In 2018, there were 499,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks and unfortunately, 107,000 of those crashes were injury crashes according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Whether you were driving on an interstate or rural road, or your crash involves one vehicle or multiple vehicles, accidents involving large trucks can be frightening. The Simpson-Cannon Law Firm can assist you.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents: According to FMCSA, factors in crashes involving large trucks are:
As a result of your trucking accident, you may be entitled to damages for:
Past, current, and future medical costs
Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of capacity for enjoyment of life
Out of pocket expenses
Aggravation of existing condition (worsening of an injury you already have)
Activation of latent condition (bringing to life an affliction you were unaware of)
Can I afford an attorney?
If you are wondering “can I afford an attorney,” it is important to know that most trucking accident cases are on a contingency fee basis.
With a pure contingency fee agreement, the attorney does not get paid until you receive a settlement or a verdict in your favor.
The attorney pays in advance for your medical records, expert testimony such as accident reconstructionists, and other costs associated with your accident case. These are reimbursed from your recovery.
Contact Us for Experienced Representation Call the Simpson-Cannon Law Firm at 561-721-6255 if you are involved in a trucking accident. Cynthia has more than 20 years experience as a trial attorney and focuses in the areas of personal injury including trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, and car accidents. Cynthia has the expertise and knowledge to handle your case. She puts her clients first through dedicated and passionate representation.