Rochester Truck Accident Attorney

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Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries to pedestrians, 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 poor maintenance

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Tire blowouts: Worn or defective tires can explode in transit, causing truck drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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