A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You and Your Loved Ones Cope with Trauma
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury involving an 18-wheeler, a truck accident lawyer with Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis can help you. Over the years, we have helped many injured clients and their families to collect compensation.
Trucking accidents are some of the most severe transportation accidents that occur on our streets and highways. They are capable of causing a wide range of injury, and in the very worst cases, they can prove deadly. Anyone considering a position in which they will be required to ride in or operate a semi truck should know their rights regarding accidents and spinal injury. For more information, contact us today.
Types of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents often involve not only a truck and its driver, but other motorists as well. Common types of trucking accidents include:
- Tire blowouts, which in a several-ton truck can cause a loss of control and a crash.
- Jackknife accidents, in which a truck’s cab and trailer angle away from one another and shift out of their proper lanes, causing an extreme hazard to other cars. A jackknife can also result in a rollover.
- Underride accidents, in which another vehicle crashes into a tractor trailer and continues advancing beneath it.
- Rollover accidents, in which a tractor trailer can become unbalanced and roll onto its side, or turn completely over.
Who Is Responsible?
To establish liability in a trucking accident, an employee should consult with an experienced lawyer.
Employers are required to insure any work vehicles their employees must operate. That insurance policy will generally cover any damages that the employee causes while operating a work vehicle. If another party is responsible, their insurance will generally pay for any damages.
Workers' compensation is available for most employees who experience a work-related injury. All employers are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance in case a trucking accident - or any other work-related accident - should occur. However, only an experienced attorney can ensure that the extent of your injury is adequately represented, helping you receive the maximum compensation allowable.
If an accident occurs because of a faulty component in the semi truck, the manufacturer of that component may also be responsible.
Contact Us Today
Semi trucks are an essential part of our economy. Many industries rely on these big rigs to transport goods, heavy machinery, raw materials, and more along our nation's highways and our city streets. However, because of their immense size, and the speeds at which they travel, they are capable of causing large-scale damage. Accidents involving compact cars can be very serious; accidents involving multi-ton trucks can be thoroughly devastating. If you have suffered a spinal injury or any other form of injury as a result of a trucking accident, you will need considerable resources to cover the cost of medical treatment and other expenses. Contact an attorney with Golitko & Daly today to learn more about how our expert representation can help you collect damages and begin rebuilding your life.