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Can I Get Compensation After Getting Hit By A Truck?

Dec 26, 2019 Brown Moore

Large commercial trucks can cause devastating injuries if they are involved in an accident. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we have the experience to help you get through this. Our truck accident attorneys will investigate your crash and help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), There were approximately 100 and 48,000 people injured in accidents with large trucks during the latest reporting year in the United States. Approximately 4,700 people lost their lives in these incidents. Those who survived large truck crashes often sustained serious injuries and incur major expenses. Anyone who is injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of another party may be entitled to recover the following compensation:

  • Their medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Loss of future earnings if they can no longer work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the party responsible for the crash

Who can be held liable for these incidents?

There are various parties that may be held responsible for your truck accident injuries. In many of these cases, the crash is caused by the negligence of a truck driver. This could be due to the driver:

  • Operating while distracted
  • Operating while fatigued
  • Not following traffic laws
  • Operating while impaired

When a truck driver is responsible for a crash, the insurance carrier of the trucking company will likely be the one to pay out any settlement crash victim.

There are also times when the truck company itself may be held responsible for the crash. These companies are required to regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle to prevent vehicle failure while the truck is driving on the roadway. Companies that failed to do so could be held responsible for any crash injuries.

Truck manufacturers and the manufacturers of individual truck parts could also be held liable in a crash if they supplied the truck company with defective vehicles or parts.

We are here to help you get through this

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident that was caused by a truck driver or trucking company, please seek legal assistance immediately. You may be entitled to compensation, and the team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC is ready to help. We will investigate every aspect of the truck crash that caused you to harm and work to ensure you are treated fairly throughout this process. When you need a Charlotte truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.