Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in devastating, life-long injuries or death. Compared to more common car crashes, these claims and the laws regulating trucking companies can be complicated. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of the negligence of a commercial trucker, we can help.


Our Approach

Trucking accidents require immediate investigation and in-depth knowledge of the many rules, procedures, and norms governing the trucking industry. After being retained in these cases, our attorneys send experts to evaluate the truck before data is lost, investigate the scene to secure video footage and other evidence, we send public records requests to government agencies with relevant information, and find witnesses who could testify. We turn over every stone looking for every shred of evidence that may help your case.

Things to Keep in Mind

Don’t Wait

Unlike a car accident between private individuals, a great deal of evidence important to these claims can disappear quickly. Security footage gets taped over. Memories fade. The vehicles involved may end up repaired or destroyed after a crash. Contact us ASAP to start obtaining important evidence.

Get Treatment

The best thing you can do for your health and for your claim is to get the healthcare treatment you need. If you think you’ve been hurt, see a healthcare professional ASAP.

Consult an Attorney before Signing Anything

Trucking companies are protected by large insurance policies. The insurers and attorneys protecting those policies are seasoned litigators who work hard to shift blame and responsibility away from the trucking companies. They will often get you to waive rights and release claims that you might have. Do not sign anything without careful consideration after speaking with an attorney.

An Overview

Nearly every consumer good completed at least part of its journey to your door on a commercial 18-wheeler. These trucks are 70 to 80 feet long and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The average car, by comparison, weighs about 500 pounds. The people who drive those trucks are trained professionals, subject to a host of state and federal rules that place high standards upon them. When a commercial truck driver lets their attention wander, the resulting crash – and the impact upon the victim in the other vehicle – can be enormous. These crashes can cause serious, life-long injuries and death. 

Unfortunately, holding the responsible party accountable can be difficult. It could be the driver, their employer, a parts manufacturer, a broker, or some combination of those entities. Due to the complexities of these cases and the arrangements between those parties, it’s important to discuss your options with a trucking accident attorney as soon as you can.