You never thought it would happen to you. After all, you are a safe driver, one who takes steps to avoid large trucks on the roadway. However, if you need a truck accident attorney, pick up the phone and call us today.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand these cases. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a truck driver or truck company, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Can Go Wrong?
We are sure you have thought about what could go wrong while you are riding down the roadway next to one of the following:
- Dump truck
- Trash trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery vehicles
- And other large trucks
In some cases, these vehicles can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the average passenger vehicle that weighs around 4,000 pounds, and you can see why these crashes can be so devastating.
We know that many large truck crashes are caused by driver error and vehicle failure.
It is important that all truck drivers have their commercial driver’s licenses and be properly trained to operate each vehicle they use. All too often we find that new truck drivers are put on the road with no training from a more experienced driver.
Drivers need to obey all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the operation of large trucks. This includes not carrying more weight than allowed and not driving over the number of hours allowed.
Truck companies should always inspect and maintain their vehicle to prevent failure of the following systems:
- And more
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a larger truck crash:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
The question is this – who is going to be responsible for covering the expenses related to a crash?
What To Do After An Injury
If a truck driver is negligent or a truck owner has failed to inspect their vehicle, then the truck is not safe. It can cause major injuries in a crash. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help you if you have been injured and need a Lindenwold truck accident attorney.
Our team will investigate every aspect of the crash and secure records from the truck’s owner. We will leave no stone unturned on our way to securing the compensation you need, which can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible