Trucking Accidents

Mobile truck accident victims often suffer serious or catastrophic injuries, which may cause them to miss work, require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy, and diminish their quality of life after the accident. They may find themselves facing mounting medical bills and household debts that they are unable to pay.

Each year, truck accidents are responsible for almost 5,000 deaths and another 100,000 injuries in the U.S. The majority of these accidents are caused by the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies. The following are just some of the most common examples of negligence in truck accidents:

  • Driver inattention
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Tailgating, speeding, or other reckless driver behavior
  • Poorly maintained tires causing tread separation and blowouts
  • Improper fleet maintenance
  • Unsecured or improperly secured loads
  • Unlicensed or inadequately licensed drivers

If you are injured in a truck accident, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries from the truck driver and trucking company responsible for causing the accident. The Mobile truck accident attorneys at Yance Law Firm handle all types of trucking accident cases, including rear-end collisions, jackknifing accidents, right-hand-squeeze collisions, under-ride accidents, rollover accidents, truck-bus collisions – and any type of trucking accident that results in injuries or fatalities.

The massive size and weight of 18 wheelers results in a higher incidence of severe injury and death in truck crashes than in accidents involving only passenger vehicles. Cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are designed to withstand impact with vehicles of like size and weight, not with 80,000-pound trucks. Consequently, truck accidents often result in permanent, debilitating injuries or death to occupants of other vehicles involved in the crash. Catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord damage or brain trauma, can have a devastating impact on truck accident victims and their families for years after the accident. Catastrophic injuries often result in permanent disability, leaving accident victims unable to return to work or complete routine daily tasks without assistance after the accident.

If you were injured in a truck accident, statistics show that it was likely caused by negligence on the part of either the truck driver or trucking company. Yance Law Firm's truck accident lawyers will fight vigorously to ensure that the liable parties are held accountable for causing your injuries. Call Yance Law Firm at (251) 432-8003 to explore your legal options.

 



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