Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles require skill, diligence, and caution to operate safely. Even the most experienced truck drivers must work to properly navigate the enormous trucks and share the road with smaller vehicles. Many commercial truckers, however, fail to handle their vehicles with the necessary degree of care. Common causes of truck accidents include:
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Lack of training or general inexperience
Speeding, reckless driving, and aggressive driving
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Failure to properly maintain brakes, tires, or other equipment
Exceeding truck load weight limits
Claims against truck drivers and their corporate employers require an in depth knowledge of state and federal safety regulations, and the ability to properly investigate and reveal issues in driver logs and records. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, our attorneys possess the requisite understanding of commercial vehicle regulations to help you obtain compensation from all liable parties.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that approximately 11,000 injury-causing bus accidents occur annually in the United States, of which nearly 300 involve fatalities. Many people use city buses to commute to and from work, and large charter buses frequently transport groups of travelers and tourists. If a bus is involved in an accident, lack of seat belts and other safety restraints increase the risk of catastrophic injuries for passengers. The size and weight of a bus also poses great danger to other vehicles or pedestrians involved in an accident.
A bus accident may give rise to personal injury claims against the bus company or driver if negligence, recklessness, or wrongful conduct contributed to the accident. For cases involving public transportation systems, government entities will usually become involved, making these cases especially complex. Our attorneys have the fortitude and legal skill to go up against powerful adversaries and beneficially resolve even the most complicated personal injury claims.
Representation from a Well Established Personal Injury Firm
Our attorneys have the resources and experience to successfully handle even the most complex personal injury claims. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck or bus accident, please contact our attorneys for a free initial consultation. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover money damages on your behalf. More information from Truck Accident Lawyers