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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Another Truck Accident Snarls Traffic on Thruway

Have you been injured in a truck accident?

Near the end of this summer, a multi-vehicle accident claimed two lives on the New York State Thruway. A box truck carrying mattresses careened across two lanes and the median, colliding with a pickup truck going in the opposite direction. Both occupants of the box truck were killed. Others were injured. The accident left so much damage spread over the thruway that traffic did not move for much of the day. This was an absolute tragedy, but after all is said and done, certain parties may owe other parties compensation under the law for any wrongful activity that contributed to the crash. When compensation is at issue, there is no more important decision than choosing the right personal injury truck-accident attorney. The skilled attorneys at Wellborn Paluch specialize in such litigation.

There are multiple reasons to choose Wellborn Paluch to represent your truck accident claim. One reason is that truck accident litigation features specialized rules. For example, federal and state law mandate that truck drivers keep detailed daily logs which list travel information, truck operation information, maintenance information, etc. Also, many trucks are equipped with a special mechanism to record data during an accident. Your attorney should be well-versed in the specific rules that govern truck accidents and knowledgeable about the presence of specialized mechanisms that record pertinent data. Your attorney should also be familiar with the common causes of truck accidents, such as improperly loaded cargo, mechanical issues, and driver drug use, fatigue, or inexperience. Knowing the common causes of such accidents can help in the process of gathering evidence to improve one’s case.

It is quite clear from the particular accident described that injuries from truck accidents can be very serious. An experienced attorney will be knowledgeable not only about the law, but also about what kind of settlement or verdict can be expected based on all of the available evidence. Further, in terms of preserving this evidence, it is imperative that you call our office as soon as possible. We will prepare a detailed list of items, and place the trucking company on notice of their need to preserve every item. Failure to preserve these items could then result in the victim having legal presumptions created in their favor. However, delaying your initial contact to our office, can cut-off our ability as your counsel to get out these important notices. Delay ultimately can result in lost opportunities to obtain and preserve evidence, and ultimately can weaken a case. The greater the evidence, the greater the leverage during settlement talks. Likewise, the greatest possibility of receiving fair compensation comes when you retain a skilled and experienced attorney.

For a free consultation about your truck accident claim in the Buffalo area, call Wellborn Paluch, LLP at 1-844-855-HURT or 716-254-2554.

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