St. Cloud Personal Injury Attorney – Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is regulated by state and federal law. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain number of hours in a given day or week; their hours must be logged; they must be properly trained and licensed; and, they must follow to the rules of the road. In most truck accidents, excessive speeding or driver fatigue plays a role.
When investigating truck accidents, I work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, reviewing a driver’s log book, checking GPS data, reviewing fuel and credit card receipts, and interviewing eyewitnesses. I can often recreate the timeline leading up to a truck accident in order to determine if a truck driver was driving fatigued or speeding. Because of the sheer size of a truck, the injuries truck accident victims experience are often very serious. Truck accidents can cause orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and even wrongful death.
In order to ensure my clients receive the compensation they need and deserve, I work with medical economists and life care planners who work from cost-data information maintained by HMOs and insurance companies. As such, I am able to accurately account for costs associated with hospitalizations, surgery, in-home nursing care, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages.
The Knowledge it Takes to Succeed in a Truck Accident Case
I have in-depth knowledge of the interstate regulations that truckers must follow. I often partner with top accident reconstructionists and medical experts in the Midwest to thoroughly investigate my clients’ accidents. With this extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, I am fully prepared to take on negligent drivers and the companies that employ them.
Because of my familiarity with all types of motor vehicle accident litigation, I am also able to effectively handle cases for railroad accident victims and their families. I know the half-truths that railroad companies tell to avoid responsibility for the injuries they cause, and I know how to use their own evidence against them.
Act Quickly to Take Effective Legal Action. Contact Stephen Gabrielson.
When a truck accident happens, trucking companies respond immediately. They often send teams of experts out to the scene to collect evidence and begin building their case against you. Most truck drivers are trained by their employers in what to say and what not to say after an accident.
To get the results you depend on – compensation for lost wages and medical bills – it is critical that you take action as soon as possible after your truck accident. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact or call my St. Cloud area law firm toll free at 1-800-940-8130.