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Truck accidents are some of the most severe motor vehicle accidents that can occur on the road. This is because commercial trucks, such as semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and tractor-trailers, are much larger and heavier than other vehicles. As a result, truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries and even death for the occupants of smaller vehicles.

If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, you need to know that you are not alone. Thousands of people are injured or killed in truck accidents each year in the United States. The good news is that you may be entitled to compensation for your losses if the truck driver, trucking company, or another party was at fault for the accident.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand how devastating truck accidents can be for victims and their families. Our Greenville truck accident attorneys are here to help you fight for the justice and fair recovery you are owed. We are committed to providing you with the compassionate, personalized legal guidance you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.

For a free, confidential consultation, call our office today at (252) 429-5161.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. However, the majority of truck accidents are caused by one or more acts of negligence. When a person or party fails to act reasonably or with reasonable care and this failure results in harm to another person, that person or party can be held legally liable for the victim's injuries and damages.

Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver negligence: This includes things like speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, and drowsy driving.
  • Truck driver error: This includes things like making improper turns, driving under the influence, and failing to yield the right of way.
  • Truck driver impairment: This includes things like driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving while fatigued.
  • Truck driver inexperience: This includes things like failing to properly load the cargo, failing to properly secure the cargo, and failing to account for the truck's size and weight when driving.
  • Truck equipment failure: This includes things like brake failure, tire blowouts, and faulty steering mechanisms.
  • Improper truck maintenance: This includes things like failing to properly inspect the truck and failing to properly maintain the truck.
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo: This includes things like failing to properly load the cargo, failing to properly secure the cargo, and failing to account for the truck's size and weight when driving.
  • Manufacturing defects: This includes things like faulty tires, faulty brakes, and faulty steering mechanisms.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Determining liability is a critical step in any truck accident claim. To recover compensation for your losses, you will need to be able to prove that another person or party was at fault for the accident. In some cases, this may be the truck driver. In other cases, it may be the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, or another party.

Depending on the circumstances, the liable party may include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The truck maintenance company
  • The shipping company
  • Another driver

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, the injuries that can result from truck accidents are often severe. In many cases, the victims of truck accidents suffer from catastrophic injuries that can have lifelong consequences.

Some examples of common truck accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones: The force of impact in a truck accident can easily break a person's bones.
  • Soft tissue injuries: This includes things like sprains, strains, and deep bruising.
  • Lacerations: In severe cases, truck accident victims may suffer from deep cuts and lacerations.
  • Internal organ damage: The force of impact in a truck accident can cause a person's organs to be crushed, punctured, or otherwise damaged.
  • Burns: If a truck accident causes a fire, the victims may suffer from severe burns.
  • Spinal cord injuries: The force of impact in a truck accident can cause a person's spinal cord to be crushed, severed, or otherwise damaged.
  • Paralysis: In severe cases, truck accident victims may suffer from partial or complete paralysis.
  • Amputations: In severe cases, truck accident victims may suffer from the loss of a limb.
  • Head and brain injuries: The force of impact in a truck accident can cause a person's head to be struck by an object or to strike an object.
  • Concussions: In severe cases, truck accident victims may suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can cause permanent brain damage.

How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help?

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, truck accident claims are notoriously complex. They often involve multiple liable parties and large insurance companies that will do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible. This is why it is so important to have an experienced truck accident lawyer in Greenville on your side.

A truck accident lawyer can help you by:

  • Investigating the accident: This includes things like reviewing the accident report, interviewing witnesses, and visiting the scene of the accident.
  • Gathering evidence: This includes things like the truck's black box data, the truck driver's logbook, and more.
  • Calculating your total losses: This includes things like your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company: Your attorney can handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance company, so you can focus on your recovery.
  • Filing a lawsuit: If the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit and represent you in court.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our truck accident lawyers in Greenville have decades of combined legal experience. We know how to build strong cases and we know how to win. You can rely on us to provide you with the personalized, one-on-one legal guidance you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have 11 office locations and are prepared to fight for you. Call us today at (252) 429-5161 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

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