We Hold Drivers and Trucking Companies Responsible For Negligence
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were about 114,000 crashes involving large trucks in the United States in 2019, causing 158,000 injuries and 5,244 fatalities. Accidents involving 18-wheelers, commercial trucks and semi trucks are often devastating and may result in severe injuries, fatalities and loss of property. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries and seek fair compensation.
At Cortinez Law Firm, our attorneys are ready to offer you and your loved ones the support and compassionate representation you need following such a painful and emotional experience. As Arkansas personal injury attorneys with 30 years of experience, we will investigate the surrounding facts of your personal situation and explore your possible options to pursue damages. Our team will fight diligently to protect your rights and help you seek deserved compensation to cover your injuries, damages, loss of consortium and any additional pain, discomfort and suffering you have been through.
Who Can Be Liable For A Truck Collision?
Truck accidents are unique compared to other types of accidents. Depending on the surrounding circumstances resulting in the accident, a number of different parties may possibly be held liable for a truck accident. These include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
- Maintenance personnel or company
- Parts and equipment manufacturers
- The persons who loaded or shipped the cargo
- Government agencies who failed to carry out routine maintenance of the road
The legal concept of “respondent superior” gives you the right to sue a truck driver’s employer, if the driver caused your crash while in the course of their work duties – essentially if they were driving their employer’s truck when the accident happened.
The following damages may be recovered from your truck accident claims:
- Medical bills, including ongoing medical treatment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages to further punish the wrongdoer for their conduct
For wrongful death claims, damages like medical bills and funeral costs may be recoverable. You might also receive compensation for the loss of the deceased’s financial support, companionship and care.
How Legal Counsel Can Help
Getting injured in a truck accident can be emotional and unsettling. Such a devastating incident may hinder you from working or even enjoying life. However, you don’t have to suffer the financial liability and pain all by yourself. Act quickly to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate for your legal rights and help you seek the financial justice you deserve.
At Cortinez Law Firm, we have the resources and experience to guide, support and represent clients in their truck accident claims. Using our knowledge of the laws addressing liability in truck accidents and wrongful death cases, we can help guide you through the often complex legal proceedings. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of insurance providers and claims adjusters who wouldn’t protect your best interests. Let our dedicated team fight compassionately on your behalf and pursue your rightful financial compensation.
You Don’t Have To Take On The Trucking Company Alone
If you or someone close to you was hurt in a negligent truck accident, you may recover damages. Contact Cortinez Law Firm online or by calling 501-574-3244 today to schedule a simple case evaluation. Our experienced attorneys can fight vigorously to protect your legal rights and offer you the comprehensive legal guidance and strong representation you need in your truck accident claims. We are proud to represent clients across Little Rock, and the surrounding areas of Bryant, Cabot and all of central Arkansas.