Have you been involved in a Commercial Trucking Accident or Train Accident?
Federal and state trucking regulations have been set forth to help ensure that semi-truck driver who takes to our roads, do so in the safest possible manner. When drivers skip important safety measures and find workarounds to necessary regulations, such as driving impaired by fatigue or even alcohol and/or drug use, very serious accidents can occur.
When a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or semi is involved with any collision with most any other vehicle on the road, catastrophic injuries or fatal accidents can occur. This causes a ripple effect of damages and potential financial hardships to victims and their families. If you or a family member has been involved in such an accident, the right and fitting thing to do is to speak with an attorney to discuss the pursuit of compensation for damages.
Types Of Commercial Trucking Accident
The devastating impact that can occur with the size and speed of these trucks is enormous. Here are a few of the common types of accidents that occur when drivers are negligent, poorly trained, fatigued, alcohol-impaired, or lose control in a fit of road rage:
- Blind Spots Accidents
- Jackknife Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Air Brake Malfunctions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- Tire blowouts
- Under-ride accidents
- Loss of trailers or loads
- Hazardous material (Hazmat) spill
Driver Safety and Liability
Proper vehicle maintenance and adherence to safety measures can save lives. When a driver ignores those things and accidents do occur, there may be several parties that share in liability. Some of those causes could include:
- Companies have rigid, unrealistic deadlines for drivers.
- Truck drivers may become fatigued from driving for long hours.
- Companies put drivers behind the wheel with insufficient background and training
- The trucks lose control due to having exceeded legal maximum capacities.
- Safety inspections are bypassed and ignored.
- Faulty breaks and other vital equipment are not properly maintained.
A Recent Trucking Accident Case Study
Just a few short years ago, Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA represented a person that had sustained devastating injuries when a commercial truck carrying several automobiles collided into them. For the benefit of our client and our client’s family, we pursued the fullest compensation for damages caused by this commercial truck accident. While past victories do not guarantee future success for any particular client, the experienced personal injury attorneys of Neufeld, Kleinberg, & Pinkiert were able to help our client receive a favorable $25 million jury verdict.Commercial truck accidents involve a number of complex issues that our team can walk you through. It takes thorough investigations into the accident itself, seeking to understand the multiplicity of potential causes and liabilities. In addition, our superb team of commercial truck accident attorneys is well experienced as to how to partner with medical professionals to get to the bottom of what injuries have occurred, gaining a clear picture of how you may be affected immediately and long term in the aftermath.We understand how the damages caused can have a lasting financial impact on your life, adding financial hardship to the emotional trauma and physical harm done by the accident itself. That’s why our attorneys work aggressively and to achieve the fullest compensation possible for you and your family.
Contact Neufeld, Kleinberg, & Pinkiert Today
Enlist the advocacy of the finest commercial trucking accident attorneys the firm of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert have to offer. With over 90 years of combined experience helping people just like, we will work hard to represent you well
Truck Accident Attorneys
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, has a strong reputation representing the victims and families of serious fatal semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents. We have relationships with trusted medical professionals that allow us to gain a clear understanding of the nature of what happened, and the effects the injury has on your life. Our firm will pursue every potential legal avenue to help you get the compensation needed in the wake of your trucking accident.
Train Accident Lawyer Florida
There seems to be a new Brightline train injury every few weeks. Whether trains collide with vehicles or pedestrians, any accident that occurs at railroad crossings can be devastatingly severe or fatal.
Train Operator Negligence And On-The-Job Injuries
Concomitantly, railroad companies are held to high liability standards. When train companies are found negligent in personal injury cases, there could be a number of different causalities involved. The train operator and railroad company negligence in these cases could include:
- Operating under fatigue
- Operating under the influence of alcohol
- Operating at excessive speeds
- Lack of hazard signals at crossings (signs, lights)
- Safety equipment failure (gates didn’t close)
- An absence of safety equipment (unprotected crossing)
- Hazardous cargo spills
- Engineer Negligence
- Conductors Negligence
- Grade Crossing Accidents
- Collision With Bus
- Wrongful Death
- Insufficient On-the-job Training
- Derailment due to poor track maintenance
- Derailment due to mechanical failure
No Win = No Fees or Costs
Our client-first no win = no fees policy enables us to help pursue the appropriate damages for your personal injury while mitigating risk.Railroad and train conductors, engineers, and crew that is injured on the job could be entitled to compensation Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). Train accidents occur some 4000 times each year, causing as many as 1100 injuries to employees, passengers, automobile drivers, and pedestrians at crossings.
In addition, around four hundred fatalities occur as a result of these accidents.The Federal Railroad Administration claims an initiative to improve safety for employees, train equipment, and railroad crossings for the sake of those potentially in the path of these dangerous, heavy, and high-speed machines. These initiatives include addressing employee fatigue, improving general safety standards, increasing research for the benefit of trains handling of HAZMAT cargo.If you have experienced a personal injury on the job working for a railroad company, at a railroad crossing, or as a result of a train collision caused by an automobile driver, take a moment to speak with our team to discuss your story. Let us walk you through the details of what it takes to pursue compensation for damages in light of a train accident.