Truck Accidents Questions and Answers – Truck Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident in Connecticut, our truck accident lawyers can assist you with your claim. Our personal injury law firm will put decades of legal experiences to good use for you. Money is never asked for upfront. Fees and expenses are advanced for you as well as hiring experts to reinforce your truck accident case. At the end of the case, we will only be reimbursed if you collect a settlement. If no settlement is collected, all fees are covered by us. You do not pay anything. Every case is handled on this contingency fee basis.
1. How Many Truck Accidents Are There Each Year?
There are 15.5 million trucks currently in the United States. Of those 15.5 million trucks, for every 100 million miles driven in the U.S., there are 2.3 deaths and 60 injuries caused by big rigs alone. Also, around 98% of all semi truck accidents result in at least one death a year. About 75% of commercial truck accidents are caused by a driver of a smaller vehicle rather than the truck driver. Over all, there are 130,000 truck accident injuries annually.
2. What Should I Do If I Am Injured In A Truck Accident?
Contact our truck accident lawyers as soon as possible. It is important to do so since you may otherwise do something which can negatively affect your truck accident case. Our attorneys may advise you not to sign any authorizations or give any statements which can harm your suit. Since some cases do need to meet potential notice requirements, waiting too long can result in the dismissal of your truck accident case.
3. How is Liability Determined in a Truck Accident Case?
How a “reasonable person” would act in the situation that caused the injury or accident is the critical issue in a truck accident case. When a person fails to act like a “reasonable person” he or she may be deemed negligent. A trial will enable the jury to decide whether the person has met the “reasonable person standard.” Our truck accident lawyer may help you investigate your truck accident and help to find if negligence was present.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Truck Accident Case is Successful?
The person who is found liable for an injury caused by a truck accident generally will pay, through their liability insurance, the injured party:
- Past and future medical care
- Past and future income lost due to injury
- Long term or permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Unable to or lack of participation in social and educational functions
- Long term or permanent assistance
- Strain on family relationships
- Emotional damages: stress, embarrassment, depression
- Punitive Damages (In certain cases)
- Damaged Property
“Damages” or compensation will be rewarded to you and restore you to the position you were in before the truck accident and resulting injuries.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Truck Accident Case?
Our personal injury law firm will hire the necessary experts to strengthen your case. Experts that may be hired are: forensic tire expert, accident reconstruction specialist or trucking expert who specializes in the standard of care of truck drivers.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Truck Accident Related Experts?
Fees and expenses are not asked for up front. Our truck accident attorneys are reimbursed at the closing of a case only if you collect a settlement. If no settlement is rewarded, you do not owe us anything; all fees and expenses are fully covered by us.
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