Manchester Truck Accident Lawyer Provides Experienced Representation
A collision with a tractor-trailer is one of the most dangerous and deadly types of crashes that can occur on the roadways today. The New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency annually issues reports concerning roadway fatalities and injuries, revealing that truck-related incidents are prevalent and occur regularly within the state. If you were recently injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, your case may involve certain nuanced liability laws involving the truck driver’s employer known as “vicarious liability.” For more information about this concept and how it could apply to your case, contact a Manchester truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC today.
I was injured in a crash with a commercial freight carrier. Can I sue the company?
An employer may be found liable provided negligence was committed within the scope of the employee’s job duties. This is known as the doctrine of vicarious liability. Were you injured while the truck was hauling freight on its assigned route during its hours of transport? If so, there is a strong possibility you could recover from both the driver and the employer. This may not be the case if the driver was engaging in activity outside the scope of their job duties. Examples of this include driving under the influence, operating the vehicle in excess of the approved number of hours, and taking an unassigned route.
What kinds of damages could I recover in my case?
If you were injured by a tractor-trailer, chances are good that you’ve suffered extensive and possibly permanent injuries. Your Manchester truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC can help you recover not just the actual medical costs of your injuries, but lost wages, future earnings, and compensation for your pain and suffering as well.
Could the truck driver present any defenses against me?
A defendant in a civil lawsuit could present defenses in any scenario. They would most likely present some sort of defense in your case. However, your Manchester truck accident lawyer at Manning & Zimmerman Law will make certain to present the court with adequate evidence of the driver’s liability and will work tirelessly to combat any possible affirmative defense offered by the defendant.
Contact an Experienced Manchester Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were injured by a big rig and have questions about your rights, contact a personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC at (603) 239-2489 for a free consultation. It is essential that you have competent legal representation from the onset of your case through litigation. Big insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their interests and you should too!
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