Because the trucking industry can be a complicated entity to navigate, truck accidents require specialized legal representation to ensure you get your entitled compensation. To find out if you have a good case, call Ahlander Injury Law for a free consultation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
In 2014, a total of 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes and 88,000 trucks were involved in an accident that caused an injury.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that 87 percent of truck accidents were caused by “the action or inaction” of the driver. In these cases, 44 percent of involved truckers were taking prescription and over-the-counter medications, 23 percent involved drivers who were traveling too fast for the conditions, and 18 percent were caused by driver fatigue. Other driver errors include:
- Turning too fast
- Inadequate training and inexperience
- Improperly distributing the truck’s load
- Stressful schedules
The study also found that the vehicle itself was to blame for 10 percent of accidents and environment conditions caused 3 percent of accidents.
How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
If you are in an accident with a large truck, chances are it will result in significant property damages, serious physical injury, or a death. If any of these occur you are entitled to receive payment to cover costs for current and future medical expenses, property repair or replacement, lost wages, and for pain and suffering.
There are many potential defendants in a truck accident lawsuit, including:
- The driver
- The truck company
- The shipping company
- The truck or parts manufacturer
To ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve, hire a specialist who can help you navigate the complicated legal system. For an experienced Las Vegas and Spring Valley truck accident attorney, give Ahlander Injury Law a call to get your free case consultation.