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Truck Accidents Archives

Seek compensation for a big rig crash: Carefully plan your case

The reasons for semitruck crashes vary almost as much as the injuries that these accidents can cause. For the victims of these crashes, having to deal with the effects can be very troublesome. In the least severe cases, the person might walk away with some scratches and bruises but not much else. In the most serious, a person can lose his or her life.

Damages must be carefully considered in semitruck crash cases

When you are injured in a semitruck crash, you might feel like life as you knew it is over. This might very well be the case if you suffered an injury that is going to impact you for the rest of your life. Some injuries, such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, might not enable you to return to the activities you did before the crash.

Records maintained about semi truck crashes might help you

Semi truck crashes are very serious matters that can impact the victims for the remainder of their days on Earth. These crashes often lead to claims for compensation. As part of these claims, the victims will need to show that the trucker acted in a manner that was negligent or reckless, that those actions caused the accident, that the accident caused their injuries and that the injuries led to financial damages.

What does it mean if a semitruck crash is recordable?

Some semitruck accidents are more serious than others. One of the factors to consider when you are trying to decide whether to seek compensation is was the accident recordable with the Department of Transportation? Understanding what this means can help you if you decide to pursue a claim.

All factors of a semitruck accident have to be considered

In our previous blog post, we discussed how semitruck accidents that are caused by fatigue are often preventable. These accidents are often very serious accidents. Think about the Tracy Morgan crash that occurred in 2014. That accident left the comedian in a coma, and another person was killed.

Distracted and impaired trucks can claim lives

Truckers have to be fully aware of what is happening on the roadways when they drive. If they are distracted or impaired, they might be unable to take action when they need to as they drive. These truckers are putting everyone around them in danger if they are driving without being fully cognizant of their driving.

Semi truck accidents have a wide range of causes

Semi trucks are heavy vehicles that often have heavy loads that they are transporting. This combination can make a semi truck a lethal object when it isn't being driven in a safe manner. When a big rig accident occurs, the cause of that accident becomes a primary consideration for the people who were injured in the accident since this is a point that could have an impact on the personal injury case.

Truckers want you to help stop distracted driving

The drivers of big trucks need your help. These individuals, who are behind the wheel of their big, heavy vehicles for many hours every day, have seen virtually every kind of driving violation under the sun. They have also seen a lot of distracted driving incidents and they know what kind of havoc it can bring to other drivers (and themselves) on the roadway.

John LaCava has done a more than excellent job representing me in my personal injury law suit. His thorough and caring manner had me completely at ease throughout the process and gave me full confidence in my representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the kind of painful accident I experienced, as the attorney who will ensure that your case is taken care of in a truly professional and very experienced way. - Patt Cartolano
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