Driving is a task that requires a person’s full attention. Activities such as talking on the phone, texting, reading, eating and fiddling with the radio or navigation system all take us away from the task of driving. They divert our eyes and focus from the road and, in many cases, cause serious accidents.
It’s easier and safer to drive when we are feeling our best. Fatigue, sickness and anger can affect our concentration and make it difficult to stay focused. This is especially true for semi truck drivers, who are behind the wheel of a massive vehicle. Even the smallest distraction can cause the truck to drift into another lane, hit another car, run a stop sign or commit some other action that can cause a serious crash.
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by a driver’s negligence, time is of the essence. Contact the Clayton Township truck accident lawyers at Nickola Law so we can start working on your case right away.
Distracted driving is common among truck drivers. More than 70 percent of truck accidents happen when a truck driver does something other than driving a truck. Boredom can cause drivers to seek out stimuli from elsewhere. They may be eating, reading, talking on the phone, texting or changing a radio station. They may also be looking at objects outside of the truck, such as buildings, advertisements or people. These actions can all lead to serious accidents, which is why it is important for all drivers to stay focused on the roads.
In order to receive compensation for the damages you suffered in a truck accident, it must first be determined what caused your accident and who caused it. Finding out this information is not so easy. Oftentimes, a thorough investigation is needed to sort through all the details and evidence.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive will depend on the damages involved. The average amount for a truck crash that does not result in death is $62,000. If the crash resulted in a fatality, the total could very well exceed $3 million. There are many factors that determine damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, lost income, disability, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.
To ensure you receive the highest amount of compensation possible, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. The Clayton Township truck accident lawyers at Nickola Law have helped many clients get the money they deserve.
Semi trucks are huge—often 20-30 times larger than passenger vehicles. They carry huge loads and weigh tens of thousands of pounds. One wrong move can cause serious injuries to occupants in a passenger vehicle. Many people even die from the impact of these large trucks.
Truck accidents are complex, and recovering compensation can be next to impossible without an experienced attorney on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a semi truck crash, count on the Clayton Township truck accident lawyers at Nickola Law to help. Contact us at Nickola Law at (810) 767-5420 to schedule a free consultation.
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