When it comes to a truck accident, experience matters; crashes involving a large truck (commercial trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers) can often be catastrophic and fatal. The majority of large trucks are massive vehicles, often carrying thousands of pounds of cargo and goods. These types of trucks are heavy and usually can’t stop quickly.
Is it necessary to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer after such a crash?
Yes. Large truck accidents are more complicated than typical car accidents. An experienced truck accident lawyer knows the national safety guidelines set up for truck drivers and their companies.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 27 percent higher in 2016 than in 2009, when it was the lowest since the collection of fatal crash data began in 1975.
Truck accidents are usually complex; often, there are multiple lines of insurance coverage. The truck and the trailer may be owned by two separate corporations and can be insured by different carriers. Thus, we can hold responsible and pursue both parties for their part in the negligence that caused any injuries.
A complete investigation of a truck accident can involve experts in transportation, accident reconstruction, and other specified entities. The Leader Law Firm has a full complement of professional experts at our disposal. Investigating a truck crash goes far beyond the official police report.
Specific federal guidelines, including required equipment and the amount of time a driver can spend behind the wheel, are in place to keep everyone safe.
The Leader Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our truck accident clients. We know the experts that are needed and how to investigate your potential claim properly.
Call the Leader Law Firm to set up your free case evaluation with John Leader, a highly experienced truck accident lawyer. (520) 575-9040.