Have you or someone you know been involved in a semi-truck accident?
16% of all motor vehicle accidents reported involve semi-trucks.
The consequences of being involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle can be severe. Even though the semi-truck drivers are held to a higher standard of driving than non-commercial drivers, accidents still happen.
Often fatal or severe, victims can suffer serious physical and emotional injuries. You may have a fear of ever driving again. You may have mounting medical bills and suffer from injuries for weeks, months, and even years, after the accident.
That’s why you need a trusted, experienced legal team who can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and help you get back to health after a semi-truck accident.
What You Need to Know About Your Semi-Truck Accident
The sooner you call a semi-truck accident attorney, the better the results.
Semi-trucks have a black box recorder, similar to that of commercial airplanes, and the data can be overwritten before you have a chance to get the evidence you need.
Accidents are often due to driver negligence including:
- Failure to yield
- Use of truck equipment while driving
- Cellphone use
- Red light or stop sign running
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while tired
Drivers are subject to state and federal law to obey certain rules of the road and rules of long-distance driving. When these laws are not obeyed, there are accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident, you need to know your rights so that you can be compensated.
As a driver, you’re obligated and required to obey the laws of the road and to look out for your fellow drivers, including commercial truck drivers. When others don’t have the same courtesy for the road, that’s when you can get into a semi-truck accident.
This isn’t your average accident.
While the driver may work for a trucking company, there may be leasing companies for the trailer.
Evidence needs to be preserved in a timely fashion. Trucking companies can get rid of important evidence if you don’t have the right team working on your behalf.
While you may be able to negotiate with the trucking company, you will not get the same compensation as when you work with The Silkman Law Firm.
Pursuing Your Claim
Contact The Silkman Law Firm today so we can get started on your semi-truck accident case immediately.
We don’t want too much time to pass before we talk to witnesses, gather evidence, and reconstruct the timeline of your accident.
Waiting too long to call an accident attorney can cost you compensation.
We will talk to you about the details of your case and advise on how we can help you take the next steps toward the outcome you deserve.
Easing Your Personal Injury Pain
The Silkman Law Firm, PLC can aggressively pursue your claim on your behalf. Working with our network of legal and non-legal professionals, we can address all of your accident-related concerns.
Easing Your Personal Injury Pain. – The Silkman Law Firm, PLC