If you’re reading this, there is a pretty good chance that you were recently injured in a truck accident and are looking for reassurance that your next steps forward are the right ones. As you searched online, you probably came across a multitude of statistics, each painting a bleaker picture than the last. For example, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “the number of people who died in large truck crashes was 31 percent higher in 2018 than in 2009.”
At Patrick Daniel Law, we understand that behind every truck accident statistic, study, report, or 30-second news clip, there is a real person or family who’s been through the wringer. While not all of these stories have a perfect ending, we hope that they inspire confidence on your journey to recovery.
Take Jim Haines, an Indiana doctor, for example: he advocates for increasing safety on our roads through the installation of collision avoidance systems on semis. Why? According to Fox News, Haines endured the loss of his colleague and her two children due to a semi-truck not coming to a stop quickly enough. He isn’t the only person who understands that the trucking industry has plenty of room for improvement. As experienced truck accident attorneys, we know that motor carriers and their drivers can do better and that ‘accidents’ aren’t always accidents. Fortunately, there are people like Haines who are willing to fight for what’s right.
According to a CBS news station, $42 million was granted to a family after the trucking company in question was proven to be negligent. Not only was the family able to win substantial compensation after the loss of their son, but their litigation has also hopefully lit a fire under the trucking industry, who for years has pushed back on side guards, an essential safety feature. This verdict, along with every verdict we’ve won here at Patrick Daniel Law, shows the trucking industry and other victims that the time to act is now.
If you’re ready to tell your story, our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are here to listen and give expert advice based on years of trial experience. We can provide a free consultation where we discuss your concerns, the potential compensation available, and next steps, so contact Patrick Daniel Law online or call us at 713-999-6666 today.