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While all auto accidents can be serious, auto-truck collisions are some of the most severe. Due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, large trucks cause massive amounts of damage when they collide with other vehicles. This is often further compounded when the truck in question is carrying hazardous or toxic materials.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Sadly, victims in smaller automobiles tend to suffer more serious injuries and are far more likely to die in these types of accidents than truck drivers.
Some common types of truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burns and scars
- Wrongful death
If you were injured in a collision with a semi-truck or big rig in Alaska, or if your loved one died in a truck accident, we can help. At Banker Law Group, P.C., we understand the life-altering impact of truck accidents; our Anchorage truck accident attorney strives to recover the maximum compensation his clients are owed. You should not have to face mounting medical bills, lost wages/income, and immense pain and suffering on your own. Let our firm fight for you.
Determining Fault in Truck Accidents
Unlike other types of auto accident claims, such as car and motorcycle claims, truck accident claims are often much more complex. This is typically due to the fact that there may be a number of people/parties who are liable for the accident and, therefore, your damages.
Truck Driver vs Trucking Company
A truck driver may actually cause the accident, but his or her employer, the trucking company, may be liable.
If an accident resulted from an improperly loaded or overloaded truck, the truck loader or cargo shipper may be liable.
If a defective or faulty truck part led to the collision, the person or party responsible for truck maintenance could be at fault.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The first step in determining liability in your accident is uncovering how the collision occurred. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver error
- Fatigued driving/falling asleep at the wheel
- Distracted driving (including cell phone use, eating, etc.)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Hours-of-Service violations
- Unrealistic quotas, leading to unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding
- Improperly loaded and/or overloaded trucks
- Improper or insufficient truck maintenance
- Failure to report findings during routine maintenance checks
- Failure to conduct background checks on drivers
- Unsafe or defective road design/construction
These are just some examples of how truck accidents occur; there are myriad other factors that may play a role in an accident and, as such, countless other ways in which multiple parties may be liable.
Choose an Attorney You Can Trust
With a proven track record of results and 20 years of legal experience, our Anchorage truck accident lawyer, Anthony Banker, knows how to navigate the insurance claims process. When insurance adjusters try to take advantage of injured victims and their families, Anthony is not afraid to take cases to trial. He utilizes past experience in insurance defense to effectively negotiate and litigate on behalf of his clients.
We understand the unique concerns of catastrophically injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed, which is why our entire team offers compassionate, personalized legal guidance and uncompromising advocacy for our clients every step of the way.