The Deadly Realities of Truck Accidents
Last week, a terrible accident involving a dump truck had tied up traffic for hours on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to police, the truck had struck and overpass, which ignited a fire, killing one person. Although people found interesting ways to keep busy while stuck in traffic, the accident did cause the turnpike to shut down for hours.
Truck accidents can be some of the worst types of automobile accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012 there were 333,000 large trucks involved in traffic accidents. Of those accidents, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured. This number has increased each year, and with regulations relaxing on trucks, it could be possible that there will be no decrease in these numbers anytime in the near future.
If you get into a truck accident, you’ll soon learn that’s it can be much different than getting into a car accident. Not only will you have to deal with your insurance company, but you will also have to face the truck driver’s insurance company, which may involve the driver’s company. In addition, determining fault in a truck accident can be tricky. It could the fault of the driver, the driver’s company, the manufacturer of the truck, maybe even a combination of all three. Where in an accident with a car driver, you may be able to settle everything outside the courtroom, it may not be that easy with a truck accident. The truth is, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you with your case and make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, don’t wait. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.