Commercial Driving Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Lawyers Helping Victims.
The life of a commercial driver is one of being on the road all day and often at night. There are frequent stops to pick up goods here, and drop off goods there. Constant stop and go driving and crisscrossing from one place to another, it is no surprise commercial driver accidents, like semi-truck accidents, are common and many people are in search of a CDL accident lawyer.
For a person harmed in an accident with a commercial driver, it is important to speak with an experienced commercial / car accident lawyer to help you right away. An attorney can not only explain the consequences of an injury, but also help with the legal options available. We, at Mark A. Hammers & Associates, Inc., have four decades of experience helping accident victims recover for their injuries.
Immediately following the accident, the insurance company (for the truck’s driver, owner, maintenance company, etc.) will send analysts to the scene to gather as much as information and evidence as possible in an attempt to limit their potential liability. You should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the crash to provide him or her with the opportunity to conduct an investigation of his or her own.
The Dangers Commercial Truck Driving.
Commercial trucks perform a great service, but they are also large heavy trucks. They are very large so drivers can go about their driving business throughout the day with fewer return trips for unloading or reloading. But for as amazing as large commercial trucks are, they are also particularly dangerous:
• Bigger, heavier vehicles tend to have many blind spots. Even with all their mirrors, commercial drivers cannot see 365 degrees around them. Visibility is often much more limited than smaller vehicle.
• Commercial vehicles are much larger than ordinary cars and more difficult to maneuver. The extra size results in greater damage in a collision, and the lack of maneuverability makes collisions more likely in emergency situations.
The consequences of a collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle are usually devastating. Serious accident injuries and fatalities are common in a truck accident. Victims are often those in the passenger vehicle due to the sheer size difference. In many of these cases, truck accident victims can seek justice with the help of our law firm.
Common Injuries for victims hurt in Commercial Driver Accidents
Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents tend to be very severe. Injuries to commercial truck accident victims vary, but frequently involve significant trauma to the head, neck, and back, including concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and paralysis, as well as severe skin abrasions. Other injuries include broken arms, legs, and ribs, sprained knees and wrists, dislocations, and torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
For some of these injuries, associated complications can be permanent. For others, the recovery period is only a matter of weeks. Whatever the injury, and whatever its severity, it is critical to consult with an accident attorney as soon as possible. As noted in our car accident FAQs, an attorney can give perspective to an injury and help determine whether legal action is warranted. An attorney can also help decide the source from which recovery can be sought, an issue covered at length in our uninsured motorist FAQs.
Contact Mark A. Hammer & Associates, Inc. for a Trusted Accident Lawyer (800) 529-6275