Truck Accident Resources
Have you been injured in an accident with a commercial truck? At a time such as this, one of the most important things that you can do is to stay informed. At Arnold & Itkin, LLP, we strongly believe that providing information to accident victims is one of the most important goals of this website. By going through the different pages on this website, you can find all types of information that may be beneficial to your situation. For example, you can visit our FAQ page to find answers to some of your most commonly asked questions. If you would rather, you can also visit pages discussing
truck accident statistics as well as
accident facts No matter where you go, however, you can find information on a variety of topics that will help you to get a clearer picture on this important subject and help you in the tragic aftermath.
Overview of Commercial Truck Accidents
Being involved in an accident with a commercial truck is far more disastrous than being involved in a crash with an ordinary passenger vehicle. For starters, these vehicles can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds while the average car tops out at closer to 3,000. This drastic difference in size results in severe and even life-threatening injuries for those involved in truck accidents. Thankfully, statistics show that commercial truck drivers are typically much safer than non-commercial drivers; however, these vehicles are still involved in far too many accidents for comfort. Recent statistics show that in 2009 large truck crashes could be counted as the cause of more than 3,000 fatalities and more than 74,000 injuries.
Understanding the Chronology of Lawsuits
At Arnold & Itkin, LLP, we recognize that it can be daunting to face a lawsuit if you have never been involved in the law before. For this reason, we are dedicated to providing our clients with a clear breakdown of some of the things that they can consider when moving forward with litigation. While no two cases will ever be exactly the same, there are certain generalities which can be attributed to most lawsuits. For example, after being injured, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer if you are looking to make a claim for damages. Certain steps can be taken immediately after the accident—such as investigating the scene, talking to key eye witness and the local law enforcement—that significantly impact the outcome.
To begin the process, a lawsuit must be filed. Following the filing, your attorney will be able to begin what is known as the discovery process; this is commonly referred to as "fact finding." Essentially, we will begin investigating into the details of your accident – from the crash itself to the driver, the company and any related government records. By exhaustively combing through the details, we can help to develop clear causation of the accident, which can prove invaluable when determining fault. In many cases, once this process is complete, the case will be referred to an alternative dispute resolution forum in an attempt to find a peaceful outcome. If, however, the case cannot be settled through mediation, it will be tried and taken to court. At our firm, we are not afraid of the courtroom. You can trust we will fight for the verdict you deserve.
Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer today!
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident we encourage you to reach out and consult with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. You may be qualified to recover financial compensation for medical expenses (past, current and future), as well as lost wages, property damage, emotional pain and suffering and more. By calling our firm, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to discuss the situation with a legal professional who will be able to evaluate your situation and help determine the best course of legal action to help you.