Our nation depends on truck drivers nearly as much as any other profession. Just as grocery stores depend on truckers for their product, consumers depend on grocery stores for their produce. It’s a cycle, and truck drivers start that cycle for nearly every business in America. Additionally, truckers end up working 70-hour weeks quite frequently, so it is no surprise they get tired. Truck companies very often show little sympathy, however, and are very strict with their truck driver’s deadlines. All these things combined make for a stressful job, which is why truck accidents happen so easily. If you were injured in a truck accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the main types of truck accidents?
- Blindspot accidents: Trucks are notorious for their blind spots. Trucks have blind spots so massive that they very often cannot see other smaller vehicles when changing lanes. This puts other motorists at risk of either being struck or run off the road.
- Wide turn accidents: These accidents generally occur when a truck driver swings left to make a right turn. If the truck swings too wide, it may collide with the cars to its right.
- Jackknife accidents: A jackknife accident is when an 18-wheeler and its trailer go into a skid, causing the trailer to swing out and stop, forming a 90-degree angle in the road.
- Rear-end accidents: If you are rear-ended by a truck and are injured, you will most likely be able to recover compensation. The rear-ended car is almost never at fault, and if you were rear-ended by a truck, there is a good chance you are severely injured.
- Rollover accidents: These generally happen when a truck takes a turn at too fast of a speed.
- Head-on collisions: If you are injured by a truck that was driving on the wrong side of the road, you will most likely be able to recover compensation.
How can I recover compensation following a truck accident?
The most important thing to consider when determining if you are entitled to compensation is whether or not the other party’s negligence is the cause of the injuries you have sustained. However, it is usually more challenging to prove negligence in a truck accident claim because truck and insurance companies will generally hire a team of seasoned attorneys who will do whatever they can to deny you of your much-needed compensation. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney yourself who will tenaciously fight for your rights.
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The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. If you need strong legal representation, contact our firm today.