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Monday, August 1, 2011

Trucking Accident Lawyer - How to Choose One


Some of the most dangerous - and often deadly - vehicles on the road are tractor trailers and heavy trucks like school buses, garbage trucks and city buses. These trucks are capable of causing extensive damage, injuries and even death based on their size alone.

It's a scary thought that those of us in passenger vehicles are on the road with truck drivers who may be inattentive, poorly trained, overtired or intoxicated. Or they could be driving a truck with faulty brakes or fuel gauge problems. Either way, passengers in a standard sedan who are involved in a trucking accident are extremely vulnerable to injury and death, while truckers often see no injuries in these accidents.

So what happens if you or a loved one are involved in a trucking accident? First of all, the injuries could be life-altering or even life-threatening. And unfortunately some trucking accident victims do not make it out alive. Statistics show that one of the leading causes of personal injury and wrongful death in the United States is large, multi-axle trucks, or 18-wheelers. About 5,000 Americans die every year because of trucking accidents.

Trucking accident victims should seek help from a trucking accident lawyer. Finding someone to do the job may seem like one more thing to do on top of a pile of other tasks after suffering an injury in an accident - insurance claims, etc. - but hiring a trucking accident lawyer can actually make things easier for you. A good trucking accident lawyer will have plenty of experience working on similar cases and will be very knowledgeable about state laws and Federal regulations.

Another thing to consider when choosing a trucking accident lawyer is that many trucking companies may try to hide behind their huge insurance companies, attempting to prevent you from getting compensation. The attorney you hire should be intimately familiar with this and will fight for the compensation you deserve.




Get help from an experienced trucking accident lawyer at the law firm of Laird and Cummings.