The consequences of a collision with a big-rig or other commercial truck with a normal passenger vehicle are often devastating. In the thousands of commercial truck accidents across the nation each year, injured drivers and their families are often forced to deal with serious life-altering injuries caused by truck drivers. Unfortunately, serious injuries and fatalities are often the result of these tragic accidents due to the large size and weight of the commercial trucks. The long-term financial and physical harm imposed on a victim of a truck accident can be overwhelming and too much to handle on your own. The attorneys at Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung will help you navigate the complex truck accident process and fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Commercial truck accidents can occur in many different ways with a variety of vehicles, all of which usually result in serious bodily injury. Some of the different types of truck accidents include:
Excessive speed accidents
Truck driver fatigue accidents
Inadequate training accidents
Improper loading or weight issue accidents
Driver inattention accidents
Commercial truck drivers are professionals and usually require specialized training in vehicle operation and safety protocol. Moreover, truck drivers and their employers are required to follow strict safety guidelines. These guidelines include how long a driver can operate a vehicle, vehicle maintenance checks, and proper loading techniques based on the size and weight of the commercial truck. However, in the demand for increased profit and tight delivery schedules, truck drivers too often disregard the law and their responsibility to avoid putting other drivers in danger. When the rules and regulations designed for safety are not followed, accidents happen.
Large commercial truck driving companies have their own team of representatives and attorneys fighting for them when they get into an accident. Often times immediately following an accident, a representative from a trucking company will report to the scene and begin interviewing victims of the accident when they are most vulnerable. The trucking company representative will try to take control of the accident scene so that they can mitigate or shield their company from liability. When facing an experienced trucking company like this, you need an attorney to fight aggressively on your behalf.
Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung will review every truck accident case in incredible detail and thoroughly investigate the case to determine what caused the accident. We will visit the scene, interview all witnesses, collect and analyze police reports, consult with accident reconstruction experts, and take all necessary steps to determine who is liable and how best to achieve recovery in your case. Contact Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys and let us fight on your behalf.
What Compensation Can Be Recovered?
Life after a trucking or commercial vehicle accident may never be the same. The negligence of a truck driver on the road can lead to devastating and tragic consequences for those unfortunate motorists involved in an accident. Victims involved in a trucking accident frequently sustain serious bodily injuries, some which last a lifetime. Accident-related expenses, such as medical costs and follow-up therapy, can quickly add up and become overwhelming for the injured party. Hiring an aggressive trial attorney from Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover medical bills, lost wages from work, rehabilitation, and many other costs you may have sustained as a result of the accident.
Payment for damages from a truck accident settlement or award can help you with:
Medical costs (including emergency room and hospital bills)
Pain and suffering caused by the accident
Lost wages or the loss of earning capacity due to injuries
The cost of being in a truck or commercial vehicle accident can lead to expenses which last not only days or weeks, but sometimes for years. At Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung, we will fight for you until you receive the full compensation you deserve so that you are taken care of not just for today, but for the future as well.