Rochester Truck Accident Attorney
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Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries to
cars, and other motorists on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured
in a trucking accident, speak to the Rochester truck accident lawyer at
The Law Office of Robert King to see if you are eligible to pursue compensation.
Hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence with the firm's
help. The attorney can review the details of your case to help you identify
the liable parties and the role of negligence in your accident.
Truck accident liability can fall on one or more of the following parties:
Truck driver for
fatigued driving, unsafe driving or
driving under the influence
- Trucking company for inadequate training or failure to enforce the Hours
of Service rules
- Shipping or loading company for improperly loading or overloading cargo
- Trucking parts manufacturer for defective parts
Trucking maintenance company for
The federal government recognizes the potential dangers that trucks pose
on the roads, which is why there are many rules governing trucks and their
operations. Everything from the number of consecutive hours a truck driver
can be on the road to rigorous cargo securement rules, there are regulations
and procedures for nearly every aspect of the trucking industry.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
Due to the massive difference in size and weight between commercial trucks
and passenger vehicles, trucking accidents often result in far greater
devastation and incredible financial losses to all involved. In many cases,
these collisions are caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s
negligence, such as failing to properly maintain a commercial vehicle,
speeding, improperly loading cargo, driving too long without rest, or
changing lanes without signaling. If you have been injured in a trucking
collision you believe was not your fault, the attorneys at The Law Office
of Robert King can represent your interests and help you pursue full compensation
from the responsible parties.
You may have grounds to recover compensation or the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced quality of life
- Vehicle repair costs
- Wrongful death
Common Types of Truck Accidents
While the circumstances surrounding a trucking collision can be nearly
endless, many collisions can be classified into a specific category based
on their causes and visual effects. The most common types of trucking
accidents are as follows:
Jackknife: When trucks brake too suddenly, their trailers can sometimes be forced
to swing outward to the side, forming an acute angle and striking nearby
vehicles. This is known as a “jackknife” due to the visual
appearance of the angle.
Tire blowouts: Worn or defective tires can explode in transit, causing truck drivers
to lose control of their vehicles.
Side-impact collisions: Frequently referred to as “T-bone collisions,” side-impact
crashes involve one vehicle slamming into the side of another, oftentimes
due to a driver’s failure to yield.
Rollovers: Truck drivers who drive at unsafe speeds in poor weather, drive with
an under-loaded trailer, or turn too quickly can cause their truck to
tip over onto its side or roof.
Underrides: Underride accidents occur when drivers suddenly slam on the brakes or
change lanes without checking their blind spots, causing other drivers
to become trapped under the rear or middle of their trailers.
Rear-end: Exactly as they sound, rear-end accidents involve a truck slamming into
the back of another. These crashes are often the result of speeding, driving
while distracted, or failing to brake in time.
Loose cargo: When a truck’s payload is not properly secured, it can shift in
transit and potentially come loose, hitting other vehicles. Similarly,
loose cargo can cause awkward shifts in weight and cause trucks to tip over.
Free Evaluation with a Seasoned Rochester Truck Accident Lawyer
Discuss your accident and injuries with the
personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Robert King to learn more. The firm can help you
investigate the accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and even
litigate your claim in court if that's what it takes to maximize your
claim. As a veteran trial lawyer, the lead attorney at the firm has tried
over a hundred cases. Mr. King has also earned inclusion into the prestigious
2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for less than
2.5% of attorneys in the state. He knows what it takes to prepare and
litigate an effective claim.
Let the firm
review your case
at no cost.
Call (585) 286-5124
to reach The Law Office of Robert King.