be named in a lawsuit filed to seek the recovery of financial damages.

Why Choose Malloy Law Firm, LLC?

At Malloy Law Firm, LLC, our team of trial lawyers is very familiar with pursuing justice and financial compensation after a commercial truck accident. Our team of talented personal injury lawyers has over 15 years of experience. We hold sacred our responsibility to our clients and will do everything possible to resolve the case quickly and win the maximum damages. You deserve to know the status of your case as it moves through the system. We here at Malloy are happy to respond to all questions and concerns that may arise. Every person who has been injured in an accident has the right to claim what they are entitled to. We represent truck accident victims on a contingency fee basis, so there is never a fee unless we win. Call us today for a free consultation.