Every year there are thousands of truck accidents that lead to injuries, fatalities, insurance claims, and lengthy traffic jams. The odds are against you when you’re involved in a collision with a semi truck or tractor-trailer. If you are the driver of a car, riding a bike, or walking, you’re likely to be seriously injured or killed. If the collision was caused by a truck driver or the truck owner’s negligence, you would face a battle to ensure that the negligent driver and his employer will compensate you for your damages. These damages include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In the event of one of these accidents, the truck driver and their company have an advantage with decades of experience defending claims just like yours. These mass companies usually have attorneys ready to respond at a moment’s notice to the company’s request for legal help to fight your claim. In any event of truck accidents, it is best to seek a truck accident lawyer.
With recent studies, it may be even more beneficial to seek the right lawyer. Many trucking companies have policies in place for when a crash occurs, and regardless of who is found to be at fault, they will likely have to go through drug and alcohol testing immediately after the accident. Unfortunately, researchers have analyzed evidence from around the world to get a sense of how much is known about how frequently truck drivers use legal and illegal psychoactive substance and found widely varying estimates.
When drivers were asked, about half admitted to drinking and driving, and 30 percent admitted to using amphetamines on average. When tested, about eight percent of drivers tested positive for amphetamines, stimulants, and cocaine. All of this information makes being on the open road with so many trucks around you frightening. With truck accidents, delay and procrastination on your part are the trucking company’s best friend. This creates a delay in prosecuting your case and can damage your claim. Here at McGinity Law Firm, we have the legal knowledge and successful track record that you need when seeking a truck accident lawyer. We are prepared to defend your rights and help you recover from the damages that you have suffered.