Accidents involving large commercial trucks (a/k/a 18 wheelers, semis, or big rigs) happen often and are especially common on busy interstates like Interstate 10. These truck accidents can be caused by anything from an honest mistake to a blatant disregard of trucking regulations. When you are injured in a truck accident, you want to determine what caused the accident and you want to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys at Kirkland, McGhee & Gann can investigate how the accident happened, determine who should be responsible for causing the accident, and can work to recover compensation for your injuries.
Why Should I Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?
A truck accident can cause significant physical and emotional injuries. It is not uncommon for a person involved in a significant accident to have anxiety when they begin driving again. When you have suffered physical and emotional harm as a result of a truck accident you want to be fairly compensated. You may have medical bills to pay, a vehicle to repair or replace, lost wages from work that you have missed, and pain and suffering. These problems, when combined with regular everyday responsibilities and stress can be overwhelming. An attorney can help you by handling your truck accident claim which will allow you to focus on getting better.
Common Truck Accident Causes
There are many causes of truck accidents including speeding, a driver who is too tired or otherwise distracted, improperly loaded cargo, and trucks that have mechanical or other problems that make them unsafe.
Commercial Trucking Regulations
There are regulations that have been designed to reduce truck accidents. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed. Among these regulations, one of the most important is that a truck driver is only allowed to drive his truck a certain number of hours each day, before resting for a period of time. Failure to follow applicable truck regulations can often be the cause of a significant truck accident.
Truck Accident Liability
When a truck accident occurs, the first question that must be answered is: who caused the accident? Certainly, the driver of the truck may have liability for the accident because he did not operate the truck safely to prevent the accident. But there may be more to the story. For example, the trucking company may also be liable if the truck was not properly maintained or it did not meet applicable regulations. Every case is different and unique and requires an investigation into who and what specifically caused the accident. This is why a strong legal advocate is needed during the investigation of liability in a truck accident case.
Why You Should Hire Kirkland, McGhee, & Gann
Call our team at Kirkland, McGhee & Gann if you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident. We will work with you and for you to protect your interests by thoroughly investigating who and what caused your truck accident. We will pursue full compensation for your loss. Let our team help you get the compensation you deserve in your truck accident case.