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Truck Accidents

Let an experienced truck accident attorney help you pursue compensation

An 18-wheeler accident is hard to imagine much less live through. A big rig or semi truck may be as much as 30 times larger than a passenger car. A collision with a semi truck or a 30-ton, 18-wheeler can have a devastating impact. Tractor-trailer injuries can be catastrophic and even fatal, which can open the door to a wrongful death lawsuit.

People who are seriously injured or lose loved ones in Maine trucking accidents may need legal assistance in pursuing compensation for their losses. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, serving towns and cities throughout Maine, a truck accident attorney can put experience and resources to work for you. Call Joe today at 1-877-294-6813 for a free case review.

A closer look at truck accidents in Maine

With major highways running through Maine, including I-95, a truck accident is not unusual in our state. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, one out of every nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck (gross weight greater than 10,000 pounds).  In that year, 4,229 people nationwide died as a result of truck accidents and an additional 90,000 were injured.  In Maine, out of the 204 vehicles involved in fatal accidents in 2008, 21 of them, or 10.3 percent, were large trucks.

Injuries in a truck accident often are severe and may include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fatal injuries

We fight for the rights of people injured in Maine truck accidents. As part of a typical tractor-trailer accident case, we will examine any possible negligence so we can hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. A truck accident may involve a number of insurance companies. In some cases, there are separate insurance policies for the cab and the trailer.

Vehicles involved in truck accidents

The following are commercial vehicles that may be involved in Maine truck accidents:

  • Tanker trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Delivery vans
  • Dump trucks
  • Big rigs, large tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers

Choose an experienced truck accident lawyer in Maine

Whether you or a loved one was injured in a crash with a dump truck or collision with an 18-wheeler, commercial truck accidents can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. In trucking accidents, multiple insurance carriers may be involved, including companies representing the owner of the trucking company, the owner of the cab and the owner of the trailer. We know how to pursue maximum compensation for your losses by skillfully negotiating with the insurance companies. Contact a truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Call 1-877-294-6813.