18 Wheeler Wrecks
Any lawyer can recover you some damages from a big truck wreck, but an experienced 18 wheeler lawyer can recover full damage for you.
Some of the worst road accidents involve a large trucks and 18 wheeler trucks. More than 450,000 trucking accidents occur in the United States each year, resulting in close to 5,000 deaths and many more injuries. Roughly one out of every eight traffic deaths in America involves an accident with an 18 wheeler, a tractor trailer accident, semi truck accident, big rig or other large truck.
Reasons for such horrific accidents include drivers who cannot see in certain blind spots around their large vehicle and vehicular failure. Often the cause is driver failure. Drivers do not always follow the speed limits and rules of the road. Pressed by deadlines and by long hauls, truck drivers also often drive while fatigued. Falling asleep at the wheel or not paying attention and readiness to avoid an accident, when a split second may mean the difference between life and death in an accident. Some truck drivers have driven while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Others may tend to tailgate or otherwise drive recklessly. And others truck drivers may not be properly trained or licensed to handle such vehicles.
An 18 wheeler accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who can handle claims arising from the negligence of a truck driver or a trucking company. 18 wheeler accident lawyers can pursue a case to ensure that victims receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. These accidents can cause much greater damage to a smaller vehicle than would an accident between two small vehicles. Death, severe injuries, including fractures, head injuries and herniated discs are consequences of an impact with an 80,000 (or more) pound load.
An experienced lawyer can get the coverage you deserve for your medical costs and suffering. Recover costs for surgery to achieve your recovery and see to it that all claims are paid before the insurance coverage expires.
If you or a loved one was injured by a big truck, call for a free consultation