If you were the victim of a crash with a truck, it is likely that you have many questions. Truck collisions can be catastrophic, and they often leave serious injuries and fatalities in their wake. Truck accident cases are also complicated, and they require the cooperation of various parties, including the driver and the trucking company.
If you were in a crash with a truck, it is important that you learn your rights as an accident victim. An experienced Omaha personal-injury lawyer can explain the laws and may be able to help you file a claim for compensation.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we specialize in car accident and personal-injury claims. We have more than 45 years of combined legal experience, and we can use our expertise to evaluate the circumstances surrounding your crash.
You may have a valid claim for medical expenses and lost wages, but if you do not investigate the possibilities, you may never know if you are eligible for compensation. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment with an experienced Omaha personal-injury lawyer.
Here are two common questions about truck accident claims:
- Who is responsible for the damages?
Truck crashes are complicated because they often involve several key players. A typical crash may involve the truck driver, the truck owner, an individual who leased the vehicle, the truck manufacturer and even the cargo owner.
According to the Nebraska Department of Roads, claiming for accident damages following a truck crash often involves inter-company arguments. It is important to pinpoint where the fault lies, as well as to examine all possibilities, including faulty parts and vehicles, poorly loaded cargo and driver error.
- How many truck accidents occur each year?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there has been a significant increase in the number of truck accidents in the United States over the last 10 years. Each year, up to 5,000 people die, and more than 100,000 people sustain serious injuries in crashes that involve large trucks.
Because there are more cars than trucks on the roads, trucks are not typically involved in a large percentage of road accidents. According to the FMCSA, trucks are only involved in approximately 3 percent of injury crashes, but given the size of the vehicles, this small percentage still causes a significant amount of damage.
If you are involved in a crash with a truck, there is a good chance you will sustain serious injuries that require medical treatment. A good Omaha personal-injury attorney will know the local Nebraska laws and how they could affect your potential claim.
At Rensch & Rensch Law, we have represented many accident victims, and our attorneys have litigated more than 100 jury trials. Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment to discuss your circumstances.
We can assess your case and determine if you may be eligible for compensation. If we don’t win, you pay no attorney fees.