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Injured in a Semi-Truck Accident?

You may be entitled to significant compensation.

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employers to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, the number of breaks, and the weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Truck accident lawyers take cases on a contingency basis. There are no initial, out-of-pocket expenses to you. They manage your case while you focus on recovering from serious trucking accident injuries caused by:

  • Rear-End, Head-On Crashes, and Jackknives
  • Dangerous Roads
  • Poor Maintenance, including Tires and Brakes
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Unsecured Loads or Unsecured Cargo
  • Aggressive Driving or Improper Lane Change
  • DWI/Drug Use
  • Lack of Reflectors and Poor Visibility

While your life is changed following a trucking accident, truck accident attorneys are at your side throughout the entire process of your truck accident claim. Do not allow fear to control every decision you make. You may want to settle immediately but are encouraged to focus on your medical needs while the experienced truck accident lawyers handle the legal complexities.

Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Truck accident lawyers use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, a truck accident lawyer can seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street.

There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic, and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded, and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death.

These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks, and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment, and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower, and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Louisiana, Vacation Buses, Tour Buses, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheelers, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

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Commercial Trucking Insurance Policies

The difference in the size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases is potentially much larger than auto-to-auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the policy of insurance. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as your state’s mandatory minimum limits.

When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow truck, etc. the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Getting to the facts of your case involves teaming with experts. Thorough investigations can uncover previously undiscovered information that will build your claim. Reviews of multiple log books, medical data, and statements from witnesses can provide a foundation for securing the compensation you deserve.

That positive result can come through mediation, but a good truck-accident lawyer will prepare all cases for the possibility of litigation.

Speak to a truck accident lawyer about your case by calling (888) 491-0444 or completing the free case evaluation form on this website.

The truck accident attorneys in our network handle semi-truck accident cases throughout the United States including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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