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Burlington Truck Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Truck Accident in Burlington?

Burlington has several highways that are heavily traveled by commercial trucks, including Interstate 89, Interstate 189, Interstate 289, U.S. Route 2, and others. Commercial trucks are also moving through city streets and thoroughfares delivering goods. Sharing the road with commercial trucks is hazardous at the best of times. These large, heavily-loaded vehicles weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when fully loaded, and when out of control, can lead to serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries.

Truck Accidents in Burlington – Truck Crash Statistics

A semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or big rig that is out of control can cause a serious collision, often involving several passenger vehicles. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), reports that in the most recently reported year, approximately 510,000 crashes involving commercial trucks occurred in the USA, with 4,479 fatalities and 114,000 injuries. After a truck accident in the Burlington area, it is imperative that a skilled attorney represents you to assist you to navigate the complex issues in these cases.

Who is Liable?

After a commercial truck is involved in a serious or fatal accident, the liable parties must be identified and named in a claim or lawsuit. The liable parties listed in a claim could include one or more of the following:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Truck parts manufacturer
  • Truck cargo loading firm

What are the Damages in a Truck Accident in Burlington?

When a truck accident in Burlington has led to serious or fatal injuries, the injured person or family has the right to pursue several types of damages, which include:

Economic damages: These are the out-of-pocket losses suffered by the injured person, including medical bills, lost income from work, current and estimated for the future, lost earning capacity, and other hard costs.

Non-economic damages: The non-economic damages are a dollar value given to the personal losses suffered by the injured, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, loss of consortium, and other personal losses.

Why You Need an Attorney

The processes involved in seeking full and fair compensation after a truck accident are often complex. The evidence necessary to support the claim must be obtained and preserved, including “black box” data, or “Electronic Data Recorder,” the computer system that records data regarding truck speed, braking, acceleration rate, and other vital pieces of information.

Eyewitnesses must be interviewed, and medical information evaluated, along with police accident reports, Hours of Service, hiring and supervision information, and other evidence. It is imperative that this process is performed correctly, and without delay, as evidence can be lost or destroyed, and over time, the memories of witnesses can fade.

Why Choose Us?

A Burlington truck accident lawyer from Horn Wright, LLP can manage every detail for you. The outcome of your case, in value, will in large part be the result of the skills and experience of your lawyer. Our firm is results-driven and listed by U.S. News and World Report as Best Lawyers for 2022. You can trust that your case is in the hands of true legal professionals who will protect your right to the compensation you deserve in negotiating a settlement, or at trial.

Contact Horn Wright, LLP today at (812) 735-9010 for assistance.

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

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