In many cases, it is not immediately apparent who you should sue as the victim of a truck accident. That is because there is more than one party that may ultimately be held liable. While it might seem that the driver is the one who caused the accident, he or she may have been forced into unsafe driving conditions by a negligent employer. The mechanic responsible for upkeep of the vehicle may be guilty of negligence, as could its manufacturer.
We have yet to see a commercial insurance agency take responsibility for the actions of its insured clients. It is far more common for the insurance company to try to place the blame on you as the accident victim. Our aggressive attorneys are not afraid to take on this injustice. We will use all resources at our disposal to get you the help you need with medical expenses, lost wages and more.
Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents
According to the Highway Safety Department, more than 10 percent of fatal accidents nationwide are caused by a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer. When you look at the size of each vehicle, it is easy to see why. The average personal automobile weighs approximately 3,500 pounds, as compared to a semi truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.
There are a variety of reasons why these accidents are so prevalent, including driver fatigue, overweight loads, illegal drug use by the driver, mechanical problems and more. Unfortunately for the people tractor trailers collide with, the results can be devastating. If victims survive at all, they are often left paralyzed or with other catastrophic injuries. While we can’t undo the death or injuries, Weber Law Firm can help you retain financial compensation for your ongoing medical needs, lost wages and earning potential, pain and suffering and other considerations.
For strong representation from a lawyer dedicated to maximizing your benefits, call Maxwell D. Carter - Attorney & Counselor at Law now at 205-967-2509. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.