What Am I Owed If My Child Was Killed in a Trucking Accident?
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Throughout the United States, trucks, tractor-trailers, and big rigs are very common. These vehicles can be seen on roads, highways, and expressways all around the country. Commercial trucking companies make a profit by delivering goods to customers all over the United States.
Because of the nature of their business, accidents are quite common. These large commercial trucks pose a significant risk of serious injuries and even death to adults and children alike due to the size disparity between these trucks and common vehicles. There are approximately 5,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries in about 500,000 trucking accidents every year.
When a child is injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident, a parent is faced with many challenges. These challenges include the payment of medical bills, dealing with the injuries or loss of a child, not to mention the emotional toll of losing a loved one. While this experience may be truly devastating, action can still be taken.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our trucking accident lawyers.
Common Trucking Accident Causes
There are many different things that can cause trucking accidents, but some causes are more common than others. Common trucking accident causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Truck drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving
- Manufacturer defects in the truck
- Failure to properly inspect commercial trucks
- Overloaded trucks
- Oversized trucks
Who Can Be Sued in a Trucking Accident Case?
Put simply, any person or entity at fault for causing a trucking accident can be sued. The law provides accident victims with several way to seek compensation after an accident. Some actors who may be held liable for your injuries or damages include:
- The trucking company owner
- The truck manufacturer
- The truck driver
- The owner of the trailer
- The shipper
- Any other driver, person, or entity who in any way contributed to the trucking accident
How Much Am I Owed?
If you choose to start a personal injury case and are ultimately successful, you may be awarded certain damages. While it may be impossible to tell exactly how much you may recover from a personal injury case–as every case is unique–courts have been known to award monetary settlements for damages on a number of grounds. These include:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Hospital fees
- Ambulance bills
Many pieces of information are factored into the valuation of your truck accident settlement claim. Differences in state trucking laws can also affect settlement valuation and require different procedural requirements.
OUR TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
At Zinda Law Group, our trucking accident attorneys have helped thousands of victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury or loss of a loved one. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest claim possible and pursue maximum compensation for hospital bills, future medical costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.
Our firm also believes an injury victim should never have to worry about being able to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced trucking accident lawyers.
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