law – truck accidents 4/19/22 – gtg

Semi-truck accident lawyer

Semi-trucks are an integral part of our shipping and commerce systems. They transport billions of tons of goods shipped and delivered using ground transport, also known as surface transportation. Certainly, the hard work put in by the drivers has to be appreciated. Unfortunately, from time to time, there is a truck accident. When it comes to accidents with these big rigs, the results are rarely minor; rather, too often they result in a fatal accident. Over the last decade, consumers are purchasing more and more products on the internet. This results in the need to ship more product, which is typically a combination of air and trucking. Trucking companies and drivers are under more and greater pressure to meet deadlines and quotas. Because there is increased trucking traffic, combined with an increase in vehicles on our highways, the result has been thousands of truck-related accidents every year, and those problems are equipment failure and driver fault. Sometimes semi-truck equipment fails. Big rig trucks can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and to get that weight moving and stopping safely can place the tractor-trailer and its components under great strain. Here are some examples of things that can go wrong:

* Tire blow-up – some of these semi-trucks have up to 18 wheels (and in the case of double trailers, even more (up to 22-4 wheels), but that doesn’t mean they are entirely safe from tire failure. Even a temporary off-balancing effect can have serious consequences, resulting in unexpected load shifting or rolling.
* Load shift – if a truckload is not secured or tied down correctly, or if the load weight is not evenly distributed, it creates an unbalanced load prone to shift. A load typically weighing thousands of pounds. When it shifts, it strains the tractor-trailer’s overall balance, causing the driver to lose control.
* Improper maintenance and inspection – rigs have complex engines and parts that must be able to handle big loads. If maintenance and inspections are negligent, then equipment failure may occur.
* Brake failure – the braking system for a semi-truck is one of the most critical safety and control features the truck driver has at his disposal. Bringing freight to a stop requires an increased time and distance. If the brakes are not performing optimally, the stopping procedure can be compromised.

Semi-truck driver negligent highway driving is dangerous enough, and every motorist feels some unease when driving alongside a big rig truck. The semi-truck’s large size, rumbling engine, and air pressure release sound signal that this is a large and dangerous vehicle. If the truck driver fails to drive carefully, the results are often catastrophic. While there are many instances of truck driver error that arise under the circumstances, here are some more common examples:

* Aggressive driving – ever feel like you are in a cat and mouse game with a semi-truck on the road? Well, you may have a legitimate fear. Because many truck drivers are under tremendous stress related to delivery time, tractor-trailer drivers may act aggressively, using the 18-wheeler as a deadly instrument to show who’s boss of the road.
* Truck driver errors – the truck drivers may make an error in judgment, cut a corner too thin, improperly overtake another vehicle, or make too wide a turn. Even if a negligent act was nothing more than a simple error, the consequences are not akin to a fender bender; instead, the size and weight of the semi-truck make even the slightest mistake a potential catastrophe.
* Driver inattention – whether talking on the cell phone or texting while driving, looking at a map, or using a GPS device, truck driver distraction can lead to a serious truck crash.
* Driver fatigue – while truck drivers are regulated at the federal and state level regarding their break time, many pass on their required breaks to meet their time-sensitive delivery schedules. This leads to a tired, unalert driver, which, in turn, often leads to a trucking accident.

Contact an experienced accident attorney.
Victims of semi-truck accidents rarely escape with minor injuries; instead, if they are fortunate enough to survive, they often face a lifetime of challenges, including severe burn injury, spinal cord injury, head injury, amputation, and traumatic brain injury. The medical expenses and rehabilitation bills associated with these serious personal injuries are higher than many families earn in a lifetime. In a serious truck crash involving severe personal injury or wrongful death, take a moment to consider your family’s financial security. Contact us to explore your options. You may be eligible for significant compensation, also known as money damages. We may be able to help you take the next steps of securing justice as well as helping your family ensure its future financial stability in the face of all you have lost. Remember, the earlier you contact an experienced accident attorney at our office, the faster we can begin the investigation and gather the evidence to move the case forward quickly, to seek just results.

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As an experienced accident lawyer, I hear questions like this one quite a bit: I was seriously hurt when a tractor-trailer crashed into my car, and I don’t know what to do. Contact us now. As an experienced trucking accident lawyer, you need to take immediate action to gather evidence, preserve your rights, and pursue a truck accident claim. Here are some preliminary questions we’ll be discussing together:

* Were you a driver or passenger in the car struck by the semi?
* Where did the semi accident occur?
* When did the truck accident occur?
* How did this truck-car accident occur? Describe exactly what happened. Describe the weather conditions at the time of the crash and the trucking accident; where were you going? (e. G. School, work, home, friends’ house, etc. ).
* Who is your auto insurance company? Bring in your insurance declarations page (this will show us the types of coverage you have).
* Did police arrive at the scene?
* Was a traffic crash report prepared? Describe the types of personal injury you have suffered.
* What was the extent of the property damage to the vehicles involved in the car-truck accident?
* Were there any witnesses who saw the traffic crash?
* Did law enforcement obtain that information?
* Were you transported from the scene by ems?
* Did you go to the hospital or receive medical treatment from any doctor?
* What is your current medical status?
* Have you been contacted by the at-fault truck driver, trucking company, or their insurance carrier or representative? [do not give them an interview or statement — you are not required to]

I will ask you to provide basic background information about yourself, such as employment history, income loss because of the tractor-trailer accident, medical bills (past and future) you expect because of the tuck-car accident, as well as discuss factual and legal issues which may arise in the case. Of course, we will discuss settlement possibilities, your hopes and goals, and my thoughts on how we may be able to achieve them. So, how do we reach an accident settlement to cover your serious injury? That, of course, depends on the facts of the case. How that facts are framed and addressed can play a role during settlement negotiations. If you believe your serious injury was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, then contact us today. The prompt investigation, including collecting and documenting evidence including photographs of the property, the semi accident scene, and your serious injuries can be critical in proving a serious semi accident injury claim. At our Law Firm, we represent personal injury accident victims who have been seriously harmed. We pursue claims on behalf of good, upright persons injured by the negligence of others in a car-truck accident, semi accident, 18-wheeler accident, or trucking accident involving serious personal injuries or wrongful death. Bumps and bruises heal and are not, in our view, worthy of a claim. We only handle legitimate and valid personal injury claims, which means we can spend more time with your claim and move it forward quickly. Because we only handle valid personal injury claims with permanent injuries, we can ensure personal service and attention to each client’s individual injury claim and each family’s wrongful death claim. If you want this type of personal service for yourself and your family, and do not want to get lost in a large law firm bureaucracy, contact our Law Firm today.

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Truck Accident Attorney Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How are truck accident cases different from accidents involving passenger cars only?
Trucking companies and commercial semi-truck drivers are subject to special rules and regulations set forth by the federal motor carrier safety administration (FMCSA), the national highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA), and the state department of transportation (TXDOT) office of motor carrier compliance (OMCC). Among the regulations are limits on how many hours a truck driver can drive, the type and weight of the load, and inspection and maintenance requirements. Truck drivers also have special training and licensing requirements.

Are trucks required to carry insurance?
Federal law requires commercial vehicles involved in interstate commerce to carry at least $750,000 in bodily injury and property damage insurance. Most trucking companies also have additional insurance coverage, called excess coverage.

What factors contribute to truck accidents?
Because they are heavier, larger, and more difficult to brake and steer than passenger cars, large trucks are more likely to lose control and cause severe damage in a traffic accident or highway accident. Because of their more significant weight and momentum, large trucks have greater difficulty recovering from problematic circumstances, especially in wet weather. Improper maintenance can compound the problem.

Why are trucks more difficult to brake?
Passenger car brakes are mechanical/hydraulic systems. Because most truck braking systems use pressurized air, it takes time for the air to travel through the hoses to the brake shoes, creating a slight delay before the brakes engage. Because of their added weight, trucks also require greater stopping distances. Often, you can hear an 18-wheeler making loud, unique, sounds when stopping and starting, which is the sound of the air brakes releasing air through the rubber tubing.

How are weight restrictions on trucks enforced?
Weight limits on trucks are implemented through the use of weigh stations along interstate highways. Some modern weigh stations weigh trucks as they roll over devices located under the road. A transmitter on the truck allows weighing station authorities to identify it.

Are there devices that are used to limit a truck’s speed? Some companies install such devices, known as governors in their commercial trucks. These are often installed on more local commercial delivery trucks, such as box trucks. Most trucking companies do not install speed governor devices knowing that their drivers will sometimes speed to meet a deadline.

Are multi-trailer trucks more dangerous than single trailer trucks? Multi-trailer trucks are 2-3 times more likely to be involved in a road accident. The additional connection, or coupling, points between the first trailer and second trailer, make these 22-wheeler, 24-wheeler, and 26-wheelers more challenging to handle. Such multi-trailer tractor-trailers cause greater instability that can lead to trailer swing and jackknifing, among other problems. Examples of such trucks we most commonly experience are commercial trucks operated by overnight delivery carriers.

Who can be held liable in a truck accident lawsuit? Parties that may be held responsible in a truck accident lawsuit include:
truck driver
owner of the trailer
owner of the tractor
cab truck company whose logo or markings are on the trailer
owner of the contents, or load in the trailer
in some circumstances, the facility that loaded the contents onto the trailer
insurance company failing to act in good faith

As an accident attorney, I have experience and knowledge of federal and state regulations that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, or if you have additional questions or need a truck accident attorney, please contact us.

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Truck Crash Lawyer

A truck accident often leaves devastated lives and families in its wake. Consider the numbers on the national level. In one year alone, more than 380,000 large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in the united states. More than 4,000 of these were fatal crashes. Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, double trailers (22-wheelers), and large trucks (semi-trucks) can cause devastating injuries when they crash into consumers driving cars, pick-up trucks, and SUVs. These truck accidents are often violent, resulting in a rollover, roof crush, vehicle occupant ejections, and permanent life-changing injuries. It is not uncommon for the truck accident victim to suffer from severe personal injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), head injury, spinal injury, or even wrongful death.

Trucking accidents cause severe harm and losses.
Following a serious semi accident on our roads, the victim is often left with permanent, life-changing personal injury for a lifetime. The trucking company continues its business. Life for our friends and neighbors continues on. The truck accident victim and family, however, struggle with their day-to-day lives, left to pick up the pieces of life, physically, mentally, and financially, and wondering how they will get through it all. Faith and hope certainly play important roles in reaching milestones and overcoming these losses and challenges. On the practical side, medical treatment, surgery, and therapy, all cost large sums of money. Limited insurance can and will only pay for so much of the required care and treatment, and then the truck accident victim is left to fend for himself or herself.

Where do you turn? What do you do now?
A truck accident caused by truck driver negligence, improper truck maintenance, or other sources of carelessness drastically changes lives forever. The wrongdoers must be held to account for their actions. At our Law Firm, we move to protect your legal rights and fight to obtain just compensation quickly and efficiently to help with your harm and losses. If you or your loved one was injured in some sort of accident, contact us to ensure that your legal rights are protected. When you contact us, you will speak to an experienced accident lawyer. Your information is confidential, and the consult is free. Call us toll-free.

Following a Semi-Truck Accident
Some drivers assume the laws and compensation for incidents, wage loss, etc., are the same regardless of whether you’re hurt in an auto accident or tractor-trailer crash. There are distinct differences, and understanding them and approaching them correctly is often critical to protecting your rights to just financial compensation to make up for your harms and losses. Here are some tips on dealing with insurance coverage and health care problems you should know in the event you or someone you know is involved in a truck accident:

* Contact police or highway patrol even if it is a minor incident, get in touch with local police or highway patrol.
* Seek medical attention from first responders such as EMS if you feel any pain or discomfort. There may be more going on than you may realize. Let first responders know if you have any pains or discomfort regardless of how minor they may seem at the scene. Be sure to report even minor pain or discomfort at the scene. Substantial personal injury is often masked early on, and failure to let others know especially law enforcement and emergency medical personnel at the scene will result in the truck company’s insurance carrier disputing your injuries later on when the personal injury symptoms are full-blown.
* Obtain witness information. While it is important to obtain the info for any passengers and witnesses in the truck accident, it all depends on how you feel at the scene. If you are hurt, you’re not in a position to start assembling witness information, let alone other evidence. So, if you’re injured, focus on getting well. Allow law enforcement to do their job and preliminarily obtain witness information. Unfortunately, we know from experience that law enforcement does not often obtain all relevant witness information and rarely photographs the scene. So, if you are able, contact a friend or family member or our Law Firm to go to the scene, photograph the crash scene, and interview available witnesses. If witness details aren’t preserved at the scene or missing from the police investigation, they can be difficult to find later on. So, contact our Law Firm to obtain witness information, gather evidence, and represent your interests.
* Notify your vehicle insurance company promptly. There’s a time limit to notify your very own insurance coverage firm of your truck accident and to file an application to obtain compensation (personal injury protection insurance, or PIP benefits) for your health care bills up to $10,000. After PIP is finished, you’re on your own, or your health insurance steps in. Applying for compensation and your insurance coverage corporation is essential for safeguarding your rights, even if your injuries do not seem severe. An experienced accident attorney can definitely help at this stage, so call our Law Firm toll-free to start the insurance paperwork to ensure prompt compensation and adequately fulfill your truck accident lawsuit requirements. However, the reality is that all of the PIP benefits will probably be exhausted or spent, paying for the hospital stay. The remaining bills will be your responsibility to pay.
* After a serious semi-truck accident injury, contact our accident injury Law Firm to retain an experienced attorney. Trucking businesses are required by federal and state law to keep records of safety inspections and drivers hours. Since bad gear and driver fatigue trigger numerous truck accidents, these records could prove liability towards the trucking company. But right after a certain period, trucking businesses can dispose of pre-trip inspection documents and logbooks by law. That’s just one essential way a truck crash is extremely different from a car accident. We recommend that you hire a truck accident lawyer (personal injury lawyer) from our Law Firm as soon as possible ahead of important records are intentionally (and legally) being destroyed.
* Check your vehicle insurance coverage policy for uncoordinated benefits. It is essential to quickly review your car insurance coverage policy and any extra-contractual coverage you may have. Some typical car insurance coverage policies could pose some prevalent pitfalls and loopholes. For example, some persons have lost thousands of dollars since they did not understand the coordination between health insurance plans and PIP.
* In no way sign a release or give a statement to an insurance adjuster. Because it is common practice for trucking companies to send defense attorneys, investigators, and insurance adjusters right away to the crash scene in an effort to lessen the company’s liability, do not speak with them or sign anything. Otherwise, you could unknowingly relinquish your rights or put your truck accident claim in jeopardy. Never give statements to any truck crash promises adjuster and never sign a release or allow the adjuster to appear at the automobile injury without having your own truck accident attorney present. Merely tell the adjuster that you need to review the paperwork with your attorney and will get back to them with your response. Too many folks rush into signing adjuster’s documents and do not have the language reviewed by an attorney. Thus, the injured person may waive their right to sue the negligent truck driver as well as the trucking company for accident-related personal injury. Claims adjusters regularly try to get recorded statements early, aiming to minimize the incident victim’s discomfort and incidents for later use in court. Even limited property damage releases can contain unrelated language releasing all personal incidents suffered from the auto accident.

Protect your rights and preserve your claim. Your financial security in the wake of a serious truck crash may depend on it. At our Law Firm, we provide aggressive, prompt, and ethical advocacy on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered a serious personal injury, accident injury, and wrongful death in truck accidents. Contact us today toll-free.

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Tractor-Trailer Underride Accident Attorney

Truck underride accidents occur when a passenger car, usually its front, collides with a large truck or the trailer of a tractor-trailer and runs under the truck or trailer. An underride accident is also called an underrun accident. The space between the bottom of the semi-truck and the ground is called the undercarriage. The undercarriage also specifies the space between the road surface and the bottom of any vehicle. The space between the undercarriage of a passenger car is typically only inches to a foot or more from the ground. Sports cars often have an even smaller undercarriage. On the other hand, the bed of a tractor-trailer is often almost four feet above the ground. In an underride accident, the passenger car can go under the trailer, sometimes tearing off the roof and killing the occupants inside. Annually, there are thousands of fatal accidents in rear underride and about 500 people are killed in side underride collisions.

Unfortunately, dirt on trucks often covers the reflective tape and the requirement for underride guards applies only to new trucks, so a high number of trucks on our roads have not been retrofitted with them. In some cases, underride guards are not strong enough to stop passenger cars’ engine blocks, preventing cars from under-riding in rear collisions. There is still no requirement for side underride guards, and trucking companies do not appear willing to voluntarily place them on tractor-trailers. There are many reasons why underride accidents continue to occur. Conditions that increase the chance that an underride accident will occur include:
a poorly marked truck parked on the side of the road
slowing to exit the road
moving slowly as it enters the road
slowing for a railroad crossing

A slow-moving truck creates less contrast than a faster moving truck and will be hard to perceive as an obstruction. One car could literally sideswipe or rear-end another vehicle, causing it to temporarily lose control and strike the truck underride. Other causes:
A failure by the truck driver to use reflective triangles when broken down or parked on or near the road.
A failure by the truck driver to use emergency flashers when exiting or entering the highway at slow speeds.
Broken, dim, or dirty taillights
Taillights that are very close together

Poor road lighting can make it difficult to see the outline of a trailer, especially if it is dark-colored. Reduced visibility, such as heavy rain conditions or fog slick road conditions, increases the stopping distance for a car approaching a tractor-trailer. Additionally, a truck driver that tries to back across traffic, make a u-turn or cross onto a street or highway increases the danger of a potential side underride truck accident. The truck driver may incorrectly assume that the truck is visible to oncoming drivers as the truck crosses the road. An underride truck accident or underrun truck accident is often a fatal accident. If not fatal, then the traffic crash often leads to catastrophic personal injury, including head injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and/or paralysis.

If you or a family member was involved in an underride collision or underrun collision, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys. Motor vehicle accident cases involving trucks can be complex and prompt investigation and legal action are often required to protect consumer rights and position the case to achieve justice. Contact our accident attorneys today.

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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Tips for Semi Accident Victims

Some drivers assume the laws and compensation for incidents, wage loss, etc., are the same regardless of whether you’re injured in an automobile crash or a truck accident. Yet there are distinct differences involving the two and understanding them is crucial to protecting yourself from those who have been in a truck crash. Here are some tips on dealing with insurance coverage, and health care problems you should know in the event you or someone you know is involved in a trucking accident:

* Let first responders know if you have any pains or discomfort regardless of how minor
* Be sure to report and document any minor discomfort to first responding law enforcement and EMS even if it seems minor at the scene. Substantial personal injury is often masked early on, and failure to let others know especially law enforcement and emergency medical personnel at the scene will often result in the trucking company and other insurance companies disputing the whether the semi accident caused personal injuries when they become full-blown.
* Obtain witness information. While it is important to obtain the info for any passengers and witnesses in the truck accident, it all depends on how you feel at the scene. Obviously, your health comes first, so whether or not you are able to obtain this information will be up in the air. It is important to note that if witness info is not obtained at the scene, or if it’s missing from the police investigation, then it can be difficult to find later on.
* Notify your auto insurance company promptly. There’s a strict time limit to notify your very own insurance coverage firm of your car-truck accident and to file an application to obtain compensation (personal injury protection insurance, or PIP benefits) for your health care bills up to $10,000. Filing a PIP application with your own insurance company can be critical for safeguarding your rights, even if your injuries do not at first seem to be severe.
* You should probably hire an experienced trucking accident attorney lawyer at this stage if you haven’t already. Handling this stage properly can be critical to ensuring prompt compensation, as well as properly fulfilling the requirements for your truck accident lawsuit.

There are several forms of no-fault injury compensation available from your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage:
* payment of medical expenses caused by the truck crash
* wage loss
* household replacement providers (chores/help with children)
* payment for mileage to and from health-related appointments
* visiting nurses
The reality is, however, that all of the PIP benefits will probably be spent just by paying for the hospital stay. The remaining bills will be your responsibility to pay. Your health insurance will likely have a lien meaning they get paid back out of any money damages settlement you may receive.
* Hire our accident injury law firm. Retain an experienced attorney, and do so quickly. Trucking businesses are required by federal and state law to keep records of safety inspections and drivers hours. Since bad gear and driver fatigue trigger numerous trucking accidents, these records could prove liability towards the trucking company. But right after a certain period of time, trucking businesses by law can dispose of pre-trip inspection documents and logbooks. That’s just one way that a truck crash is extremely different from a car accident. It can be imperative that a truck accident lawyer be retained as soon as possible to try to prevent the destruction of evidence.
* Check your vehicle insurance coverage policy for uncoordinated benefits. It is essential to quickly review your auto insurance coverage policy and any extra-contractual coverage you may have. There could be some loopholes posed by some typical car insurance policies. For example, some persons have lost substantial money damages since they did not understand the interplay between health insurance plans, managed care plans, and retirement plans. Most policies are coordinated, meaning that for those who have a current health insurance policy in the event of your truck accident, your health insurance pays the initial and your car insurance coverage pays the remaining balance. With uncoordinated coverage, truck car accident victims may receive a double-dip recovery under the policy.
* In no way sign a release or give a statement to an insurance adjuster. It is widespread for trucking companies to send defense attorneys, investigators, and insurance adjusters right away to the crash scene to lessen the company’s liability. Make sure you do not speak with them or sign anything. Otherwise, you could unknowingly relinquish your rights or put your truck accident claim in jeopardy. Never give statements to any truck crash promises adjuster and never sign a release or allow the adjuster to appear at the automobile injury without speaking to your own truck accident attorney first. Merely tell the adjuster that you need to review the paperwork with your attorney and will get back to them with your response. Too many folks rush into signing adjuster’s documents not having the language reviewed by a lawyer. Thus, the unwary may well waive their right to sue the negligent truck driver as well as the trucking company for accident-related personal injury. Claims adjusters regularly try to get recorded statements early, aiming to minimize the incident victim’s injuries for later use in court. Even limited property damage releases can contain unrelated language releasing all personal injuries suffered from the semi accident.

Contact us, your semi accident lawyers. We provide aggressive, prompt, and ethical advocacy on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered a serious personal injury, accident injury, and wrongful death. Contact us today.

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Truck Crash Lawyer Gathering Evidence Immediately Following a Trucking Accident

Evidence must be compiled for possible legal action, such as a personal injury lawsuit. The necessary proof will focus on the truck accident scene, property damage, injuries, and information about the truck driver and the trucking company. It is rare when a truck crash scene doesn’t provide enough evidence to permit investigators to ascertain what happened and who was at fault. Processing and preserving evidence at the accident scene should be done by police, sheriff’s office, or highway patrol. You, as the victim, must record what has occurred, including photos of the damage and the area, gather witness information, etc. If you have been seriously injured, then your primary, or only, focus should be healing. Your truck accident attorney will work on gathering this evidence after the fact. This demonstrates why it can be so important to retain an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible.

* Attention to detail is an absolute obligation in protecting evidence, as it includes:
* Carefully photographing the scene of the tractor-trailer accident, including all vehicles involved
* Photographing all placards and markings on the commercial vehicle
* Personal injuries of all parties involved and the surrounding area
* Collecting and photographing physical evidence such as skid marks and crash debris
* Noting the immediate area to include sight distances, environmental conditions (foliage, weather), lighting, and any visible
* Securing police accident documents to include photographs, videos, and accident debris inventory.
* Immediately arranging to have the commercial truck inspected by an expert (where appropriate)
* Securing the commercial vehicle black box and preparing for the contained information referring to pre-and post-accident speeds and conditions to be downloaded
* Talking to witnesses and the investigating trooper or officer and recording their statements.
* If you’re too hurt to take photos or even to speak to police immediately after your semi-crash, then it’s critical that you or a family member find an experienced accident attorney who has investigated truck accidents before as quickly as possible so they can analyze your police report and start collecting necessary evidence in your case.
* Evidence from the trucking company. Beyond the evidence which has to be collected at the trucking accident scene, proof must be collected from the trucking company as well. This evidence will contain information regarding driver qualification files and documentation hours of service regulations, drug and alcohol testing the truck company have performed on the driver in the accident, and information regarding the truck load-securing depositions (recorded testimony under oath) of company personnel, including the driver maintenance records, trip inspection reports, drivers logs, and other applicable documents for the commercial vehicles information on all shippers or cargo which may share liability for the victim’s damages.

A full-blown trial on an 18-wheeler accident (while rare, as well-prepared truck crash cases, often settle in serious injury or wrongful death cases) may involve an accident reconstruction performed by an expert in the field. It’s critical that none of the vehicles involved in the semi-crash is repaired before the trial, as this could prevent accurate results from being compiled. After collecting evidence from the truck accident scene and the trucking company, your accident lawyer will be in a position to determine who is at fault and litigate your claim. Even something as simple as a truck driver’s logbook can establish negligence if the semi-truck driver worked longer hours than federal law permitted. A seasoned, aggressive, and an ethical accident attorney can be crucial to advancing your semi accident claim or personal injury case.

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Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There are numerous reasons why the sudden, unexpected truck crash occurs on our local highways. There have been several frequent causes, however, which have been identified by the federal motor carrier safety administration (FMCSA) and the department of transportation office of motor carrier compliance as the most common, or leading, causes of highway collisions. The following are a few of the primary causes of a traffic fatality or serious injury because of a truck crash:
* Physical factors affecting the driver
* Falling asleep or drowsy driving
* Aggressive driving
* Driving under the influence
* Trucks hitting pedestrians
* Collision between a big rig and smaller passenger vehicle
* Trucks hitting fixed objects
* Loss of control
* Tire blowout
* Vehicle failure
* Weather conditions

Of these common types of semi accidents, most of them involved combination trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers (tractor trucks pulling a trailer). Additionally, FMCSA and OMCC have identified an array of truck types involved in fatal collisions or serious crashes:
* 18 wheelers
* 22 wheelers
* dump trucks
* tankers
* garbage trucks
* cement mixers
* auto carriers
* livestock carriers
* flatbed trucks
* flatbed trailers
* box trucks

Trucking Accident Assistance
It’s frequently challenging for an individual to gauge the level of devastation that has just occurred after a truck collision. It’s critical that an individual who has been involved in any semi-truck accident seeks medical attention immediately at the scene and nearby medical center. Even if the passenger vehicle driver or passengers do not immediately feel pain after such an accident, they may be dazed, confused, or shell-shocked because of the force of the collision. The personal injury might be internal, such as brain hemorrhage, herniated disc, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury. An examination by a doctor immediately following a semi-truck crash can make certain that suitable safety precautions are taken. If the personal injury was caused by the motor carrier’s negligence, including that of the truck driver, trucking company, or other third parties, the victim should promptly contact a personal injury lawyer and truck accident attorney to review the circumstances, begin an investigation, and if called for, prepare a truck accident claim.

While preparing a truck accident lawsuit may seem to some like a quick reaction to a trucking accident that occurred recently, the fact is your truck accident lawyer wants to have subpoena power to secure witness information, preserve critical evidence, and move the case forward as quickly as possible. Semi accidents, including tractor-trailer accidents, big rig accidents, and 18-wheeler accidents, often result in wrongful death or catastrophic injury. Delays typically only help the motor carrier, not the truck accident injury victim. So acting promptly is essential to prove the truck company’s liability quickly. Call us today. We’re here to help.

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Most personal injury actions in the United States result from a wreck involving an automobile, semi-truck, or another motor vehicle. Vehicle accidents that involve physical impairment, fatality, or other significant harm may call for the legal services of a skilled automobile wreck legal professional. Maybe the most distinct aspect of a trucking crash, particularly semi-truck wrecks, is the injuries in this type of crash tend to be extensive. Damages to passengers in a car, SUV, or smaller eighteen-wheeler be likely to be significant. As a result, when compared to an automobile collision, there is apt to be more money available to settle a truck accident legal action.

Important information about semi-truck accidents
Individuals in a car or eighteen-wheeler crash need to be compensated for their injuries. Although it seems that going after the individual who personally brought on the collision would make the most sense, it is most likely that the driver has no more funds than you do. Your likelihood of acquiring complete and reasonable compensation considerably increases if you can go after reimbursement from the firm that hired the truck driver. An individual who has been injured or hurt in an eighteen-wheeler accident with an at-fault driver can pursue a truck crash settlement by taking legal action for all damages and any repercussions from the wreck. Like auto wreck cases, an eighteen-wheeler wreck lawsuit can include compensation for fees such as hospital services, rehabilitation, nursing home services, and domestic services may be recovered, in addition to the loss of wages and loss of earning ability.

Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers’ Key Points About Injury Attorneys
Motor vehicle collisions are a significant source of loss of life in the United States, with more than 30,000 fatalities occurring each year, based on the insurance institute for highway safety. It is recommended to promptly employ auto accident legal counsel to minimize any high-priced blunders. The deadline for filing personal injury claims is different from state to state. Considering you may need to settle for medical charges and deal with lost paychecks, the faster you contact an attorney, the better. Typically, an individual should contact a law firm shortly after the injury, within a week or two of the wreck but before arriving at a payout with the insurance provider.

Motor vehicle collision legal professionals cover many questions originating from personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and liability settlements. When searching for an automobile accident lawyer or attorney, you should concentrate on the lawyer or attorney’s knowledge, skill level, commitment, locality, and rate structure. For example, your car accident lawyer or attorney should be knowledgeable in state and national transportation laws, know precisely how to address insurance and health care service providers, and recognize the best way to put together and settle a claim effectively. Also, it’s significant that you check the legal professional’s experience, referrals, and performance history.

Before speaking with a car accident lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things. Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine?
How much of my car accident case will you handle?
How are your fees structured?
What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

We understand how damaging a serious accident can be physically, emotionally, and economically. Our accident specialists have considerable expertise in helping our clients recoup the full reimbursement allowed under the law for their loss, including traumatic amputation and wrongful loss of life. Our legal representatives have the skill and background to systematically look into your suit and ensure you receive the optimal settlement the law authorizes for your damages. Our responsibility is to protect the welfare of our clients, to take full advantage of your rehabilitation while obtaining a reasonable and sufficient compensation or judgment for the pain and suffering you have gone through. We secure your interests by taking care of all forms and settlements with the insurance firm, meticulously researching the scene of the injury, protecting the documentation and gathering bystander statements, help you receive an accurate summation of your injuries from a medical provider who understands your problems and make sure you receive medical care and recovery programs you require to reach maximum physical healing.

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Automobile collisions are regular occurrences. Many injury cases in the U.S. are a result of an incident involving a car, truck, or another motor vehicle. A number of these incidents bring about minor truck damages in the form of a fender bender, and can frequently be taken care of on your own through direct contact with an insurance provider. Motor vehicle collisions that involve physical injury, fatality, or other considerable damages may warrant the legal care of a seasoned vehicle wreck attorney. Possibly the most distinct component of a trucking accident, particularly semi-truck wrecks is, that the injuries in this kind of accident are likely to be considerable. A loaded semi-truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. The majority of automobiles weigh about 3,000 pounds. Damages to riders in a car, SUV, or smaller truck tend to be severe. Thanks to the increased probability of critical damage, trucking companies are required to carry insurance with higher liability limits. As such, when compared to an automobile wreck, there tends to be more cash available to work out an eighteen-wheeler wreck lawsuit.

Important information about semi-truck accidents
At the end of the day, individuals of a car or eighteen-wheeler collision want to be paid a settlement for their injuries. Although it seems that going after the driver who personally caused the accident would make the most sense, it is most likely that the truck driver has no more funds than you do. Your odds of getting full and fair restitution significantly increase if you can seek repayment from the business employing the truck driver. An individual who has been injured in an eighteen-wheeler collision with a liable driver can pursue an eighteen-wheeler accident compensation by filing suit for all damages and any complications that arise from the crash. Like automobile wreck cases, a truck accident case can include restitution for fees such as hospital treatment, rehabilitation, nursing home care, and home professional services may be recovered together with loss of income and loss of earning capacity.

Experienced truck accident lawyers’ key points about injury attorneys
Car crashes are a significant cause of loss of life in the United States, with greater than 30,000 deaths happening each year, based on the insurance institute for highway safety. It is most effective to select a car wreck legal professional in a timely manner to reduce any costly errors. The deadline for filing injury cases is different from area to area. Considering you may need to shell out for health care costs and/or deal with lost wages, the sooner you consult with an attorney the better. Generally, an individual should get in touch with a legal practitioner immediately after the crash occurs or at least within a week or two of the accident but prior to reaching a payout with the insurance agency.

Motor vehicle crash experts cover a variety of questions stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, property destruction, and liability resolutions. When seeking a vehicle crash legal practitioner, you should address the legal adviser’s years of experience, skill level, commitment, locality, and cost framework. For instance, your motor vehicle accident legal expert should be knowledgeable in state and national transportation statutes, know how to manage insurance and health care service providers, and understand the best ways to properly organize and negotiate a lawsuit. It’s essential that you check the legal representative’s background, references, and track record.

Before speaking with a car accident lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things. Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine?
How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
How are your fees structured?
What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

Our legal experts personally recognize how devastating physically, emotionally, and financially a significant injury can be. Our accident specialists have considerable knowledge in helping our clients recover the total recovery permitted under the law for their loss, including traumatic amputation and wrongful death. Our legal professionals possess the knowledge and experience to fully examine your case and see to it you receive the optimal recovery the law authorizes for your injuries. Our job is to guard the interest of our client, to take full advantage of your recuperation while obtaining a respectable and appropriate settlement or judgment for the pain and suffering you have experienced. We look after your interests by dealing with all reports and talks with the insurance agency, systematically researching the scene of the incident, maintaining the proof and getting bystander statements, and help you receive a correct summation of your injuries from a hospital specialist who appreciates your damages and ensure you receive treatment and therapy services you require to achieve maximum physical recovery.

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Personal Injury Help
A lot of injury insurance claims in the U.S. are a result of a wreck involving a vehicle, tractor-trailer, or another motor vehicle. Vehicle crashes that involve physical distress, death, or other considerable suffering may call for the legal services of a skilled vehicle accident attorney. Maybe the most distinct element of a semi-truck crash, particularly semi-truck crashes is that the damages in this type of collision tend to be considerable. Damages to occupants in a car, SUV, or smaller eighteen-wheeler are likely to be serious. As a result, when compared to an automobile collision, there is apt to be more money available to negotiate an eighteen-wheeler accident court action.

Important information about semi-truck accidents
Victims of a car or tractor-trailer crash want to be paid restitution for their injuries. Although it seems that going after the person who actually triggered the crash would make the most sense, it is highly likely that person has any more money than you do. Your chances of obtaining a complete and reasonable settlement dramatically increase if you can seek repayment from the company that hired the driver. An individual who has been harmed in a semi-truck wreck with an at-fault driver can seek an eighteen-wheeler collision payout by filing a claim for all impairments and any repercussions that develop from the accident. Like automobile crash cases, an eighteen-wheeler accident claim can include restitution for charges such as hospital services, rehab, nursing home services and domestic services may be recovered. In addition the loss of wages and loss of earning capacity.

Collisions are a huge root cause of loss of life in the United States, with more than 30,000 deaths occurring every year, according to the insurance institute for highway safety. It is best to choose a car crash legal expert early to reduce any costly errors. The deadline for declaring accident claims varies from area to area. Because you may need to cover medical bills and/or address lost incomes, the faster you speak to a law firm the better. Typically, an individual should get in touch with a legal representative immediately after the wreck occurs or within a week or two of the accident but before arriving at a payout with the insurance provider.

Collision experts deal with an array of points stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and liability settlements. When looking for a car crash legal adviser, you should focus on the legal practitioner’s knowledge, ability level, commitment, neighborhood, and expense structure. Your automobile accident lawyer or attorney should be knowledgeable in state and national transportation regulations, know exactly how to deal with insurance and health care service providers, and know-how to thoroughly organize and resolve a claim. Also, it’s significant that you check the lawyer or attorney’s history, recommendations, and track record.

Before speaking with a car accident lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things. Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine?
How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
How are your fees structured?
What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

Our lawyers personally know how damaging physically, mentally, and monetarily a severe accident can be. Our legal professionals have considerable expertise in helping our clients recover the full recovery authorized under the law for their loss, including traumatic amputation and wrongful loss of life. Our legal professionals have the understanding and background to carefully look into your suit and make certain you receive the optimal restoration the law permits for your personal injuries. Our job is to take care of the interest of our client, to take full advantage of your rehabilitation while obtaining a respectable and adequate payout or judgment for the pain and suffering you have gone through. We secure your interests by coping with all paperwork and consultations with the insurance provider, fully analyzing the scene of the injury, maintaining the evidence and obtaining eyewitness statements, and helping you get a detailed diagnosis from a therapeutical expert who appreciates your problems and makes sure that you go through treatment and recovery services you have to have to bring about optimum physical healing.

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Motor vehicle crashes are common incidents. Many car accident cases in the U.S. are a result of an incident involving an automobile, eighteen-wheeler, or another motor vehicle. A lot of these crashes result in slight car damage in the form of a fender bender, and can ordinarily be dealt with on your own by means of direct contact with an insurance agency. Nevertheless, car wrecks that involve physical trauma, casualty, or other major harm may require the legal representation of an expert motor vehicle crash attorney. Probably the most distinct component of a big rig accident, particularly semi-truck collisions is that the damages in this type of wreck are likely to be considerable. Damages to occupants in a car, SUV, or smaller truck tend to be substantial. As a result, when compared to an automobile collision, there tends to be more money available to work out a truck accident case.

Important information about semi-truck accidents
Injured parties of an auto or 18-wheeler collision need to be paid restitution for their injuries. It seems that going after the driver who actually brought on the collision would make the most sense, it is very likely that the truck driver has no more cash than you do. Your prospects of getting a full and fair settlement significantly increase if you can seek reimbursement from the business that hired the driver. An individual who has been injured in a truck collision with an at-fault driver can seek a truck wreck settlement deal by suing for all impairments and any repercussions that result from the crash. Like auto accident cases, a truck collision case can include a settlement for expenses such as medical services, rehab, nursing home care, and home services may be recovered in addition to the loss of wages and loss of earning ability.

Key points about injury attorneys
Wrecks are a major root cause of loss in the United States with over 30,000 mortalities happening each year, according to the insurance institute for highway safety. It is recommended to employ a car injury attorney in a timely manner to stay clear of any expensive mistakes. In general, a person should get in touch with a legal professional shortly after the wreck occurs within a week or two of the accident but before reaching compensation with the insurance firm.

Automobile collision specialists address a wide range of matters stemming from personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and liability determinations. When searching for an automobile accident lawyer or attorney, you should focus on the legal professional’s experience, skill level, commitment, neighborhood, and cost structure. Your vehicle collision attorney at law should be well versed in state and national transportation laws, recognize exactly how to negotiate with insurance and health care agencies, and know how to properly prepare and resolve a claim. It’s very important that you check the legal representative’s background, references, and track record.

Before speaking with a car accident lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things. Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine?
How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
How are your fees structured?
What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

Our experts personally realize how overwhelming physically, psychologically, and economically a serious mishap can possibly be. Our accident attorneys have in-depth expertise in helping our clients recover the total compensation permitted under the law for their loss, including traumatic amputation and wrongful loss of life. Our legal professionals possess the skill and experience to thoroughly investigate your suit and make sure that you obtain the maximum settlement the law permits for your issues. Our role is to secure the interest of our client and to take full advantage of your recovery while getting a respectable and appropriate settlement deal or judgment for the pain and suffering you have endured. Our experts take care of your interests by handling all contracts and talks with the insurance firm, fully researching the scene of the accident, protecting the documentation and gathering bystander statements, help you obtain a correct diagnosis from a health care professional who understands your damages and see to it you go through medical care and recovery services you need to reach maximum physical improvement.

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Most personal injury lawsuits in the United States are a result of a collision involving a car, eighteen-wheeler, or another motor vehicle. Car or truck incidents that involve physical impairment, fatality, or other major suffering may warrant the legal representation of an accomplished vehicle collision lawyer. Maybe the most distinct part of a trucking accident, particularly semi-truck wrecks is that the damages in this type of collision are likely to be extensive. A loaded tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Most cars weigh roughly 3,000 pounds. Due to this fact, injuries to passengers in an auto, SUV, or smaller truck be apt to be considerable. Given the increased likelihood of critical damage, tractor-trailers are required to carry insurance plans with higher liability limits. Because of this, when compared to a car crash, there tends to be more cash available to work out a tractor-trailer wreck lawsuit.

Important information about semi-truck accidents
Victims of a car or 18-wheeler accident need to be paid reimbursement for their damages. It seems that going after the truck driver who actually brought on the collision would make the most sense, it is very likely that person has no more funds than you do. Your chances of obtaining a full and fair settlement considerably increase if you can go after a settlement from the company employing the truck driver. An individual who has been harmed in a big truck collision with an at-fault driver can pursue an eighteen-wheeler accident settlement deal by suing for all injuries and any complications that arise from the accident. Like auto crash lawsuits, an eighteen-wheeler collision case can include restitution for costs such as health care, rehab, nursing home services, and home services may be recovered in addition to the loss of income and loss of earning ability.

Key points about injury attorneys
Wrecks are a significant source of loss of life in the United States, with over 30,000 fatalities occurring yearly, based on the insurance institute for highway safety. It is a good idea to work with an auto injury legal adviser early to stay clear of any pricey problems. The deadline for submitting injury cases varies from one state to another. Given that you may need to cover hospital bills and/or cover lost earnings, the quicker you consult with an attorney at law the better. Ordinarily, an individual should contact a legal practitioner shortly after the collision takes place within a week or two of the crash but before reaching a deal with the insurance agency.

Eighteen-wheeler crash lawyers or attorneys deal with a variety of matters deriving from personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and liability determinations. When choosing a car crash legal representative, you should concentrate on the legal professional’s expertise, ability level, commitment, location, and price framework. Your car or truck crash attorney should be knowledgeable in state and national transportation regulations, recognize the way to do business with insurance and health care companies, and know how to successfully prepare and resolve a suit. It’s important that you check the attorney’s background, references, and track record.

Before speaking with a car accident lawyer, you should have as much detailed information and facts about the car accident and any injuries or financial losses as possible. Documents you might want to show your attorney after a motor vehicle accident may include your insurance policy, information exchanged at the accident scene, and medical records, among other things. Below are some of the questions you should ask before hiring a car accident lawyer:
What percentage of your practice is devoted to car accident cases?
What experience do you have with the specific type of injury in question?
What is a typical settlement range for cases similar to mine?
How much of my car accident case will you actually handle?
How are your fees structured?
What out-of-pocket expenses am I responsible for?

Our lawyers personally realize how destructive physically, psychologically, and financially a significant mishap can be. Our legal experts have considerable expertise in helping our clients recover the total recovery permitted under the law for their injuries, including traumatic amputation and wrongful death. Our legal professionals possess the skill and experience to comprehensively examine your suit and see to it you collect the optimal settlement the law permits for your issues. Our responsibility is to safeguard the interest of our client, to make the most of your rehabilitation while getting a respectable and appropriate payout or judgment for the pain and suffering you have suffered. We safeguard your interests by coping with all paperwork and settlements with the insurance agency, completely analyzing the scene of the accident, preserving the documentation and getting eyewitness testimony, and help you obtain a proper summation of your injuries from a medical specialist who has knowledge of your injuries and see to it you receive healthcare and recovery services you need to get to achieve maximum physical rehabilitation.

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