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SuperLawyersAccording to the most recent data collected by the NHTSA, there were over 148,000 injuries caused by trucking accidents in the U.S. in the year 2017.

The same study showed that there were over 4,000 fatalities caused by trucking accidents in the same year. Meanwhile, in Arkansas there were over 80 fatalities caused by accidents involving a large truck in 2017.

About one in every nine traffic-related fatalities is related to an accident involving a commercial truck, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although laws have been enacted to regulate truck drivers' actions, some truckers and trucking companies act negligently, causing serious accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident involving a commercial truck or 18 wheeler, your first step should be to retain quality legal guidance from our firm. At Wells & Wells, our Jonesboro truck accident lawyers can help you navigate each step of your case.

We offer a free case evaluation to individuals who are in need of just compensation. Call our experienced Jonesboro truck accident lawyers at (870) 782-4084 today to get started.

Truck Accident FAQ:

Why are trucks more likely to cause injuries in an accident than passenger cars? The primary difference between a trucking accident and a passenger car accident is the huge difference in weight. Because of the sheer difference in size, trucks typically cause more destruction in an accident than a typical passenger vehicle does. Trucks also can often be hauling hazardous or flammable material, which makes them more dangerous in an accident.

  • Who is financially responsible in a trucking accident, the driver or the trucking company? ​​​​​​​The answer to this question depends on the situation and can be fairly complicated. Is the driver an employee or an independent contractor? Typically, a company cannot be held financially responsible for the actions of an independent contractor. To learn more about the "respondeat superior" theory and how this may influence your case, contact our truck accident lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
  • What if I can't get in contact with the trucking company after my crash? If you made sure to collect the trucking company's contact information from the trucker at the time of your accident, but have not been able to get a hold of them, we may be able to help. Our truck accident lawyers are used to dealing with trucking companies and can help get the information you need. Oftentimes trucking companies are located in a different state than the one in which the accident occurred, so having an attorney contact them on your behalf may lead to better results than contacting them yourself.

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Compensation for Trucking Accidents

Million Dollar advocates forumTrucking companies in Arkansas will likely begin an investigation of the auto accident within 24 hours after the crash. In many cases, they send an accident reconstruction specialist to the scene of the accident.

The purpose of this thorough investigation is to build a case that works to limit your recovery of damages. It is essential that you immediately retain a skilled truck accident lawyer in Jonesboro. At Wells & Wells, we can fight for your rights and help you achieve a positive case outcome.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to receive compensation for:

Establishing Liability After a Truck Crash

Our truck accident attorneys in Jonesboro take action to hold the inattentive or reckless party responsible for his or her actions. Regardless of the cause of the accident, we can help you obtain compensation and achieve a favorable case result.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Exceeding hours of service
  • Exceeding posted speed limits
  • Using illegal drugs or misusing prescription drugs
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while distracted

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Injuries from a truck accident are very common because of how large and heavy the vehicle is compared to a normal sized car. The force generated by a collision with a truck can lead to catastrophic injuries for those involved. Here are some common injuries a person can sustain from a truck accident:

  • Whiplash: Caused by the head being abruptly jolted forward and then backward. It causes strain on the neck muscles and ligaments.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Injuries can range from simple fractures to complex compound fractures that require extensive medical intervention and a long recovery time. Common areas prone to fractures include the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Can result in partial or complete loss of sensation and motor function. They can lead to long-term disabilities, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on how severe they are.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These  injuries can range from mild concussions to severe brain trauma that may cause cognitive impairments, memory loss, personality changes, or even coma.
  • Internal Organ Damage: Can lead to internal bleeding, organ lacerations, or damage to vital organs such as the liver, lungs, or kidneys. They may not always be immediately apparent, so medical evaluation is crucial after a truck accident.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissues, like muscles, ligaments, and tendons, can be stretched, torn, or strained during a truck accident. Injuries can result in pain, swelling, limited mobility, and may require physical therapy or surgery for recovery.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Truck accidents can have an impact on a person’s mental well-being. Survivors may develop symptoms of PTSD, experience anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, or emotional distress following the accident.

Why You Need Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents can result in devastating injuries and significant property damage. Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to navigating the complex legal process to seek compensation for your losses. That's where our experienced truck accident attorneys at Wells & Wells can help.

Here's why you need our team on your side:

  1. Knowledge of trucking regulations: Truck accidents often involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, and insurance companies. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the federal and state regulations that govern the trucking industry, allowing us to identify any violations that may have contributed to the accident.
  2. Investigation and evidence gathering: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, collecting evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and any available surveillance footage. This evidence is crucial in establishing liability and building a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Negotiation skills: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will fight for your rights and seek maximum compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will handle all communication with the insurance companies, ensuring that your rights are protected.
  4. Litigation experience: In some cases, a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are prepared to take your case to court if necessary. We will aggressively advocate for your interests and present a compelling case to the judge and jury.
  5. Compassionate support: We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a truck accident can have on your life. Our team is committed to providing compassionate support throughout the legal process, guiding you every step of the way and fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.

It is important to note that the severity and type of injuries are not always the same and can vary from accident to accident. Factors such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the angle of impact, safety measures in place, and more can make each circumstance different. Seeking immediate medical attention and consulting with legal professionals after a truck accident is extremely important to ensure you get the justice you deserve.

Call (870) 782-4084 or get in touch with us online at your earliest convenience to pursue the just compensation that you deserve after suffering a catastrophic injury in a truck accident in Jonesboro.

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