- Thousands of people are killed in trucking collisions every year
- Driver fatigue is a common cause
- Crucial evidence must be preserved following a collision
- Trucking companies are on the scene protecting their rights
- You need a trucking lawyer on your side
- Howard Nations has been successfully prosecuting trucking cases for 45 years
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– 4,352 trucks were involved in fatal collisions in 2008.
– 4,508 people died in trucking collisions in 2008.
– Up to 40% of trucking collisions may be the result of driver fatigue.
– Texas, California, and Florida had the greatest number of trucking fatalities from 2004-2008.
“After the Crash – How and Why You Must IMMEDIATELY Start Rebuilding Your Life”
(Truck Accident Magazine November 2012)
“To Implement Emergency Response Teams and Expand Member Resources”
(APITLA – The Lawyers Logbook Aug/Sept 2012)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A TRUCK COLLISION
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In the aftermath of a trucking collision, protecting your legal rights is the last thing on your mind. While you are struggling with injuries and maybe even in mourning, the trucking company is well on their way to building a defense against any claims you may have against them.
Trucking companies have a “crash team” that is notified immediately by the driver when a collision occurs. The team is dispatched to the scene of the accident to begin damage control. There may be victims still being extricated or treated at the scene when the team arrives, but that is not their concern. The purpose of the team is to miminize the trucking company’s liability and protect their interests in case any of those injured people sue the company.
DO I NEED A LAWYER?
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, immediate action needs to be taken to protect your legal rights. A trucking case is very different from an automobile accident. There is crucial evidence that needs to be preserved from a trucking accident, such as the black box, driver logs, and radio communications. To effectively handle your case, the lawyer must have extensive knowledge of the trucking industry. Trucking is a highly specialized area of law and you should have a trucking attorney to represent you.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a trucking accident, you’re also going to need long-term help. Medical bills, damage to wage-earning capacity, pain and mental anguish, and physical disability are just some of the situations you may be faced with. Insurance may help but it won’t come close to covering your losses. A trucking attorney can negotiate a settlement with the trucking company or take your case to trial if necessary to get fair compensation for your losses.
HOW OUR FIRM CAN HELP YOU
Trucking litigation is a highly specialized area of law which requires extensive knowledge of the industry and the regulations that govern it.
Howard Nations has been prosecuting trucking cases since 1967. Mr. Nations is highly respected in this specialized area of law. He has published numerous trucking articles and is a sought-after speaker on the topic. Mr. Nations is the President of APITLA (The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America) and serves as the APITLA Regional Director of Litigation for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico. In his role as Regional Director, Mr. Nations serves as an invaluable resource for attorneys who sign up a trucking case but have neither the knowledge nor the experience to handle it.
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