Truck accidents are too often deadly
While car accidents can have disastrous consequences for anyone involved, tractor-trailer accidents generally cause the most serious damage to the involved parties.
Just about every day, we see news reports of catastrophic tractor-trailer accidents on all types of roadways. Large truck crash deaths reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.
- 4,761 people died in truck accidents in 2017
- 116,000 people suffered injuries in crashes with large trucks in 2015, the latest year data is available
Why? For one thing, commercial truck accidents are far more dangerous due to their large size and the amount of heavy freight that they often transport, making injuries after the accidents much more severe. Their high centers of gravity also increase the risk of rolling over, especially on-ramps. Excessive speed and negligent driving are among other many reasons.
Often times, because they’re involved in interstate trade, large trucks/tractor trailers are governed by a wide range of state and federal laws. And, trucking companies have their own specialized lawyers ready to address any type of accident that happens.
Our attorneys are experienced large truck/tractor-trailer accident case litigators who know all facets of the law related to these vehicles. We provide knowledgeable and skilled legal representation for people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks, including tractor-trailers and need representation to fight for their rights against trucking company lawyers.