Injuries from a Portsmouth commercial truck accident can include lacerations, broken bones, burns and injuries to the head, neck or back. Some victims suffer traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Recovery can take months or even years. Some are left with a permanent disability and require lifelong care.
A Portsmouth law firm that takes on the insurance companies
How do Portsmouth truck accidents happen? In some cases, a negligent driver was speeding, texting or fell asleep at the wheel. A negligent trucking company may have failed to repair the truck, neglected to check the driver’s qualifications or gave the driver an unrealistic schedule. Some accidents are caused by defective brakes or other truck parts.
Truck accident cases can be complicated, because many parties can be involved. These parties can include the driver, trucking company, the owner of the trailer, the owner of the cargo and manufacturers. Each party may have a different insurance carrier and a different lawyer. All parties may deny doing anything wrong.
Our Portsmouth law firm knows how to identify negligent parties and hold them accountable. Our legal team investigates your truck accident and gathers evidence, including employment and maintenance records, hours of service (HOS) logs and information from the truck’s event data recorder. We interview witnesses and, if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our Portsmouth truck accident lawyers determine the total amount of damages you have suffered and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, any lost wages if you were unable to work and other damages, such as pain and suffering or disfigurement.
Our Portsmouth lawyers fight for the results you need and deserve
Truck accident cases can take some time to resolve. Insurance companies may fight your claim for compensation because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. Our Portsmouth attorneys don’t stop fighting until we resolve your case in a way that meets your needs, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
We’ve been serving Portsmouth and the Seacoast region since our firm’s founding in 1870. Generations have turned to our firm to help them with their legal needs. That’s because we have skilled attorneys dedicated to doing our very best for the members of our community.
If you have been injured in a Portsmouth truck accident, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys. We can review the details of your accident and go over your legal options.