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Motor Vehicle Accidents Attorney

Motor Vehicle Accidents

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A truck collision, auto accident or motorcycle crash injury affects everything: your health, your family, your income and your emotional well-being. When you come to The Traub Law Firm and tell us about your injury, we will immediately begin the process of investigating your accident and filing the accident injury claims to obtain the financial compensation you need.
But that is just the beginning. Our law firm takes a case management approach to each client. We will work with you to find out what it will take to get you well. Our resources include economists, doctors, case managers, life planners, psychological counselors and vocational counselors.

Because of our extensive experience in personal injury law, our attorneys have developed a wide network of resources that can help our clients get well and back to their lives.
The Traub Law Firm has helped hundreds of people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. With our heritage of justice, we do our best for our clients. We treat each one not as an insurance claim, but as a whole human being going through a difficult time.

Our injury attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

• Car accidents
• Truck accidents
• Motorcycle accidents
• Uninsured motorist
• SUV rollovers and vehicle defects
• Pedestrian and bicycle accidents

Accident Resources

Car accidents can turn your life upside down. You may have questions about what comes next and how you will recover from your injuries and provide for your family if you cannot work. When you come to The Traub Law Firm, we will help you find the answers.

The operation of large commercial trucks presents certain unique dangers such as “jackknifing” and turning accidents. Often, the occurrence of these kinds of accidents can establish fault on the part of the truck driver.

When a big rig or tractor-trailer is in a motor vehicle accident, the devastation to all the vehicles and people involved can be catastrophic. Back injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries and even wrongful death often occur. If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-trailer commercial vehicle, you need the experienced truck accident attorneys at The Traub Law Firm and the total case management they offer to all their personal injury clients. The staff and lawyers at The Traub Law Firm go far beyond seeking financial recovery on your behalf. We know that with an accident of this magnitude, you need help with medical, personal and vocational recovery.
Commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor trailers and other large freight carriers tower over the small passenger vehicles they must share the road with. Especially on major highways and at higher speeds, seemingly insignificant driving errors that may occur without consequence where small vehicles are concerned can result in catastrophe when a large truck is involved. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, determining the cause of the accident may be difficult. An experienced lawyer at The Traub Law Firm can gather evidence and work with experts to understand the cause of your accident and file claims against the responsible parties.

Investigating the accident

It is critical to begin investigating the accident as soon as possible so that the cause of the accident can be determined and evidence is preserved. There are a variety of types of information that are relevant to your claims, including:
• Information about previous violations of regulations by the trucking company or driver involved
• The truck’s maintenance records
• The speed the truck and your vehicle were traveling
• The location of the impact on the vehicles’ exteriors
• The truck driver’s log book
• Statements from eye witnesses and first responders to the accident scene, such as emergency personnel and police officers
• Information from the truck’s “black box,” which records data before, during and after a collision
• The trucking company’s policies and procedures regarding maintenance and safety, and it’s accident history
An expert can be a tremendous resource to use in determining the cause of the accident. An expert can testify about the possible negligence of a trucking company based on his or her familiarity with trucking regulations. An expert can be any person who has significant experience in the trucking field, such as a trucking company’s safety director, the former owner of a trucking company, a former investigator for the department of transportation in your state or an accident specialist.

Equipment Failure

A truck is a complex machine, or, more accurately, a complex group of machines. There are many different systems operating at the same time. It does not matter how safe the truck driver is if the equipment does not work properly. If one of the parts of a truck breaks down or does not function properly, the result can be catastrophic.
If you have been injured by defective truck equipment or by a component or system on a truck that did not function properly, you may be able to recover for your injuries. Possible parties who may be liable for defective equipment include the manufacturer, the installer or mechanic who made repairs and the seller.

Errors by truck drivers

Most truck drivers are safe drivers who understand the risks they face on the highway. Unfortunately, there are truck drivers on the road who are not operating safely. Truck accidents are commonly caused by driver fatigue, failure to follow safety guidelines, failure to properly load the truck or secure cargo, overloading and using alcohol or drugs while driving.
Some drivers are improperly trained for the operation of a big rig. These drivers do not realize that operating a commercial truck is not something you can just learn while doing; specialized training is required. Drivers may also receive inadequate training in the areas of safety concerns and defensive driving.
Other drivers may be well trained, but the economics of the trucking industry do not always encourage safe operation. In order to make a living driving a truck, it may be necessary to drive for too many hours without enough rest. This is a hazard not only to the driver who may be breaking safety rules and regulations, but also to all other drivers and passengers on the road. Unrealistic schedules and expectations may encourage drivers to rush.

Speak to a trucking accident lawyer

A number of factors can cause truck accidents — from bad or slippery road conditions, to driver fatigue, equipment failure or a combination of factors. It is important to begin investigating the cause of the accident as soon as possible so that evidence can be preserved. It may be necessary to work with experts in building your case. If you have been injured in a truck accident, an experienced attorney at The Traub Law Firm can help you gather evidence and investigate the accident to help you determine its cause.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

As more people use bikes and walking for travel, accidents have increased as well. Motorists are not always aware of the rules concerning pedestrians and cyclists, and likewise people on foot or on bikes do not always exercise as much care as they should when interacting with motor vehicles.
The bike accident attorneys at the firm are here to help you if a negligent motorist has injured you or caused a fatal accident that resulted in the loss of a loved one.

Pedestrian Injury Attorneys

We strive to achieve this type of confidence and loyalty from our clients by delivering skilled legal counsel when they need it most. Our focus is on helping our clients recover compensation so they can focus on their recovery.

Whether you have been injured by a car door or hit by a truck driver who failed to see you in a crosswalk, we know how to build a strong case that demonstrates the extent of your injuries and proves liability on the part of the other party.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Especially where accidents involving motorcycles are concerned, a car making a left turn is almost always liable for a collision with a vehicle coming straight in the other direction.

Motorcycle accidents, like all accidents involving motor vehicles, can be caused by a number of different factors. While an accident can be the fault of the motorcycle driver, many times other drivers cause accidents involving motorcycles. Because of a motorcycle’s relatively small size, many drivers of passenger cars and trucks do not see motorcyclists. Even if they check their mirrors before changing lanes or turning, the motorcycle may be in the car’s blind spot, and an accident may result

Other motorists

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in 2012, 57 percent of motorcycle accident fatalities involved at least one other motor vehicle. In multiple-vehicle motorcycle crashes, cyclists are typically hit from the front and in a little less than half of the crashes, the vehicle that struck the motorcycle was making a left turn while the motorcycle was going straight, passing or overtaking the vehicle.

Speeding and reckless driving

Another cause of motorcycle accidents is speeding or reckless driving by either the motorcyclist or driver of an automobile or other vehicle. Motorcyclists who ride “supersport” cycles, which are consumer versions of racing motorcycles and have powerful engines, may try to reach high speeds. Both car drivers and motorcycle riders can be found negligent if they drive aggressively, speed, do not pay attention or drive too close to the vehicle in front of them.

Alcohol use

Alcohol is a contributing factor in many fatal motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that twenty-nine percent of fatally injured motorcyclists in 2012 had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent.

Unsafe road conditions

Dangerous road conditions are a cause of many automobile and motorcycle accidents. Conditions such as slick surfaces, ridges in the pavement, fluid spills and debris on the road can be even more dangerous for motorcycles than cars because of their small size and lessened ability to respond to these conditions. The design of a motorcycle, with two wheels rather than four wheels, makes it less stable than cars and trucks. In addition, road barriers such as guardrails that are designed to retain cars can be deadly if a motorcyclist collides with them. Because of their small size and lack of enclosure, crashing into a fixed object can be more hazardous for motorcycles than other motor vehicles. In 2009, 24 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes involved fixed objects, while 17 percent of fatal car crashes involved fixed objects.

Contact a personal injury lawyer

If you or a family member was injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have questions about your legal options. An experienced personal injury attorney at The Traub Law Firm can review your situation and evaluate your options.