Truck, Automobile and Motorcycle Collisions
Because of our extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of how vehicles should perform in a wreck, we are also uniquely qualified to assist those individuals who have suffered catastrophic loss due to the negligence of another driver. The majority of the litigation in this area involves a collision between a commercial motor vehicle and one or more passenger cars. Accordingly, much of the information contained within this portion of our site is devoted to providing information about commercial motor vehicles, the rules pertaining to the drivers of commercial motor vehicles and the devastation these big trucks can cause.
Due to size disparities and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a commercial truck and a passenger car is likely to result in serious injuries and significant property damage.
The trucking industry is governed by a web of different local, state, and federal rules and regulations. When a collision occurs and innocent people are injured or killed as the result of a trucking company’s or truck driver’s negligence, having an attorney with extensive experience handling truck accidents — someone who knows the rules and regulations — can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case.
At the law firm our lawyers are well-versed in trucking industry regulations and have used that knowledge to win record settlements and verdicts in numerous states across the country for previous clients. As an informational service to prospective clients, we have provided several articles below that are intended to give a general overview of truck accidents and some of the legal issues involved in these cases. For further information and answers to other questions, contact our law offices directly.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS – AN OVERVIEW
A traffic accident involving a large commercial truck, such as an 18-wheeler or semi truck, can have disastrous consequences. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the sheer size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by bringing a legal claim against the responsible parties. An experienced attorney can help determine whether you have a claim.