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Truck and Car Accidents Are Not the Same

There is a difference between car and truck accidents. Some attorneys handle truck accident cases as though they were all car accidents.

Mishandling truck accident cases are not going to seek the proper justice for the victims. Our attorneys know the difference, and we treat trucking accidents differently. Trucking accidents are significantly different because they tend to be more severe.

The one significant difference is the size of the vehicle. All trucks outweigh cars. Trucks, including tractor-trailers, dump trucks, eighteen-wheelers, and other large trucks, operate under different rules, regulations, and federal laws. Federal safety laws govern the trucking industry.

Why Are There So Many Reported Truck Accidents?

Despite the federal safety regulations that trucking companies and their drivers must abide by, truckers can pose a higher risk to others on the roadways for the following reasons.

  • If the trucker runs behind schedule and risks not meeting arrival times as scheduled, their company can impose on truck drivers consequences for not meeting schedules, no matter the reason. This pressures drivers to become reckless due to driving too many hours on the road.
  • The trucker becomes fatigued and is at high risk of an accident.
  • Perhaps the drivers lacked training or experience.
  • Cargo was not loaded correctly.
  • Negligence
  • Disregard road conditions
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver aggressiveness and anger issues
  • Trucks poorly maintained
  • Trucks with tires in poor condition and poorly functioning breaks
  • Absence of safety mechanisms

Company owners sometimes ignore government safety regulations, increasing the risks for their drivers, causing many types of accidents on the highways.

The Types of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents all have different scenarios that can happen at any time. There are several different types of trucking accidents as follows.

  • Road spillage of cargo overloads
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Jackknife situations
  • Truck rollovers
  • Too wide of a turn
  • Hitting bridge embankments
  • Underride crashes
  • Override crashes
  • Sideswiping other vehicles
  • Incorrect lane changes
  • Crossing the center lines
  • Tire blowouts
  • Blind spots

The Most Dangerous Trucks on the Road

The following trucks are found to speed and are sometimes recklessly frequented. This type of driving is risky to those they share the road with, such as walkers, other drivers, and cyclists. These dangerous trucks include,

  • Garbage trucks
  • Work vehicles
  • Dump trucks

Never Navigate the Judicial System Without a Seasoned Lawyer

If you are the victim of a trucking accident, know that representing yourself in a case of this sort gives you little to no possibility for a successful outcome. You no doubt have mounting medical bills, and perhaps you cannot work.

Depending on your injuries, maybe this accident was life-changing, and you can never work again. Who pays for your living expenses and bills? You did not ask for this accident to happen, so why should you, the victim, pay for some other person’s negligence?

You need adequate and just compensation to pay for all the wrong done when that truck hit your vehicle. These attorneys are seasoned and dedicated to protecting your rights as the victim in a trucking accident. Insurance companies do not want to pay you money or as little as possible. We know how to deal with all insurance companies and will fight for you.

Too many people may have been in the wrong that caused this accident. You do not have the expertise to fight all of these people and their lawyers.

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck maintenance crew of the company
  • The ones who loaded the truck
  • Road conditions where cities did not maintain their roads in a safe manner
  • Wrong road signs and faulty signals
  • Third-party vehicles

John Feroleto is well-versed in trucking accidents and served on the National Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. This attorney is a member of a group of esteemed attorneys across the United States, dedicated to protecting your rights as a victim.

When a death occurs, this attorney works tirelessly with close family members to gain the justice they need to help close the doors to an untimely incident through gaining compensation by a settlement to pay the victim’s end-of-life expenses.

A Call to Action for Victims of Trucking Accidents

If you are a trucking accident victim, please give our seasoned and experienced Buffalo truck accident attorneys at Feroleto Law a call as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Feroleto Law have faithfully served Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding areas for over 30 years and have gained the trust of these communities.

Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you were the victim of a negligent trucking accident, we want to hear your story and help you through a difficult time. Know that you never pay us a fee unless we win your case in court or settle your case out of court.