There is an epidemic going on in the United States that to this day remains a serious problem. Everyday, on average 11 accidents involving commercial trucks result in fatalities. Additionally, over 100,000 people are injured in the same type of accidents per year. If you apply the same numbers to a different industry, it would be like a commuter jet crashing every week. With the potential for these accidents being so high, the need for legal counsel is also rising. What should you expect from truck accidents with regards to legal action?
Reasons for Concern
Commercial trucks are seen on almost every road and every highway, and, every day, truck driving schools have a new graduating class full of fresh, newly-trained drivers that will be on the road shortly. Commercial trucks are responsible for transporting a large portion the goods that we purchase, from gas and oil all the way to moving homes. These vehicles have deadlines and agendas that they have to follow, as well as regulations that mandate everything they do. In most cases, they are highly-trained and skilled professionals, but accidents are not planned and can happen to anyone. There are number of factors that contribute to these accidents being so much more devastating and potentially dangerous, including:
What to Do at the Scene
If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig or other commercial vehicle, adrenaline may distort your reasoning and ability to function. However, it is extremely important to follow the proper steps to ensure the best possible outcome for your accident.
If you have been involved in a large vehicle accident, you may have sustained severe injuries, or perhaps there was a fatality. Many commercial carriers have large insurance companies, and it is virtually guaranteed that they have a lawyer, or a team of lawyers, working for them. It is imperative that you have someone on your side fighting for your rights. Your medical bills may be temporary or they could endure for years and even decades. If a commercial truck driver or the carrier was at fault, they should be held accountable to pay for the damages that they caused. Attorney John J. Garvey, III has over 40 years of experience in personal injury litigation and wants to put his knowledge to work for you. If you are interested in speaking with a San Jose, CA personal injury lawyer, call today at 408-293-7777 for your free initial consultation.
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