Imagine driving happily down the road when all of a sudden a massive truck smashes into the side of you. In this circumstance it is likely that you and the passengers that may be in your vehicle will be injured. At first you are concerned only for your well-being, but after that you will be left dealing with the costs associated with the incident. Thankfully there are truck accident lawyers that are able to get you the compensation you deserve; the compensation that is going to put everything right again and ensure that the rest of your life is made as easy as possible despite even severe injuries.
In 2010 there were over 500,000 accidents involving large trucks. Over 86% of those killed in large truck accidents are passengers in smaller vehicles. Many times the innocent driver is killed and the trucker is able to walk away unfazed.
Sadly a life that is lost in such an accident cannot be brought back after it has been snuffed out by a driver’s negligence. However, the compensation that can be obtained will go a long way towards improving the financial situation of the family member’s since the person’s death.
Every day truck drivers are flaunting regulations in order to increase their pay or to complete their rounds in double quick time. This in turn is leading to driver fatigue which of course makes them less aware of their surroundings, and this is what unfortunately leads to such serious truck accidents.
Contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. We will fight to make sure that the trucking company is held responsible for their failure.
Call us today at (314) 361-4300 or fill out our online contact form for a free and confidential consultation.
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