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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers

Tractor-trailers, also called “big rigs” and “semi-trucks,” are large, heavy vehicles responsible for transporting cargo to countless destinations all over the country. Tractor-trailers are an integral part of the U.S. economy, and it’s essential for all drivers to understand the inherent dangers these large vehicles present. A fully-loaded tractor-trailer is several times taller and exponentially heavier than typical passenger cars, and thus capable of inflicting catastrophic damage in an accident.

You need to know what to do after experiencing a tractor-trailer accident. When such accidents happen due to negligence, an attorney can help an injured victim hold the responsible parties accountable, and secure compensation for the victim’s losses. Depending on the nature of an accident, a subsequent lawsuit could take several forms and may involve multiple defendants. Contact our personal injury lawyers for more information.

Depending on how an accident happens, an injured plaintiff may need to file a product liability claim against a defective product manufacturer, a personal injury claim against a negligent trucking company, or against a truck driver who engaged in dangerous behavior behind the wheel. The right attorney can help an injured plaintiff determine the best option for securing compensation following a truck accident.

Damages in Truck Accident Lawsuits

Plaintiffs who suffer injuries and other damages in a tractor-trailer accident can collect compensation for:

  • Property damage. Plaintiffs can file insurance claims against a defendant’s auto insurance to cover vehicle repair or replacement costs, but that coverage may not cover the full cost. Plaintiffs can also sue for any property damage that occurs due to a tractor-trailer accident, such as a truck striking a building or parked vehicles.
  • Medical expenses. An injured plaintiff can recover hospital bills, prescription costs, rehabilitation fees, and any other expenses for necessary medical treatment.
  • Pain and suffering. Plaintiffs can sue for the physical pain and mental distress caused by injuries and the traumatic experience of a truck accident.
  • Lost wages. If an injured plaintiff cannot return to work after an accident, he or she can sue for the wages lost in that time. Some injuries may prevent a plaintiff from working at all in the future, and he or she may sue for future earnings as well.

Tractor-trailer accidents often entail extensive damages and sometimes multiple defendants. Injured plaintiffs can reach out to the team at Fielding Law for reliable legal counsel in these difficult cases. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation about your tractor-trailer accident today.