Are semi trucks as safe as everyone assumes?
No. Many people incorrectly assume because a semi truck is larger that it is safer. The sad truth is that many semi trucks are designed without regards for driver safety. Many fatalities from semi truck accidents are due to rollovers; lots of semi trucks do not have strong roll cages that protect the driver. Some semi truck drivers are injured because their load was uneven or not secured. Other are injured because there was no back guard protecting the driver from heavy loads in an accident.
Who will be held liable for my semi truck injuries?
Each case is different and the liability will not be the same in every case. Some unsafe semi trucks were designed defective and the manufacturer could be liable. Other semi trucks are defective because of an error in the manufacturing process; which may render the manufacturer liable. Sometimes the company that owns the semi truck can be liable if they did not secure a load properly or failed to protect the driver in other ways.
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What money is there after a semi truck accident?
After an accident many defective semi truck victims find themselves with major medical bills. A defective semi truck lawyer could help you receive money for past medical bills related to the accident. There may also be compensation for future medical bills if the injuries are severe enough. Many semi truck drivers who are in an accident miss time at work and may be eligible to receive money for lost wages. Some semi truck accident victims may be able to get a settlement for pain and suffering too.
If I lost a loved one, is there help?
If you lost a loved one from a defective semi truck accident, you may be entitled to a settlement. If the semi truck was defective and someone lost their life, you should contact our defective product lawyers soon. There are deadlines to how long you have to file a lawsuit. Once your legal deadline to file a defective semi truck accident lawsuit passes, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit.
What other kinds of accident happen from semi trucks?
Semi trucks are involved in lots of accidents because they are slower to react to danger than an automobile. Semi trucks are carrying heavy loads which present further danger to the driver. One of the more common injuries to semi truck drivers is the load shifting onto the cab. This weight often causes the cab to crush, sometimes killing the semi truck driver. Many semi trucks are missing cab guards on the back of them that protect drivers from loose loads in an accident. Too often, the load was not secured properly, then shifts and injures the semi truck driver in an accident.
How much does a defective semi truck lawyer cost?
Woods & Woods never charges a penny unless you win! Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you lose your defective semi truck lawsuit, you owe us nothing. Woods & Woods never bills clients by the hour. We will not charge for phone calls. We do not ask for money upfront.
Why call Woods & Woods defective semi truck lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has fought major corporations on behalf of our clients. We have successfully represented thousands of injured people and their families. Our aggressive representation and knowledge of the law helps our clients win their cases. If you need help after being injured by a defective semi truck, call us today to explore your legal options for free.