Have You Been Hurt In A Big Truck Accident?
If you haven’t already, go see a doctor right away! You may be suffering from a more serious injury than you realize.
Medical professionals need to make sure you’re okay. If you delay medical attention, not only could your jeopardize your health, but the insurance company could claim that you were injured after the tractor-trailer accident.
It’s hard to believe an insurance adjuster would use these kinds of tactics, but the adjuster’s job is to save as much money as possible for the insurance company. The insurance company really doesn’t want to pay out on a claim at all.
What’s The Big Deal With Truck Accidents?
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration statistics show that one out of nine traffic deaths come from big truck collisions and 74% of those fatalities are occupants of the smaller vehicle.
It has been proven time and time again that sharing the road with 18-wheeled, 30-ton monster-sized commercial trucks is hazardous for people in passenger cars. With the enormous difference in size, any accident involving a big truck and a car can lead to very serious, often fatal, injuries for the car’s occupants.
Because of the more dangerous nature of these giant vehicles, laws regulate professional truck drivers’ training, certification and work habits, as well as tractor-trailer maintenance and travel logs. Still, too many truckers and their employers try to get around those laws. Some drivers stay at the wheel for too many hours without the legally defined break. Other truck drivers are careless or inexperienced and therefore fail to allow the additional distance required to stop a big truck – 20 to 40 percent more than a passenger vehicle. Also, truck drivers who text are more than 20 times more likely to get in an accident than non-distracted drivers. Fortunately, in early 2010, the federal government banned texting by commercial truck drivers.
Get Someone On Your Side
There are so many issues to investigate after a big truck accident. You need a lawyer right here in New Jersey who you can trust to look out for your best interests and guide you through the many, many questions you, your family and your insurance company will have. A tractor-trailer accident doesn’t have to wreck your life. Our lawyers know how to take on big truck companies while you get your life back to normal.
Contact us for free today and let’s get started on your case! We’ll meet you in your home, at the hospital or in our Paterson, NJ office.