If an 18-wheeler is involved, your case is complicated. Period.
Drivers are very aware of 18-wheelers, dump trucks, gravel trucks, semi-trucks, along with other large commercial automobiles on the road. These vehicles are so large that they can become overwhelming and intimidating to drivers of passenger cars, particularly when they are travelling at a high speeds. This overwhelming sensation is in part due to their size. Their sheer size is more than enough to crush even the largest passenger vehicles under the tractor trailer’s weight.
A crash with these large vehicles can cause severe injuries.
These injuries can include burns, spinal injuries, amputations, broken bones, broken sternums, knee injuries, internal body damage and in extreme cases, even death. Consequently, physical injuries are not the only adverse result of truck accidents. The injured may not be able to put the crash out of their mind or have a psychological aversion to driving. Any survivors involved in a truck accident will likely go through intensive medical care and face long term loss of income. Responsibilities continue to pressure these unfortunate victims. In the face of adversity such as this, laws exist to grant victims compensation for their pain, suffering, and loss.
Truck crashes are usually caused by some form of negligence, including, but not limited to:
- Driver Fatigue
- Over-stressed or overworked drivers
- Aggressive driving
- Tailgating or speeding
- Lack of proper maintenance or faulty maintenance of the truck or trailer
- Unsecured cargo or overloaded cargo
- Negligent driving
- Distracted driving or using a cell phone while driving
The one common factor in all of these scenarios is the root cause of the problem, negligence from the truck driver or the truck company. Even if there are adverse conditions, safe driving could prevent crashes, or reduce the injury from impact. Those responsible for your injuries have the duty to compensate those they have harmed.
We serve injured people and their families to make sure your rights are protected.
Dathan Weems Law Firm is prepared to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Our offices offer free, initial consultations. Your injuries matter to us and we will do what it takes to fight for your rights.