It is hard to imagine anything on the road more intimidating than a commercial truck. Getting in to an accident with one is many people’s worst nightmare, and for good reason. They absolutely tower over everything else out there on the road, and the potential for serious injury or death is extremely high.
Truck accidents usually involve unique issues, and require unique solutions. Since commercial trucks are usually backed by companies, often with very deep pockets, you can be up against a wall of legal intimidation, even if the truck driver was 100% at fault. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side who knows how to fight for your best possible outcome.
Do not pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Get a strong advocate in your corner.
Truck Accidents and Their Causes
Truck accidents, like most other road accidents, occur for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to brake properly
- Refusal to allow another vehicle to merge
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Fatigued drivers
- Swinging too wide when making turns
- Losing tires or other objects on the road
- Driving a load too large, too heavy, and/or not properly secured
- Failure to properly inspect/maintain rig
- Working illegally long work shifts
Some of those causes can be due to companies pushing their drivers too hard, and some can just be due to the drivers themselves, but regardless, with such a large vehicle and high potential for danger, the acceptable margin of error is a lot smaller. Due to their size, accidents involving trucks result in severe injuries or death more often than other vehicle crashes.
What Can a Truck Accident Attorney Do for Me?
If you have been seriously injured, or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident, it is crucial you get in touch with a skilled, experienced attorney immediately. Evidence related to accidents disappears over time, so any delay can compromise or destroy important information that can help your case. The sooner you call me, the sooner I can start investigating your case while you focus on the most important job of all: Recovery.
I am devoted to assisting the victims and families of those who have suffered serious injury or wrongful death. Call me at (480) 390-5157 or get in touch through my contact form, and we can get started on your case.