Truck Accident Lawyers are attorneys who specialize in representing victims of trucking accidents. A trucking accident occurs when large trucks (10,000+ lbs.)collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking accident. Because of the size of these trucks, most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of the smaller vehicles.
Trucking accidents are costly to the trucker or trucking companies and their insurance companies, and large companies will work quickly to resolve everything at the scene of the accident. You will need an experienced Lawyer or legal team that is familiar with the unique nature of truck accidents to represent you. For example, many trucking companies install GPS receivers into their trucks that allow them to track their drivers’ speed and location in great detail. Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers know how to obtain this data, interpret it, and if need be use it in truck accident cases if the trucking companies claim their driver was not at fault. Understanding the finer details of commercial motor vehicle law is essential to handling a case involving a truck accident.