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Trucking Accidents

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and families with who suffered injuries or the death of a loved one due to an accident involving a large truck. When a 40-ton tractor-trailer collides with a smaller vehicle, the results are nearly always serious and, all too often, fatal. The dangers associated with these “big rigs” are confirmed by statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, research forecasts significant growth in number of tractor-trailers that will be operating in the near future on our already-crowded roadways:

  • Every 16 minutes a person is killed or injured in accidents that involve big trucks.
  • From 1992 to 2002 the number of large truck-related fatal crashes increased by 10%.
  • Trucking revenues are projected to nearly double by 2015.

Our attorneys understand the many possible causes of a trucking accident are better able to maximize the financial compensation for our clients. At Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki, we employ a team of experts that include our firm’s Investigator and an Accident Reconstructionist to understand what happened, and what individual or company was at fault. Our legal team also works closely with medical professionals to assess our client’s medical injuries, both those immediately observable and those that are likely to progress or deteriorate over time. Depending on the actual cause of the trucking accident, we may pursue a claim against the truck driver, trucking company, tractor or trailer owner, maintenance shop, loading warehouse, the manufacturer or a defective component or the individual or organization responsible for a road hazard that contributed to the accident. If the facts warrant it, our attorneys may seek punitive damages in addition to compensation for our client’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or income and property damage.

If you would like an attorney to review your case, please contact us here or call our office at 904-356-6071 to arrange a free confidential consultation.