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Franklin County Truck Accident Lawyers

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Some of the most devastating Franklin County injury accidents involve large trucks. In the year 2009, 86 people were killed and 1,623 were injured in large truck collisions. When someone is seriously injured in a crash, he or she may be able to pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. During this process of filing a claim, it will be necessary to determine who may be held liable, calculate how much compensation may be available and take steps to ensure that your rights are protected.

Who May Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident in Franklin County

Determining what caused the truck accident will affect who may be held liable for the damages suffered. A few examples of potentially liable parties include:

  • Negligent Truck Drivers: Truck drivers have a difficult job operating these large vehicles for long hours. This does not, however, excuse truck drivers from acting negligently or recklessly. Common forms of truck driver negligence includes fatigued driving, driving distracted, driving under the influence of alcohol, excessively speeding, running through a red light and failing to check a blind spot before changing lanes.
  • Truck Companies: Truck companies are responsible for the actions of their employees. They may also be held accountable for a crash caused by their failure to properly maintain their vehicles.
  • Truck Part Manufacturer: If a defective part led to the crash, the part manufacturer may be held liable for the damages. Defective brakes, accelerators or tires have been known to cause devastating crashes.
  • Maintenance Firm: If a recent repair to the truck contributed to the accident, the truck company’s vehicle maintenance firm may be included in a lawsuit. Truck companies are required to maintain detailed maintenance logs under federal law.

Truck Accident Damages

In order to know how much compensation to seek, it is important to determine the extent of the victim’s damages. Injured victims would be well advised to keep records of all medical losses as well as records of the amount of wages lost while injured. There are non-financial losses that may be more difficult to calculate. When someone suffers a serious injury, they may be able to pursue non-financial losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Experienced personal injury attorneys may use similar injury cases as a point of reference when determining this value.

How to Protect Your Rights While Filing a Claim

There are a number of steps you should take while filing a claim for injuries suffered in a truck crash.

  • Make sure you take down all of the information you can immediately after the crash.
  • Make sure you get the contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.
  • Remember to never to admit fault for the crash.
  • Refuse to be recorded when speaking to an insurance company.
  • If at any time during the process you worry that your claim will be denied or that you will be offered less than you deserve, call an experienced truck accident attorney.

Page Law has a long history of successfully representing injured victims of collisions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, please contact us for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.

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