Knowledgeable and Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Washington, DC
Every year, trucking accidents lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries across the United States. Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that about 5,000 individuals die in trucking accidents— or from associated injuries—annually.
Washington, D.C. truck accident lawyer Joel M. Finkelstein has been providing support to victims of trucking collisions and their loved ones for nearly half a century. Mr. Finkelstein works aggressively to determine the causes of trucking accidents, and helps injured clients devise cases that demand justice and rightful compensation.
Types of accidents for which you should consult with a truck accident attorney in Washington, DC
As a Washington, D.C. truck accident attorney since 1969, Joel Finkelstein has handled cases involving all types of accidents and injuries associated with large trucks, tractor-trailers, semis, and 18-wheelers.
It is always important to investigate the causes of a trucking accident, but collisions involving any of the following circumstances require examination by one or more qualified Washington, D.C. truck accident lawyers to determine if negligence occurred:
- Rollovers. Large trucks have high centers of gravity, and are therefore at an elevated risk for rollover in comparison to smaller vehicles. Responsible truck drivers know how to avoid rollovers, but if a driver is negligent or inattentive, he or she could turn too sharply or drive over an object, thereby causing a rollover.
- Brake failure. Although trucks do have complicated braking systems, with the proper training, maintenance, and operation, diligent truck drivers should have no problem staying in control of their large vehicles. Conversely, drivers who lack the proper training, or fail to operate their trucks safely, can lose control. Braking systems can also fail due to improper maintenance, abnormal weather conditions, or unbalanced or unsecured cargo loads.
- Turns too wide. In order to make turns, truck drivers must first swing in the opposite direction, allowing for their large vehicles to clear the angle. With the limited field of vision allowed by trucks, an inattentive driver can easily make a mistake turning, causing the truck to collide with another vehicle, push another vehicle off the road or into oncoming traffic, or even crush it.
Whatever the cause of your trucking accident injury, Joel Finkelstein is a truck accident attorney in Washington, D.C. who has your best interests in mind. He can help discover what led to your accident, and help you seek the compensation to which you are entitled.
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Contact the Law Offices of Joel Finkelstein in Washington, D.C. to see how an attorney with nearly five decades of injury law experience can help. The initial consultation is free. If Mr. Finkelstein takes your case, you only pay fees if he recovers money for you.