18 wheeler accident lawyer

18-Wheelers and semi-trucks are the largest and most dangerous vehicles on our roads, weighing more than 80,000 pounds – over 20 times the average weight of a passenger vehicle.  Whether it’s at 30 miles per hour in our neighborhoods, or at 70 miles per hour on our highways, these trucks are extremely dangerous.  It should come as no surprise that accidents involving large trucks can result in very serious injuries and even fatal injuries. Those who have sadly suffered these injuries often need an 18 wheeler accident lawyer to represent them in this difficult process to claim recovery.

What is even more surprising is that many of these accidents can be prevented.  Thousands of wrecks have occurred because companies have hired truck drivers with reprehensible driving records.  It’s no wonder that more than 500,000 trucking accidents occur on our roads every year.  These trucking accidents are often caused by negligent truck drivers who:

  • Lack experience driving heavy trucks
  • Speed or are inattentive to their surroundings
  • Talk and text on their cell phones
  • Think they own the road
  • Violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs

The investigation by law enforcement is the most important aspect of 18-Wheeler lawsuits.  The company will immediately have their safety official and insurance adjuster to coach their driver about his or her side of the story.  It is imperative to call us as soon as possible after the wreck occurs so we can fight for the truth.

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