Many motorists are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions with 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large transport vehicles. Collisions involving commercial vehicles kill and injure thousands of people each year, and due to the significantly larger size of these vehicles compared with smaller automobiles or motorcycles means many of these accidents are major, often resulting in terrible injuries that require compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and long-term care.
Most truck drivers abide by the many rules and regulations put in place to make the highways and roads a safe place to travel. However, due to the mistakes of some truck drivers and trucking companies, motor vehicle accidents still occur at a frightening rate. The frequent causes of accidents with trucks include:
Sleepy or fatigued drivers
Alcohol or drug impairment
Drivers with little experience
Reckless driving or speeding
Tailgating other vehicles
Not yielding the right of way to others
Poor condition of truck brakes
Hazardous safety systems
Many of our clients have benefited from the expertise, considerable resources, and dedication of our team to go the extra distance to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for terrible injuries or deaths occurring on highways and roads. Having an experienced truck accident attorney on your side is very important if you or a loved one has been victimized by a truck accident.