Truck accidents are among the most devastating of all traffic wrecks, especially for occupants of passenger cars tangling with large commercial trucks. The statistics are not on your side when it comes to such collisions, with your risk of injury or death as high as 98 percent, according to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. D.O.T).
The Okeechobee truck accident lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene understand this better than most. We routinely deal with the aftermath of truck accidents for our clients, who often sustain serious or catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one. As a highly experienced legal team, we have seen firsthand the physical, emotional, and financial devastation that can result. That is what spurs us to persistent and dedicated action in helping you win your truck accident case and getting you every dollar in damages that you deserve.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that about 500,000 truck accidents take place across the nation every year. These accidents involve trucks of all kinds, from personal pickup trucks to commercial tankers, dump trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers. Due to their enormous size, weight, and length, big commercial trucks are more difficult to stop at highway speeds, often have several blind spots, and can act like lethal weapons when colliding with cars, SUVs, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. In 2008, more than 3,700 truck accidents caused the deaths of more than 4,200 Americans.
If you are injured in a truck accident caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another, such as truck driver, trucking company, truck or component vehicle parts manufacturer, you have a right to pursue monetary compensation for the damages connected with your injuries. Those damages include both your past and future medical expenses necessitated by the incident, your lost income and predicted future lost income or earning capacity, as well as your pain, suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, permanent disability, and similar non-economic losses.
Truck accident cases can be complex due to the fact that large trucking companies often have their own legal teams devoted to protecting the interests of the company. They are also subject to both state and federal regulations. Evidence in a truck accident must be promptly and thoroughly investigated and preserved to help establish liability. In the aftermath of injuries, you will want a professional team on your side taking care of all technical and legal details to ensure that you have the best chance to win your case and recover damages that reflect the full extent of your losses. That is our primary goal at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.
You can get started by contacting Steinger, Iscoe & Greene at any time, night or day, to discuss your case with an Okeechobee truck accident attorney. We want to know what happened so we can advise you on how we can help. With a “Superb” rating by AVVO and an AV Preeminent (highest) rating by the legal industry’s peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, we have shown how effective we can be. You won’t pay a dime unless or until we recover damages for you. Let our nationally recognized team take on your claim while you focus on restoring your health and emotional stability. Contact us for a free consultation.