Accidents involving large trucks (also referred to as semi-trucks, big rigs or 18-wheelers) are among the most serious and catastrophic in the United States.
Trucking litigation involves claims against negligent truck driver and the companies who hire them.
WHAT CAUSES SEMI-TRAILER ACCIDENTS?
Many factors may contribute to accidents involving large highway vehicles including:
- Overloaded Freight
- Driver Fatigue
- Substance Abuse
- Poor Road Visibility
Trucks don't offer the same visibility and quick maneuverability as
smaller vehicles, which often contributes to trucking accidents.
These trucking companies and their drivers have strict state and federal regulations they must follow based on log books, time sheets and other criteria. These records may be crucial to a claim based on the driver’s lack of alertness or fatigue problems.
If you are the victim of a semi-trailer accident, your well-being and your rights are our first priority.