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Truck Accident Investigations

Published on November 9th, 2018

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Trucks are important the United States economy. They deliver goods across the nation. But they are prevalent around our highways and drivers are under pressure to make quick deliveries. This can result in a bad situation that causes truck accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you owe it to yourself to hire an experienced attorney who can best represent you in your claim. They have the skill you need to ensure you get the compensation you deserve to make a full recovery from your injuries.

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Causes of truck accidents vary widely but the most common are:

  • Fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Lack of truck maintenance
  • Vehicle defects
  • Drunk driving
  • Overloaded trucks

How do you prove the truck driver was negligent?

There are many things to review to help prove a driver was negligent in your truck accident, such as:

  • Reviewing the police report
  • Interviewing all witnesses
  • Investigating the accident scene
  • Investigating the truck driver

This is just where we start. There is so much more that must be done and investigated. Much of it will depend on the specifics surrounding your truck accident. The sooner you meet with us, the sooner we can start working for you.

What damages can I collect?

Just like the types of truck accidents vary greatly, so too do the damages you can collect. These can range from:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of companionship
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional distress

Who gets sued?

It depends on many factors. Generally speaking, we will attempt to collect damages against:

  • The driver
  • The company that owns the truck
  • The truck manufacturer
  • All of the relevant insurance companies

An truck accident lawyer DC trusts will work diligently to ensure no stone goes unturned and every avenue is pursued. Your recovery depends on your attorney’s ability to uncover evidence and make the best arguments as to why someone else should owe you damages. Hiring an attorney ensures you get skilled legal representation on your side.

Why do I need a lawyer?

If you think you can handle the complexities of a truck accident case on your own, you are mistaken. Many clients try to do so or use attorneys who aren’t specialized in truck accidents and many mistakes are made. Not only does it make the process much more difficult, it becomes more costly and more time consuming.

Don’t try this alone. You’re only hurting yourself and delaying your recovery. By using an experienced law firm from the start, you ensure you have the vigorous representation you deserve to help you get back on your feet. You didn’t cause the accident or your injuries and you shouldn’t have to pay for any of it.



Thank you to our friends and contributors at Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. for their insight into truck accidents and personal injury.

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