18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer
Martin Walker Law Firm
18-Wheeler’s (sometimes called semi-trucks) cause high impact wrecks that result in serious injuries and even death. Such accidents have devastating consequences, as the size of an 18 wheeler in comparison to that of a passenger car is massive and the damaging force of the collision is heavily absorbed by the smaller vehicle. Accidents involving 18-wheeler’s are often more complex than a normal car accident since many semi-trucks are owned by larger companies. These trucking companies, along with their drivers, may also be liable for damages and injuries that result from an 18-wheeler accident.
Do I need a lawyer?
If the damage caused in an accident is the result of negligence or misconduct on the part of the truck driver, a person may have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the responsible party.
These kinds of accidents can be caused by many factors, such as: unsafe driving, inadequate training on the part of trucker, equipment failures, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driver fatigue, speeding, obstacles on the road, or overloaded or insecure cargo.
It’s also important to remember that a trucking company that employs the truck driver involved in your accident may share in the responsibility. A lawyer experienced in 18-wheeler accidents will be able to help you sort out these often overlapping responsibilities.
Often, these collisions result in severe and painful injuries including temporary or permanent disability. These injuries keep people from working for an extended period of time.