Every 16 minutes in the United States, a person is injured or killed in an auto wreck involving a large commercial truck. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailer trucks, most collisions with smaller vehicles result in serious injuries or fatalities. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, one out of every nine traffic fatalities involves a large truck.
Unfortunately, these accidents are not really “accidents” and are usually caused by someone’s negligence. There are several critical factors that can result in a devastating tractor-trailer wreck: unsafe operation by the truck driver, poor truck maintenance, truck driver inexperience, distraction, mechanical failure, and truck driver fatigue.
When accidents involving tractor-trailers occur, the commercial insurance companies are quick to send representatives to the scene in an attempt to avoid responsibility or minimize the value of a victim’s claim. This is when tractor-trailer injury victims are most vulnerable and need an attorney the most. We work to quickly preserve evidence, gather witness statements, and protect your rights. We will determine the cause of the wreck, which may include driver fatigue, driver distraction, mechanical failure, or unsafe road conditions. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to fight for you.
If you have been hurt in a wreck involving a large truck, contact us and we will evaluate your claim. It won’t cost anything to see if we can help you.