You likely do not think about how many large trucks we have rolling in and around Bristol on a daily basis. That is, unless you find yourself driving next to one.
We have all had the same thoughts when operating near a large truck – “Okay, let’s go ahead and get past this thing.”
Large commercial trucks are the lifeblood of our economy, working to move materials from place to place around the clock. They keep food on our shelves and our construction workers supplied.
But what happens when a truck or its driver causes you harm?
If you need a Bristol truck accident attorney, turn to the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Can Happen?
Think about how many trucks you see on a daily basis: eighteen-wheelers, construction trucks, mail delivery trucks, garbage trucks, panel trucks, and more.
Each of these trucks weighs tens of thousands of pounds when they are carrying their loads. If an accident occurs, they have the potential to cause major damages and injuries. For the latest reporting year in the US, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased three percent from the previous year.
Why do accidents occur?
The most common cause is vehicle failure. If truck companies or individual owners fail to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles and something goes wrong while the truck is at a high rate of speed, a driver can lose control and crash. We often see problems with a truck’s:
- Tires of wheels
We also know that the drivers themselves can cause harm. All truck drivers must follow state and federal laws regarding how many hours they are allowed to drive at a time. These laws are in place to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. If these laws are not followed, sometimes out of a desire to make more money, people can get hurt.
Truck drivers should never operate their vehicles while impaired by drugs or alcohol and they should never be distracted by phones or other devices when driving.
Injuries from large truck crashes can be devastating to many people on the roadway at once. Irresponsible drivers and companies should be held accountable in the event of an accident.
What You Can Do Now
We know you did not expect to be dealing with injuries from a truck accident, but we want to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team will work with you throughout this whole process. We know that you will have many expenses after an accident and we will work with insurance companies and other parties involved to make sure all of them are covered. This can include:
- Your accident-related medical expenses (short and long-term)
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages against the driver or truck company