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Truck Accident: Pursuing Justice for the Injured

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Truck accidents involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and big rigs can result in catastrophic injuries and significant damages. These massive vehicles, often weighing up to 80,000 pounds, pose a significant threat to other motorists and pedestrians sharing the road. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is vital to understand your rights and seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

At Fielding Law, we recognize the profound impact truck accidents can have on victims and their families. Our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys is committed to advocating for your rights, securing the compensation you need, and guiding you through the complex legal process.

Why Choose Fielding Law for Your Truck Accident Claim?

Specialized Expertise: Fielding Law possesses extensive experience in handling truck accident cases, including those involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and big rigs. Our legal team is well-versed in the unique challenges and complexities of these cases.

Proven Track Record: Our success is measured not just by the number of cases we handle but by the positive outcomes we achieve for our clients. Past settlements and verdicts have provided financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Compassionate Advocacy: We understand the physical and emotional toll truck accidents can take on victims and their families. Our attorneys offer compassionate support, working tirelessly to alleviate your stress and guide you through the legal journey.

Thorough Investigation: Fielding Law leaves no stone unturned when building your case. We conduct meticulous investigations, gathering evidence, consulting experts, and reconstructing the accident to establish liability.

Personalized Strategies: We understand that each truck accident case is unique. Fielding Law tailors legal strategies to your specific circumstances, ensuring the best possible outcome for your claim.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result from various factors, including:

Driver Fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to driver fatigue, impairing a truck driver’s ability to react to changing conditions.

Speeding: Excessive speed is a common factor in truck accidents, making it difficult for drivers to stop in time to avoid collisions.

Distracted Driving: Distractions such as texting or using a mobile phone can divert a truck driver’s attention from the road.

Improper Maintenance: Neglected maintenance, such as faulty brakes or tires, can lead to accidents.

Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can impair a truck driver’s judgment and reaction time.

Overloaded Trucks: Trucks carrying excessive cargo can become unstable, increasing the risk of rollovers and accidents.

How do I know if I need medical treatment after an accident?

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

We understand that the moments following a truck accident can be overwhelming. Taking specific steps can help protect your rights and strengthen your potential claim:

  1. Prioritize Your Health: Seek immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Delaying medical care can jeopardize both your health and your claim.
  1. Contact the Authorities: Call the police to report the accident and ensure that a formal accident report is filed.
  1. Document the Accident: Take photos and videos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles involved. Include date and time stamps on your photos.
  1. Gather Witness Information: If there were any witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information, including full name, phone number, and email address.
  1. Preserve Evidence: Maintain any clothing or footwear that may have been damaged in the accident as evidence.
  1. Do Not Provide Statements: Avoid giving statements to insurance adjusters or signing any documents without consulting an attorney. Insurance companies may use your statements against you.
  1. Consult an Attorney: Reach out to Fielding Law at 833.88.SHARK for a free, confidential consultation. Our experienced truck accident attorneys can assess your case, discuss your rights, and provide guidance on the next steps.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After a Truck Accident

Hiring a personal injury attorney is not merely a recommendation; it is a crucial step in protecting your rights and securing the compensation you deserve after a truck accident. Here is why legal representation is essential:

Legal Expertise: Truck accident cases involve complex federal and state regulations, insurance policies, and liability issues. An experienced attorney understands the nuances of trucking laws and can navigate the complexities on your behalf.

Investigation: Attorneys have the resources and expertise to conduct thorough investigations into truck accidents. They gather crucial evidence, interview witnesses, consult experts, and reconstruct the accident scene to build a compelling case.

Negotiation Skills: Dealing with trucking companies and their insurers can be challenging. Attorneys are skilled negotiators who can advocate for your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Legal Strategy: Attorneys develop personalized legal strategies tailored to your unique circumstances. They understand that each truck accident case is different and will work to maximize your chances of success.

Peace of Mind: When you hire an attorney, you gain a dedicated advocate who can handle the legal complexities while you focus on your recovery and well-being.

Let Fielding Law Be Your Shield Against Uncertainty

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, but you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Fielding Law is here to be your legal advocate, tirelessly fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us at 833.88.SHARK. Your journey to justice and healing begins here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

What steps should I take immediately after a truck accident?
Following a truck accident, prioritize your safety and the safety of others. Call emergency services, seek medical attention, and gather essential information such as the truck driver's details, license plate number, and contact information of any witnesses. Preserve evidence by taking photos of the accident scene, damages, and injuries.
How is liability determined in a truck accident?
Liability in a truck accident can involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, and maintenance contractors. Investigations assess factors like driver negligence, adherence to regulations, and potential vehicle defects. Experienced attorneys often work with accident reconstruction specialists to determine liability and build a strong case.
How does the trucking industry regulate drivers?
The trucking industry is heavily regulated to ensure safety on the roads. Regulations cover areas such as driver qualifications, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, and cargo securement. Violations of these regulations can significantly impact liability in a truck accident case.
Is it necessary to hire an attorney for a truck accident claim?
Yes, seeking legal representation is crucial after a truck accident. Trucking companies often have teams of lawyers and insurance adjusters working to minimize liability. An experienced personal injury attorney can navigate complex regulations, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and, if necessary, pursue a lawsuit to ensure your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation.

Took care of us after our accident. Went above and beyond to check in and make sure we were ok. Great personal touch and service.

Colby

I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Fielding in the past, and I cannot recommend him and his team enough. They're true professionals from intake to close outs, and will make sure a difficult process goes as smoothly as possible. All-around great guy and one heck of an attorney.

Mia

As a fellow Arizona attorney, my interactions with Fielding Law was top notch. Both attorneys and support staff were friendly and helpful. Plus, their office in Tempe is brand new and very cool.

Allan

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina