Truck Driver Negligence
The National Highway Traffic Administration has released its safety facts data regarding the number of people killed or injured on the road by large trucks. Large trucks are defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 10,000 pounds and are often referred to as semis, 18-wheelers, over-the-road vehicles or tractor-trailers. The vast weight and size discrepancy between tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles creates exceptional dangers on the highway. In 2010, there were 276,000 semis and other large over-the-road trucks involved in crashes resulting in 3,675 people killed and 80,000 injured. This number of fatalities represents a 9 percent increase over the fatalities recorded in 2009. Seventy six percent of these fatalities were occupants of other vehicles.
If you need a skilled truck driver negligence attorney, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at the Bowers Law Firm. Our firm has a long history guiding Mountain State clients toward successful resolutions no matter the complexity of the personal injury case. If you or a loved one was in a truck accident caused by the negligence or inattention of the truck driver, we can help.
Based on our history, depth of legal knowledge and attention to detail, clients trust our firm to thoroughly prepare a case strategy. We will carefully investigate the causes of the accident and work with medical professionals to fully understand our clients’ injuries and their future impact.
Attorneys For Inattentive Driving Accidents Serving Wyoming, Idaho And Utah
Truck driver negligence is a broad category that can include numerous other factors, including:
- Driver has been improperly trained
- Driver is not accustomed to the size or weight of the trailer (trailer dimensions can vary based on the cargo being hauled)
- Driver fatigue
- Unbalanced or overweight load
- Faulty safety equipment
It is not uncommon for trucking companies to have their own attorneys or insurance adjusters at the scene of an accident shortly after a collision. You need the same tenacious representation on your side. A trucking accident is likely to lead to catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. A skilled attorney can mean the difference between financial peril and financial stability.
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When you need a truck accident attorney who will take your legal problems seriously and move aggressively on your behalf, contact the Bowers Law Firm right away for a free consultation. We will dedicate our efforts to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call toll free 833-733-5646 or send us an email.