While truck accidents share many similarities with automobile accidents, there are also major differences. Trucks often operate as part of a commercial venture, meaning that insurance issues may be more complicated. Trucks that collide with each other or with cars, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians typically cause serious injury because of their size, weight and momentum.
Furthermore, there are many rules and regulations that pertain only to trucks — such as how heavy the loads can be, how often they must be inspected, how many hours truckers can drive each day and commercial driver training and licensing requirements.
Handling Truck Wreck Cases In Hawaii
Contact the Honolulu law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks to schedule a free initial consultation if you or a loved one has been injured or a family member has been killed in a semi-trailer or truck wreck anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands. We have won compensation for pedestrians, car drivers and passengers, and truck drivers injured or killed in truck collisions. We also represent Hawaii residents who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents on the mainland or in foreign locations such as Japan, Hong Kong or Guam.
Catastrophic Injuries Resulting From Truck Accidents
Serious injuries result in extraordinary expenses, including medical treatment and care, therapy and rehabilitation, and special equipment such as wheelchairs, wheelchair ramps and wheelchair-accessible conversion vans (which require replacement every seven to 10 years). Medical and economic experts are often required to properly anticipate and calculate future needs and expenses.
Pain And Suffering When Quality Of Life Is Forever Altered
Other costs of catastrophic injuries after semi-trailer wrecks and other truck accidents include lost wages and life care costs such as home cleaning services, personal care assistance, psychological therapy and social workers’ fees. In addition to these costs, we aggressively pursue compensation for pain and suffering that our clients endure, as well as the diminished quality of life that results when people can no longer do their normal activities of daily life. Learn how we can help protect your legal rights and interests after you have been injured or lost a family member because of a delivery truck or big-rig tire blowout crash.