Hinojosa Law can assist you should a negligent truck driver hit you.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported preliminarily that 36,750 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2018, and fatalities that involved large trucks increased by 3 percent from 2017.
The size and force of a large truck can inflict much more severe damage than a smaller motor vehicle, so large truck drivers must practice extra attention on the road. If you have been hit by a large truck, the driver as well as the company that employs the driver may be held liable for your injuries.
What causes truck accidents?
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving recklessly or aggressively
- Exhaustion after long hours driving
- Inadequate training
- Failing to inspect and maintain the vehicle properly
A motor vehicle crash involving a large truck can result in devastating injuries, especially for those in the smaller motor vehicles. Injuries range from lacerations to paralysis or even death. Medical bills for these kinds of injuries can quickly accumulate, particularly if the injury is so severe that months or years of physical therapy or prescription medications are required. An insurance company may offer a settlement that can seem like a quick solution to any financial problems you may face with such injuries, but the attorneys at Hinojosa Law can help ensure that the amount you receive will fully compensate you for all current and future costs.