Trucking is an important industry in the U.S. that brings in billions of dollars each year. Unfortunately, truck and tractor trailer accidents can cause severe and catastrophic injuries. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 5,000 deaths occur as a result of truck accidents each year. A variety of factors may contribute to truck accidents, such as:
These accidents often result in severe injuries due to the sheer size and weight of trucks and tractor trailers. Injuries caused by truck accidents often include broken bones, fractures, traumatic brain/head/neck/spine injuries, concussions, muscle strains, ligament and joint injuries and tears, burns, scars, disfigurement, paralysis, limb loss, and death. The possibility of psychological wounds is also prevalent, and can include things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the accident, and depression.
Various parties with their own insurance can be held responsible for the accident, including truck drivers, truck owners, leasing and maintenance companies, shipping and cargo companies, and government entities assigned to maintaining the roads. Kahn, Gigliotti & Lehrfeld has the knowledge and experience to identify each insurance company and hold all liable parties responsible for the accident. We can get you or your loved one the maximum compensation they deserve, including verdicts and settlements needed to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.