Legal Help With Truck Accidents
If you were injured in a truck accident or semi-truck accident as the driver or a passenger, you may have questions about your claim with an insurance company. The truck accident lawyers at Friedman, Domiano & Smith are here to help.
How Are Truck Accidents Different From Automobile Accidents?
Trucks do not have nearly the same amount of maneuverability or vision of their surroundings as cars do. This often results in more serious injuries. In fact, there are three times as many trucking accidents in the U.S. as there are automobile accidents in proportion to the amount of car and trucking traffic.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
If you are considering hiring a truck accident lawyer, you may have concerns. We answer your most frequently asked questions.
How are trucking accidents different than car accidents?
Trucking and semi-truck accidents differ from car accidents in many ways. Trucks do not have the same ability to maneuver like a car or see as much of the road as an automobile. Trucking accidents are usually catastrophic and rarely do not cause serious injury.
Who is responsible for a truck accident?
Trucking accidents can be caused by many different reasons and can involve a great deal of legal complexity. Trucks are larger in size than traditional automobiles, may contain hazardous materials, and accidents can involve multiple vehicles. Causes of the accident can vary as well and include:
- Special hazards such as highway construction or poorly-maintained roads
- Issues related to the nature of big vehicles such as blind spots, speed, and weight
- Truck driver fatigue
Even the injured driver may bear some responsibility. Learn more about who is responsible for a truck accidents.
Why are truck drivers fatigued?
Truck drivers are only allowed to work a certain number of hours before stopping. However, lack of sleep, pressure to deliver, and other reasons can cause drivers to push their limits. Learn more about how driver fatigue can cause accidents.
How to get help
Accidents Involving 18-wheelers: Where to Turn For Help
The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith work with victims of semi tractor-trailer accidents. Drivers and passengers who have suffered a severe crash may not be fully aware of their rights.
Coping with the sudden death of a loved one
We know there is nothing that can be said to ease the pain of losing a family member in a sudden accident. But we can help with the legal issues that surround your situation. In addition to offering legal advice, the attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith can also assist with:
- Insurance claims
- Death benefits
- Immediate financial needs of your family
- Probate and estate administration
- Determining if punitive damages are possible
- Settlement to minimize tax burdens.