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Trucking Accidents

When a semi strikes, the semi usually wins. We can change that.

A truck barreling down the highway at 65 mph can be an 80,000 pound weapon. For that reason, trucking accidents typically result in severe or deadly injuries. Our attorneys know how to navigate the special rules that apply to truck crash cases so that truck crash victims and their families find justice.

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You need an experienced truck accident attorney because trucking cases are different.

Truck accident cases are different in lots of ways and require special knowledge. An lawyer with extensive experience handling trucking cases understands the tactics employed by the insurance companies, the regulations that apply to commercial drivers, and how complex truck insurance policies work.

Truck drivers have different rules.

Most commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation. This means they are governed by hundreds more regulations than a typical vehicle. These regulations include how trucks are maintained, special driver’s licenses and qualifications, annual inspections, and logbooks.

Truck crashes cause more harm.

Due to a semi truck's size and weight, a collision with a passenger car is likely to cause devastating injuries, including spinal cord injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and death. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, accidents involving commercial trucks are responsible for thousands of deaths each year.

Commercial trucks carry bigger insurance policies.

Commercial trucks typically carry insurance policies with substantially more coverage than an insurance policy on a passenger vehicle. The coverage may be millions of dollars, which is why the insurance carrier for the commercial truck will fight hard to avoid responsibility.

What are the common causes of trucking accidents?

Many factors contribute to trucking accidents. Some common causes of trucking accidents include:

Truck Accident Causes

  • Lack of driver training
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Oversized trucks
  • Poorly maintained brakes
  • Poor driving conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Driving at unsafe speeds
  • Failure to yield
  • Aggressive driving
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Poor driving record
  • Lack of safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices
  • Failure to comply with regulations regarding truck inspection

Our results speak for themselves.

We've helped hundreds of truck and car accident clients obtain justice and hold wrongdoers accountable, achieving millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.

$5,725,500 Jury Verdict

for the death of a young mother and injuries to her husband in an automobile accident.

$7,568,795 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees and interest for the family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash.

$1,787,108 Jury Verdict

award plus attorney fees for the family of a motorcyclist killed by a careless tractor-trailer driver.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Our Process

See how we will get you justice.

  • 01

    Initial conversation.

    We gather all the necessary information and begin evaluating.

  • 02

    Evaluation.

    Using the information, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of all possible claims and defenses.

  • 03

    Filing the lawsuit.

    This starts the formal litigation process.

  • 04

    Exchange of information.

    This is called the discovery phase and includes exchange of information and documents, and testimony under oath.

  • 05

    Mediation.

    Oftentimes the parties will attempt to resolve the case by using a neutral third-party to help bring the sides together.

  • 06

    Trial.

    If mediation or negotiations are unsuccessful, the next stop is the courthouse.

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