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, Greene & Feiner 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.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.