Truck accidents (involving large 18-wheelers, semis, big rigs, etc.) are much different than ordinary collisions that involve regular-sized cars or passenger vehicles. These cases tend to be more complex, as they hinge upon both state and federal laws. In addition, special legislation, rules, and policies from the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) play a huge role in truck accident claims. There are simply a myriad of regulations from multiple parties that must be considered. These parties include federal agencies as well as the trucking company with which the driver is affiliated.
Because these cases are so layered and complex, you want to make sure that you obtain your legal advice from a team with experience and proven results. The Ward Law Group has this in spades, with over 20 years of high-profile cases from every imaginable variation of personal injury claim. Whenever you make an insurance claim due to personal injury or psychological suffering, you can almost guarantee that someone out there is going to try to minimize it. Our team will ensure that you receive the full compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Don’t speak English? What about Spanish? The Ward Law Group is incredibly passionate about providing legal counsel to members of the Spanish-speaking community. Don’t let language become an obstacle to seeking the legal advice that you so desperately need. If you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, please contact our team!
Truck Accident // Lumbar Injury
Truck Accident // Lumbar Injury
Truck Accident // Lumbar Injury
Big rigs are typically powered by very large engines that are responsible for hauling thousands of pounds of freight in an attached trailer. In fact, large commercial trucks such as these may weigh up to 40 tons! Naturally, this means that many truck accidents involve ludicrous amounts of property damage. On top of that, because of their large size, truck accidents often result in severe injuries. At higher speeds, this only becomes worse.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 500,000 truck accidents occur in the U.S. annually. This translates to roughly 5000 truck-related fatalities a year, or 12% of all lethal automotive-related deaths.
Here are a few common subtypes of truck accident claims that we settle:
Because these freight carriers are so big, resultant injuries tend to be very serious, especially when smaller cars are involved. Although it is technically possible to walk away unscathed, it is much more likely that victims of these accidents will be hospitalized. In fact, the National Institute of Traffic and Highway Safety reports that 3 out of every 4 truck accident victims suffer a personal injury, or even, death. Common injuries include:
Unfortunately, when you’re the victim of a truck accident, you’re probably going to get hurt—and often badly. More likely than not, this translates to a variety of compensation possibilities that you can pursue with your lawyer. These forms of compensation include:
In addition to serving English-speaking personal injury victims, The Ward Law Group is passionate about providing bilingual legal services to the Spanish-speaking community. Don't let language become an additional barrier to getting the compensation you deserve for your claim. Contact our team of legal advisors at the Ward Law Group today!
Gregory Ward and Jany Martínez -Ward have recovered millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for car accident victims. They were recognized for a top 5 verdict in Florida in 2021. They obtained more than $2,000,000 in compensation for the victim of a truck accident. Don't leave the fate of your settlement to chance. Contact The Ward Law Group today to secure your legal rights and hire reputable insurance companies.
If you, members of your party, or a truck driver are involved in an accident, call 911 immediately—even if no one is injured. The emergency responders will remove the damaged vehicles from the road and to a safe place as soon as possible. Seek immediate medical attention if necessary, or at the very least, receive an evaluation later.
These days, just about everyone has a high-quality camera in their front pocket. It is important to document every applicable detail of the accident space. This will greatly increase your chance of receiving the compensation you deserve at a later date. If possible, you should also obtain the contact information of anyone nearby who served as a witness to the crash.
It is also not a bad idea to ask for a copy of the truck driver’s license, a copy of the police report, and any insurance information from the other party. The last one is especially important if you are injured. You will want to give the police every last possible detail you remember about the nature of the accident. Spare no detail, however trivial. This will ensure that the police report will be accurate for later when you really need it.
If you have recently been injured in a truck accident, then seek legal counsel with The Ward Law Group immediately. The sooner you establish contact with us, the better your chances of achieving the compensation that you deserve. Remember, for truck accidents, you really want to enlist the best. Our team has an endless resume of high-profile, complex claims and victories. In fact, it is a resume extends over 20 years long. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Don’t speak English? Fortunately, The Ward Law Group employs lawyers who are fluent in both Spanish and English. Whether you are a native English speaker or speak Spanish, you can result assured that your case will be in extremely capable hands.
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