Truck Accident Attorneys Who Fight for You
If you've been injured, call a law firm that knows to win
A truck accident can have extremely serious effects. A fully loaded tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 pounds traveling 65 miles per hour can do tremendous damage to a car, and the people sitting in it. If you've been injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The Lourie Law Firm can help.
There are many different ways a truck accident can happen. But all can have devastating effects.
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A truck accident can cause injuries that are much more serious than those sustained in an auto accident. Victims can suffer burns and broken bones. There can be damage to internal organs. Others may lose a limb. Some may suffer spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries can affect a person's life permanently. And unfortunately, many prove fatal.
Truck accident injuries can also take a significant toll on your finances. Medical expenses from surgery, hospitalization and multiple doctors' appointments can add up quickly. There can be months or years of physical therapy required. And if you are left unable to work, you will lose wages. But the bills don't stop coming.
If you've been injured in a truck accident, you need an attorney who knows how to get you the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
We have the resources to take on the trucking companies and get results
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Lourie Law Firm have handled countless truck accident cases. They know how insurance companies react. They know how trucking companies try to protect themselves. And they know how to build a strong case that gets results for you.
Trucking companies act quickly when there's an accident. They send their own investigators to the scene within hours. If they find evidence that negligence on their part or the driver's part led to the accident, they aren't going to share it with you. They are only interested in protecting themselves so they don't have to pay.
If you contact us as soon as possible after your accident, we can get to work on your case right away. We'll look for evidence that proves the truck driver or trucking company acted negligently. Our attorneys will build strong case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Each case is different. But in general, people injured in truck accidents may be able to seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, disability and pain and suffering, among other damages.
If you've been hurt in a truck accident, don't wait. Contact Lourie Law Firm today for a free consultation. One of our experienced attorneys can get explain your options. Let's get started on your case.
Large trucks have a high center of gravity and can easily roll over under the right conditions. There are many factors that can lead to a truck rollover, but often it involves a driver approaching an on-ramp, incline or curve at high speed. Driver error, unstable loads and improperly maintained trucks can also be factors. If a truck rolls over onto a car, it can leave the car driver and passengers with serious and even catastrophic injuries.
This type of truck accident can occur when a driver brakes suddenly while traveling at a high speed. The trailer swings out to the side, at a 90-degree angle to the cab, and the truck skids. The two sections form an "L" or open jackknife shape. This is an extremely dangerous situation, as the trailer could crash into cars as it swings out. The cab could also crash into a car as the truck continues to skid, or the truck could overturn and spill any dangerous cargo it is carrying. Any of these scenarios can cause serious injuries - and victims deserve to be fairly compensated.
In an underride accident, a car slides underneath the truck, crushing the top of the car - and causing devastating, often fatal injuries. This can happen when the truck brakes suddenly or quickly changes lanes in front of a car. Or the truck's rear lights might be out, and a driver may not see the truck at night or in bad weather. It can also happen if a truck rear-ends a small car. Commercial trucks are equipped with guards to prevent underride, but those guards often fail - and when that happens, we hold both the trucking company and the manufacturer accountable.
In this type of collision, a truck crashes into a car in an area where the truck driver has limited or zero visibility. This is called the truck's "no-zone" or blind spot. A truck could change lanes without seeing a car and crash into it. But drivers need to recognize that a car may be in the no-zone at any time. When a crash does occur, it is usually because the truck driver was negligent and not paying enough attention. When this happens, we hold the trucker accountable.
Speeding in any type of vehicle is dangerous, but this is especially true of large trucks. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds. Bringing a speeding, fully loaded truck to a complete stop can take some time. A quick and complete stop is not an option. So when a speeding truck has to brake suddenly, a crash is likely - one that can result in severe injuries or death. Truck drivers may speed to try to make a deadline. But there is never an excuse for this negligent behavior.
Distracted driving is common, even among truck drivers. They work long hours behind the wheel. Some may get distracted by talking on the phone or texting, or looking at paperwork. Or they may be eating while driving. Some may glance at their on-board computer. But anything that takes their eyes off the road even for a few seconds can be dangerous - leading to a crash that leaves people seriously hurt.
A trucker is driving a rig down the road when a tire blows out. This makes the truck hard to control and makes a crash likely. How does a tire blow out? The tread separates from the tire after repeated heat and friction. Other factors include unsecured cargo, slow leaks, running over an object or defective tires. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure their vehicle is properly inspected and maintained regularly. In some cases, a manufacturer may be responsible for making a defective tire. We'll thoroughly investigate your accident and make sure we hold the negligent party accountable.
Cargo Fell Off Truck
A tractor-trailer is driving down the highway in front of you. Suddenly, you notice that the truck's cargo has come loose and is falling all over the road - right in your direction. This is a terrifying situation, one that can cause accidents resulting in serious injuries. Federal regulations require that all cargo be properly loaded and secured. But regulations aren't always followed. Trucking companies are negligent if they fail to meet this requirement.