The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
Truck & Big Rig Accidents
A trucking accident occurs when large trucks (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking accident. Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of vehicles; truck drivers usually escape trucking accidents with little or no personal injury.
If a trucking accident does occur, record as much information as possible, including names and contact information of witnesses. Trucking accidents usually involve extensive property and personal damages. Lawsuits may recover losses due to trucking accidents, and consulting an attorney familiar with the specific laws and insurance regulations governing trucking accident settlements can help you determine your best legal course of action.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.