Construction trucks make up a large portion of vehicles on the road. Dump truck accidents are the most common form of construction vehicle accidents. A dump truck is commonly used to transport sand, soil, dirt, asphalt, or gravel.
Driving a dump truck requires extensive training and experience. Often drivers are not properly trained on how to operate these large, heavy vehicles, which can result in an accident. In addition to lack of training, dump truck drivers are often paid more for carrying heavy loads but may not have the experience to safely handle the load.
The more weight drivers carry, the more money they make. Due to this, drivers sometimes overload their truck. Overloading a truck can make it difficult to stop and, in some cases, releases dangerous material that can impose danger and hit other vehicles. In addition to these hazards, drivers are often overworked and drive recklessly. If you or a family member are suffering from a construction truck accident, lawyers at the Duncan Firm are experienced and here to help you. Duncan Firm secured a $17 million construction accident verdict , one of the largest jury verdicts in Arkansas history for a dump truck and construction accident case.
If you are a victim of a dump truck accident or construction accident case, you may be able to receive monetary compensation. If a construction truck driver was driving recklessly, the large construction company and its driver may be accountable for the accident. Dump truck drivers may work for government agencies, which can be difficult to file claims against. Our lawyers at Duncan Firm have handled dump truck accidents before and will simplify the process to bring our clients justice.
In most cases the companies who employ dump truck drivers for the state may hold sovereign immunity. This is a legal doctrine, which states a sovereign cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suits, as well as criminal prosecution. Duncan Firm lawyers are experienced in working around sovereign immunity used by construction companies to bring our clients the compensation they deserve. If you are suffering from the results of a dump truck accident or construction accident, we are here to help.
Clients can file claims for injury or wrongful death. These circumstances allow for full compensation following an accident. If you are suffering from a personal injury you can be compensated for the following:
Due to the size of construction vehicles and the heavy load, these vehicles can cause serious damage. We understand how much an accident can impact your life and strive to help clients recover from their losses.
The losses from a construction truck accident can be significant and life-altering Don’t let the results of a serious accident cause you any additional distress. Our lawyers at Duncan Firm will partner with you to deliver justice. Phillip Duncan has obtained over $100 million dollars in jury verdicts and substantial settlements over his 45-year career. Not only are our lawyers exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to claims, we also genuinely care about each individual client.
Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable, expert lawyer in construction accidents. We serve clients in Arkansas, Los Angeles, New York City, and around the country. Call us today to for a free case evaluation.