When 18-wheelers are involved in accidents, the resulting injuries can be devastating and even fatal. The lawyers at Davis & Crump have years of experience representing people who have suffered significant injuries in 18-wheeler, semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents.
Big rigs are common across southern Mississippi, notably along I-10, I-59, Highway 49 and Highway 90. Our firm has handled countless large truck personal injury claims over the years, and we know how to maximize results on behalf of our injured clients. Our attorneys understand the specific laws and trucking industry standards that apply to commercial trucking cases.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING COMMERCIAL TRUCKS
The trucking industry is heavily regulated. Because accidents involving large commercial trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries and deaths, strict state and federal regulations are in place that govern the conduct of truckers and trucking companies.
Claims for injuries and damages from an accident involving a commercial truck can often be brought against both the truck driver and the trucking company. If we find that a defective product contributed to the accident, such as defective brakes or tires, the manufacture of the defective part may be held liable for damages. Other entities at fault for causing the accident may include the owner of the trailer or the material shipper.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LARGE TRUCK WRECKS?
Any number of factors can contribute to accidents involving 18-wheelers, including:
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Drug use or alcohol use
- Brake failure / substandard breaking capacity
- Overloaded trucks
- Poorly tethered loads
- Unbalanced loads
- Mechanical failure
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective parts
- Runaway trailers
- Inclement weather
YOUR CHOICE OF TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER MATTERS
Tractor-trailer or semi-truck accidents, and commercial truck accidents, including accidents involving frozen brakes, are often more complex than car accident cases. It is important to consult with an attorney who has significant experience in complex trucking accidents.
To protect their interests, trucking companies are fortified by their own team of attorneys and insurance companies who hire investigators to be on the scene immediately following an accident. It is essential that you retain attorneys with extensive experience and background in big rig and 18-wheeler accidents who are familiar with trucking companies’ defense measures.
Building a strong case for our clients requires creating a complete picture of the accident. Our attorneys employ accident reconstruction by thoroughly researching the facts and analyzing the evidence to determine fault and establish liability.
This involves interviewing witnesses, documenting physical evidence at the scene, examining the truck’s maintenance records, investigating regulation violations, careless inspection procedures, truckers’ logging hours and training, background checks on the driver, and analyzing the raw data from the black boxes used on commercial tractor trailers.
Call an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer for Help
If you are injured in a truck accident of any kind, we can assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries, lost wages and related damages.
If you need help or have a question about a serious injury caused by an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck, please contact us at 1-800-277-0300 to discuss your claim. No matter how complex the case becomes, we always handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee unless we recover a settlement, arbitration award or verdict on your behalf.
Fill out a free claim evaluation or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to get started.