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Trucking Accidents


Trucking accidents impact our society


Too often, trucking accidents cause death or catastrophic injuries.  


Most people killed in truck accidents are occupants of passenger vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Of all the deaths in large truck crashes in 2018, only 16% of fatalities were truck occupants.


Some common causes of trucking accidents include:


  • The weight difference between trucks and other vehicles

  • The taller ground clearance of trucks

  • Truck braking capability

  • Truck driver fatigue

  • Drivers operating trucks under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Faulty equipment

  • Improper loading of cargo

  • Trucking companies failing to provide proper training to truck drivers

  • Trucking companies hiring drivers without proper qualifications and experience

  • Trucking companies putting profits ahead of safety

  • Design and manufacturing defects of the trucks


We hold trucking companies accountable


Trucking companies do not always follow the monitoring and regulations required by law. This negligence has catastrophic effects on road safety for all drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo will hold accountable any party who caused the accident, including:


  • Trucking companies

  • Manufacturers of trucks and defective parts

  • Negligent commercial truck driver​s


Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo fights for a maximum settlement


Over more than five decades of combined experience in motor vehicle accident cases, we have won many significant awards and settlements for our clients, including:


  • $1.66 million settlement for the Estate of a woman who was killed as a result of a trucking accident.

  • $770,000 settlement for a 57-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome and multiple facial fractures as a result of a trucking accident.

  • $450,000 settlement for a 54-year-old woman who suffered fractures to her right wrist and tears of the TFCC tendons of the left wrist requiring multiple surgeries as a result of a trucking accident.


Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo protects victims of trucking accidents


We guide our clients through the confusion that arises after an accident, addressing medical, insurance, and financial issues, and pursuing a legal case so each client obtains the compensation they deserve.


Victims of a trucking accident and their families may be entitled to compensation for:


  • Past and future medical bills

  • Lost wages

  • Loss of future earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering

  • Mental distress

  • Embarrassment and humiliation

  • Physical impairment

  • Physical disfigurement


Contact an attorney immediately


Trucking accidents can have a devastating impact on anyone who is injured as well as their families. After an accident, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. You should take the following steps:


  • Seek medical attention for all injuries, large or small.

  • Think before speaking.

  • Call police.

  • Take photos of the scene and any damage to all vehicles.

  • Write down the name of all companies whose logos are on the truck or trailer.

  • Take photos of your visible injuries.

  • Find someone who witnessed the accident.

  • Get contact information for any witnesses.

  • Write down details about the accident and what happened.

  • Contact an experienced attorney immediately.

  • Report the accident to your insurance company but do not provide any details or sign any documents before consulting an attorney.


Trucking accident cases need experienced attorneys


Over our more than 50 years of combined experience, we have recovered many thousands of awards and settlements for our motor vehicle accident clients, including numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones in a car, motorcycle or trucking accident.


Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo represents our clients from the beginning, fighting all the way through a jury trial if necessary.


Some resources we use when preparing for trial are:


  • The use of an expert to perform crash reconstruction

  • Preservation of the Black Box data

  • Work in conjunction with local law enforcement officers and investigators

  • The use of forensic data to prove that a violation occurred

  • The use of safety data for the trucking company


Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo cares


Our firm dedicates itself to representing those involved in trucking accidents because families’ worlds are often changed forever by these events. We help put a family's life back together as best we can.


The commercial trucking industry often has large legal teams on their side; we are proud to provide the same level of service to individuals and their families.


Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo offers free consultations to individuals who have been injured in a trucking accident.


Contact us today to discuss any injuries that were caused by a trucking accident. Let us give you the help you deserve.

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