Did you ever take a lengthy car trip as a kid and do the “arm pump” signal to get a long-haul trucker to honk the horn for you?
Most of us remember those days, and the thrill we got from hearing the horn sound thanks to the friendly trucker.
And while many truckers still get a kick out of bringing a smile to a child’s face, it’s never a good idea to do something that might cause a distraction while driving. In fact, when a driver takes their eyes off the road, even for a split second, there’s a possibility of disaster.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in 2015 were because of distracted driving. It’s one of the most common causes of truck accidents.
Almost everyone has been in a car collision at some point. Statistically, you’re likely to be in a crash once every 18 years. Fortunately, though, the vast majority of car crashes are small collisions that don’t result in injuries or with only minor injuries that can be treated.
However, a truck accident is more likely to result in a serious injury or death than a collision between passenger cars. That’s because a “big rig” tractor-trailer or semi-truck can weigh more than 30,000 pounds, which far outweighs your “regular” car. And, because of the sheer size of a truck as compared to a car, the trucker is likely to fare better in a crash.
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The outcome from a truck accident depends on the severity of injuries, negotiations with the insurance companies involved, and the verdict in a lawsuit if necessary.
You might get an offer that sounds like a lot of money. But if you have severe injuries that will require continuing or future treatment, or if you’re unable to continue to work at your current salary because of your injuries, you might not know exactly how much the accident will cost you in the long term.
It can all get real confusing, real fast.
Fortunately, the Enjuris Truck Accident Ebook is an excellent resource for answering all of your questions. And best of all, it’s free to read and download!
In this comprehensive guide, we answer difficult questions like:
- What should you do after a truck accident?
- How do you find a truck accident lawyer?
- What are the liability laws in your state?
- What are the types of truck accidents and what causes them?
- What are some strategies to prevent a truck accident?
- How would you file a wrongful death claim?
- How do you handle the insurance company?
- What if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim?
- What forms do I need after a truck accident and where can I find them?
Our downloadable guide answers all of these questions and more, and also includes free printable forms including:
- Post-accident journal
- What you need for your first meeting with an attorney
- Documents and evidence checklist
- Damages and expenses worksheet
- Medication log, and other useful pages.
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, if you work in the trucking industry, or if you’re a driver who wants to stay safe on the roads, we invite you to download our free ebook full of useful tips, advice on how to find a lawyer, what to do after an accident, the claims process, and more.
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