Trucking Accidents

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shutterstock_2826279Truck accidents are among the most deadly kinds of motor vehicle accidents that exist, because of the size of a truck (many trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds) and the speed that the truck may be traveling. In any instance where a truck and a smaller vehicle collide, chances are high that the people in the smaller vehicle will be injured or killed. If you have been injured in a truck accident with a small truck, tractor-trailer, an 18-wheeler truck, a semi-truck, or any other kind of large truck because of the truck driver’s negligence, Bush Law Offices can help you file a personal injury claim.

Unlike regular drivers, professional truck drivers are upheld to different standards than a regular driver. They must pass a road test, a written test, and meet certain physical qualifications in order to become a truck driver. They also must comply with certain safety regulations designed to prevent truck accidents from happening. However, in an effort to make more money, it is not uncommon for some truck drivers to drive beyond the number of hours that they are legally allowed to work and stay on the road even when they are tired. This is when truck accidents where other people are injured or killed often happen.

There are many factors to consider when assessing the extent of damages that should be awarded in a personal injury case caused by a negligent truck, and it is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney who is familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the other rules and regulations that a trucker should abide by. Violations of the FMCSR by a negligent truck driver, leading to personal injury or wrongful death, can increase the amount of damages you deserve to be awarded.

Truck accidents can be very difficult to evaluate, and truck accident victims should not attempt to handle the investigation themselves. At Bush Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys can thoroughly evaluate your case for you and explore all avenues for recovery. For example, we can have an investigator examine the truck to see if the vehicle has a problem with the breaks, and we can also find out if the truck driver and the truck company have more than one insurance company that we can approach regarding damages to your vehicle and injuries to you.

As with all personal injury claims, it is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney and not reach a settlement with the other person’s insurance company before consulting with your own legal representative. Bush Law Offices can assemble the right team of experts, take photographs of the accident scene, examine the damages sustained by your vehicle, determine how the truck driver or trucking company may have been negligent and caused your injuries, as well as assess the extent of your injuries and the award amount you can recover. We can then determine whether it is appropriate to sue the truck driver as well as the truck company or the truck manufacturer for negligence.

Award damages we can recover for you may include the following:

  • The extent of the your injuries
  • Lost wages
  • Medical and recovery bills
  • Property damages
  • Pan and suffering
  • Permanent and other serious injuries

In most personal injury cases, you won’t have to pay us from your own pocket. All payment for services and applicable fees will come from your case’s final settlement and disposition, with your financial status, employment status, present and future health, and other pertinent matters taken into consideration. To schedule your consultation call Bush Law Offices at 800-745-9336 or send an email to