The Terrible Aftermath Of A Truck Accident

The aftermath of an accident with a truck almost certainly involves huge medical expenses, a tremendous amount of pain, exhausting physical therapy and permanent injuries that can destroy your entire way of life. Broken bones may be the least of your concerns. A traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage may leave you unable to ever work again.

The dedicated attorneys at Westrup & Associates in Long Beach, California, will passionately protect your interests. Our job is to make your recovery easier and help you obtain the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Truck Accident Claims Require Special Handling

It is not surprising that truck accidents often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Trucks can be 30 times heavier than the passenger cars sharing the road with them. It takes a truck more space to turn and longer to stop. Poorly maintained brakes and improperly secured loads are often a factor in accidents. So is truck driver fatigue. While drivers are only allowed to drive up to 11 hours at a time, many privately report that they are pressured to violate the rules.

However, truck accidents are not ordinary lawsuits. An experienced truck accident lawyer understands:

  • The state and federal regulations that control the commercial trucking industry
  • The usual practices of the trucking industry — and how to spot when something is amiss
  • The way that truckers and companies will try to hide critical pieces of evidence
  • How to collect evidence of negligence and stop it from being destroyed
  • What experts to use to evaluate the accident and explain the details to a jury

Our attorneys also know to anticipate strong-arm tactics from the truck company's insurers after an accident. Insurance adjusters aim to undercut any settlement they can. They may try to convince you to sign away your rights for less compensation than you need to handle the challenges of your future.

We Can Help You Recover Both Immediate And Long-Term Losses

At Westrup & Associates, we understand that your immediate financial expenses are only part of your losses. After a serious truck accident, you may need long-term medical care, physical therapy and assistance with your day-to-day needs. You need money to pay for those things and to provide your family with future financial security. We are dedicated to helping you and your family after a truck accident. Contact us online or call us at 877-258-2934 for a free consultation.