Seeking an Legal Representation
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be devastating. Due to the large size of semi trucks, trailer trucks, and other large commercial vehicles, motorists often suffer life-threatening injuries when these types of accidents occur. At Gottesman & Hollis, P.A., we understand the impact that commercial trucking accidents can have on New Hampshire families. If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, we are here to help.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced New Hampshire trucking accident lawyer, call Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. at (603) 889-5959. We work with victims of commercial trucking accidents and other types of traffic accidents to seek justice through the New Hampshire courts.
Is Filing a Lawsuit Right for You?
Many people are unfamiliar with the legal system and are overwhelmed by the prospect of filing a lawsuit. At Gottesman & Hollis, P.A., we are committed to keeping our trucking accident clients informed about the progress that is made in their cases. We are here to answer any questions about the legal process that you may have.
It can be difficult to know whether filing a lawsuit after a trucking accident is necessary. But if you are struggling to keep up with medical bills and other expenses as a result of your injuries, you should consult with a truck accident lawyer right away. Filing a lawsuit can help you regain control of your finances, and presents victims of accidents with an opportunity for closure with respect to a traumatic event.
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Trucking Accidents: Who is Legally Responsible?
If you were hurt due to the carelessness of a commercial truck driver, you may be wondering who is legally responsible for your injuries and other losses. Under the law, legal responsibility is also known as liability. There are several different parties who may be liable for a commercial trucking accident, including:
- THE TRUCKING COMPANY. An employer is liable for the wrongful acts committed by its employees so long as the acts were unintentional and were committed within the scope of employment. This means that in many cases, trucking companies can be held liable for the negligent acts of their truck driver employees.
- THE DRIVER. Where a truck driver intentionally causes an accident, the driver himself (or herself) may be liable for the harms caused in the accident. Suing an individual truck driver under other circumstances can be difficult, and you should consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer to determine whether doing so is appropriate in your case.
- THE TRUCK MANUFACTURER. Sometimes, commercial trucking accidents are not the fault of the driver. When a defective truck or truck part causes an accident, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries that occurred as a result.
There may be other people or parties who are legally responsible for your injures. A trucking accident lawyer can identify potential defendants.
Damges in a Trucking Accident Lawsuit
Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to receive money damages that take into account:
- The cost of your medical care, including treatment you will require in the future;
- Physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish you endured as a result of the accident;
- Wages you were unable to earn as a result of missed work following the accident (also known as lost wages);
- Reduction in your ability to earn money due to temporary or permanent disability; and
- Damage to your vehicle and other property.
We’re Here to Help
If you or a loved one was hurt due to the carelessness of a commercial truck driver, call us today to discuss your options. We serve victims of commercial trucking accidents in New Hampshire and the surrounding areas.
To speak with a trusted trucking accident lawyer, call Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. at (603) 889-5959 today.