At Herbert & Lux, our experienced truck accident lawyers understand the physical and emotional pain that comes with being involved in a trucking accident. We recognize that after an accident, the last thing you want to do is navigate the legal process. This is why we offer our clients personalized attention and knowledgeable representation to ensure that they receive the justice they deserve.
Whether you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, a construction truck accident, or a delivery truck accident, we have the resources to provide the help you need. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you understand your rights and legal options and pursuing the maximum compensation you are entitled to. You can contact us today at (615) 878-5537 to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by the negligence of truck drivers, trucking companies, or other motorists. Common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Distracted driving. This conduct is referred to as distracted driving and occurs when a truck driver's attention is diverted away from the road for any cause other than driving. This category includes a wide range of actions, some of which include texting, chatting on the phone, or eating while operating a motor vehicle.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Truck drivers are subject to laws that are much stricter than those that apply to other drivers when it comes to the issue of drinking and driving. They could be held financially responsible for any damages or injuries that were caused by the accident if it is determined that they were operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Speeding. It is vital that truck drivers comply with the posted speed regulations in order to preserve the well-being of other drivers on the road. This will help prevent accidents and injuries. It is possible to hold a truck driver accountable for any injuries or damages caused by an accident if it is discovered that the vehicle was going over the posted speed limit at the time of the collision.
- Unsafe lane changes or passing. Truck drivers are required to pay attention to their surroundings at all times and adhere to the regulations of the road. When people don't follow these instructions, it can lead to disastrous accidents.
- Mechanical failure. The fleets of vehicles owned by trucking companies are required to undergo periodic inspections at regular intervals to ensure that all of their components and systems are in proper operating condition. It is possible for a trucking firm to create an accident by not following the appropriate maintenance regulations, which can lead to a failure of the vehicle's mechanical components. This could result in the accident.
- Overloaded trucks. Accidents involving trucks are much more likely to happen when the vehicles involved are carrying more cargo than they were designed to carry. Driving a truck while it is overloaded increases the likelihood that the vehicle may become unstable and makes it more difficult to control, all of which might result in an accident.
- Fatigued driving. Truck drivers are frequently required to spend extended periods of time behind the wheel in order to meet the responsibilities associated with their jobs. If they are not given the opportunity to get enough rest, it could lead to sleepy driving, which in turn raises the risk of an accident happening.
- Inadequate training. It is the responsibility of trucking companies to provide their drivers with the appropriate training in order to ensure that their drivers are familiar with the regulations of the road and know how to operate the vehicle in a secure manner. In addition, it is the responsibility of trucking companies to ensure that their drivers are aware of how to operate the vehicle in a secure manner. If they do not receive the required training, there is a chance that the risk of an accident may grow.
Injuries and Damages
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Common injuries associated with truck accidents include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and burns. Victims of truck accidents may also be able to recover for economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
Additionally, victims of truck accidents may be able to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Contact an Attorney
At Herbert & Lux, we understand that after a truck accident, you need someone to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. With our experienced legal team, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. We take a personalized approach to each case and are dedicated to helping you understand your rights and legal options.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, Herbert & Lux can help. We have the experience and resources to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today at (615) 878-5537 to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case.