New Hampshire & Maine Trucking Accident Lawyer
There is no doubt that 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial
vehicles have become commonplace on American roads and highways, and that
many drivers and passengers commonly dismiss the dangers involved in sharing
the road with these massive machines. When it comes to
auto accidents, those involving trucks have a much higher percentage for resulting in
personal injury and fatality.
In fact, statistics from the United States Department of Transportation
have shown that there are more than 500,000 truck accidents each year,
with more than half of them resulting in injuries.
Causes of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents
Such alarming statistics indicate that there are a number of injured victims
who will require medical procedures, treatment and care as the result
of their truck accidents. In addition to the tremendous financial strain
this can create, many of the injuries are severe enough to prevent victims
from working. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our experienced personal
injury legal team understands the devastating repercussions caused by
trucking accidents, and we devote 100% of our efforts, skills and resources
to obtaining the best compensation possible for our clients and their
families. There are a number of causes of truck accidents, the most common
of which include:
- Driver error
- Drunk driving
- Failure to meet safety regulations
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
- Poorly maintained vehicles
When determining the cause of your trucking accident and the extent of
liability involved, our legal team explores all possible options and conducts
thorough investigations. Our firm's attorneys have also become well
acquainted with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
and the many federal regulations that govern the trucking industry and
the responsibilities of trucking companies and truck drivers.
With this knowledge, we can determine if a trucking company can be held
liable for the damages you suffered. Overworked drivers, for example,
may mean that companies failed to comply with federal regulations regarding
the hours drivers are permitted to work, therefore resulting in their
full liability. In any case, these companies have large resources and
legal teams at their disposal and cases are often complicated by aggressive
defense tactics. As such, truck accidents and personal injury claims require
the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney Today
Whether you have been injured in a
jackknife accident, rollover or any other type of trucking accident, you need aggressive
legal representation that will not back down from the large trucking companies.
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our legal team has accumulated decades
of experienced in fighting for full and fair compensation for injured
victims and we are prepared to evaluate your case.
If you would like to learn more about your case and how we can help you
file a successful claim,
contact our firm today.