Every year, thousands of accidents involve 18-wheelers colliding with passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even pedestrians.
The outcome of these accidents can be debilitating injuries with which the victim must deal for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, those people are the lucky ones. All too often, the victims in a trucking accident don’t survive.
If you have trucking accident injuries, we can help you. Our experienced legal professionals understand the types of injuries caused by truck collisions, and we fight for the compensation our clients deserve.
This is a well-known and widespread problem in the trucking industry. As drivers try to keep up with a tight schedule, they may forego mandatory breaks and sleeping periods. This means that they are drowsy when behind the wheel, and many dangerous, even deadly accidents, are the result.
Semi-truck drivers deal with a much larger, heavier, and more challenging vehicle to maneuver. Sometimes, inexperience plays a significant role in causing a collision.
USE OF ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT DRUGS:
Substance abuse issues are widespread in the industry, and many drivers take drugs/stimulants (like amphetamines) to help them stick to a grueling schedule.
AGGRESSIVE DRIVING BEHAVIOR:
As holders of commercial driver’s licenses, truck drivers should know how critical it is to follow road safety rules. Unfortunately, some of them can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to quick, erratic lane changes, speeding, and other infractions that cause accidents.
Texting or talking on the phone are significant problems with truck drivers. Considering how much room they need to slow down or stop, many of these accidents prove to be lethal because the driver simply can’t react fast enough.
POOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE:
Sometimes, the truck itself is partially at fault. It is an undeniable hazard to everyone on the road when it hasn’t received routine maintenance.
The key to getting the compensation you may deserve after a trucking accident frequently comes down to your attorney and the quality of the investigation conducted.
Our investigation will bring all of the driver’s and the company’s lines of insurance into the light. Most people don’t realize that the truck and trailer may have different owners, which means that at least two (2) organizations may be named in a lawsuit.
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