Little Rock Truck Accident Attorneys
Compassionate & Experienced Legal Representation
If you’ve been hurt in a semi-truck or other truck accident in Arkansas and the accident was someone else’s fault, you can turn to Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A. for help. Our team of Little Rock truck accident attorneys is highly skilled in accident claims involving all kinds of trucks, from garbage trucks, dump trucks, and tankers to 18-wheelers and other big rigs.
We are deeply familiar with how devastating these types of accidents can be, especially to the occupants of smaller vehicles who commonly suffer the most. In the wake of any truck accident, you may be struggling with the worst injuries or losses you will ever experience. Getting trusted legal help at such a time is of the utmost importance.
Big Truck Wrecks
An 18-wheeler Against a Car, Pickup, SUV, Motorcycle, or Minivan is Not a Fair Fight
We know this and you know this, but sometimes truck drivers and trucking companies act like they don’t. Big trucks take longer to stop, are harder to control, and cause more damage, destruction, and injury than other vehicles on the road. Sometimes, truck drivers are careless but other times they have been pushed too hard by their bosses to drive too long, too hard, and with too little sleep. In some cases, such behavior is a violation of federal trucking regulations and constitutes negligence.
Other causes of these accidents can include:
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving, as in checking GPS systems, handling other devices, and using cell phones
- Failing to check blind spots
- Following too closely
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, prescription medicines – particularly amphetamines, which drivers use to keep themselves awake
- Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
- Bad weather/poor visibility
- Mechanical failure due to poor truck maintenance
Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?
After a truck accident the party most often held legally responsible is the trucking company. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that these companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break truck regulations in order to save their company time or money. Sometimes the truck driver is held liable, particularly if the accident was caused directly by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. Although it happens less often, there are other parties that can be found liable such as a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team.
The Complexities of Truck Accident Claims
You should never attempt to handle a truck accident claim on your own. These types of claims can be extremely complex and will need immediate and timely handling. Evidence will need to be gathered, preserved and documented quickly to be retained. That evidence will need to be exhaustively analyzed by experienced eyes to determine how the accident was caused and assign liability. Such evidence can include police reports, trucking logs, witness testimony, skid marks, road debris, photographs of the truck, your vehicle, the scene, and more. Experts will need to determine if state or federal trucking regulations were violated and if the trucking company, independent trucker, or other parties were involved.
TYPES OF COMPENSATION AVAILABLE IN Truck ACCIDENT CASES
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may recover a variety of damages. The term “damages” can refer to your actual injuries and losses, as well as any financial awards your case yields.
Damages you may be entitled to include:
- All of your medical expenses, both past and future. This includes surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medications, extended care, and more.
- Lost wages or income due to your inability to work while recovering.
- Loss of all future earnings if you have become permanently disabled and unable to work.
- Pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
Dealing with details, research, paperwork, and insurance company tactics in the aftermath of a truck accident will be an overwhelming and exhausting task, especially while you are trying to recover from your injuries or grieve your losses. At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., we are well-versed in the laws, procedures, and investigatory aspects of truck accidents – we can handle your claim so you can focus on getting better. We are also accomplished at aggressive negotiation with insurance providers and will help prevent these companies from reducing your compensation.
As a boutique law firm, everyone on your legal team will know your name and treat you like family - not a case number.
Elite & Professional Law Firm
Our attorneys have the resources you need to help you succeed. Our top priority is to get the best resolution in your case.
We have a culture of helping one another. Our team members support one another in making a difference in your life.
Compassionate & Committed
We treat you like family and genuinely care about your well-being. When you choose to work with us, we’re committed to fighting for you until the end.
At our firm, our legal team has one target in mind in any truck accident case: to help you secure all of the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. Putting a dollar amount on pain and suffering, potential future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, or loss of enjoyment of life can be difficult, but our team has the knowledge, resources, and experience to do just that. We are also adept at ensuring that your current medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages are calculated fairly.
Take advantage of our personalized and compassionate approach to your accident case and our outstanding level of service – contact us as soon as possible to ensure that your claim gets the professional handling it needs.