Major factors in many big rig accidents include dangerous roads and hazardous driving conditions. Liability in such cases is difficult to determine, and may fall with the driver, trucking company, or the state in which the accident occurred.
Free Semi Truck Injury Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a big rig tractor trailer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Three percent of auto accidents in the United States involve commercial tractor trailer semi trucks. Big rigs are responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths and 130,000 injuries every year on U.S. roads. Semi trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, weighing nearly 40 times more than the average passenger vehicle. A major reason commercial trucks get involved in accidents is because of defective, hazardous, or dangerous roads and highways.
Trucking Accident Liability
Liability in trucking accidents caused by hazardous roads and conditions is often times difficult to determine, as fault may lie not with the driver but with the state’s department of transportation. It should also be taken into consideration that drivers of all vehicles have to control their vehicle to some extent during a problem on the roadway, which means that the driver of a commercial truck could also be held liable for this type of accident.
Trucking Accident Injuries
Victims of this hazardous road trucking accidents can suffer from the following types of injuries:
- Emotional stress
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
The victims of these types of trucking accidents can receive compensation for pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical & hospital bills, punitive damages, funeral costs, court fees, & legal fees.
Do I Have a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in trucking accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.