When a truck accident occurs, the results can be devastating. Truck accidents can cause serious property damage as well as severe injury. The reason for this is the size of the vehicles involved in the accident.
Commercial trucks often weigh over 80,000 lbs when fully loaded, while a small car or truck may weigh approximately 3,000 lbs. When a passenger car or truck collides with a commercial truck, the effects can change the lives of the victims and their families forever.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you contact an experienced Hawaii attorney like Philip R. Brown. Call (808) 523-5900 to meet with Mr. Brown for free.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by many of the same circumstance that cause car accidents, but there are some unique circumstances that can make truck accident claims more difficult to handle, including:
- Lack of Trucking Experience
- Oversized Truck
- Overloaded Truck
- Driving too many hours without taking a break
- Large blind-Spots (caused by trailers)
Although truck accidents can be caused by complex circumstances, it is not always the truck accident itself that makes the truck accident claim difficult to handle without an attorney.
Liability in a Truck Accident Case
An experienced truck accident attorney will be familiar with all the state and federal rules and regulations regarding truck driving. Also, during a truck accident claim, there are several different parties that may be held responsible, such as the:
- Truck Driver
- Trucking Company
- Truck Owner
- Truck Maintenance Company
Your truck accident attorney will be able to help you determine who should be held responsible for you or your loved one’s truck accident injuries. They will also work with the insurance companies of all parties involved in the truck accident and determine what state the truck accident claim should be filed in (if the trucking company is located in a different state).
Contact truck accident lawyer Philip R. Brown online or call (808) 523-5900 today if you have been injured in a commercial vehicle collision in Honolulu and any other part of Hawaii. Mr. Brown will provide you with a free initial consultation, as well as represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorneys' fees unless you recover compensation on your truck accident claim.