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Truck Accident Law

Every year thousands of people are injured and killed in car accidents. Many of those accidents involve trucks. Truck accidents are responsible for over 100,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities on the roads in the United States every year. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, it is of utmost importance you contact an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer immediately.

Immediacy is important. Even if you are recovering from your injuries in the hospital, do not wait! Ask a family member or friend to contact a truck accident attorney who can discuss your options with you in the hospital. Not only does each state have their own regulations regarding how long after an accident the victim has to file a claim against the driver or the truck driver's employer, but also the trucking company will quickly involve their lawyers to investigate, in their best interest, the scene of the accident to collect evidence. The sooner your lawyer can investigate the accident, the better and the more information your lawyer can glean to help your case so that you can receive the full compensation amount that you deserve.

Truck accidents are very common, making up 3 percent of traffic accidents that transpire each year on the roads of the United States. Being a victim of a truck accident can not only lead to serious medical problems, but also the loss of income and mental / emotional distress. Some of the injuries sustained by victims of truck accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Severed limbs
  • Comas
  • Concussions
  • Emotional stress

There are many things, which can contribute to a trucking accident. When a devastating accident occurs, there may be multiple vehicles involved, as well as multiple reasons contributing to the accident.  The truck or trailer driver, the company or owner, the manufacturer of the vehicle's tires, or other parts that may have augmented the severity of the accident may have contributed to the accident. Your attorney will investigate to determine who was at fault (who is negligent) for the accident and whether or not anyone violated trucking laws, regulations, or traffic laws. You truck accident lawyer will acquire statements from witnesses, police reports, as well as any other crucial information to help build a strong case. The truck accident lawyers of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P are well acquainted with the possible complexities of truck accidents and truck accident law and will proceed with your cause in a thorough and timely manner.

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Truck Rollover
  • Tires Blow up
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Failure
  • Repair & Maintenance Failure
  • Hazardous Roads
  • Failure to Yield The Right of Way
  • DUI / DWI / Drugs 
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Mechanical or Brake Failure
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Uneven Loads That Shift Weight

Make sure to consult with your own lawyer before signing any documents provided by the trucking company's insurance provider, since these documents may prevent you from pursuing future litigation for damages later on. Experience is key to hiring a truck accident lawyer. The attorneys at Gordon Elias & Seely L.L.P. have over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law- including truck accident law. From coast to coast the lawyers at Gordon Elias & Seely L.L.P. will travel and consult with you to make sure you receive the proper compensation that you deserve. For a free case evaluation, please fill out the form on the left side of the page.