Causes of Truck Accidents

Causes of Truck AccidentsTruck accidents can be caused by many factors, including negligent or careless actions of a truck driver and inadequate rest stop policies by the employer trucking company. Poor weather conditions only exacerbate a bad situation, leading to serious and often deadly truck accidents.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Causes of truck wrecks can include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Changing lanes
  • Speeding
  • Weather conditions
  • Faulty tires/brakes
  • Texting
  • Sleeping-at-the-wheel/driver fatigue
  • Failure to take appropriate number of rests
  • Truck maintenance negligence
  • Employer negligence due to inadequate scheduling/policies

Many times not only is the truck driver negligent but his or her employer is also responsible, due to inadequate scheduling policies leading to driver fatigue. Other failures of an employer such as negligent supervision of drug or alcohol use by a driver can also lead to serious accidents.

Truck Crashes and Serious Injuries

When semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are involved in an accident, serious injuries often result. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Life-changing injuries require years of rehabilitation and care. If your loved one has died as result of their injuries, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Leaving a loved one in the care of another person or a professional can be a very difficult decision to make. You trust that his or her needs will be put first and that injuries and illnesses will effectively be avoided. When another person’s negligence has caused you or a family member to be injured, it is important to seek advice from an experienced legal professional to learn about your options.

Experienced Attorneys Advocating for Nursing Home Abuse Victims

The lawyers at our firm represent individuals in nursing home falls, illnesses and other situations involving:

  • Dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Injuries from elderly persons wandering off
  • Medication errors

There are strict guidelines and procedures that nursing home staff must follow. Injuries can occur when a caretaker does not follow guidelines, workers are not properly trained or when a nursing home or care facility is understaffed. Our attorneys will carefully review the details around the incident and can easily determine what type of negligent behavior contributed to the cause of the injury.

Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle Injuries

Life-Changing Injuries

Serious motorcycle accident injuries are life-changing and require years of rehabilitation and care. The medical costs and other expenses associated with this can be staggering for any family. The devoted attorneys and staff at Summers & Wyatt, P.C., are here to make sure you are compensated for your injuries and losses. We are here to take care of legal matters for you so that you can instead focus on what is most important, your recovery.

Helping You Recover From Motorcycle Wreck Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Head trauma
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Shoulder/arm/hip/leg fractures
  • Severed limb/amputation

The medical care that results from these types of injuries can be ongoing, requiring reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation. Although a victim’s life changes in an instant, their life changes forever. We will make sure to seek maximum compensation in order to pay for past and future medical bills, future daily care, rehabilitative expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacities, pain and suffering as well as any emotional damages. The emotional trauma of a life-changing injury is just as impacting as any physical injuries.

If you have lost a loved one, we know that nothing could ever replace them. However, we can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf in order to make sure that negligent parties are held responsible.