Some of the largest and most expensive accidents involve big trucks—thousands of people in the United States die annually from collisions with trucks. Regardless of the cause, the occurrence of a truck accident is enough to greatly affect the lives of those involved, financially and physically as well if there are injuries. The combination of the two escalates the ultimate cost of the accident and soon the medical bills, missed work, and more start to pile up.
Out-of-pocket costs for truck accidents can be outlandish. Having experienced trucking accident attorneys who know their way around truck accident cases can lessen your final costs and lessen the blow on you and your family’s financial situation while you take time to heal.
In 2015 alone, 3,852 deaths occurred from truck crashes—16% of truck passengers, 69% in automobiles (cars, SUVs, etc.), and 15% on a bicycle, motorcycle, or on foot. Because of the significant weight difference between semi trucks and other types of vehicles on the road, a semi’s involvement in a crash can turn a collision catastrophic in a matter of seconds.
Generally in a trucking accident, the truck driver, the company he or she works for, the loading or maintenance crews, or the manufacturers of the vehicle can be at fault for the accident. The more complex a case gets, the longer it may last and the more it may cost, so out-of-pocket costs are of course a concern for anyone involved in a big truck accident and can involve a variety of factors, including legal fees. These fees can include filing your case, costs of going to court, attorney’s fees, and more. It’s actually common for legal and investigative fees to pile up higher than fees from the accident itself. An Accident Reconstruction Expert is almost always required to determine liability issues by downloading information from the truck’s “Black Box” to map out the area of the wreck and examine the tractor trailer to see if it meets all its legal requirements.
What’s the best method of controlling or circumventing these costs? Seek out the experienced attorneys at Boughter Sinak, LLC. We offer a free case evaluation and don’t demand any attorney fees until a recovery has been made. We will fight on your side to offer guidance throughout the legal process and ultimately get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact Boughter Sinak, LLC today.