In the immediate aftermath of a collision with a large truck, physical recovery is and must be your first priority. Get immediate emergency medical treatment for your injuries and for anyone else injured in the collision. After your injuries have been treated and your condition has been stabilized, contact our local law firm.
A Loncar Lyon Jenkins Odessa truck accident lawyer may be able to help you collect the financial compensation you are owed. Our team may determine fault, define financial accountability, value your compensation claim, and help you obtain and complete insurance company paperwork.
You do not have to be alone in your fight for monetary compensation. Contact the client intake team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling 800-777-7777. You can discuss the cause of the truck accident with a team member who can then explain your financial compensation options.
Driver Error Can Lead to Dangerous Large Truck Collisions
Driving a large truck is a serious responsibility. A fully loaded truck can easily weigh in excess of 10,000 pounds and pose serious hazards to the truck driver and to anyone involved in the collision. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that 4,600 truck drivers were involved in fatal crashes in 2017. The following driver errors were contributing factors and causes of fatal collisions:
- 252 truck drivers who tested positive for drugs
- Driver error contributed to at least 32 percent of fatal large truck accidents
- Speeding was the leading factor in accidents caused by driver error
- Distracted driving was the second leading factor in accidents caused by driver error
Federal regulations permit drivers to spend 11 hours at a time on the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that many truck drivers admitted to exceeding the number of permitted driving hours despite federal regulations.
If you believe a driver’s error, neglect, recklessness, or carelessness was the cause of the accident you were involved in, share that information with the lawyer who is representing you in your pursuit of financial compensation.
Our team will work hard to prove the cause of the collision and assign financial liability to the at-fault party. You may discuss the cause of your truck accident and explore your financial recovery options with the client care team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling 800-777-7777 today.
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Support Your Claim with Important Documents
Knowing the truck driver was at fault for the accident that caused your injuries is not enough. You must be able to prove the truck driver caused the collision in a truck accident claim. Immediately after a collision with a large truck, call the local police to the scene. The police report might help support your claim for compensation.
Pictures of your injuries can also support your claim for compensation. Additional supporting documents your lawyer might request include:
- Medical records, including progress reports and written prognosis
- Pictures of the scene of the accident and of both vehicles from a variety of angles
- Witness statements, including their contact information
The police report might contain information that can help identify the truck driver and the company that employs them. Our team may use the information you provide and the information we collect to help prove the legal elements of your claim. We may also use this information to assign a monetary value to your claim for compensation.
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Passenger Car Occupants Are Vulnerable in Large Truck Collisions
Obeying traffic laws and understanding the difference in size and maneuverability can make it easier for passenger cars and large trucks to share roads safely. IIHS data shows that large trucks:
- Weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger car
- Require 20 to 40 percent more stopping distance than a passenger car
Large trucks are also significantly taller than passenger vehicles, which can lead to passenger cars becoming lodged under large trucks after a collision. The differences in size and weight might expose passenger car occupants to severe physical injuries in a collision.
IIHS records show that of fatal collisions between a passenger car and a large truck in 2018, 96 percent of fatalities were the drivers and passengers in the passenger vehicles. If you or someone you love has sustained life-changing injuries or was killed in a truck accident, an Odessa truck accident lawyer may help you file a claim to recover accident expenses from the at-fault driver.
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We Fight for the Financial Rights of Our Clients
In personal injury insurance claims or lawsuits, we work hard to help injured parties collect the compensation they are entitled to. We do not stop there. We also help family members who have lost a loved one because of someone else’s actions get the financial compensation they need.
Our team works hard to help you potentially recoup the following costs:
- Existing medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Current lost income
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- In-home medical care
- Assistive medical devices
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
We also know that no two personal injury claims are exactly alike, so we treat your case like the individual claim it is. We carefully scrutinize your financial expenses and losses relevant to your specific claim so that we may fight for you to receive fair coverage.
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You Can Recover from a Large Truck Collision
If you or a family member were injured in a collision with a large truck, an Odessa truck accident lawyer may help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to. Do not wait to file your compensation claim.
You should not be forced to pay the expenses of an accident you did not cause. Financial recovery should fall on the at-fault driver and their insurance company. If you are involved in an accident with a large truck, get the emergency medical care you need immediately, then contact the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling 800-777-7777.