Commercial truck accidents are becoming more and more frequent as companies and governmental agencies deploy workers in their own vehicles or in company vehicles for delivery services, repair and maintenance services, personal care services at outside locations or transportation of goods. Sometimes, large fleets of vehicles such as UPS, FedEx and DHL or other carrier services are operating double- length (tandem) trucks on the roadways. Because these trucks are larger and heavier than cars, serious injuries often result when a crash occurs.
These commercial truck operators are held to a higher standard of care since an enhanced license is required to operate these vehicles on the roadways. Common negligent commercial driving errors consist of excessive speed, poor truck maintenance, distracted driving, failure to look for pedestrians, inattention when backing up, turning or changing lanes, not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot, not setting the parking brake, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to obey traffic control devices, improper speed, texting or other driver inattention.
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a settlement or large enough settlement to cover your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.
At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating truck accident cases on behalf of injured drivers and passengers. We will assist you in filing your no-fault application for medical treatment and pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling truck accident case for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.
FREE CASE EVALUATION BY AN EXPERIENCED INJURY LAWYER
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, call Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law at 716- 285- 9555.
There is no fee for the consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis meaning if you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee.
Please keep in mind that there are specific time limitations to file a no-fault application for medical benefits and likewise a lawsuit for your personal injuries.