Salisbury Truck Accident Attorney
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While a car accident can be dangerous enough, being involved in a truck accident is incredibly risky and can result in some life-changing consequences. Truck accidents are often more devastating than car accidents, as tractor-trailers or semi-trucks have the potential to do far greater damage than a simple car or pick-up truck. Truck accident injuries can be extremely severe and life-changing, resulting in changes that will affect how you live for the remaining future. For this reason, getting in a truck accident can be truly frightening – for both the person getting hit and for the truck driver.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a truck accident, you can’t afford to hesitate. In addition to filing claims with insurance companies, you need to speak with a skilled Salisbury truck accident attorney right away. Hearne & Bailey, P.A. has considerable experience helping clients who have been injured in truck accidents, and we have a long history of success in handling these matters. We fight for your rights and work diligently to protect your best interests from insurance companies who would rather you simply went away. Our team has substantial experience, and we use that knowledge and skill to diligently pursue the best outcome of your case.
What Causes a Truck Accident?
There are many factors that can contribute to a truck accident. The driver may be sleep-deprived due to insufficient rest. They could have a condition like sleep apnea, in which case driving for long stretches of time is dangerous. Other times, an accident may be due to speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting, distraction during phone use, or violating the maximum weight restrictions by overloading a truck. If any of these factors contributed to your accident, you might be able to hold the driver or truck operator responsible.
Our lawyers work hard to verify negligence through evaluation of:
- Black boxes that tell truth about a truck’s speed and other key factors
- Truck drivers’ logs, which may show that a driver was likely fatigued
- Evidence that a trucker had sleep apnea or a record of chronic fatigue
- Ownership, truck driver hiring and training, and insurance coverage issues
- Eyewitness testimony and police reports
- Evidence of overloading or poor load balancing
- Evidence of mechanical failure that led to a rollover accident
- Evidence that a trucking company negligently hired an inept trucker
In every car accident and truck accident case, the team at Hearne & Bailey, P.A. works hard to identify all potentially negligent parties and evaluate the insurance policies of each one. Sorting out insurance complexities is almost always a necessary challenge. Our lawyers’ persistence often pays off in this and other areas of tractor-trailer injury cases.
Have you been hurt as a result of a truck accident? Call Hearne & Bailey, P.A. at (410) 618-0903 to request a free case evaluation today!
Common truck accident injuries include head trauma, broken bones, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, and lacerations. In serious cases, these injuries can lead to brain trauma, internal bleeding, paralysis, and even death. Because of their size, trucks are more likely to cause a fatal accident than a standard car would be. In some cases, an injury from an accident will heal quickly. In others, it will continue to cause pain and even disability for years to come.