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Construction truck accident lawyer - Why should you contact us?

Construction Truck Accident Lawyer

Construction dump trucks make up a large percentage of vehicles on the road. Dump truck accidents are the most common type of construction vehicle accidents. A dump truck is typically used to transport sand, soil, dirt, asphalt, or gravel.

Construction truck accident lawyer

Driving a dump truck requires extensive training and experience. Often, drivers are not properly trained to handle these large, heavy vehicles, which can lead to accidents. Aside from the lack of training, dump truck drivers are often paid more for hauling heavy loads, but may not have the experience to handle the load safely.

The more weight drivers haul, the more money they make. For this reason, drivers sometimes overload their trucks. An overloaded truck can make it difficult to stop and, in some cases, release hazardous materials that can pose a danger and hit other vehicles. In addition to these hazards, drivers are often overloaded and drive recklessly. If you or a family member has suffered from an accident involving a construction vehicle, the experienced attorneys at Duncan Law Firm are here to help. The Duncan Law Firm obtained a $17 million construction accident verdict, one of the largest jury verdicts in Arkansas history for a dump truck and construction accident case.

How Do I Get Help With Filing An Accident Claim?

Clients can file claims for injury or wrongful death. These circumstances allow for full compensation following an accident. If you are suffering from a personal injury you can be compensated for the following:
  • Medical Treatments
  • At-Home Medical Care and Lifecare Plans
  • Adaptive Medical Devices
  • Loss wages from time missed at Work
  • Loss of Future Earnings
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Pain and Suffering
Due to the size of construction vehicles and the heavy load, these vehicles can cause serious damage. We understand how much an accident can impact your life and strive to help clients recover from their losses.

How Can Our Lawyers Help?

If you are the victim of a dump truck accident or construction accident, you may be able to receive compensation. If a construction truck driver was driving recklessly, the large construction company and its driver may be responsible for the accident. Dump truck drivers often work for government agencies, and it can be difficult to file a claim against them. Our attorneys at the Duncan Law Firm have handled accidents involving dump trucks before and will simplify the process to help our clients get justice.

In most cases, the companies that employ dump truck drivers for the state enjoy governmental immunity. This is a legal doctrine that states that a state cannot commit a wrong and is immune from civil lawsuits as well as criminal prosecution. Duncan Law Firm attorneys are experienced in working around the immunity used by construction companies to get our clients the compensation they deserve. If you are suffering from the aftermath of a dump truck accident or construction accident, we are here for you.

Why accidents happen with construction vehicles

Before you can sue, you also need to know why the accident happened.

Personal injury cases depend on negligence. According to OCGA §51-1-2, negligence is a lack of care. Someone can be negligent even if they did not intentionally cause the accident.

Accidents involving construction trucks can happen for the following reasons:
  • Poor visibility
  • Poor maneuverability
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Non-functioning parts
  • Mechanical faults
Construction truck drivers should know what they are doing. Trucks should also be inspected and maintained regularly. If someone is not paying attention, it can lead to a very serious accident.

Serious injuries and fatalities are all too common in these types of accidents. If you or someone close to you has been a victim, you have the right to take legal action.

Employers should also follow all work zone regulations. Likewise, motorists passing work zones should yield the right-of-way to workers, as stated in OCGA §40-6-75.

When an accident occurs in connection with a construction site, there can be several possibilities. You need to know who caused your accident and to what extent they were at fault.

Duncan Firm: Why should you contact us?

The damage from a construction truck accident can be significant and life-changing. Don’t let the aftermath of a serious accident add to your stress. Our attorneys at the Duncan Law Firm will work with you to seek justice. Phillip Duncan has obtained more than $100 million in jury verdicts and substantial settlements in his 45-year career. Our attorneys are not only exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to claims, but they also genuinely care about each and every client.

Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable construction accident attorney. We serve clients in Arkansas, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the country. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Dump Truck Accident Lawyer

Dump trucks are used for all sorts of purposes. They can be used to transport coal, wood French fries, garbage, construction materials and much more. Although dump trucks come in all sizes, the common feature is that the back of the vehicle is often open and can be tilted up to dump the contents.dump truck with load

Regardless of what the vehicle is carrying, accidents involving dump trucks often result in serious injuries, severe property damage and much more. The reason for this is the sheer weight of the vehicle. Most dump trucks you see on the highway and other public roads have three axles (one in the front for steering and two in the rear to support the weight of the road). State laws vary on the maximum weight of a truck, but it is generally around 22,000 pounds per axle. For a 3-axle dump truck, that's 66,000 pounds.

Since the average car weighs about 3,000 pounds, it becomes clear how dangerous an accident involving a dump truck can be. Even a side-swipe accident can destroy your car and leave you with life-threatening injuries. In addition, some dump truck drivers use secondary roads to get around weight restrictions, putting unanticipated motorists on these roads at risk of being involved in a serious accident.

If you have been injured in a dump truck accident, our attorneys can help you get things back to normal. At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, we have more than 26 years of experience fighting trucking companies and their insurers to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Call us at (855) 969-5624 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a dump truck accident lawyer today.