TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENTS
Big rigs seem to be everywhere. This is because in the U.S. there are several million commercial trucks which are operated by more than three million commercial drivers. Many commercial motor vehicle drivers are true professionals who safely operate their trucks. However, unsafe truck drivers cause serious havoc on our roads. In 2012 alone over 100,000 motorists were injured, and almost 4,000 killed in crashes involving trucks over 10,000 pounds. These crashes are caused by poor training, violation of federal and state standards (such as limits on driving hours) or simply unsafe driving. Because these trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, smashing into other vehicles can lead to catastrophic injuries.
Trucking companies have experienced lawyers and insurance companies who have the resources to vigorously fight to defeat your claim. Important evidence such as the drivers logs and event data recorders (black boxes) are often in the possession of the trucking company. This evidence can make or break your case so it is important to insist that they trucking company secure and not destroy relevant evidence. It may be necessary to have an accident re-constructionist evaluate the scene, photos and other evidence to determine exactly what happened. Other experts to discuss trucking standards and practices or damages may also be required to ensure full compensation.
We have successfully handled trucking cases for over twenty years and have the experience and resources to make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.
We would be pleased to speak with you to discuss how we can help. Please call us at 314-696-2300 to arrange your free consultation.
For your convenience, we offer evening and Saturday appointments, as well as home and hospital visits.