Truckers often tell us, “Ride with me for just one day and you will see what it is like ‘out there’…it’s not always the trucker’s fault…” So we did and we realized what you are up against. But you know and we know how dangerous a truck can be when the driver does not exercise the care they should in (1) maintaining their equipment and (2) driving safely. But that danger is NOT just confined to injuring people in automobiles it includes injuring you, your livelihood and your family’s livelihood. So, when we are contacted, be it by an automobile driver who has been injured or a truck driver that has been injured at the dangerous hands of another, we fight for them.
Facts you should know:
• Two of your fellow truck drivers die each day in accidents;
• 33,000 people driving large trucks are injured each year;
• 6.3% of U.S truck drivers are injured each year.
Many of these men and women need legal and COMPETENT representation
Injured truckers from across the United States have come to Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. following a serious truck accident that was caused in the course of work. We have over 50 years combined truck litigation experience and work with the injured trucker to ensure that their rights are protected and that they recover the compensation they and their family members deserve.
Providing Injured Truckers the Support They Need
Our attorneys offer a free case review. If we decide to take on your legal matter, we require no up-front fee. Truckers with a trucking injury claim are taken on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we are only paid if you receive compensation for your injuries. Please know that in jurisdictions where the law ethically permits us to do so, our firm will often advance interest-free money so clients can cover necessary bills during this painful time.
Focusing on the Trucker's Long Term Needs and Best Resolution
As a trucker, you have rights you need to be aware of. You may be contacted by aggressive insurance companies shortly after the accident in an effort to try to get you to settle quickly and convince you that you want the matter to go away. In many cases, injuries are not so quick to heal; Many times, they are permanent, long-lasting, and career-threatening. That is why you need an attorney that is not only prepared to mediate a resolution, but also prepared to take your case to court.
When Negligence Changes a Trucker's Life
Gordon, Elias & Seely alone, or with vetted competent co-counsel, know exactly how to provide nationwide representation for truckers injured in trucking accidents caused by a variety of negligent acts and mechanical malfunctions, including:
* Rear-end, Head-On Crashes and Jackknives
* Poor Maintenance, including Tires and Brakes
* Driver Fatigue
* Unsecured Loads
* Aggressive Driving
* DWI/Drug Use
* Lack of Reflectors and Poor Visibility
Providing Coast-to-Coast, Personalized Advocacy
While we provide coast-to-coast service at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we still focus on giving personalized attention to each case involving a catastrophic truck wreck. That one collision has forever changed your life and you are entitled to compensation based on your short and long-term needs.
Since trucking laws are governed by hundreds of regulations, litigation can be very complex. Hiring a truck accident attorney who specializes in the numerous trucking laws throughout the United States is essential for a successful verdict outcome. For more information about trucking laws or to schedule an appointment with an experienced commercial truck injury lawyer, please contact us.