Collisions and accidents involving trucks, and especially semi-tractor trailers and other big rigs, present their own special circumstances. There are a plethora of Federal regulations that govern interstate commerce that can affect the outcome of an injury claim against a trucking company. We are well versed in these regulations and have prosecuted many cases against trucking companies to successful conclusions. We work with the best experts and professional associations to help us obtain fair recoveries for those injured in trucking accidents.
Trucking injuries are many times more serious than in other collisions because of the sheer weight and physics involved in being struck by a semi-tractor trailer. That’s why they are routinely referred to as 18-wheelers or big rigs. When the weight and size of a semi strike a smaller vehicle like a car, SUV or motorcycle, the results can be devastating.
We have significant expertise in prosecuting cases against trucking companies and know how to use the law and Federal regulations effectively. Because of this expertise, we have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for people involved in collisions and accidents caused by trucking companies.
In a truck accident injury case, sometimes it is not just the negligence of the driver that can cause an injury. Many times, trucks are not properly maintained and that improper maintenance causes or contributes to cause an injury. That is why is it critical in a truck accident claim to hire a lawyer right away so an appropriate investigation can be done immediately. In many cases that we have seen, the trucking company has their corporate attorneys come to the scene of the collision before the vehicles are moved so they can conduct an immediate in-house investigation and have an accident reconstruction performed. The longer it takes the injury victim to hire a lawyer to conduct an investigation on their behalf, the more difficult it becomes to prosecute the case. The sooner your own lawyer can get involved, the sooner they can begin to secure the evidence necessary to obtain a full and fair recovery on your behalf.
Generally speaking, if you are injured due to the negligence of a trucking company, you may not have the issues regarding policy limits that affect other types of cases. As with any commercial enterprise, trucking companies are aware of liability laws, and generally have sufficient insurance coverage to fully and fairly compensate someone regardless of the severity of the injury. If they do not, trucking companies have hard assets that can usually be obtained to compensate an injury victim.
In this type of case in particular, it is important to hire a capable attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected. Time limits apply, so do not delay.
We have expertise in handling these and other types of trucking accidents and injuries:
- Bus accidents, bus crashes, bus collisions and bus wrecks
- Construction zone accidents
- Dangerous roads and highways
- Drunk driving (alcohol-related) crashes and reckless driving
- Hit-and run accidents
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Negligent (inattentive) driving
- Intersection accidents, intersection crashes, intersection collisions and intersection wrecks
- Head-on accidents, head-on crashes, head-on collisions and head-on wrecks
- Failure to stop at stop signs or traffic lights
- Failure to reduce speed
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Semi truck trucking accidents, semi truck trucking crashes, semi truck trucking collisions and semi truck trucking wrecks
We have represented people who have sustained all manner of injuries, including these and similar types of injuries in trucking accidents:
- Driver injuries
- Passenger injuries
- Pedestrian injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Skull injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Chest injuriess
- Abdominal injuries
- Joint injuries (wrists, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, toes, fingers, etc.)
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Injuries requiring surgery
- Foot injuries
- Internal (organ) injuries