According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial trucks move 70 percent of all freight in the country. With so many trucks on our nation's highways, accidents are unfortunately common. The massive size and weight of tractor-trailers make them inherently dangerous to other drivers on the roads. When 18-wheelers are involved in accidents with other vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. At The Williams Litigation Group, we approach truck accident cases with compassion and a deep commitment to getting the compensation our clients deserve.
THE COMPLEXITIES OF SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Tractor-trailer crash cases are different from other motor vehicle accident lawsuits. These are complex cases that require significant experience and skill to obtain a successful outcome. Several characteristics set them apart from other types of auto accidents.
When two standard vehicles collide, chances are both drivers have insurance. At most, the personal injury case will involve a plaintiff, a defendant, and the defendant's insurance company. A tractor-trailer case brings in additional parties, such as the truck driver, the carrier, and a commercial insurer. In a highway pileup situation, a single case can include dozens of insurance companies and injured motorists.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates commercial carriers, owners, and operators. Truck companies break these laws when they pressure their drivers to spend too many hours on the road. Operators can also violate regulations by driving under the influence of a banned substance, texting while driving, forging log books, or exceeding the speed limit.
BRUNSWICK TRUCK ACCIDENT LAW FIRM
We help victims of tractor-trailer collisions get full and fair compensation for their injuries. Don't let someone else's negligence affect your life forever. Call us today to discuss your case.