According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of trucking accidents has nearly doubled in the last two decades. Often times, accidents are caused when trucking companies become motivated by profits and fail to adhere to safety regulations. The risk of significant injury and death in a semi-truck, big rig or18-wheeler accident are greatly increased compared to ordinary traffic accidents. Survivors of truck accidents will often suffer considerable past and future lost wages, medical bills and extreme pain and inconvenience in their life.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a trucking accident, it is important that you contact an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure you hire the appropriate experts and begin your investigation immediately. The trucking industry will typically get their investigators out immediately and may try to settle with you before you understand the extent of your damages or your legal rights. It is also important to consult with an attorney to help figure out who is actually responsible for the accident. There can be several different individuals/entities involved from the driver of the truck to the owner of the truck, and understanding who is responsible will help you maximize your recovery.
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