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Trucking Accidents FAQ

Trucking Accident Statistics in America

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were a total of 60,000 injuries that caused by large commercial trucking accidents, 3,341 in addition had fatal results. As you can see, this is a serious reality that is plaguing our country, with far too many innocent victims suffering at the hands of negligent commercial truck drivers. If you were injured, or you have recently lost a loved on it a devastating trucking accident, please contact Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC today for the experienced Alaska injury lawyer you deserve working on your side. Our firm will do whatever it takes to help you receive the compensation you deserve for the accident and subsequent injuries or death.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "commercial" truck?
A commercial truck is something which is used for transporting some form of commercial goods, often used for business. These would include the large eighteen-wheeler trucks, tractor trailers, any type of delivery truck, tanker trucks as well as any other fright truck on the road. If you are hit by one of these vehicles, due to their size, the accident and subsequent injuries may be severe.

If I was the victim of a trucking accident, who should I sue for my injuries?
Depending on the many associated factors of the accident, there are a few possibilities available for liability. In some cases there may be multiple people or companies at fault, in which case you may be able to recover damages from each of them. The possible options may include: the driver himself, the owner of the truck, the company who rented out/leased the truck, a truck/parts manufacturer, or the freight loader/shipper for the cargo on the truck. Whether it is one or multiple responsible parties, having a truck accident attorney is crucial in order to fight for the damages you deserve after your injury.

What are common causes of truck accidents?
Causes of trucking accidents can vary, however fatigued drivers are among the more common because of their long hours and extended periods of time they are on the roads. Other causes may include unsafe passing, inability to safety drive large vehicle, auto part malfunctions, unrealistic schedules for drivers (leads to exhaustion and dangerous driving/speeding), distracted drivers, drunk drivers and many others.

I was forced to miss work because an injury after a truck driver hit my car, can I receive compensation?
By hiring a skilled attorney, our team can help prove the negligence of the truck driver and fight for compensation for you injury not only including the lost wages, but also medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering, etc. It is worth pursing legal action, be sure to contact us as soon as possible.

If I was injured in a truck accident, should I contact an attorney?
After being involved in any form of traffic accident having the skill and guidance of a legal professional is highly encouraged. At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC we have years of experience assisting clients to receive the compensation they deserve after being wrongfully injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver. We understand what is at stake and we want to help you fight the responsible parties for the damages that are rightfully yours. This will include the any costs associated with the accident, as well as suffering and treatment that may occur down the road because of your injury. Please contact us today for an Alaska personals injury lawyer you can rely on! We offer a free case evaluation as well that you can fill out online.

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