Automobile, Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents

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Automobile, Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents

While commercial trucks offer an important service to many industries nationwide, their huge size and weight pose serious dangers on roads and highways. Every year in the United States, more than 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur as a result of trucking accidents. These grave numbers prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to set stricter truck safety standards and guidelines to decrease the rate of trucking accidents. Sadly, many truck companies and drivers violate these regulations, which results in devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of people a year.

Attorneys handling trucking accident cases must have familiarity with these regulations to effectively pursue a claim. They also must be able to assess these cases to determine the type of experts to be retained. These may be experts in federal regulations, biomechanical engineering, accident reconstruction, human factors, etc.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a trucking accident, you may be eligible to recover your losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

For more information about your legal rights and options, please contact the Law Office of Michael W. McElroy today for a complimentary consultation with an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney.

Trucking Accidents: The Causes

An alarming 40 percent of all trucking accidents are caused by driver fatigue. However, there are several other causes of truck accidents that involve the negligence or wrongdoing of a third party—including the truck company, manufacturer or maintenance company, government entity, or more. The following are some of the more common causes of truck accidents:

  • Driver negligence or error
  • Mechanical or equipment defects
  • Road hazards
  • Reduced visibility and maneuverability in trucks
  • Your Legal Rights

If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to know that you have legal rights and options. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party to seek compensation for your damages including pain and suffering, medical costs, lost earning or income capacity, and more. However, please note that all personal injury lawsuits have a statute of limitations that will limit the amount of time you have to file a claim.

It is essential to consult with a qualified and proven personal injury attorney who can thoroughly evaluate your case, inform you of the laws in your state, help you file a claim, and protect your legal rights and interests every step of the way. At the Law Office of Michael W. McElroy, we are dedicated to assisting victims of trucking accidents obtain the justice they deserve.

Please contact us today for a FREE case evaluation.

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